Month: August 2021

PSA Trial Rituals

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:

  • What is involved in getting on the field and having a great performance. 
  • Creating the right mindset from a young age in your dog. 
  • Reading the important moments happening all the time. 
  • Mirroring your training ritual in your trial ritual. 


Key Takeaways:

  • Expose your dog to new environments with new attractions and continue to practice your rituals. 
  • You can get additional time on field by utilizing long downs. 
  • Experiment with what works for you and your dog. Each dog is individual and different in what works for them. 
  • You’re not there to trick your dog into compliance, you’re there to train your dog into giving the desired behaviors under levels of stress and distraction.


“What you do in your training has got to be mirrored in what you do on the trial field.  You can’t change it at the last minute and think that’s going to be better.” —  Jerry Bradshaw


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