Grisha Stewart MA, CPDT-KA, CTP is the owner and founder of Ahimsa Dog Training in Seattle (US) and the creator of Behaviour Adjustment Training (BAT). She is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer, an active member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and a Certified Training Partner from the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behaviour. Grisha specialises in the treatment and prevention of canine aggression and fear.
Click here to learn more about Grisha.
This is a hands-on course for trainers with previous experience of Behaviour Adjustment Training (BAT), which will help take their existing skills to the next level and prepare them for the BAT certification exam (see Full Certification below). The course is not compulsory to apply for full certification but is highly recommended.
The course is limited to 12 student participants (full participation) and 12 student attendees (observation only)
Each student participant will work with fear aggressive and/or lead frustrated dogs and their handlers, practice BAT in a group setting, analyse video clips of course BAT sessions, and participate in problem-solving sessions. Participants will lead dog and handler teams, as well as coach other trainers.
Attendees will be taking part in analyses, problem-solving sessions and discussions, but will be observing practical demonstrations only.
All participants and attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
Attendance at a 2-day BAT seminar (or watching the BATing 1000: Behavior Adjustment Training for Reactivity 2 Day seminar DVD) or watching the BATing 1000: Behavior Adjustment Training for Reactivity 2 Day seminar DVD AND reading Behavior Adjustment Training: BAT for Dog Reactivity
Will I get certified at this course?
This course is to increase your BAT skills, not to guarantee a certification. About 75% of full participants have passed the CBATI exams on their first attempt.
Application for certification is free for all participants and attendees taking part in the Instructor’s Course (£190 value). All participants and attendees are entitled to one attempt at the written and practical skills exams if they sign a pledge to adhere to the philosophy of progressive reinforcement training.
The written part of the exam is offered on the last day of the course to all attendees and participants. The written exam has short answer and multiple choice questions. Everyone who passes the written exam will submit a video case study for the Practical Skills Exam to demonstrate their practical BAT skills using BAT. Full participants will only need to submit a 20-minute video with some written assessment of their own work, while the attendees will need to do the regular case study with a 35-minute video.
Full Certification: To be eligible for full certification, you must also have logged 200 hours of training dogs using force-free training techniques as described on the CBATI certification page. These hours can be accrued before or after the course and exam.
Provisional Certification: Participants and attendees who pass the written exam and their videos, but who have not yet submitted evidence of the 200 hours experience will be awarded Provisional Certification.
Please note: None of the participants or attendees bring dogs, because the focus of the course is to work as a BAT Instructor - not a client working with their own dog. We will provide dogs and clients for your to work with as a trainer/behaviourist.
Full details of the BAT Instructor's Course can be found here.
An accommodation list is available here.
***PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE (30 mins from previously advertised venue)***
|Date||Saturday 1 to Wednesday 5 June 2013|
|Time||9:00am to 5.00pm|
|Venue||The Dog Training Barn at Country Secrets, Main Road, Middleton Cheney, nr Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX17 2PW|
||£765 (SOLD OUT)
||£395 (ONE PLACE LEFT)
Course fee for the 5 days, course materials, and lunch and refreshments. Please note that students need to arrange their accommodation separately.
Payment via PayPal (includes debit or credit card). Please contact the Oxfordshire Animal Behaviour Centre if you wish to pay by cheque or BACS. Booking confirmation will be emailed upon receipt of payment.
For queries please contact us via the Contact Form or call 07809 562 526
Part proceeds of this seminar will go towards Oxfordshire Animal Behaviour Centre's planned Canine Rehabilitation Centre