Month: October 2018

PSA Q&A Clubs, Trial Prep & More! 

PSA Q&A Clubs, Trial Prep & More! 

  

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: 

-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. 

  

Key Takeaways: 

-Get a club started, put yourself out there, and you will start to get traction.

-Just because a dog is a good sport dog, does not mean it will necessary be a good police dog. They are two different fields completely.

-Don’t judge other trainers based on the outcome of a trail, you don’t know what their dog is like.

-Don’t over train weak areas. Balance weak areas with stronger areas to give your dog the greatest chance of avoiding the anticipation. 

  

“You really have to focus on the dog at hand that you are training. There is no one set of guidelines.” —  Jerry Bradshaw 

  

Get Jerry’s book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com  

  

Contact Jerry: 

Website: http://controlledaggressionpodcast.com/ 

Tarheel Canine Training: http://www.tarheelcanine.com/ 

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tarheelcanine 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarheelcanine 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TarheelCanineTraining 

Protection Sports Website: http://psak9.org/ 

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ControlledAggressionPodcast/creators 

  

Train Hard, train smart, be safe.  

  

  

Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie 

  

Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You’re the expert. Your podcast will prove it.  

  

Training Framework Part 2 – Protection

Training Framework Part 2 – Protection 

  

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: 

-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. 

  

Key Takeaways: 

-Don’t race through your foundation just to get to skills.

-You need to know what your end goal is when going into training.

-Start your training in the dog’s strongest natural drive.

-Proximity is a big part of threat – if it’s not close, it’s not a threat.

-Fights ebb and flow, the dog needs to be able to flow from defense to prey because that’s when he fully learns. 

  

“It doesn’t really matter whether you’re training an IPO dog, or a PSA dog, or a police dog, the foundational work you must do in order to have a well-developed protection dog is pretty much the same.” —  Jerry Bradshaw 

  

Get Jerry’s book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com  

  

Contact Jerry: 

Website: http://controlledaggressionpodcast.com/ 

Tarheel Canine Training: http://www.tarheelcanine.com/ 

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tarheelcanine 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarheelcanine 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TarheelCanineTraining 

Protection Sports Website: http://psak9.org/ 

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ControlledAggressionPodcast/creators 

  

Train Hard, train smart, be safe.  

  

  

Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie 

  

Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You’re the expert. Your podcast will prove it.  

NE Street Tactics Keynote – Be Good Not Lucky 

NE Street Tactics Keynote – Be Good Not Lucky 

  

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: 

·         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. 

  

Key Takeaways: 

·         You can have poor tactics but good luck and have success. That doesn’t mean you’ve been doing something good. Poor tactics and bad luck can lead to tragedy. 

·         If you’re going to make big mistakes, do it in training. Take constructive criticism and learn from those mistakes. 

·         Train how you fight – you can’t train at a 6 and run 10+ on a deployment and expect the same results. 

·         Don’t let ego drive you. It’s okay to not do everything that everybody else does. It’s okay to back up on your training and go through training progression. It’s okay if your dog isn’t ready for something right away. 

·         Know your weaknesses, but don’t take your strengths for granted. 

  

“It boils down to knowledge and options. If you have good tactics, lots of options in deployment, and knowledge of the situations that you’re going into, you can increase the probability of success.” —  Jerry Bradshaw 

  

Get Jerry’s book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com 

  

Contact Jerry: 

Website: http://controlledaggressionpodcast.com/ 

Tarheel Canine Training: http://www.tarheelcanine.com/ 

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tarheelcanine 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarheelcanine 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TarheelCanineTraining 

Protection Sports Website: http://psak9.org/ 

  

Train Hard, train smart, be safe. 

  

  

Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie 

  

Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You’re the expert. Your podcast will prove it.  

Training Framework Part 1 – Obedience 

Training Framework Part 1 – Obedience 

  

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: 

·         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. 

  

Key Takeaways: 

·         Having a framework, and a conceptual understanding, for training allows you to go back a few steps in training if needed as you understand the training progression. 

·         Once you have a framework, then look at what behaviors you need to plug in and train within the framework. 

·         Tangible rewards are meaningful. We can manage those tangible rewards so it is a variable reward, but don’t take away rewards for only praise. 

·         The dog needs to learn there’s not just a reward for doing a behavior, but there is also a consequence for not doing the behavior. 

·         You must teach the dog how to resolve the behavior of non-compliance. 

·         Both motivation and compulsion, used properly, are key elements to the training progression. 

  

“You’ve got a framework, within that framework you’ve got your training progressions. Your framework gives you the big view, the macro view. The progressions give you the micro view of all the individual things that you have to train. And then together you have to look at that and compartmentalize your training.” —  Jerry Bradshaw 

  

Get Jerry’s book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com 

  

Contact Jerry: 

Website: http://controlledaggressionpodcast.com/ 

Tarheel Canine Training: http://www.tarheelcanine.com/ 

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tarheelcanine 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarheelcanine 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TarheelCanineTraining 

Protection Sports Website: http://psak9.org/ 

  

Train Hard, train smart, be safe. 

  

  

Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie 

  

Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You’re the expert. Your podcast will prove it.  

Thriving in the Dog Business 

Thriving in the Dog Business 

  

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: 

-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. 

  

Key Takeaways: 

-Take a personal inventory of your competitive advantages. What can you do particularly well that you can bring into the endeavor that you are going to undertake? 

-A lot of the skills you need to know when starting your business can be learned. 

-Go into your day with a plan of what you need to get done. 

-We are living in a world where people expect quick communication. Be quick, responsive, and efficient in how you use your time every day. 

-Learn from failure. Be resilient. Think about those things that you are grateful for every day. 

-Thriving in the dog business is all about making the best relationships you can possibly make.” 

  

“Do those things that are going to gain you knowledge and put you in positions where you want to be, in front of people you want to be in front of (people you want to learn from, potential customers, whatever it may be).” —  Jerry Bradshaw 

  

Get Jerry’s book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com 

  

  

Contact Jerry: 

Website: http://controlledaggressionpodcast.com/ 

Tarheel Canine Training: http://www.tarheelcanine.com/ 

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tarheelcanine 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarheelcanine 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TarheelCanineTraining 

Protection Sports Website: http://psak9.org/ 

  

Train Hard, train smart, be safe. 

  

  

Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie 

  

Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You’re the expert. Your podcast will prove it.