Join hosts Robert and Michele Forto as they welcome Grisha Stewart to Dog Talk Radio to talk about Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT) and her upcoming seminars in Anchorage, Alaska on August 10 and August 27-31.
Grisha Stewart is an author, international speaker, and dog trainer who specializes in dog reactivity. She ownsAhimsa Dog Training in Seattle, which has earned many awards, including Best of Western Washington. “Ahimsa” is a Buddhist doctrine of nonviolence to all living things, which reflects Grisha’s focus on force-free methods to promote the well-being of dogs and their humans.
Her seminal book, “Behavior Adjustment Training: BAT for Aggression, Reactivity, and Fear in Dogs,” was published by Dogwise in late 2011. Her popular second book, “The Official Ahimsa Dog Training Manual: A Practical, Force-Free Guide to Problem Solving & Manners,” was published in 2012.
Grisha is an enthusiastic and entertaining presenter who creates her seminars to accommodate a variety of learning styles. She is easy to work with and has great reviews from seminar participants. For example, a trainer wrote this about Grisha’s one-day seminar on BAT: “I love Grisha’s friendly, warm approach to teaching. She knows so much, but she seems like a partner, not a ‘distant expert.’ She really invites us to try her technique because she can demonstrate its effectiveness. What she has researched and practiced is real.” A participant at a two-day seminar posted on Facebook to Grisha, “Your BAT seminar in Dallas was the best training seminar I’ve attended: fast-paced lecture, lots of short video clips, live demos. I never lost interest once in the entire two days! I also appreciate your expertise, which comes out when you answered questions, and your humor.”