025: Better Decoying for Police K9 and Sport

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss:

  • 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

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