053: Intro Police K9 Hard Surface Tracking

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss:

  • Commonalities and differences between tracking and trailing.
  • What tracking is and what it isn’t.
  • Training a dog that is easy to read as he is tracking.
  • Tips and tricks for laying a track and evolving the track as your dog progresses.

Key Takeaways:

  • Tracking or trailing is tacking to you danger – ask yourself, how do you want to be taken into danger?
  • Train and work on fundamentals more often – go back to basics, compartmentalize your training, tighten up the training that way.
  • When luring with food, make sure it is significant enough to entice, but not too much to satiate after only a couple tracks.
  • Do not put jackpots at the end of the track, that encourages speed, not finding the track.

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“You can make some good arguments as to why a particular method might be preferred. A lot of that’s going to come down to handler preference of how they want to work their dog, tactical advantage, as well as what your dog is well adapted to.” — Jerry Bradshaw

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