In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss:
- Common issues and problems with the out – out and guard as well as out and return
- Different guarding styles and pros and cons of those
- The steps of the training progression
- The fluency of the out depends on the ability of that dog to be rewarded for outing
- You can teach your dog to both out and guard and out and return
- There is a training progression that everybody has to follow
- You must understand how to work your dog in defense and ensure they have a strong training foundation. Remember, this is all a progression.
- Use firm, audible commands. Don’t yell, but don’t whisper.
“It’s the reward that makes it reliable. It’s not the fear of getting corrected. The correction is how we teach that dog to understand that you must let go. Ultimately, the idea of the variable reward is what keeps them going.“ — Jerry Bradshaw