Education – K9 Training

008: Drive Capping & Neutrality for Police K9

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss:

Having your dog not overreact to agitation is an important skill.
Drive Capping and Drive Neutrality training are explained in detail.
Getting your dog to go from an externalized drive state to an internalized drive state is drive capping, and how to train it.
Getting your dog to decrease his general level of arousal around stimuli that can make him unclear is drive neutrality, and how to train it.
Component training skills and how to add in drive capping and neutrality.
Hot, cold, and warm starts for your dog in searches

007: Aaron Kemp: Student, Intern, entrepreneur

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw and Aaron discuss:

Aaron choosing to fight a bear.
Experimenting with a dog called Roy, and how Aaron trained him.
How to look at failures as learning experiences.
The different perspectives of trainers, and how that’s helpful.

006: Grip Training- Part 2

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss:

The genetics of a dog and how that carries over into training.
When the dog goes through his teething phase and how to react to that.
How to correctly work a dog.
Drive, manipulation, and channelling while training your dog.

005: Grip Training- Part 1

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss:

Why is Grip important?
What are firm, full and hard grips?
How does progressive resistance work on grip?
Differences and similarities between sport dog and police dog grip training.

004: PSA Questions and Answers

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss:

Advice for new trainers and handlers to PSA through questions and answers.
When do you stop doing bite work at home with your puppy?
When do you use corrections with your dog?
How do you pick a the right dog?

003: Welcome to PSA – The Dog Sport

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss:

Jerry and others created PSA in 2001
Tarheel Canine group meets twice a week regularly for training.
Protection is the fun part, obedience is more challenging. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Train for an eye to be above where you want to show.

002: Bad K9 Deployment

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss: There are a lot of reasons we’re seeing bad deployments/incidents recently. As professional trainers, we often try to recommend the right dog, but handlers don’t always follow those recommendations. Don’t avoid picking a dog that may be “too much dog” for a handler. Encourage the handler to step up to handle the dog. 90% of certifications do not do anything to predict whether a dog will engage on the street.

001: Intro Episode

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss: Jerry is the owner and Training Director of Tarheel Canine Training Academy and Executive Director of PSA. He’s travelled all over the world training dogs. Jerry has 25 years experience as a police dog trainer and a sport dog handler