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July 30, 2020
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: Running detection training on knowns, single blinds, and double blinds and how to know which to use.  The researcher behind handler knowledge on detection tasks.  Being self-aware as a handler and trainer on your own body language and behaviors. The difference between testing and training.    Key Takeaways: Training requires intervention.  When you’re running double blind runs, you can’t manage rewards appropriately. Because of such, you don’t want to over do these runs.  There are ways to train without giving the dog any feedback, even when you, as the handler/trainer, knows where the hides are.  There must be a body of work in research, not just taking singular studies as gospel truth or gold standards.     "In these double blind runs, we have to be really careful to note that it's not training, it's really testing. And if we want to test the dog, then that's fine." —  Jerry Bradshaw   Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com   References:  Handler beliefs affect scent detection dog outcomes - Lisa Lit, Julie B. Schweitzer, and Anita M. Oberbauer Effect of Handler Knowledge of the Detection Task on Canine Search Behavior and Performance - Mallory T. DeChant, Cameron Ford, and Nathaniel J. Hall   Contact Jerry: Website: controlledaggressionpodcast.com Tarheel Canine Training:  www.tarheelcanine.com Youtube:  tarheelcanine Twitter: @tarheelcanine Instagram: @tarheelk9 Facebook: TarheelCanineTraining Protection Sports Website:  psak9.org Patreon:   patreon.com/controlledaggression Slideshare: Tarheel Canine     Train Hard, train smart, be safe.     Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie   Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.
July 16, 2020
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: The most important foundation skills as a handler and foundation exercises for your canine. Phase progression during tracks, including lengths and food rewards.  What to look for and deal breakers in green dogs.  Being creative in your hides during training.    Key Takeaways: Canned food on a tract will blend in better to the ground than the hotdogs. It can also be more enticing to young dogs.  Know what you are willing to give up, that may be able to be taught, and what are traits that you don’t want to give up on when you are choosing a dog.  See the dog both in and out of drive if possible when you are making your dog selection.  Height and depth can be two sides of the same coin when you’re hunting. If the dog can’t get to the source, you may have to check other indication behaviors of the dog instead of their traditional alert.    "What is important for one dog might be a little bit less important for another dog. You really have to think about the particular dog you’re working with when you’re trying to identify what might be most important or less important." —  Jerry Bradshaw   Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com   Contact Jerry: Website: controlledaggressionpodcast.com Tarheel Canine Training:  www.tarheelcanine.com Youtube:  tarheelcanine Twitter: @tarheelcanine Instagram: @tarheelk9 Facebook: TarheelCanineTraining Protection Sports Website:  psak9.org Patreon:   patreon.com/controlledaggression Slideshare: Tarheel Canine     Train Hard, train smart, be safe.     Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie   Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it. 
June 18, 2020
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw, Cameron Ford, and Canine Paradigm discuss: Using markers in detection, the different types of markers, and training with those markers.  Upgrading to new efficiencies and technologies as science and research progress. Training dogs in drive and drive capping. Learning how to read dogs during training exercises.  The changing landscape of training due to current events of police/working dogs.    Key Takeaways: Focus on the task, not the cosmetics of the indication. You don’t want to take away from search or odor recognition.  Good training is good training, no matter what you do. Independence is great! You do not want the dog to be completely dependent on the handler.  Put the focus on the hunting, the detection. It’s not called finding. You don’t want to be focused on the end.  The earlier you train the final response, the more you have to worry about flashing.   "You have to be flexible as a trainer and train to the dog in front of you. If you do that, you will get the result you’re looking for." —  Cameron Ford   Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com   Contact Cameron Ford: Facebook: Ford K9 LLC Instagram: @cameronfordk9 Website: FordK9.com Show: K9s Talking Scents Webinar: K9s Talking Scents Webinar YouTube: Cameron Ford LinkedIn: Cameron Ford   Contact Canine Paradigm: Twitter: @canineparadigm Email: Info@TheCanineParadigm.com Facebook: The Canine Paradigm Instagram: @thecanineparadigm Website: OperantCanine.com.au Show: The Canine Paradigm YouTube: The Canine Paradigm Patreon: The Canine Paradigm   Contact Jerry: Website: controlledaggressionpodcast.com Tarheel Canine Training:  www.tarheelcanine.com Youtube:  tarheelcanine Twitter: @tarheelcanine Instagram: @tarheelk9 Facebook: TarheelCanineTraining Protection Sports Website:  psak9.org Patreon:   patreon.com/controlledaggression Slideshare: Tarheel Canine     Train Hard, train smart, be safe.     Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie   Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it. 
