Month: November 2022

Simple Patrol K9 Scenarios

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:

  • Setting up simple patrol scenarios to figure out what your dog needs to work on. 
  • Tracking, searching, and engaging in muzzle.
  • Benefits and challenges of different types of scenarios. 


Key Takeaways:

  • Your dog may need context cues if they are going into a scenario that looks like it may be something else.
  • Throughout entire scenarios, your dog tells you information with their behavior and body language to tell you where it is even if they don’t know exactly what it is they are looking for and don’t give you a final response.
  • There is a process for teaching your dog targeting. Practicing discrimination exercises can help with that. 
  • You want to make sure to deal with any threats before you get deep into the building. If you miss threats when you are going into a situation, you may leave threats behind you, sandwiching yourself between two or more threats. 


“When you’re trying to hit a bunch of different areas in an eight-hour period of time, that doesn’t leave you a lot of time to do each thing. And so sometimes setting up fairly simple scenarios can be the way to go.” — Jerry Bradshaw


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