Month: November 2018

K9 Selection

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:

  •         Understanding your end goal and purpose before purchasing your dog.
  •         What a green dog is and what to look for when getting a green dog.
  •         Outcrossing versus line breeding puppies, and what to look for if choosing a puppy.
  •         Some ways of evaluating/testing green dogs and what you’re looking for during those evaluations.
  •         Understanding where your dog is, age appropriate.

 

Key Takeaways:

  •         For green dogs, everything changes within a short period of time, sometimes only a couple days.
  •         Scarcity rules everything in the world of dogs.
  •         Don’t be afraid to take the dogs to a secondary location during testing to see how they react to the new situation.
  •         Watch the dog’s response during all aspects of testing, including starts, stops, and transitions.
  •         You want the dog to be able to meet aggression with aggression.

 

“The goal is to see, first, does the dog have the drives in evidence, are they present, and what are the intensity of those drives. You want both prey and defense present and intense. If you have that, you’ve got a lot.” —  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 & https://www.patreon.com/user/overview?u=12751896

 

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.

Balancing Independence & Handler Focus in Obedience

Balancing Independence & Handler Focus in Obedience

 

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:

  •         The struggle between dog independence and handler focus, ways it comes up, and how to handle it.
  •         Striving for balance in your training.
  •         Every dog is different and you do not need to use every type of training and technology of training at every moment of training.
  •         How the nature and temperament of the dog can affect the balance of independence and focus.

 

Key Takeaways:

  •         Learning a new task, and successive repetition of the task, creates new neural pathways in the brain.
  •         Habits that become deeply practiced become sharper and harder to extinguish.
  •         Have balance in your training.
  •         You don’t have to do everything in the first 6 months of the dog’s life.
  •         Understand temperament and how it plays into training methodology.

 

“If we look at the symptom of lacking independence, the cause can be both too much pressure or just too much motivational engagement with the dog. You can’t tell the difference from the outside unless you know how that dog was trained as a puppy.” —  Jerry Bradshaw

 

Get Jerry’s book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com

 

Book Referral: The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle

 

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 & https://www.patreon.com/user/overview?u=12751896

 

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.

Better Decoying for Police K9 and Sport

Better Decoying for Police K9 and Sport

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:

  • The difference between a trial decoy and a training decoy.
  • Ways to be a better decoy for your club and what you need to do to become a certified decoy.
  • Knowing your skills, the theory, and how to put them in practice
  • The importance of understanding defense.

Key Takeaways:

  • Know your training progressions and skills progressions to best train the dog.
  • There is more to learning to be a decoy than just experience. Search out other opportunities to learn, whether from video or books or seminars, not just experience.
  • Be predictable and systematic in your training. Understand successive approximation.
  • Everything you do in front of the dog must have a purpose.
  • Teach young dogs that they win every single fight. Teach the dog that they control everything.

“There’s no ‘shoulds’ in dog training, there’s just what is with that particular dog.” —  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 & https://www.patreon.com/user/overview?u=12751896

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. 

Fallacies, Cognitive Biases, & Paradoxes in Dog Training

Fallacies, Cognitive Biases, & Paradoxes in Dog Training

 

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:

  • The importance of critical thinking.
  • Logical fallacies, paradoxes, and cognitive biases and how they pertain to arguments, debates, and discussion.
  • Types of fallacies and biases and how they pertain to dog training.
  • The Expert Paradox.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • There is no such thing as a master trainer.
  • Just because something is popular, doesn’t mean it’s the “only” way to do something.
  • There aren’t only two options in training. It’s not an either/or situation. Train a variety of ways to prepare for different scenarios.
  • Don’t ignore the probability factor in dog training.

 

“There are many, many things that we understand as absolute states, and expertness is not one of them. If you are attached to lifelong learning, you can still learn something new that will make you a better trainer in the end.” —  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 & https://www.patreon.com/user/overview?u=12751896

 

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.