BAT Certification is happening in Wyoming! Please join us for a BAT Instructor Certification Course June 8-12, 2020 in Lander, WY located near Grand Teton National Park.
ABOUT THE COURSE
In this intensive 5-day course: Lecture, Video Reviews, Practical Skills and Set-Ups cover everything you need to know for certification* as a Behavior Adjustment Training Instructor. Full Participants will work hands-on with Clients, Student Dogs and Helper Dogs. Auditors will assist in Set-Ups, and hands-on assist with Helper Dogs and Leash Skills.
*Participation does not guarantee certification. See below for details.
(Sorry, no personal dogs are allowed at the course.)
CCPDT CEUs: This course is currently approved for 30 CEUs for trainers.
IAABC CEUs: This course is PENDING approval for 14 Lecture hours and 22 Workshop hours.
KPA CEUs: This course is PENDING approval for 14 Lecture hours and 22 Workshop hours.
PPAB CEUs: This course is PENDING approval for 25 CEUs.
LANDER, WY and LODGING
Check travel sites for local hotels and vacation rentals in the scenic town of Lander, WY. Fine dining or quick bites are easy to find, sometimes within the same location, and all are within a short walk from the class location.
Easy travel days from the surrounding states. Need to fly to join us? Check out flights into Riverton, WY.
Lander is located in the foothills of the Wind River mountains, in Central Wyoming. Surrounded by high desert and mountains, Lander is a short drive to Grand Teton National Park, half-day drive to Yellowstone Park, and close to many other spectacular Wyoming destinations. Sinks Canyon State Park offers climbing and stunning, scenic hiking opportunities, or stroll along the Popo Agie River and enjoy the scenery near downtown Lander. Bicycle or car rentals are available for the week, or a day. Be sure to bring a good camera, whether you plan on additional time or not. Wildlife and scenery are abundant, including elk, deer, moose, pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep, wolves, and grizzly. A wild horse sanctuary is located a few miles away on the Wind River Indian Reservation. There are several wild horse viewing opportunities in their natural habitats, which include many of the other species of wildlife.
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.
CBATIs must adhere to the principles of LIMA and practice positive reinforcement and force-free training methods. We recommend applicants read BAT 2.0 for Dog Aggression, Frustration & Fear by Grisha Stewart and the free BAT handouts available, watch Grisha Stewart’s BAT 2.0 Video Series, especially the DVD BAT 2.0 Set-Ups, or whenever possible attend a BAT Seminar or Workshop.
Proof of Experience
CBATIs must have accrued 200 training hours as a lead trainer using positive reinforcement and force-free training methods. Full Participants may show proof of experience with current certifications: CBCC, CDBC, KPA-CTP or by submitting training logs. Please email training logs or Approved Certification information to email@example.com
Passing the BAT Theoretical Exam
Full Participants must take the Theoretical Written Exam at the course, and Auditors interested in future certification are encouraged to take the exam at the course, at no extra charge. The exam will be administered on Day 5 of the course.
Passing the Practical Skills Assessment
At the course, Full Participants will demonstrate teaching skills and hands-on use of BAT while working with an assigned Client and Student Dog. Full Participants must pass the required skills in the four key areas of BAT:
Certification in BAT validates that you know it well and you teach it well.
We look forward to seeing you!
Ellen Naumann, BAT Certification Faculty, CBATI, CPDT-KA
Ellen has been the BAT Program Director for Grisha Stewart since 2013, administering the Certified BAT Instructor process and overseeing the online BAT Certification evaluations almost since certification in BAT has been available. She has worked closely with Grisha in a variety of capacities, but always with the core responsibility of BAT Instructor Certification.
Ellen started The Official BAT School to expand the BAT Certification program, to further the education of Behavior Adjustment Training within the professional community, and to help more humans discover and support a dog’s beautiful, peaceful choices in this crazy, busy world. As a CBATI and CPDT-KA, Ellen offers private training in Sedona, AZ where she lives with her frequent Helper Dog, Skittles.
Kim Yuskiewicz, CBATI, CPDT-KA
Kim has been a CBATI since 2014 where she serves the San Diego area with her skills and knowledge in behavior modification. As an Animal Science major, with a minor in Equine Science, she continues to be an active learner in behavior sciences and animal training. Kim recently formed a non-profit, Dog Trainers to the Rescue, whose mission is to provide quality behavior education to shelter and rescue groups.
HOSTS and PARTNERS
BAT is a universal language we can all understand. We have Certified BAT Instructors around the globe, and more trainers are working toward their certification every day.