Month: April 2019

Nathan Hall PhD on the State of Canine Olfaction Research

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw and Nathan Hall discuss:

  • Nathan’s background and research interests in canine olfaction.
  • The cocktail method of training detection.
  • Psuedo scents and the research behind them.
  • The ever-growing list of questions that comes up as you continue research and the further need for research in canine olfaction.
  • Variations in your training samples.

Key Takeaways:

  • We don’t know enough about the threshold of olfaction
  • Train the dog to what you want them to find.
  • Look at actual data. It is easy to see a success story, but the data will tell what’s actually happening.
  • If you don’t set yourself to be wrong, then you’re not doing science.

“The dog is a dynamic system, they are constantly learning.” —  Nathan Hall

Contact Nathan:

Bio: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/afs/people/nathan-hall/

LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathaniel-hall-78306516/

Get Jerry’s book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com  

Contact Jerry:

Website: controlledaggressionpodcast.com

Tarheel Canine Training:  www.tarheelcanine.com

Youtube:  tarheelcanine

Twitter: @tarheelcanine

Instagram: @tarheelk9

Facebook: TarheelCanineTraining

Protection Sports Website:  psak9.org

Patreon:   patreon.com/controlledaggression

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. 

 

Debbie Zappia: American Schutzhund

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw and Debbie Zappia discuss:

  • Debbie’s story and how she got into the sport world.
  • The evolution of Schutzhund and how it is expressed in IPG.
  • The conception of American Schutzhund and breed testing.
  • The relationship between American Schutzhund and PSA.

Key Takeaways:

  • Political pressure has changed the way that dog sports have changed over the years.
  • There will be over 40 exercises for each club to choose from and the results will be recorded for each dog for breed test purposes.
  • There will be updates to American Schutzhund from IPO or original Schutzhund to keep the skills relevant and important.
  • Without good judges you don’t have a sport – not a sport that is equal to all.
  • American Schutzhund is completely inclusive – you can be in other types of clubs and organizations as well as American Schutzhund.

“We don’t know if we’re going to be successful or not, we may fail. What we do know is this: we’re not sitting around complaining, we’re actually trying to do something. We’re working hard, we’re trying to put an organization together that’s going to make our vision a reality. What we can promise, is we’re going to continue to fight for the betterment of all of our respective breeds.” —  Debbie Zappia

Contact Debbie:  

Facebook: American Schutzhund

Email: DZappia300@aol.com

Get Jerry’s book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com  

Contact Jerry:

Website: controlledaggressionpodcast.com

Tarheel Canine Training:  www.tarheelcanine.com

Youtube:  tarheelcanine

Twitter: @tarheelcanine

Instagram: @tarheelk9

Facebook: TarheelCanineTraining

Protection Sports Website:  psak9.org

Patreon:   patreon.com/controlledaggression

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. 

Defense to Prey Drive Channeling

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:

  • The difference in responses between defense mood and prey mood.
  • The problems that can occur when a dog can’t channel defense to prey.
  • Why defense work is inherently stressful for the dog.
  • Good and bad behaviors from the decoy in defense to prey channeling.
  • Adjusting intensity and duration during each element of the defensive channel.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • We must do what we can to try and teach the dog that fighting is always the strategy and always the way that it will win confrontations.
  • Think of channeling to prey as relief from stress.
  • Fights ebb and flow, drive channeling is the key to allowing the dog to think in those situations.
  • The avoidance threshold isn’t a fixed amount, it will trend upwards over time as we train the dog that he can handle the stress in higher and higher amounts.
  • Stress accumulates, without relieving the stress, the dog’s avoidance threshold may lower over time.

 

“What we need to get the dog to understand is, when he wins the fight, he can calm down. By channeling defense to prey, the return to prey mood signals to the dog that he’s winning or he’s won and he can concentrate on those obedience commands.” —  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:  www.patreon.com/controlledaggression

 

 

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.