Education – K9 Training

011 Bonus: PSA2 & PSA3 from the Judge’s Perspective

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss:

The reason PSA2 is set up the way it is – as a bridge between PSA1 and PSA3
What the judges are specifically looking for during PSA2 and PSA3
How to earn and lose points during the scenarios (including 5 extra points during PSA2)
Tips to train recalls on command to avoid anticipation

010: PDC and PSA1 from a Judge’s Perspective

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss:

What the judge is looking for during PDC and PSA1 performances
The elements and scoring of the PDC and PSA1 levels
How the rules of one level lead to the next level of training
Tips and tricks to train for the PDC and PSA1 levels

009: Jerry Bradshaw- Steps to K9 Unit Success

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss:

What your administration can do to improve the success of k9 units.
Teaching your dogs in skill transitions.
Investing in k9 unit trainers.
Protecting your investments.

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.