Month: September 2018

018: Training the Recall in Patrol & PSA

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss:

What a recall command is and how it appears and functions in PSA and Patrol.
The importance of practicing different scenarios to be prepared for any situations.
Things to think about before getting into recall training and during recall training.
The importance of knowing your dog and things to look for in recall training with different personalities, temperaments, and styles.
How the different skills all fit together and build upon each other.

017: Jason Johnson – Project K9 Hero

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss:

How Project K9 Hero came about and what it does today.
The different types of operational missions that one might have with explosive dogs and how to train for those.
A recent Facebook thread on false alerts and false responses from K9s and Jason’s take on that thread and what he saw on missions he was on.
The Cargo Screening Initiative and how the detection is changing and where it is going.

016: Police Dog Q&A: Targeting, Outs, and Street Readiness

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss:

Targeting for police dogs, in training and in deployment.
Verbal outs verses other types of outs for police dogs, positives and negatives to the different types of outs.
You should train and certify using the same equipment they would have in a deployment.
Proofing a police dog for the streets.

015: Keys to Narcotics Detection Success

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss:

Importance of training scenarios that will mimic the actual deployments.
Balancing reward frequencies between training and deployment.
Strategizing how the scenario or deployment will go before jumping into the task.
Being systematic in your approach to how you’re doing your work, both in preparation and in execution, but don’t forget to watch the dog and their behaviour.