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Episode 244 - Grisha Stewart and Jennifer Billot


Released Sat October 30, 2021
Length: 1:41:11
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Grisha Stewart

Grisha Stewart is an award-winning dog trainer, and author of the book Behaviour Adjustment Training: BAT for Aggression, Frustraion, and Fear in Dogs. Her mission is canine and human wellness, especially giving dogs a voice in their care.

In this wide ranging interview, Grisha explains what BAT is, talks about her Leash Belay system, and also touches on many other subjects including dog loss.

You can find out more at the Grisha Stewart website, including about Grisha's online school.

Jennifer Billot

Jennifer Billot is an experienced and qualified, force-free dog trainer. She spent over fice years as an Assistance Dog trainer in Seattle and Hawaii. Now based in London, Jennifer is raising her own Labrador puppy, Griffin - who you can hear occasionally in this interview.

Julie and Jennifer talk about how to set puppies up for lifelong success in the real world including how to avoid making a dog hand shy, how to encourage self-confidence and how some early important training might not be thought of as training by some.

Find out more at Jennifer's Bone Ball Bark website, and on her Instagram account.


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