About BAT

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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.

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BAT was developed by Grisha Stewart, MA, CPDT-KA, who began sharing BAT with the world in 2009, with continuous updates and some excellent new material for 2014. This site is a developing resource on the BAT technique and we hope to add more information as time goes on. Read through the Woofs! section if you’d like to know others’ experiences with BAT. As time goes on and more of the trainers using BAT post

If you want to learn more about BAT right now, use the “Learn More” tab at the top of this page or see our online learning opportunities. If really want to get to know this technique, or you learn best in person, please come see Live BAT Seminar near you!

This is a dog who used to be afraid of all people, especially children. Peanut was the first BAT dog!
Here is another clip, of a TV interview with Peanut (following a commercial). Note that he wasn’t 100% comfortable, as evidenced by his body language in the still image they chose as the ‘poster’ for the video. But he had a pretty good time at the studio, all in all. If your browser doesn’t show a video below, use this link.

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