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  Title BAT – Behavior Adjustment Training
  Speaker Grisha Stewart

April 18, 2012
2:00pm Central

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Raising Canine Telecourse
(This course is available on audiotape
after the presentation date.)

  Fee $30.00
  CEUs CPDT-KA CEUs: 1.5
  Host Organization Raising Canine
  Contact Person Susan Smith
  Contact Email
  Contact Phone 512-916-4007

  Description of Seminar/Conference

Learn how to build dogs’ coping skills and decrease fear using Behavior Adjustment Training. You’ll learn how to add BAT to your behavior modification toolbox, not to replace your other tools like classical counter-conditioning, but to add techniques that will make you more effective as a humane trainer.

Behavior Adjustment Training is a system for rehabilitating problem behaviors, including aggression, fear, pulling on leash, and more. Just about any ‘bad’ behaviors that are maintained by the environment can be replaced by more appropriate behaviors, using the same environmental triggers and rewards.

When working with aggression, BAT uses *operant* counter-conditioning with systematic desensitization to build social skills, confidence around the trigger, and trust in the handler. While food or other rewards are used with BAT in some cases, the main focus of BAT is on using environmental rewards that already maintain the problem behavior.


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