June 11, 2020
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw and Brad Gillespie discuss: The basics of training tracking and the process of starting that process.  Challenges and benefits of laying master track, different reward systems, and tracking versus trailing protocols.  The factors at play in a live operation and the opportunities that tracking can bring. The importance of communication with the dog in any tracking behaviors. Component training in your daily tracking practice.    Key Takeaways: Tracking is an interpretation of the dog’s behavior.  Be predictably unpredictable.  Slow your dog down on tracking - it is always possible to speed them up (and they will often do it on their own). There is not one solution for everything. You have to take the operational environment and what the operational end state is supposed to be and that drives everything else. The best way to get better at tracking is to track.   "Embrace the struggle and the challenge. Dogs require incremental and obtainable struggle. We all do. That is part of the learning process." —  Brad Gillespie   Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com   Connect with Brad Gillespie:   Website: CanadianPoliceCanine.com   Contact Jerry: Website: controlledaggressionpodcast.com Tarheel Canine Training:  www.tarheelcanine.com Youtube:  tarheelcanine Twitter: @tarheelcanine Instagram: @tarheelk9 Facebook: TarheelCanineTraining Protection Sports Website:  psak9.org Patreon:   patreon.com/controlledaggression Slideshare: Tarheel Canine     Train Hard, train smart, be safe.     Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie   Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it. 
June 4, 2020
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: The importance of proper exposure training. Paying attention to fear periods in puppies and dogs. Systematic desensitization as a form of introduction and controlling the variables of the desensitization process. The process of exposure and how it is more effective and efficient. The process of passive desensitization.   Key Takeaways: You don’t want to create phobias from a young age or create something that they can’t overcome from a severe fright. If you have a dog with no experience with something, you are in a better place than with a dog who has multiple negative associations and has a learned avoidance response. Go slow. There is a cost to rushing the desensitization training. Short, multiple sessions progress without flooding the dog and creating phobias. Have a plan, execute the plan, make sure it is a good plan.   "All training has to have a plan - there has to be an object that we are trying to achieve." —  Jerry Bradshaw   Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com   Contact Jerry: Website: controlledaggressionpodcast.com Tarheel Canine Training:  www.tarheelcanine.com Youtube:  tarheelcanine Twitter: @tarheelcanine Instagram: @tarheelk9 Facebook: TarheelCanineTraining Protection Sports Website:  psak9.org Patreon:   patreon.com/controlledaggression Slideshare: Tarheel Canine     Train Hard, train smart, be safe.     Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie   Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.   
May 28, 2020
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: What science is, by definition, and how it pertains to dog training. How the science balances with the art of dog training. The infancy of canine research and studies. Having flexibility in training methods for innovation, individualized training, and further understanding of training. Classical conditioning versus operant conditioning.  Understanding the benefits and limitations of the models you associate with your dogs.    Key Takeaways: A little bit of knowledge makes people dangerous. We need to be careful about standardizing rules and regulations for training canines. All that matters, in the end, is that the job gets done. There is more to dog training than just the four quadrants. The important question is - how is the dog perceiving what you are doing? Are they perceiving it as negative reinforcement or positive punishment?  Much of what we consider to be settled, scientific fact, are not, in fact, settled, scientific fact, but do need more studies done before we can draw scientific conclusions.   "We are on this iterative path. What one study, or two studies, or three studies conclude is not the end all be all. Science is a messy process. Working with data is a messy process." —  Jerry Bradshaw   Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com   Contact Jerry: Website: controlledaggressionpodcast.com Tarheel Canine Training:  www.tarheelcanine.com Youtube:  tarheelcanine Twitter: @tarheelcanine Instagram: @tarheelk9 Facebook: TarheelCanineTraining Protection Sports Website:  psak9.org Patreon:   patreon.com/controlledaggression Slideshare: Tarheel Canine     Train Hard, train smart, be safe.     Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie   Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it. 
