Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT) helps dogs gain confidence and social skills by arranging scenarios that allow a dog to explore and learn. Originally developed in 2009, BAT 2.0 is the updated version that is simpler, faster, and easier for dogs and people to do.
BAT is effective for many kinds of reactivity, from fear to frustration to ‘proper’ aggression. This video has several live demonstrations and explanations of BAT 2.0. Whether you are familiar with BAT or not, this video will help you understand how to put this effective tool to work.
This is a short introduction to the technique, with variations. It should be enough for professionals to start implementing BAT. If you are not a dog trainer or behaviorist, you will still find this helpful, but Grisha recommends working with a Certified BAT Instructor (CBATI) or a trainer who is experienced with reactivity, and is familiar with this latest version of BAT.
Presentation by: Grisha Stewart MA, CPDT-KA, KPACTP
Copyright © 2014, Tawzer Dog LLC
Grisha Stewart is an author, international speaker, and dog trainer who specializes in dog reactivity. She owns Ahimsa 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.
This video qualifies for 0.5 trainer CEUs and 0.8 behavior consultant CEUs