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What is BAT? BAT empowers animals to live with confidence and joy among humans.
Behavior Adjustment Training, or BAT, rehabilitates dog reactivity by setting up safe situations where your dog has a chance to learn about the dogs, people, etc. that trigger reactivity and helping her realize that she can meet her needs in other ways. For dog geeks, BAT is a dog-friendly application desensitization with a giant dose of controllability. Being able to safely explore and move around gives dogs a chance to learn to control their own comfort level through peaceful means. It’s very empowering to your dog, in a good way.
Play the video below by Jennie Murphy, CBATI, CGN, DN-FSG to learn more. (One change: the leash drags on the ground, but it’s mostly really well done).
See the video below by Dennis Fehling, CBATI. Note that this is a great session, but there’s always a little room for improvement! I love that he stops to just play with that stick a few times. Slow and steady wins the race. Unfortunately, there’s one point after he changes position where he’s alerting, changes direction, then the group sort of pushes him toward the trigger, but he’s mostly free to do what he wants (except for go straight forward).there, it will be a good way to find a trainer near you.
This is a dog who used to be afraid of all people, especially children. Peanut was the first BAT dog!