May 7, 2020
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: The themes of changing canine behavior. The genetic and learned aspects of behavior.  Understanding counterconditioning and training mutually exclusive behaviors and systematic desensitization.  Making systematic and planned changes and training scenarios. Having a strategy to deal with problem behaviors.   Key Takeaways: At the heart of a lot of behavioral problems, you will find communication issues that need to be addressed.  Space is everything to a dog, especially in our very confined modern society. Changing canine behavior is going to take commitment and consistency.  Don’t teach a dog anything you don’t want him to do. Don’t let him learn to do the behavior you don’t want him to do.  A dog is going to repeat a behavior where that behavior is rewarded and is successful   "We have to be really cognizant of the animal's state of mind to make sure that we are doing the right thing in order to change behavior and not simply to suspend the dog's reaction until such time as the dog feels that reaction can explode forth." —  Jerry Bradshaw   Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com   Connect with Jerry for Personalized Virtual Training at calendly.com/tarheelcanine to register!   Contact Jerry: Website: controlledaggressionpodcast.com Tarheel Canine Training:  www.tarheelcanine.com Youtube:  tarheelcanine Twitter: @tarheelcanine Instagram: @tarheelk9 Facebook: TarheelCanineTraining Protection Sports Website:  psak9.org Patreon:   patreon.com/controlledaggression Slideshare: Tarheel Canine     Train Hard, train smart, be safe.     Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie   Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it. 
April 16, 2020
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: What aggression is and how to see it in a dog. What it takes to solve an aggression problem in a dog. Drive theory of aggression. The dominance cycle.   Key Takeaways: Space is everything to a dog. When the dog can’t create space, the aggression is often created when they can’t get away, whether on a leash, in a car, behind a fence, etc. Growling is a good sign – the dog had the opportunity to do worse and chose not to, exhibiting bite inhibition. Don’t turn a dog who is not a biter into a biter. He might show aggression which can be scary, but that is the point. Don’t push that dog into biting. If you don’t need to take the risk, don’t take the risk. You have to be smart about what you are doing if you’re going to try for rehabilitation. If you have a dangerous dog, understand what you’re dealing with.     "You have to understand the skill level of the people that are handling the dog. Take a mitigation plan that’s far less complicated and far easier to execute over a theoretically perfect plan that’s almost impossible to execute, because execution is ideal here." —  Jerry Bradshaw     Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com   Contact Jerry: Website: controlledaggressionpodcast.com Tarheel Canine Training:  www.tarheelcanine.com Youtube:  tarheelcanine Twitter: @tarheelcanine Instagram: @tarheelk9 Facebook: TarheelCanineTraining Protection Sports Website:  psak9.org Patreon:   patreon.com/controlledaggression Slideshare: Tarheel Canine     Train Hard, train smart, be safe.     Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie   Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.     
April 2, 2020
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw and Pat Stuart discuss: The challenge of training a PSA dog and acquiring strong dogs on an island continent. What is going on with IACP and how it represents a full spectrum of training. NePoPo® dog training and how the fusion of negative and positive reinforcement strengthens your training.  Primacy of results and taking whatever amount of time it takes to train is worth your while to do.   Key Takeaways: There is a lot of legislation that may come with good intentions, but also may be a double-edged sword that can be used against you, especially as may be subjectively interpreted. There is strength in numbers, especially in representation.  Nepopo training teaches the dog pressure in the learning phase to prepare for corrections later on so the dog knows how to turn off the pressure by performing the behavior they already know.  Be understanding of when something works, there’s a reason something works. It’s important to be eyes open and understanding and realize that every dog and every situation is individual.   "If you want to be able to continue doing what you do, you need to join a group that will help support that and help represent you in doing that." —  Pat Stuart   Join IACP (International Association of Canine Professionals) here: CanineProfessionals.com   Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com   Connect with Pat: Twitter: @canineparadigm Facebook: The Canine Paradigm Instagram: @thecanineparadigm Website: OperantCanine.com.au Show: The Canine Paradigm YouTube: The Canine Paradigm Patreon: The Canine Paradigm   Contact Jerry: Website: controlledaggressionpodcast.com Tarheel Canine Training:  www.tarheelcanine.com Youtube:  tarheelcanine Twitter: @tarheelcanine Instagram: @tarheelk9 Facebook: TarheelCanineTraining Protection Sports Website:  psak9.org Patreon:   patreon.com/controlledaggression Slideshare: Tarheel Canine     Train Hard, train smart, be safe.     Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie   Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.   
