Month: October 2018

023: PSA Q&A Clubs, Trial Prep & More!

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss:

How to start a PSA Club.
The reason there is not a traditional scenting component in PSA.
What makes PSA different from other dog sports.
Trial preparation for PSA.

022: Training Framework Part 2 – Protection

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss:

Having a system in place for training protection.
What goes into the foundation of protection for your baseline to build skills.
What to look for in a dog in temperament evaluation, including sociability, drives, hardness, focus, and attention span.
The defense margin and avoiding avoidance and displacement behavior.
The importance of targeting the bite.

021: NE Street Tactics Keynote – Be Good Not Lucky

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss:

Creating options for yourself in deployment, rather than just habits.
Constantly thinking about tactics and how you should be deploying your dog and staying in the safest place you can for the situation.
Being an advocate for your dog and being empathetic to other dog trainers and dog handlers.
Striving to improve, not just maintain. You are responsible for your training outcomes.
Learning more. Invest in and learn what you are doing and how it applies to your dog.

020: Training Framework Part 1 – Obedience

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss:

Developing a framework for obedience that you are comfortable with.
The importance of having a solid foundation before progressing onto more advanced skills.
Compartmentalizing behaviors that can then be called upon or strung together in different orders, rather than pattern training behaviors.
Learning theory, understanding conditioning theory (both operant – positive/additive and negative/subtractive consequences – and classical – learning through association).
The five schedules of reinforcement – fixed ratio, variable ratio, fixed interval, variable interval, and random.

019: Thriving in the Dog Business

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss:

Knowing your craft and your business, putting the time in, and the value of patience. Have patience, vision, persistence, and diversify in concentric circles, not all at once.
Lifelong learning is important. Don’t allow yourself to think you know everything. Admit what you don’t know and be willing to learn it. No learning is worthless.
Breaking things down to their component parts. Take your ideas and break them down into actionable pieces.
The importance of relationships and communication. Be kinder to one another, be more grateful, and be the person you want to be.
Metrics on which you can measure your business, other than just money