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Using BAT Principles When Boarding Dogs Who Are Dog-Reactive, Fearful, or Shy


Dog guest’s view of my entry way.

Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT) was developed by Grisha Stewart (founder of Ahimsa Dog Training in Seattle) to socialize and rehabilitate dogs who are aggressive, fearful, or frustrated towards living creatures, typically dogs or humans.

I’ve been applying BAT principles during my Meet & Greet sessions at Solo Dogs, my special needs dog boarding business. I wanted to share some of these principles on how to help your dog get used to a new environment. This may come in handy if you board your dog at a person’s house, or even just bring them over to visit a friend.
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