March 19, 2020
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: How COVID-19 restrictions will affect business and conferences. Money shocks for small businesses and government agencies. The upcoming cash-crunch reality for many people and businesses. Taking smart, reasonable precautions during turbulent times.   Key Takeaways: During this turbulent time, there may be monetary reallocations for a lot of businesses and government agencies. Be careful about overextending and taking on new expenditures at this time. Start planning how you can diversify your income streams to help assist with long term plans. There’s nothing you can do about what’s happening around you, you do have control over how you choose to respond.     "Be attentive to what is going on. Talk about it, don’t allow all the fear to run around in your head." —  Jerry Bradshaw   Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com   SBA Reference: SBA.gov/disasterassistance   Contact Jerry: Website: controlledaggressionpodcast.com Tarheel Canine Training:  www.tarheelcanine.com Youtube:  tarheelcanine Twitter: @tarheelcanine Instagram: @tarheelk9 Facebook: TarheelCanineTraining Protection Sports Website:  psak9.org Patreon:   patreon.com/controlledaggression Slideshare: Tarheel Canine     Train Hard, train smart, be safe.     Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie   Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.     
March 5, 2020
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: Orienting your dog to the person, not the equipment in training and in deployment. The purpose of a decoy and what to look for in a good decoy class. Understanding engagement in passive and prone passive targets. Differences in training beginner, intermediate, and advanced dogs in passive engagement.   Key Takeaways: If that becomes a habit of always helping the dog to identify the threat, you're going to have a lot of problems. You do not want the decoy to help at all if possible. It is bad practice to start helping the dogs. There is a progression to all the training you have to do. You can’t account for all the variability in a Facebook post. Behavior progression can be trained, but you can’t skip steps. Make sure you work the steps and do all the variations as much as possible.   “[Regarding staple bites] give the dog the feedback he needs when he needs it. If you wait too long, then the dog might want to go back to where it was getting all the fight before." —  Jerry Bradshaw   Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com   Contact Jerry: Website: controlledaggressionpodcast.com Tarheel Canine Training:  www.tarheelcanine.com Youtube:  tarheelcanine Twitter: @tarheelcanine Instagram: @tarheelk9 Facebook: TarheelCanineTraining Protection Sports Website:  psak9.org Patreon:   patreon.com/controlledaggression Slideshare: Tarheel Canine     Train Hard, train smart, be safe.     Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie   Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.   
February 6, 2020
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: The evolution of the availability and maturity of dogs over the last 20 years. What it means to lack experience, and mental and physical maturity in a green dog. Knowing what is a training issue and what is a deal breaker when looking at a dog. Adjusting training to fit the dog.   Key Takeaways: Dogs are not genetically programmed. You have to understand that when you are testing and training young dogs. By knowing the dog’s regime before you go to test or train them, you can better work by knowing what is familiar to them. You cannot cookie cutter what every dog you train is going to do. There is going to be a lot more variation, in young dogs, of what they need to have worked on most. Don’t underestimate the value of training. Repetitions and conditioning behaviors we want will get you the mileage you want, especially with young dogs.   "You have to bridge the context between what that dog has been used to doing and what you want them to do. And so you have to understand where he came from, you have to understand what he's seen before." —  Jerry Bradshaw   Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com   Contact Jerry: Website: controlledaggressionpodcast.com Tarheel Canine Training:  www.tarheelcanine.com Youtube:  tarheelcanine Twitter: @tarheelcanine Instagram: @tarheelk9 Facebook: TarheelCanineTraining Protection Sports Website:  psak9.org Patreon:   patreon.com/controlledaggression     Train Hard, train smart, be safe.     Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie   Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.     
