In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss:
- Types of table work and pros and cons of different types.
- Testing dogs on things that can be trained.
- Knowing what your goals for testing are before you start testing.
- Handler involvement versus independence in detection training.
- The malleability of green dogs versus the experience of titled dogs.
- A barkbox can keep a behavior very forward focused which can then be transported into different scenarios.
- You want to test some natural drives and instincts and what the dog’s nerves are.
- Learn what is a deal breaker in testing and what can be trained.
- The mobile aspect of dogs is really the most important part in detection.
- Equipment, such as a muzzle, can queue a dog in the same way that a bite suit can.
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“Reward more. Just because you are out there [in the mock trial or training] doesn’t mean it’s all about corrections. Reward those good behaviors, make sure you isolate good things that are happening and let the dog know he is doing it correctly.” — Jerry Bradshaw