Month: January 2019

Listener Questions on Police Dogs and PSA

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:

  •         Handling distractions and the fluidity of training a dog.
  •         The future of dogs in the current political climate and the changes of legalizing marijuana.
  •         Overcoming challenges of training sport/protection dogs.
  •         Training a PSA dog versus training a police dog, similarities and differences.

 

Key Takeaways:

  •         Working with other people, especially seasoned trainers, can help as you are training your dog.
  •         It takes a lot of time – people expect immediate results and that’s not how it works.
  •         Don’t take yourself too seriously or compare yourself with others.
  •         Be committed to your training. Be patient and work through problems.

 

“If you put the work in, you see the results.” —  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.

Sleeve Progressions in Police K9 Training

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:

  •         The mechanics of a good bite.
  •         Picking the correct sleeves for the level of the dog.
  •         How a sleeve can be used in other types of training.
  •         Getting the correct equipment, even if it is means going to different manufacturers to get the different types of equipment.

 

Key Takeaways:

  •         Dogs that are taught to push, instead of pull, when encountering stress are going to be more successful in a street fight.
  •         Everything is a piece of equipment – sleeves, bite suits, hidden sleeves, etc.
  •         As a trainer, be aware of where the dog needs to start and don’t go backwards in your progressions.
  •         Make the problem of where to bite easier for the dog to avoid choice paralysis – don’t be in a hurry to get on a bite suit if the dog’s not ready yet.

 

“Sleeves are designed to teach the mechanics of biting.” —  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.

Civil Aggression – The Story of K9 Kira

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:

  •         The story of K9 Kira – the dual purpose Malinois.
  •         The importance of proper training in defense.
  •         Increasing the realism in your scenario training to increase a dog’s street worthiness.
  •         Having a purpose to the training you are doing and understanding what the dog needs to become the strongest dog it can.

 

Key Takeaways:

  •         Dogs can get bored with the training if you are doing the same thing over and over with no variation.
  •         Prey drive is the drive of confidence. Threat is the trigger for defense.
  •         Changing from defense to prey to defense repeatedly during training teaches the dog about the ebb and flow of the fight.
  •         The reason a dog wants to fight a man, is because they learn they are successful when they fight a man. There’s no drive for fighting, fighting is taught.

 

“Decoys have to be really keen, paying close attention, as they do civil aggression. It’s so important for the dog to understand the story that you, as the decoy, are telling back to them, but then you must read the story that the dog is telling you.” —  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.