Safety, Fun, and Freedom

Before I was a professional dog trainer, walking my dog was a struggle. Over time, I developed a way for walks to be relaxing, enriching, and fun. This 1.5 hour video is part of my Empowered Animals series and it has my best walking tips to transform the relationship with your dog.

Filmed in 2014. Includes a recording of a live Q&A from April 2021.

  • Suitable for professional dog trainers as well as families with dogs.

  • "Loose Leash Walking" means the dog walks without pulling.

  • "Casual Heel" means that the dog walks basically beside you, on either side, with full attention on you.

  • BAT Leash Skills: Use a long line safely to transition to off-leash walks.

  • For all dogs and puppies, but especially great for dogs who bark, lunge, growl, etc.

  • Choosing humane and effective dog walking gear.

  • Useful to watch before attending the Leash Walking 21-Day Challenge course.

  • Signing up for a lot of online dog training? Diamond Members get ALL webinars and courses in the school for only $29.99 a month.

What people are saying

5 star rating

Excellent recap of leash techniques.

WANDA WOODWORTH

I liked how Grisha incorporated some of the challenges with Buddy into the training. e.g. when teaching the backing up heeling and Buddy sat, how to praise a...

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I liked how Grisha incorporated some of the challenges with Buddy into the training. e.g. when teaching the backing up heeling and Buddy sat, how to praise and encourage him, while still getting what she wanted. I especially appreciated the leash handling lesson with the client in the beginning of the session. Thank you!

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Walk with me! BAT empowerment video 2

Lorraine Linder-Skach

Very helpful in teaching BAT leash skills and demonstrating how they can work while walking dogs as well as working with dogs that may be reactive by helpin...

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Very helpful in teaching BAT leash skills and demonstrating how they can work while walking dogs as well as working with dogs that may be reactive by helping them to stay under threshold.

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5 star rating

Leash Skills

Kristi Corbett

Great videos for teaching leash skills and for reducing leash reactivity while building a pups confidence and working your way to loose leash walking.

Great videos for teaching leash skills and for reducing leash reactivity while building a pups confidence and working your way to loose leash walking.

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4 star rating

Very informative

Annette Dall Nielsen

The material (video+PDF) is very detailed and informative.

The material (video+PDF) is very detailed and informative.

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5 star rating

Walk with me

Toto Frima

Heel goed en begrijpelijk. (Very good and understandable).

Heel goed en begrijpelijk. (Very good and understandable).

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5 star rating

Useful and fun

Rosa Roldán

I love this course format. They are very practical and entertaining and Grisha is a great professional who knows how to perfectly explain complicated a prior...

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I love this course format. They are very practical and entertaining and Grisha is a great professional who knows how to perfectly explain complicated a priori concepts, in a close and honest way.

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5 star rating

this course is so informative

Colin Spence

i will be using the skills i have just learnt.

i will be using the skills i have just learnt.

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5 star rating

Long Leash Walking with the skills taught in this course ...

Lori McCain

Grisha, we were surprised to find that our 63 lb, reactive, heeler-GSD-pit mix is easier to walk on a 15 ft leash than she was on a 6 ft leash. The safety ti...

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Grisha, we were surprised to find that our 63 lb, reactive, heeler-GSD-pit mix is easier to walk on a 15 ft leash than she was on a 6 ft leash. The safety tips (two hands on the leash at all times, and taking care not to let the leash loop around a hand or finger), and "slow stop" skills were especially helpful. Thank you. Our dogs enjoy their extra freedom on their longer leashes, and we've nearly eliminated arm, hand, and back injuiries related to dog walking. In addition to the skills learned in this course, we have found that a harness with front- and rear- attachment points is helpful. We use the front attachment when needed (lots of triggers abound), but with the utmost care not to injure our dog friends. Also, the "engage-disengage" game (from ASoundBeginning) in which we mark ("YES") and treat our dogs when they encounter a trigger is helping our dogs be less reactive. Thank you again! for this course and all of the great training resources you make available.

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5 star rating

Tuning up my BAT skills :)

Robin Morgan

Thank you Grisha for this class. It's been awhile since I've practiced and now that I have clients that will benefit from learning how to work with their ow...

