As part of the continuing series on Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT), a system created by Grisha Stewart that trainer Irith Bloom has been kind enough to explain to me — and you –on the last several Training Tuesdays, here’s a video that Irith put together. It demonstrates calming signals, discussed in our last post on the topic. It’s so riveting that I didn’t even need to come up with bat puns, verbal or visual.
Everything is pretty much self-explanatory, or explained in the notes to the video (click through to the YouTube site itself to read those). I loved the part where Irith asks which dogs responded appropriately to the calming signal — a quick test I could pass! I also loved the calming music, which Irith told me was Minuet by Boccherini.
Irith Bloom is the owner of The Sophisticated Dog, a pet training business offering services to clients on the Westside of Los Angeles. She specializes in clicker training and other pet-friendly methods of animal training and behavior modification. Irith is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner) and a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). You can see more of her writing on her Sophisticated Dog website, on Karen Pryor Clickertraining’s website and on Examiner.com.