Month: April 2021

Pet Training Paradigms

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:

  • The drive model of canine behavior. 
  • Choosing your paradigm of how you look at any particular dog. 
  • The clarity of boundaries, the expression of drive, and balancing reward and compulsion.
  • Understanding how paradigm and training fit together. 


Key Takeaways:

  • The way in which you see dogs define your paradigm. 
  • You can apply working dog training paradigms to training pet dogs if you understand the paradigm.
  • Drive neutrality is like marathon training. It won’t happen overnight. Systematic drive capping training will help lead to drive neutrality. 
  • When dealing with reactive dogs, obedience buys you threshold.


“Obedience can create a state where trust is absolute. If we can create the state in obedience, that’s comfortable and relaxed, then we can use the obedience to help generalize the safety around other stimuli that oftentimes will elicit those threats.” —  Jerry Bradshaw


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