BAT helps animals gain confidence and social skills. BAT is a natural method that creates an emotionally safe interaction with minimal intrusion. BAT is especially useful when the “triggers” for frustration, aggression, or fear are living beings, for example when dogs bark at or bite other dogs or people.
Some types of behaviours may include:
• Exhibiting behaviors such as barking, lunging, and growling while on walks
• Engaging in conflicts with other dogs within the household
• Demonstrating avoidance or withdrawal in the presence of people or other dogs
• Displaying aggression through biting or barking at individuals
LIMA training stands for "Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive" training. It is an approach to animal training that emphasizes using methods that are gentle, humane, and focused on minimizing stress and aversive techniques. LIMA training aims to build a positive and cooperative relationship between the trainer/owner and the animal, relying on rewards, positive reinforcement, and clear communication. It promotes the use of force-free techniques and avoids the use of punishment or intimidation, prioritizing the well-being and emotional state of the animal during the training process.