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A new classic for dog trainers

- 02nd October 2012

Should be on everyone's desk so you can refer to it often. Well written, concise, detailed and witty.

Great book

- 05th June 2012

This book wad recommended by the trainer at the local shelter where I volunteer. I fell in love with a dog aggressive girl named Carli. She loves people though. I am studying dog obedience training as well. I am beginning to use this book with her. Many other dogs there need BAT with their issues as well. What a great tool this book is to us!

Highly Recommended

- 11th May 2012

I have been reading and studying books on reactivity and aggression for years, ever since I had a dog with this problem. I have to say that this is my favorite! There are other programs out there that will be successful, but I found that this author does the best job of organizing a program. She not only tells you what to do in various situations, but she explains WHY. This can only make us better trainers and more alert to our dog’s reactions to things.

“Set Ups” are highly recommended as part of the BAT program, and I experienced first-hand how valuable these can be. I helped a friend work on her dog’s fear reaction, and in recreating the event that scared him, and breaking it down into it’s component parts, we discovered that the dog was not reacting to what the owner had thought. Knowing exactly what to work on certainly makes for more successful training! There are many other suggestions in the book for managing the life of a reactive or aggressive dog, both at home and away. There are discussions about various tool options, and stories of successful training with dogs having various issues. This book is worth it’s weight in gold!!!!!

Kathy Robbins

BAT works, I see it every week !

- 18th February 2012

Grisha helped my dog who was a rescue and scared of people several years ago when she first started thinking of BAT. Now it has helped my other dog who is afraid/assertive towards other dogs. We can go on walks anywhere now, where there are not dogs off leash at least. I also have volunteered in the Growly Dog classes at Ahimsa for years, and every week I see dogs change before my eyes. It's a miracle technique and 100 percent POSITIVE! It helps people and their doggy companions become much much closer and life is much easier and more fun!

BAT is lovely

- 12th November 2011

I would just like to say thanks Grisha Stewart for BAT. My dog is a one-year-old male Australian Working Kelpie (sheepdog). After spending months working on his problem of chasing cars without real success, I bought Grisha’s book. After 3-4 sessions of BAT the change was remarkable. The big thing I noticed was the relaxation in his body. I could tell this was effecting a deep change in my dog. Not chasing cars is not a struggle for him now, and he’s so proud of himself. The other thing I noticed was the effect on our relationship, he looks to me when he’s not sure about a vehicle (say a garbage truck) and we have this exchange that builds his trust in me, and himself. It’s really lovely. We’re still working on this, not because he’s had any lapses, but because I want to make sure, and now we’re also applying BAT to his predilection for trying to herd up children (particularly small curly-haired blond ones), and after 3 sessions, it’s amazing. Even quicker than the car-chasing training because I think was able to transfer the process to another context easily. It was kind of like, oh, this again, I get it.

I can’t explain how much of a change this makes to our lives, so thank-you.

Now we have to face another new hurdle: Mac was set upon while on leash, by three free roaming dogs about a week ago and has since developed a strong leash reactivity problem to other dogs (he doesn’t like to do things by halves…). I was pretty devastated, since he was so dog social before, but knowing I have BAT to work with this gives me great confidence. No doubt you’ll get another thank-you email from me in a few weeks’ time, for getting us out of this problem too. Many many thanks Grisha.

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