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.
- 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.
Connect with Brad:
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