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Thank you Grisha for this class. It's been awhile since I've practiced and now that I have clients that will benefit from learning how to work with their own dogs, it was a fabulous refresher for my mechanics and teaching skills :) Now to go practice....

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5 star rating

Amazing tips

amily low

This course is so in-depth and real. There's much to unpack but Grisha explained every part incredibly well. I look forward to see how this helps me in my tr...

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This course is so in-depth and real. There's much to unpack but Grisha explained every part incredibly well. I look forward to see how this helps me in my training sessions from here on!

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Walk This Way

Leon Walker

This was a great addition to the B.A.T series. Only the second video in, and I'm ready to get out there and start the process for progress. Grisha gave ma...

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This was a great addition to the B.A.T series. Only the second video in, and I'm ready to get out there and start the process for progress. Grisha gave many examples of Leash Skills, Loose Leash Walking, Heeling, and Mime Pulling. Not to mention all the other additional nuggets and words of insight that were shared. To add to that, there was also a Q&A which was also very informative. Well done Grisha & Team! :-)

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5 star rating

Wonderful

Alexis Uribe

I am a dog trainer since september 2020, i was looking for other ways to teach all of these. i found what i wanted here. Thank you so much from France! :D

I am a dog trainer since september 2020, i was looking for other ways to teach all of these. i found what i wanted here. Thank you so much from France! :D

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Walking a dog should be a dance, not a battle.

90 minutes from now, your walks can be more relaxing and enjoyable.

  • 1.5 Hour Video + 30 Minute Bonus

    Part 2 of the Empowered Animals DVD series, now available as streaming dog training video. Practical, humane ways to teach three walking styles: Loose Leash Walking, Heel, and the BAT Leash Skills for using a long line.

    Includes a 30-minute Q&A, recorded live online.

  • Every Dog is Different

    Some dogs pull like freight trains and others lag behind. Watch practical demonstrations of each skill, in steps that are easy to learn and apply. I give several ways to teach heel and loose leash walking, so you'll have the best fit.

  • Bonus Material

    You'll also get PDF notes of the Powerpoint from the presentation and a quick quiz for understanding. The quiz also allows us to issue a certificate if you are a professional and need CEUs.

    1.5 CPDT CEUs.

What's Included?

  • 1

    Walk With Me Video

    • Welcome! School Overview

    • Walk With Me Video (1.5 hours)

    • Q&A Session from the live replay (33 minute video)

    • Quick Quiz: Check Your Understanding

    • Powerpoint Slide Notes (PDF)

  • 2

    Finishing Up

    • What's Next?

Instructor

Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Author

Grisha Stewart MA, CPDT-KA, KPACTP

I'm a dog trainer, author, and international speaker based in Oregon, USA. I enjoy developing creative, empowering approaches to dog socialization and everyday manners. My most recent development is the leash belay technique, which leverages physics to allow handlers to comfortably bring pulling dogs to a gentle stop.

I'm an animal behavior geek, passionate about wholehearted living for all beings, including humans and dogs with a history of aggression, frustration, or fear. My Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT 2.0) technique is now used worldwide to help dogs gain confidence and social skills. A conservative calculation is that well over 100,000 people have learned about BAT so far.

I have always loved teaching. I earned a Master's in mathematics and taught college courses, but I found my true calling in dog training. I have been teaching dog training and behavior since 2003, started traveling worldwide to teach dog trainers in 2010, and started an online dog training school in 2014. My partner and I currently live with Garbanzo (aka "Adventure Kitty" and "Baby Panther") and Zuki (the sweetheart of a dog pictured here).

She Gets It!

Christine Hollingsworth

"I just want to send you a HUGE THANKS!! I adopted a spirited little 2 yr old Brittany recently. She was never trained to walk on a leash and pulled like crazy. It was starting to take a toll on my body. Your Walk With Me video and Ahimsa training manual have been a huge help. She is very smart and very sensitive and your techniques help me connect with and harness her innate intelligence. I also appreciate the methodical step by step demonstrations and the BAT leash techniques in the Walk With Me video. Just tonight, after only a couple days of leash training, she did not pull once. She gets it!

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