005: Grip Training: Part 1

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005: Grip Training: Part 1


In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:

  • Why is Grip important?
  • What are firm, full and hard grips?
  • How does progressive resistance work on grip?
  • Differences and similarities between sport dog and police dog grip training.

Key Takeaways:

  • When a police dog bites you it is shocking and will help bring someone down.
  • Environment/ Training matters when training a dog to grip, not just “genetics.”
  • Use opposition reflex training as part of teaching grip.
  • Don’t let your dog develop bad griping habits.


“When the dog feels the burning in his mouth he wants to take the first opportunity to get to a better grip position.” —  Jerry Bradshaw



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005: Grip Training Part 2

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005: Grip Training Part 2

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: 

·        The genetics of a dog and how that carries over into training. 

·        When the dog goes through his teething phase and how to react to that. 

·        How to correctly work a dog. 

·        Drive, manipulation, and channeling while training your dog. 

Key Takeaways: 

·        Changing training environment can dramatically affect your dog. 

·        Focus on the dog’s weakness’s early instead of waiting. 

·        The suit is a more defensive way of training. 

·        You have to have grip done properly so you can balance everything else out properly. 


“Once your grip development is where you want it to be then you can focus a little bit more of your sessions on targeting.” —  Jerry Bradshaw 


Contact Jerry: 

Tarheel Canine Training: http://www.tarheelcanine.com/ 

Protection Sports Website: http://psak9.org/ 


Train Hard, train smart, be safe.