£25 – £210

BAT 2 with Grisha Stewart

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Monks Barn, Harlow Study Centre

Netteswellbury farm


CM18 6BW

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Nosey Barker are over the moon to welcome Grisha back to Harlow

Grisha will be delivering her amazing BAT 2 two day workshop and her third day advanced.

Course content for the two day course:

Check out the all-new Behavior Adjustment Training information in this Official BAT 2.0 seminar!

Fighting is expensive for dogs. Instead of jumping directly into fighting, most dogs give distance-increasing signals, from subtle to overt. But many dogs have also learned to give up on the subtle signals and leap straight to showing big aggressive displays, fighting, or fleeing in panic.

When dealing with aggression, fear, or frustration, BAT builds social skills, confidence around the trigger, and trust in the handler. While food or other rewards are used with BAT in certain situations, the main focus of BAT is on giving the dog maximal control in the desensitization process without interference from the handler. This technique is subtle, yet powerful, and should definitely go into your training toolbox.

This presentation will show many video clips with case studies using a variety of BAT set-ups, as well as videos of how to deal with problems that crop up, practical hands-on work for your own leash skills, and how to use BAT with other behavior modification techniques. We will discuss the science behind BAT and similar techniques, the reasons and ways that BAT is kept low-stress, how to get volunteers for set-ups, how to use BAT ‘undercover’ in the real world, how BAT compares to other methods, and more. You’ll also get some hands-on practice via roleplaying with leash handling techniques that are essential for BAT.

Course content for the advanced day:

The advanced BAT workshop is for students who have already learned about BAT 2.0 in depth. Up to 3 students can attend with dogs who are NOT reactive to people and dogs. Dogs attending must be able to comfortably relax around people and dogs in a group class setting, even without treats. Having the dogs present will give us all the opportunity to practice leash skills and various kinds of set-ups.

Prerequisite - attendees must do at least one of the following before the workshop:

- Attending a live seminar on BAT 2.0 (2 days or more)

- BAT 2.0 Empowered Animals series (DVD or streaming)

- BAT 101 online course

- Reading the BAT 2.0 Book

If you would like to attend with a dog, please contact Kim to discuss, be sure to tell us and describe your dog's behavior around dogs and people. Also bring a bed, water, treats, crate, harness, clicker, poop bags, and a long leash. Some leashes may also be available to purchase.

All students (even without dogs) should bring a clicker and long leash for hands-on practice.

Grisha Stewart, MA, CPDT-KA is an author, international speaker, and dog trainer who specializes in dog reactivity. She founded the online Animal Building Blocks Academy in Alaska and 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 empowerment to promote the well being of dogs and their humans.

​Her latest book, “Behavior Adjustment Training 2.0: New Practical Techniques for Fear, Frustration, and Aggression,” was published by Dogwise in early 2016. Her popular second book, “The Official Ahimsa Dog Training Manual: A Practical, Force-Free Guide to Problem Solving & Manners,” was published in 2012 and updated in 2014. Her popular BAT 2.0 DVD series about empowered socialization and training, was released in 2014.

Grisha is an enthusiastic and entertaining presenter who creates her seminars to accommodate a variety of learning styles.

Location and parking:

Please note the 2 day workshop is at Netteswellbury farm, harlow, essex, cm18 6bw

The advanced day is at:

Canons Brook golf club is located off of Elizabeth way in Harlow, CM19 5BE. The venue is 10 minutes from the M11 junction. There is a large FREE car park at the venue.

Please note this course is theory based, therefore any dogs attending will need to remain in cars/vans in the car park. There will be plenty of breaks should you choose to bring your dog and there is an area to allow your dog to stretch their legs and toilet. Whilst every effort will be made to support your dog’s comfort they remain the responsibility of their Human at all times.

Local Accommodation:

Highly recommended:


5 minutes away from our venue. They have a small number of rooms available for guests with Dogs.

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Cancellation policy: 6 months prior to event 75% money back
3-6 months prior 50% money back
0-3months no refund available

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