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.
- 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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Book: K9 Tactical Operations for Patrol and SWAT & K9’s in the Courtroom
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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