Downloadable in 3 different formats, so it should work in pretty much any eReader (ePub, Mobi, and PDF).
Behavior Adjustment Training 2.0 is also available as a paperback book.
What is BAT about?
Polyvagal theory tells us that mammals, including dogs, offer pro-social behavior when they feel safe. So the goal of BAT is to create safe scenarios in which a dog can heal from trauma or lack of socialization.
The same procedure works great for puppy socialization and dogs who are simply over-enthusiastic.
You'll learn the three major components of BAT:
1. Dog body language.
2. Using a long line for freedom, safety, and control.
3. How to set up training.
4. How to help the dog when you can't control the environment.
BAT Leash Skills for walks on a long line.
BAT for fighting in the home or the enemy dog next door.
BAT for up-close work and greetings.
How to arrange set-ups successfully.
Survival skills for walks, including "Mark and Move."
Choosing and using appropriate humane gear.
The results speak for themselves.
A clear appreciation for the canine experience and easy to follow, practical techniques is what makes BAT 2.0 so beneficial for dogs that experience frustration, anxiety or fear in any social situation.
Stewart gives control back to the dog allowing a delicate balance of freedom, the ability to make choices and safety. The results speak for themselves. Dogs that were once reactive now become more confident because Stewart gives them the life skills they need to cope more successfully in a social environment. I highly recommend BAT 2.0 to anyone who is struggling with a reactive dog or who wants to gain a better understanding of their canine companion.
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The BAT 2.0 book is a star.
I love the pedagogical approach of this book and the focus on how to install a feeling of control in a dog’s life; a fundamental recipe if you want your dog to feel safe and happy. It also adds an ability for dogs to predict events, which further strengthens its self-worth and being in control in relevant life situations.
What I especially like in BAT 2.0 is something which is often overlooked in dog training, and that is how to use naturally occurring reinforcers: A method based on “Premack’s principle.” Grisha does a great job of explaining how to use this in dog training.
The chapter "BAT for Puppy Socialization" earns special mention. It is simply excellent! Everyone who has a puppy, is getting a puppy, or is just interested in how to take care of puppies, should read and learn from this.
The BAT 2.0 book is a star among training concepts and Grisha Stewart has such a nice way of making everything easy to understand. Add her sense of humor to the topic and you have a book that is hard to put down.
Even better than BAT 1.0.
BAT helps people understand how to read their dogs. You’re really helping people have that dialogue by giving them nice little tidbits that help them make good choices because they’re learning to interpret what their dog is telling them.
Empowerment by approximations.
By safely allowing dogs more control over their own outcomes, especially in challenging conditions where fearful, frustrated and aggressive behavior is most likely, caregivers will be more successful shaping independent, competent, confident companions.
In our attempt to reduce aversive stimulation, we should be asking “who has the power to reduce it?” Am I going to reduce aversive stimulation by sanitizing the environment in which I raise my dog (or child). I think that’s a nuance here. When you come from the empowerment headset (as with BAT), then you ask “I want to minimize aversives in the environment, can I do that by me putting in the effort to move the aversives out of the path. Or can I teach the animal to move those aversives, or move themselves, with their empowerment to choose their outcomes.
BAT builds empowerment skills by approximations, just like we build other skills. So that the goal is independent good decision-making.
No matter what one’s field, I always am impressed by people who continually re-evaluate their perspectives and advice, and I love that BAT 2.0 resulted from Grisha sitting back and asking what worked about BAT 1.0, and what could be better.
Easy to understand with wonderful illustrations.
Clear and simple.
Giving dogs a voice.
A new way of being
You've made a tremendous difference in opening minds to a new way of being with their canine companions.
Easier and better.
BBRAVO! So thankful it really is easier for the people and better for the dogs.
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.
- Understanding BAT: Key Concepts
- BAT Dog Returns: Peanut's Lessons for Me
- Quick Fixes: Safety and Management Essentials
- How to See Trouble Before It Starts
- Leash Skills for Freedom and Safety
- BAT Set-ups for Reactivity
- Up Close and Tight Spaces: Mark and Move
- Troubleshooting BAT Set-Ups
- Surprise: Sudden Environmental Contrast
- BAT on Everyday Walks
- Love Thy Neighbor: Fence Fighting
- "Who Is It?" Teaching Your Dog to Enjoy Guests
- BAT for Puppy Socialization
- For Trainers and Behaviorists: Using BAT with Clients
- Appendix 1: Clicker Training Foundations
- Appendix 2: Other Techniques that use Functional Reinforcers
- Appendix 3: For Trainers and Behaviorists
- Appendix 4: Trainers and Clients Share Their Experiences with BAT
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