In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss:
- The evolution of the availability and maturity of dogs over the last 20 years.
- What it means to lack experience, and mental and physical maturity in a green dog.
- Knowing what is a training issue and what is a deal breaker when looking at a dog.
- Adjusting training to fit the dog.
- Dogs are not genetically programmed. You have to understand that when you are testing and training young dogs.
- By knowing the dog’s regime before you go to test or train them, you can better work by knowing what is familiar to them.
- You cannot cookie cutter what every dog you train is going to do. There is going to be a lot more variation, in young dogs, of what they need to have worked on most.
- Don’t underestimate the value of training.
- Repetitions and conditioning behaviors we want will get you the mileage you want, especially with young dogs.
Connect with Brad:
Book: K9 Tactical Operations for Patrol and SWAT & K9’s in the Courtroom
Get Jerry’s book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com
Tarheel Canine Training: http://www.tarheelcanine.com/
Protection Sports Website: http://psak9.org/
Train Hard, train smart, be safe
“You have to bridge the context between what that dog has been used to doing and what you want them to do. And so you have to understand where he came from, you have to understand what he’s seen before.” — Jerry Bradshaw