In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss:
- The reason PSA2 is set up the way it is – as a bridge between PSA1 and PSA3
- What the judges are specifically looking for during PSA2 and PSA3
- How to earn and lose points during the scenarios (including 5 extra points during PSA2)
- Tips to train recalls on command to avoid anticipation
- Practice with others on and around the field. Get your dog used to seeing other people during events and finding you even with others around.
- Train & master the art of neutrality to avoid negative anticipation or losing focus.
- Prepare for various decoy scenarios and distraction scenarios – be creative as nearly anything goes in PSA3.
- PSA2 is all about recalls, anticipation, and impulse control
“The neutrality is extremely important…You’re trying to fight the anticipation…and work on the impulse control.” — Jerry Bradshaw