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Dog Reactivity Extravaganza with Grisha Stewart & UK Trainer Jordan Shelley

June 30 • 10:00 am - July 1 • 4:00 pm


A dog training weekend you’ll never forget! Jordan Shelley from the UK and Grisha Stewart from Oregon have teamed up for this special event. Entertaining and informative, this 2-day dog reactivity seminar will give you effective, force-free tactics to help dogs with aggression, frustration, and fear. Open to the public and professional dog trainers.

SAVE $30 with the EARLY BIRD PRICE THROUGH MAY 15! https://grishastewart.com/event/eugenereactivity2018

Saturday will be mostly inside, without dogs. Sunday will be a practical session done mostly outside, with working student dogs (reactive to dogs but not people) and several helper dogs. Dress accordingly! Saturday is 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday is 9 am – 4 pm.

On Saturday, Grisha will deep dive into the socialization technique of Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT), which she developed to help dogs and puppies address aggression, frustration, and fear issues. She will present videos and go over body language, science, and practical tips for leash handling and rehabilitating reactivity using BAT. Bring a clicker and 6-15 foot leash (but no dog) for the role playing exercises for leash skills.

On Sunday, we go for breadth. UK dog trainer Jordan Shelley will cover a whole range of tools to help you work with your dog and their fear/reactivity/aggression towards other dogs. Watch Jordan work with two reactive dogs and their handlers to demonstrate the knowledge and tools to desensitize the dogs to the presence of other dogs and the environment. There will be a short amount of time spent going through some theory and getting to grips with the basics of dog behavior and body language to complement the Saturday talk, followed by a vast array of training exercises/setups, observation sessions and then the formulation of a bullet pointed behavioral plan for the owners to take forward. About the speakers: Professional dog trainer and author Grisha Stewart has a unique perspective on life with dogs. Her training style focuses on using clear communication and empowerment to teach behavior that improves the quality of life for everyone in the family, including the dog(s).

Grisha earned a Master’s in Mathematics from Bryn Mawr College and most of a Master’s in Psychology with an emphasis in animal behavior at Antioch University.

Her first career as a theoretical mathematician and college instructor serves her well in dog training and behavior consultations, because she relies heavily on the problem solving, critical thinking, and teaching skills she gained in that field. Since founding Ahimsa Dog Training in Seattle in 2003, she has found her canine and human students to be much more excited about learning than her college students!

Canine behavior fascinates Grisha and she is highly motivated to help improve our techniques for rehabilitating and training dogs. Her professional interest in dog reactivity, along with the need to find an efficient rehabilitation technique that would work with her own dog’s fear issues, led Grisha to develop BAT.

Jordan Shelley is a talented dog trainer based in the UK. He is one of the most famous crossover trainers in the world, who switched from traditional force-based training to positive dog training after a giant backlash against his appearance on BBC’s “One Show.”

A furor followed that appearance with many from the dog behavior and training world up in arms about his use of dominance-based techniques, in particular their use on national television without adequate information about how potentially dangerous they can be.

Many people, faced with the ferocity of opinion against them, would have faded into the background as quickly as possible. Jordan, however, decided instead to seek the best advice he could get. He has since earned the respect of the positive dog training community.

Register at https://grishastewart.com/event/eugenereactivity2018 – sign up by May 15 to save $30!


June 30 • 10:00 am
July 1 • 4:00 pm
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