Month: August 2019

Mike Simons: The Driven K9 Handler

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw and Mike Simons discuss: 

  • What drew him to becoming a K9 Handler. 
  • Differences in dog training from when he started and what he is anticipating now. 
  • His training adventures with K9 Aura and watching her continue to grow and become better. 
  • What makes a good K9 program. 


Key Takeaways: 

  • If the dog’s not ready, sometimes you have to go another route. 
  • You get what you put into training 
  • You want to make sure your dog is being handled on the street, not seeing new things every night. 
  • Learn from your dog – they can teach you as much as, if not more than, you can teach them. 


“Be patient, slow down, think it out because the dog is vibeing off of you.” —  Mike Simons 


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Train Hard, train smart, be safe.  



Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie 


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