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My Life Is a Metaphor for My Life

by Grisha Stewart

Heartfelt and straight to the point, these songs are lessons and a hug, all wrapped up in a sweet little package. Grisha is a professional dog trainer, and three of the songs include dog tidbits. The BAT song is even written from the perspective of a dog!
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Beating Heart
3:22 $0.99
2. One Breath at a Time
2:03 $0.99
3. Get There (Bat Song)
3:37 $0.99
4. Sparks
2:20 $0.99
5. Ordinary Days
2:08 $0.99
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Album Notes
Grisha Stewart is a dog trainer, author, and international speaker, based in Oregon, USA, who specializes in dog reactivity. She has several DVDs and books, but this is her first musical album. She's happy to bring these songs to the world and to your ears. Special thanks to Timothy Michael Shaw (producer, guitar, keyboard, and all-around genius help), Marcel Robicheaux (banjo), Isaac Blaug (ukulele), and Katie Sontag (back-up vocals).

Grisha founded Empowered Animals and the online Animal Building Blocks Academy, as well as Ahimsa Dog Training in Seattle, which she sold to a staff member in 2015. Grisha's Ahimsa team earned many awards, including Best of Seattle and Best of Western Washington. "Ahimsa" is a Buddhist doctrine of nonviolence to all living things, which reflects Grisha's focus on force-free methods to promote the well-being of dogs and their humans.

Her seminal book, "Behavior Adjustment Training: BAT for Aggression, Reactivity, and Fear in Dogs," was published by Dogwise in late 2011. Grisha's popular second book, "The Official Ahimsa Dog Training Manual: A Practical, Force-Free Guide to Problem Solving & Manners," was published in 2012 and updated in 2014. She also has over a dozen DVDs, with 6 currently in print. Her third book, BAT 2.0 was released in early 2016 and is available to order at on her site (and other places, but her store is best)! This content replaces the first BAT book.

Grisha is an enthusiastic and entertaining presenter who creates her seminars to accommodate a variety of learning styles.

She continues to present seminars around the world and lessons online.

More about Grisha

Grisha has earned a Master’s in Mathematics from Bryn Mawr College and most of a Master’s in Psychology with an emphasis in animal behavior at Antioch University. Her first career as a theoretical mathematician and college instructor serves her well in dog training and behavior consultations, because she relies heavily on the problem solving, critical thinking, and teaching skills she gained in that field. Since founding Ahimsa Dog Training in 2003, she has found her canine and human students to be much more excited about learning than her college students!

Canine behavior fascinates Grisha and she is highly motivated to help improve our techniques for rehabilitating and training dogs. Her professional interest in dog reactivity, along with the need to find an efficient rehabilitation technique that would work with her own dog's fear issues, led Grisha to develop BAT.

Grisha has also recently gotten interested in singing and writing music, including her song about BAT. Visit Grisha's website for more information about her music.



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