Use as a quick resource or read it all at once.

This direct, practical book started as the guide for students in my Ahimsa Dog Training classes in Seattle.

I'm happy to see that other dog trainers have found it helpful to use to supplement their training with clients and to get new ideas for exercises. Breeders buy this in bulk to share with new puppy parents and some shelters provide it to every dog who is adopted.

  • Different ways that dogs learn.

  • Clicker training, from beginner to more advanced.

  • How to stop unwanted behavior (puppy biting, fear/aggression, separation anxiety, etc.).

  • How to teach behavior you like.

  • Coming when called, the name, watch, relaxation, sit, down, stay, wait, touch, walking on leash, give, go to your bed, and more!

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  • 150 page eBook

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    The Ahimsa Dog Training Manual is also available as a paperback book.

  • What is Ahimsa?

    “Ahimsa” is a Buddhist doctrine of nonviolence to all living things, reflecting my focus on force-free dog training and behavior modification.

    I use progressive, science-based training to build two-way communication between humans and their dogs.

  • Who is This For?

    Everyone! This guide has specific, practical exercises: straightforward enough for dog families to put into practice, but also helpful for professional dog trainers.

    The Ahimsa Dog Training facility in Seattle alone has helped tens of thousands of dogs with this book.

Reviews

Unique & meaningful book

Paul Owens, Best-selling author of "The Dog Whisperer; A Compassionate, Nonviolent Approach to Dog Training" (Adams Media, 1999) and "The Puppy Whisperer A Compassionate, Nonviolent Guide to Early Training and Care" (Adams Media, 2007)

"Of the thousands of dog training books out there, it's rare finding one that has something new to say or presents the science of positive training in a unique and meaningful way. Grisha's new book, the Ahimsa Dog Training Manual, does just that. Clear, concise, informative and extremely user-friendly, this book deserves a prominent place on every trainer's bookshelf."

Writing as engaging and friendly as her methods

Teoti Anderson, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP, Pawsitive Results, LLC, Lexington, SC APDT Past President and of "Your Outta Control Puppy," "Super Simple Guide to Housetraining," "Quick & Easy Crate Training," "Puppy Care and Training" and "Animal Planet Dogs 101 Dog Training"

Grisha's book can help you manage Fido's environment and train him to make good choices. She offers a variety of force-free ways to train common behaviors, and her writing is always engaging and as friendly as her methods. Your dog will definitely enjoy your training sessions based on this book."

Practical, step-by-step training solutions

Kyra Sundance, Renowned Stunt Dog Performer and author of best seller "101 Dog Tricks"

"This is it! This is the easy-to-read, concise handbook that every responsible dog owner will want to read. This manual spells out practical, step-by-step training solutions while educating the reader on the science behind the theory. Grisha is the leading authority on Behavior Adjustment Training, and shares her unique method of bringing about change in a positive, force-free, and fear-free environment. This book also shows us a way to teach loose-leash walking that is free from frustration and maps a clear strategy for us to follow."

About the Author

Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Author

Grisha Stewart

I'm a dog trainer, author, and international speaker based in Oregon, USA. My specialty is mental wellness for all beings, including dogs, i.e., dog socialization and reactivity. My Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT) technique is used worldwide to help dogs gain confidence and social skills.

I have always been a teacher. I earned a Master's in mathematics to become a college instructor, but I found my true passion in helping people and dogs. I have been teaching dog training and behavior in person since 2003, started traveling worldwide to teach dog trainers in 2010, and also added an online school in 2014. I focus on force-free methods to promote the well-being of dogs and their humans.

Table of Contents

  • INTRODUCTION
  • COMMUNICATION & LEARNING GO BOTH WAYS
  • UNDERSTANDING YOUR DOG'S COMMUNICATION
  • LEARNING THEORY (How All Animals Learn - Including us)
  • CLICKER TRAINING WORKS!
  • WHAT IS A CLICKER?
  • WHY DOES THE CLICKER WORK?
  • GETTING RID OF PROBLEM BEHAVIORS
  • JUMPING & OTHER ACCIDENTALLY TRAINED BEHAVIORS
  • HOUSETRAINING
  • PUPPY BITING & CHEWING
  • 15 TIPS TO STOP BARKING IN CLASS
  • FEAR, FRUSTRATION, AND AGGRESSION
    • Counterconditioning and systematic desensitization
    • Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT 2.0)
  • DON'T LEAVE ME! PREVENTING SEPARATION ANXIETY
  • HEY, THAT'S MINE! PREVENTING & DEALING WITH RESOURCE GUARDING
  • GOOD HABITS ARE HARD TO BREAK!
  • TEACHING RELIABLE BEHAVIORS
  • CHOICE POINTS-SET YOUR DOG UP FOR SUCCESS
  • NAME GAME
  • WATCH
  • RECALL CUE-COMING WHEN CALLED
  • RELAXATION ON CUE
  • SIT
  • DOWN
  • RELEASE WORDS-ARE WE THERE YET?
  • STAY
  • WAIT
  • TOUCH-TARGETING NOSE TO HAND
  • LOOSE LEASH WALKING
  • LEAVE IT
  • GIVE OR DROP IT
  • TUG
  • RULES
  • 101 THINGS TO DO WITH A BOX
  • GO TO YOUR BED
  • CRATE TRAINING
  • ADDING A CUE TO ANY BEHAVIOR
  • GOOD LUCK AND KEEP IT UP
  • RESOURCES FOR EVEN MORE HELP

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