BAT is a method that increases calm, relaxed behavior for both the dog and their human. Through the BAT process, we create opportunities for a dog to interact organically with the environment in emotionally and physically safe ways. The result is an adaptable team that is ready for the world.
We create an environment where a dog uses time and distance to adjust to the presence of a trigger. Instead of overreacting, BAT dogs calmly disengage and peacefully move on.
BAT is designed to keep dogs and people safe. BAT dogs learn they can defuse a situation they find stressful, which allows curiosity and confidence to replace barking and lunging. This foundation prepares them to be resilient when facing future challenges.
When communication between a dog and handler is clear, their relationship develops greater trust. BAT teaches people how to better understand a dog’s subtle body language, how to use leash skills that enable good choices, and how to create environments that set a dog up for success.
BAT is a natural method that enables an emotionally safe interaction with minimal intrusion. The absence of distress is an essential component of BAT. BAT training makes new, better choices available resulting in a more assured, relaxed team.
It works with a dog’s natural repertoire of desirable behaviors and requires minimal pre-training to begin the rehabilitation process.
We create supportive environments for deepening knowledge, practicing skills, and developing empowering behaviors through education, experience and conversation.
We value an environment of participation and connection. We honor individual learning, and demonstrate compassion in our interactions with dogs or humans. Our actions and words consistently demonstrate care and concern for our students’ commitments.
We empower people and dogs by offering information, choice, and support, all backed by the latest science, to prevent and reduce undesired reactivity in dogs.
BAT intentionally creates a safe way for you and your dog to practice making good choices when in the presence of a trigger.
The dog and handler move about peacefully.
A confident, adaptable team ready for the world.