Month: February 2019

Direct v. Indirect Detection Protocols

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:

  •         What to look for in a detection dog.
  •         Benefits of teaching hunting first.
  •         Eyeing detection washouts earlier with direct reward systems.
  •         Understanding action patterns and how they fit into detection training.

 

Key Takeaways:

  •         The hunting drive should be of primary importance.
  •         Build the action pattern strongly, final response is an obedience pattern that can be taught later.
  •         A stop and stare is going to degrade.
  •         When working a large quantity of dogs, not all are going to be the 1% unicorn dogs.

 

“If you want to develop the best possible hunting, you really have to focus on developing the best possible action pattern.” —  Jerry Bradshaw

 

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Article: Direct v. Indirect Detection Protocols

 

Train Hard, train smart, be safe.

 

 

Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie

 

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Behavioral Concepts in Canine Olfaction

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:

  •         Scent detection, scent discrimination, scent identification, and scent association.
  •         Fixed action patterns and species typical behaviors and routines.
  •         Reward density and schedules in olfaction training.
  •         Overshadowing, blocking, and compound odors.
  •         Extinction, generalization, and discrimination.

 

Key Takeaways:

  •         Fixed action patterns must be rehearsed.
  •         Variable reward will help keep the motivation high.
  •         Pay attention to the density of reward in training and how it compares to the density of reward in real deployments.
  •         Try not to allow the dog to go to final response on a detractor.
  •         If you’re going to train any detection dogs, proofing is of the utmost importance

 

“It is important to realize that detection is a really complex science and art. Understanding these behavioral concepts that apply to detection are really going to allow you, as a handler and as a trainer, to better understand how your dog works and how to troubleshoot problems.” —  Jerry Bradshaw

 

Get Jerry’s book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com

 

Contact Jerry:

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Train Hard, train smart, be safe.

 

 

Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie

 

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E-Collar Training for your Police Dog

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:

  •         Understanding the e-collar and how to use it well.
  •         The differences between leash and collar versus an e-collar.
  •         Providing clear communication to your dog.
  •         Proper fitting of the e-collar.
  •         How to find the correct stimulation level and type for your dog.

 

Key Takeaways:

  •         The e-collar can be used as either positive punishment or negative reinforcement or both.
  •         Prime a behavior first with positive reinforcement before using negative reinforcement.
  •         Take the dogs behavior into consideration – are they understanding and still refusing, or are they confused and not sure what you are asking of them?
  •         Train in a system, don’t just start with no idea of what you’re doing.
  •         Every dog will feel the stimulation differently, so play with the settings on various types of collars to find the correct working level for your dog.

 

“The electronic collar is not a problem-solving device. However, properly used, it can be integrated into 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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tarheelk9/

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.