In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:
- The importance of quality decoy work in training suspect encounters.
- Complex behavior chains as a story.
- The critical nature of hide placement and multiple suspects.
- Variations in hot searches, warm searches, and cold searches.
- The searching piece can be irrelevant if you don’t have a proper start.
- Using multiple entry points makes the site a new picture for the dog.
- Be systematic, use a line to create a level of boundary with the dog so you can clear the rooms closest first.
- Don’t stack too many variables on top of each other. Make sure the dogs get big wins during training.
- Pick the best dog that’s available for you at the time, no matter what it looks like, what breed it is, what gender it is.
“I don’t believe in one-and-done. When you’re working on building searches you must do multiple repetitions, just like when you’re doing tracking.” — Jerry Bradshaw
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Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie