054: Negative Space in Police K9 Training

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss:

  • The negative space in training that will be addressed later on in training.
  • How to decide what to prioritize and what to purposefully leave out for the time being.
  • Creating a balance between handler focus and independence.
  • Decreased age in the desirability of police dogs compared to previous years.

Key Takeaways:

  • Get the dogs hunting so you can experience how they are functioning in their environments.
  • Teaching the final response too early on will condition the lesson that it revolves around obedience, not about what they can find in the hunt.
  • You can always turn the volume down on the intensity later on, but you can’t always turn it back up.
  • Understanding the temperament of an individual dog lets you know what you can do with that dog in training and the best way to train them.

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

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“I fear a lot people end up putting too much pressure on the dogs in the trained final response portion of training because they don’t actually get to hunt a lot in the presence of the handler, they don’t get to hunt a lot around people.” — Jerry Bradshaw

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