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055: Targeting Your K9’s Muzzle Training

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

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054: Negative Space in Police K9 Training

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

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053: Intro Police K9 Hard Surface Tracking

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

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052: Be a Great Student of Dog Training

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

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051: Aaron Kemp: Growing Your Training Business and Handling Aggression in Dogs

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

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050: Police K9 Talk, Listener Questions, and Observations

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

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049: PSA Sport Talk: Observations & Listener Questions

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

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048: Mike Simons: The Driven K9 Handler

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

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047: Proofing Building Searches – Part 2

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

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046: Proofing Building Searches – Part 1

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

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045: Brad Smith: Canine Tactical Operations and Consulting

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

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044: Cannibalism in the Dog Training Industry

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

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043: Street Readiness – Pitfalls and Deep Practice

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

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042: Nathan Hall: Canine Olfaction

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

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041: Debbie Zappia: American Schutzhund

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

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040: Defense to Prey Drive Channeling

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

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039: Prey to Defense Drive Channeling

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

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038: Civil Police Dogs, Testing and Training Green and Titled K9s

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

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037: Learning in the Dog Business

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

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036: Direct v. Indirect Detection Protocols

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

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035: Behavioral Concepts in Canine Olfaction

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss: Understanding your end goal and purpose before purchasing your dog. What a green dog is and what to look for when getting a green dog. Outcrossing versus line breeding puppies, and what to look for if choosing a puppy. Some ways of evaluating/testing green dogs and what you’re looking for during those evaluations. Understanding where your dog is,...

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034: E-Collar Training for your Police Dog

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss: Understanding your end goal and purpose before purchasing your dog. What a green dog is and what to look for when getting a green dog. Outcrossing versus line breeding puppies, and what to look for if choosing a puppy. Some ways of evaluating/testing green dogs and what you’re looking for during those evaluations. Understanding where your dog is,...

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033: Listener Questions on Police Dogs and PSA

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss: Understanding your end goal and purpose before purchasing your dog. What a green dog is and what to look for when getting a green dog. Outcrossing versus line breeding puppies, and what to look for if choosing a puppy. Some ways of evaluating/testing green dogs and what you’re looking for during those evaluations. Understanding where your dog is,...

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032: Sleeve Progressions in Police K9 Training

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss: Understanding your end goal and purpose before purchasing your dog. What a green dog is and what to look for when getting a green dog. Outcrossing versus line breeding puppies, and what to look for if choosing a puppy. Some ways of evaluating/testing green dogs and what you’re looking for during those evaluations. Understanding where your dog is,...

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031: Civil Aggression – The Story of K9 Kira

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss: Understanding your end goal and purpose before purchasing your dog. What a green dog is and what to look for when getting a green dog. Outcrossing versus line breeding puppies, and what to look for if choosing a puppy. Some ways of evaluating/testing green dogs and what you’re looking for during those evaluations. Understanding where your dog is,...

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030: Scientific Approach to Off-Leash Control

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss: Understanding your end goal and purpose before purchasing your dog. What a green dog is and what to look for when getting a green dog. Outcrossing versus line breeding puppies, and what to look for if choosing a puppy. Some ways of evaluating/testing green dogs and what you’re looking for during those evaluations. Understanding where your dog is,...

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029: Canine Temperament & Training

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss: The difference between being a handler and being a trainer. How long it takes to become an expert. Common elements of how talent is developed. Getting out of your comfort zone and being enthusiastic about being bad.

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028: Becoming an Expert Handler or Trainer

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss: The difference between being a handler and being a trainer. How long it takes to become an expert. Common elements of how talent is developed. Getting out of your comfort zone and being enthusiastic about being bad.

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027: K9 Selection

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss: Understanding your end goal and purpose before purchasing your dog. What a green dog is and what to look for when getting a green dog. Outcrossing versus line breeding puppies, and what to look for if choosing a puppy. Some ways of evaluating/testing green dogs and what you’re looking for during those evaluations. Understanding where your dog is,...

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026: Balancing Independence & Handler Focus in Obedience

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss: The struggle between dog independence and handler focus, ways it comes up, and how to handle it. Striving for balance in your training. Every dog is different and you do not need to use every type of training and technology of training at every moment of training. How the nature and temperament of the dog can affect...

