003: Welcome to PSA – The Dog Sport

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss:

  • Jerry and others created PSA in 2001
  • Tarheel Canine group meets twice a week regularly for training.
  • Protection is the fun part, obedience is more challenging. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
  • Train for an eye to be above where you want to show.

There are 4 Levels in PSA:

  • Entry- PDC Protection Dog Certificate- Sleeve division and Suit Division
  • Carjack, Handler Attack, Courage test all need to pass at 75% or better.
  • PSA 1, 2, and 3, with 3 as the elite level
  • In 19 years there have only been 20 dogs make it to PSA level 3

[PSA] clubs are a place where people can get together, share knowledge, work together and be able to train regularly. New clubs are encouraged, build it and they will come.  —  Jerry Bradshaw

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