2. CC/DS using LAT
Ok, the explanation:
1. BAT: is Behavior Adjustment Training. Essentially, we approach one of Vanya's triggers (one which he is a bit fearful about). We stay under threshold, and when we get close enough for him to notice but not freak out, we stand and wait a bit. As soon as Vanya offers a relaxed or calm signal (ie, sniffing, head turning toward me, relaxing his posture), I mark (YES!) and turn away and toss him a treat as we retreat. He learns that he can see his trigger, and instead of going into full-blown freakout mode, he can instead relax and turn away and good things happen. For a full description, see: http://ahimsadogtraining.com/blog/bat/
The artist Lili Chin has a wonderful blog about her experiences using BAT with Boogie, her Boston Terrier. Her pictures are priceless. My favorite is this one of BAT (posted here with kind permission):
2. CC/DS using LAT means "Counterconditoning and Desensitization, using the Look at That game."