Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT)
Reactivity Intensive Workshop
Hosted by Building Bonds and Journey Agility
Tucson, Arizona USA
February 19, 20, & 21st, 2022
8:00am - 5:00pm Daily
ABOUT THE Workshop
The BAT 3-Day Intensive course focuses on the practical skills of BAT 2.0 along with general practices for reducing reactivity.
Participants will be paired up for the BAT field, then grouped into small teams, lead by the CBATIs. You will learn and experience the beauty of leash skills, the keen eye on body language, the abundance of naturally occurring reinforcers, and the connection between human and dog.
Content and course structure are based on the book BAT 2.0 by Grisha Stewart with instruction taught independently by Certified BAT Instructors, sanctioned by Grisha Stewart. This course is not connected with Grisha Stewart's Dog Training Academy, Empowered Animals, LLC.
What you will experience:
(Sorry, no personal dogs are allowed at the workshop)
*Certification in BAT is subject to the requirements and review of Grisha Stewart's Dog Training Academy and Empowered Dog, LLC and is not determined, nor guaranteed, by Ellen The Dog Trainer, Inc., Building Bonds Dog Training, LLC and Journey Agility, LLC.
CPDT-KA & KSA CEUs: 24
IAABC CEUs: 36
KPA CEUs: 18
PPAB CEUs: 12
ABOUT YOUR HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE AT THE WORKSHOP
Daily lectures and hands-on learning activities will take place at the Building Bonds/Journey Agility 4,000 sqft training center. There will be daily field trips to a nearby private park for the BAT field work. You will use your own transportation and arrangements will be made for those without a car.
Participants will be paired up for the BAT field work. You may arrive with a partner in mind, attend with a friend or be assigned a partner when you arrive.
There will be a maximum of three teams with six partners in each team. Each partner team will be assigned a BAT Student Dog and Client. There will be BAT Set-Ups and Ninja BAT for each team to work within.
PREPARING FOR THE INTENSIVE WORKSHOP
There will be a 3-hour welcome and orientation session via Zoom on Sunday, February 13th from 9 am-12 pm PST. An invitation to the Zoom session will be included in the confirmation email for all participants.
Masks for all individuals vaccinated for Covid 19 are optional except in the case of traveling in vehicles with other participants. When traveling in a car with other participants, we ask everyone to wear a mask. All unvaccinated persons are asked to wear a mask when indoors. When offsite and outdoors at the park, masks are optional.
If you are experiencing any symptoms of illness, please do not attend. The event refund policy applies to any illnesses registrants may experience impacting attendance.
Recommend nearby hotels:
Embassy Suites by Hilton Tucson East
Varsity Clubs of America Tucson
Courtyard by Marriot Williams Center
Lodge On The Desert
CBATI Certification Requirements
Certification in Behavior Adjustment Training validates your expertise to correctly instruct and implement meaningful behavior change using BAT. Working with dogs, and the humans who care for them, requires many skill sets as a dog trainer, especially when working with dogs that may be over-reactive towards other dogs or people.
Requirements for Certification are being updated through Grisha Stewart. For the most accurate information, visit Grishastewart.com/certification
Ellen Naumann, CBATI, CPDT-KA
Ellen Naumann is best known for her work with the certification of trainers in Behavior Adjustment Training. Having taught BAT Certification courses in the US and abroad, she is uniquely qualified to instruct in theoretical and practical skills of BAT. She is also a co-author of the Reframing Reactivity Toolbox, a comprehensive library of customizable resources for trainers working with reactivity. Ellen has coached and mentored trainers globally, worked and volunteered in shelters, and continues to help her private clients reduce and reframe reactivity.
Kim Silver, CBATI, PCT-A, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, FDM, FFCP
Kim Silver is the owner and head trainer at Building Bonds in Tucson Arizona. As a Certified Behavior Adjustment Instructor, Kim uses BAT and its principles working with dogs in all stages of life from building confidence in puppies to helping dogs who have experienced fear, reactivity or aggression for years. Kim is also a Family Dog Mediator, helping families understand their whole dog using the L.E.G.S. model integrating each dog's learning history, environment, genetics, and unique self characteristics.
Alicia "Ffluffy" Nicholas, CBATI, CPDT-KA, ANWI
Ffluffy is the owner of Journey Agility in Tucson, Arizona. Ffluffy has worked with and trained dogs of many different breeds and sizes, from Chihuahuas to Malinois, giving her a perspective about behavior that is unique in dog sports. Ffluffy helps people cultivate lasting relationships with their dogs, one that will span a lifetime and foster the discovery of new passions, activities, and sports together. She believes that goals are an important part of the journey, but how you attain them is what matters. As a CBATI, Ffluffy uses BAT to help dogs with fear, reactivity, and confidence issues.
Special Guest Presenters
Dr. Jessica Beckstrom, DVM
Dr. Beckstrom grew up in Massachusetts where she earned her bachelor degree in neuroscience with a concentration in animal behavior from Wheaton College in 2013. After a two year hiatus, during which time she worked as a professional bird trainer at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and as the head of the avian training program at the Southwick’s Zoo, she pursued her degree in veterinary medicine. She graduated from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in 2019.
Following vet school, she completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at the Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson. She is very passionate about animal behavior and practicing low stress handling techniques with her patients. Other clinical interests include surgery, wound management, and pain management. She is currently working on becoming certified through the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management.
Julie Moss, BSc. Hons. AdvCertVPhys, Dip.APhys
Julie Moss is a Canine Behaviour Practitioner, Veterinary Physiotherapist, TTouch Practitioner, and founder and owner of Canine Mind and Body Balance. She specializes in identifying underlying physical causes of behavior problems in dogs. Julie's own practice has found upwards of 80% of behavior cases over recent years have had an underlying musculoskeletal problem causing pain or dysfunction to the dog. Her skill and passion are helping people identify these has hidden causes so they can get the appropriate treatment.
Shelter employees (not volunteers) may attend at a discounted rate. You will be contacted via email to provide proof of employment within 10 days of registering for the workshop. Shelter employment documentation must be provided within 7 days of the written request.
Beverages and light snacks will be served and are included with your registration. Lunch will be on your own.
We are so excited to have you join us for this workshop! Thank you!
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