Hosting a Seminar

If you’d like to host a seminar with Grisha (online), Carly (1-2 day seminars), or Joey (1-5 day seminars), your first step is to find a seminar topic that interests you. Click on the list below to read the titles of available seminars. Contact Grisha for availability and pricing info for seminars in your area and to get started on picking dates, etc.. To help make the decision whether to host, you should check on prices for venues, sound equipment, etc. Seminar locations should ideally be close to an airport so that more people can attend.

Seminar topics:

  • Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT) for Dog Reactivity (2 days, 1 day, or 3 hours)
  • BAT Instructor’s Course (5 days)
  • Don’t Mess Up the Puppy! Running Safe, Effective, and Fun Puppy Classes Using BAT and Other Tools (1 day or 3 hours)
  • Troubled Teen Classes – Helping Adolescent Dogs Through the Fear Period Using BAT and Other Tools (1 day or 3 hours)
  • Teaching Effective Manners Classes for Life in the Real World (1 day or 3 hours)
  • Training the Human: Private Lessons and Growly Dog Classes with BAT and Other Tools (1 day, should be paired with 1 day BAT for Dog Reactivity)
  • Surviving as a Dog Professional: Marketing Your Business and Avoiding Burnout After You Get All of Those Clients! (3 hours)

Space and other requirements

Many of the seminars have live demos (for example, the BAT seminar needs 2-3 dogs for demos in the one and two day versions, along with the same number of neutral helper dogs, the 3-hour seminar usually has no demos). BAT demos require that the dog can move about 20 feet away from the reactivity threshold, so the demo dogs must have a relatively small threshold distance, the room must be large, or demos can be done outside. The 5-day BAT Instructor’s courses require space to be able to do 2 BAT sessions at the same time. This space is usually outside, but if you have a gigantic indoor space, that would work too.

All presentations require a projector screen, projector for a laptop, a wireless microphone, and way to connect the laptop to the sound system. For audiences over 50, there should be a way for everyone to see the demonstration, like a live feed video camera and/or a stage.

Feedback from UK seminar host Muriel Brasseur, Ph.D., Oxfordshire Animal Behaviour Centre:

We hosted the first UK BAT seminar with Grisha. It was brilliant, in every way. The talks were really engaging and interesting and the practical sessions were great fun. The feedback from everyone involved was overwhelmingly positive, and I truly believe every person who attended greatly benefited from their two days learning about BAT.

Grisha is a great teacher and speaker, and makes BAT accessible and easy to understand for everyone, whether you are canine professional or simply a dog owner. She explains the concepts clearly and logically, and engages with everyone throughout her talks, captivating her audience. Her presentation materials and handouts were excellent, well compiled and backed up by science, while simple to follow. She also uses a lot of video footage to demonstrate various set-ups, which kept everyone interested and wanting to see more.

Grisha is very calm and endlessly patient, and was fantastic with the dogs and owners featured in our demonstrations, as well as with our volunteers. She can also multi-task, handling several groups simultaneously, which was very impressive. In all, it made for a very interactive and enjoyable seminar and we were all able to see that BAT really works! Post-seminar, all the dog owners involved in the demos reported an improvement in their respective dogs, and all the canine professionals who attended could not wait to go home to practice.

We are eternally grateful Grisha came to the UK to show us how and why BAT works. She is great and we look forward to organising more seminars with her!

Feedback from US seminar host Tammy Wallace, Helping Idaho Dogs:

I found working with Grisha as a seminar host very rewarding. Grisha provided us with ample marketing and advertising material well in advance of the seminar. Grisha is personable and professional in all her communications during the seminar preparations and of course once she arrived in Idaho she was quite pleasant to work with. Grisha made our jobs as hosts a pleasurable experience. She took the time to learn about our local trainers and continues to support our efforts to help dogs become more comfortable in their environment.

Grisha easily navigates a wide range of technical data and is able to skillfully share her skills and knowledge to a variety of people ranging from Applied Animal Behaviorist, Veterinarians, canine professionals and common dog owners.

Grisha has supporting literature and video clips available on her website making her a valuable resource for dog owners and canine professionals.

The seminar we hosted with Grisha was a complete success. I personally appreciate her attention to detail and her ability to speak clearly and with purpose. One of the seminar participants told me that the thing they liked most about Grisha was her ability to work with a dog and handler team with kindness and respect.

Feedback from US seminar host Michele Crouse, CDBC, CPDT-KA:

Grisha was a pleasure to host. Working aggressive dogs is always stressful Her BAT method took that stress away. This is the first aggressive dog seminar I have been a part of where all the dogs stayed under threshold and there was no barking. I was impressed. Dogs stayed calm and showed significant progress after only a few sessions.

BAT is something I will definately be using. I feel it is a protocol that is easily transferred over to the owner. I really like the fact that the option to escape is not taken away from the dog. I highly recommend it.

Feedback from UK seminar host Claire Goyer BA (Hons.), HND, Canine Nutrition Therapist, Haslemere Pet Company:

Anyone mulling over the idea of hosting a seminar with Grisha Stewart should stop thinking about it and get in touch today! From timely emails, to clear seminar support materials, Grisha stayed in close contact throughout the planning stages and was simply a joy to work with. She not only provided helpful hints and tips on how to successfully market our event, but also sent templates for posters, and emailed a handy check list which covered all those “little things” so easily forgotten when organising a large seminar.

The seminar itself was a huge success with many delegates going out of their way to provide positive feedback. Some praised Grisha’s “relaxed but professional presentation style”, others remarked upon her “rare ability to make a complex topic easily accessible”, and even more have now “embraced the spirit of BAT”, and “felt a renewed inspiration” after attending.

Grisha’s clever use of video clips during the presentation kept everyone’s interest, while the live demonstration made converts out of even the most skeptical with one delegate remarking “I would never have believed it if I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes – SOLD”.

We truly enjoyed Grisha’s stay in Haslemere. Nothing was too much trouble, and not a “Diva Strop” in sight! We spent a lovely few days together, and feel that we have not only gained a professional colleague, but also made a new friend.

So what are you waiting for? Contact Grisha today and get the BAT ball rolling in your neighbourhood!

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