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025: Better Decoying for Police K9 and Sport

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss: The difference between a trial decoy and a training decoy. Ways to be a better decoy for your club and what you need to do to become a certified decoy. Knowing your skills, the theory, and how to put them in practice The importance of understanding defense.

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024: Fallacies, Cognitive Biases, & Paradoxes in Dog Training

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss: The importance of critical thinking. Logical fallacies, paradoxes, and cognitive biases and how they pertain to arguments, debates, and discussion. Types of fallacies and biases and how they pertain to dog training. The Expert Paradox.

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023: PSA Q&A Clubs, Trial Prep & More!

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss: How to start a PSA Club. The reason there is not a traditional scenting component in PSA. What makes PSA different from other dog sports. Trial preparation for PSA.

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022: Training Framework Part 2 – Protection

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss: Having a system in place for training protection. What goes into the foundation of protection for your baseline to build skills. What to look for in a dog in temperament evaluation, including sociability, drives, hardness, focus, and attention span. The defense margin and avoiding avoidance and displacement behavior. The importance of targeting the bite.

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021: NE Street Tactics Keynote – Be Good Not Lucky

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss: Creating options for yourself in deployment, rather than just habits. Constantly thinking about tactics and how you should be deploying your dog and staying in the safest place you can for the situation. Being an advocate for your dog and being empathetic to other dog trainers and dog handlers. Striving to improve, not just...

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020: Training Framework Part 1 – Obedience

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss: Developing a framework for obedience that you are comfortable with. The importance of having a solid foundation before progressing onto more advanced skills. Compartmentalizing behaviors that can then be called upon or strung together in different orders, rather than pattern training behaviors. Learning theory, understanding conditioning theory (both operant – positive/additive and negative/subtractive consequences...

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019: Thriving in the Dog Business

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss: Knowing your craft and your business, putting the time in, and the value of patience. Have patience, vision, persistence, and diversify in concentric circles, not all at once. Lifelong learning is important. Don’t allow yourself to think you know everything. Admit what you don’t know and be willing to learn it. No learning is worthless. Breaking...

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018: Training the Recall in Patrol & PSA

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss: What a recall command is and how it appears and functions in PSA and Patrol. The importance of practicing different scenarios to be prepared for any situations. Things to think about before getting into recall training and during recall training. The importance of knowing your dog and things to look for in recall training with different personalities,...

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017: Jason Johnson – Project K9 Hero

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss: How Project K9 Hero came about and what it does today. The different types of operational missions that one might have with explosive dogs and how to train for those. A recent Facebook thread on false alerts and false responses from K9s and Jason’s take on that thread and what he saw on missions he was...

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016: Police Dog Q&A: Targeting, Outs, and Street Readiness

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss: Targeting for police dogs, in training and in deployment. Verbal outs verses other types of outs for police dogs, positives and negatives to the different types of outs. You should train and certify using the same equipment they would have in a deployment. Proofing a police dog for the streets.

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015: Keys to Narcotics Detection Success

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss: Importance of training scenarios that will mimic the actual deployments. Balancing reward frequencies between training and deployment. Strategizing how the scenario or deployment will go before jumping into the task. Being systematic in your approach to how you’re doing your work, both in preparation and in execution, but don’t forget to watch the dog and their behaviour.

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014: Redirected Bites

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss: What redirects are and practical uses for redirects in sport and work The importance of planning properly What to expect from the dog as you are starting as your dog becomes more proficient with the skill What to watch out for during the exercise to avoid anticipation

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013: Training the Out on Command

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss: Common issues and problems with the out – out and guard as well as out and return Different guarding styles and pros and cons of those The steps of the training progression The fluency of the out depends on the ability of that dog to be rewarded for outing

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012: Scenario Based Training

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss: How to formulate scenarios, dos and don’ts of scenario training, and utilizing skills transitions in the scenarios Identify your purpose How to component train your skills and be sure each skill’s components are solid before attempting complex scenarios Ways to utilize specific skill training within the scenarios and examples of how to do so The importance...

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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

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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

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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....

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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

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