January 30, 2020
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: Pros and cons of different types of leads, harness, and halters. Growing your small business and selling to law enforcement. How social media has changed the dog training industry and the view of those training in the industry. Following an individualized training program for every dog.   Key Takeaways: Don’t make generalizations about male versus female dogs. Look at each dog, and their temperament, individually as they can vary between dogs. Put yourself out there to get visibility, even if it means offering free training at appropriate times. You have to work the dog in drive that is most in evidence first. Get out there, do the work, every day. Get your repetitions in.   "The fact of the matter is, the longer you are in this field, the more you realize what you actually don’t know and how much more you really want to know." —  Jerry Bradshaw   Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com   Contact Jerry: Website: controlledaggressionpodcast.com Tarheel Canine Training:  www.tarheelcanine.com Youtube:  tarheelcanine Twitter: @tarheelcanine Instagram: @tarheelk9 Facebook: TarheelCanineTraining Protection Sports Website:  psak9.org Patreon:   patreon.com/controlledaggression Slideshare: Tarheel Canine     Train Hard, train smart, be safe.     Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie   Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.   
January 16, 2020
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:  Crossover effects for puppies and police dog training.  Balancing giving attention to the dog with creating independence.  Distance work versus safety-seeking and teaching independence.  Finding a balance between go and stop, with more bias toward the action of go.     Key Takeaways:  The dog should get attention when it works and does something productive, not just because it is seeking attention.  Bias to attention not action can form through too much obedience training.  Value distance work don’t just train your dog to safety seek.  Without balance, you will create unintended crossover effects. Balance is the key.      "You must reward the behaviors you want to see more of, withhold rewards from behaviors you want to see less of." —  Jerry Bradshaw     Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com      Contact Jerry:  Website: controlledaggressionpodcast.com  Tarheel Canine Training:  www.tarheelcanine.com  Youtube:  tarheelcanine  Twitter: @tarheelcanine  Instagram: @tarheelk9  Facebook: TarheelCanineTraining  Protection Sports Website:  psak9.org  Patreon:   patreon.com/controlledaggression        Train Hard, train smart, be safe.         Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie     Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.    
January 9, 2020
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:  The benefits of having a capacity for self-awareness and emotional intelligence, and knowing your strengths and weaknesses.  The power of patience and identifying your purpose from the beginning.  What it takes to be successful by knowing how you measure success in your business.  Loving the process and always continue learning through goal setting and achievement.  Be present and do the things that matter.     Key Takeaways:  Take the time, put in the work, and educate yourself. Never stop learning and growing and evolving.  Set goals, invest in yourself, and allow time to do its work.   Manage your growth without too much debt liability. Growth doesn’t have to be overnight. Be slow and steady and be okay with that.  No matter how good you are at what you do, you’re not as good as you think you are. You’ve got to constantly get better and evolve.  Be proactive in everything you do, from further training to client communications.  Have gratitude and give without expectation.     “Everybody starts somewhere…You're always going to start at some level of incompetence. Nobody has 20 or 30 years of experience the first day they start, and you're going to learn lessons along the way." —  Jerry Bradshaw     Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com      Contact Jerry:  Website: controlledaggressionpodcast.com  Tarheel Canine Training:  www.tarheelcanine.com  Youtube:  tarheelcanine  Twitter: @tarheelcanine  Instagram: @tarheelk9  Facebook: TarheelCanineTraining  Protection Sports Website:  psak9.org  Patreon:   patreon.com/controlledaggression        Train Hard, train smart, be safe.         Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie     Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.    
December 12, 2019
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:  Behavioral issues and dominance aggression.   How failing dogs repeatedly drives up the cost of dogs.  Avoiding confrontations.  Tips and tricks for dealing with different types of dominance aggression.     Key Takeaways:  Behavioral problems can take times to manifest, you likely won’t see them in the kennel environment.  Every police dog is just a dog – they don’t have a special god status, they are just a dog.  Forget about being alpha. Your dog doesn’t relate to you as a dog.  Stay levelheaded when dealing with a dominant dog, don’t take it personally, reward the dog when they comply.      "Gain respect from the dog using your brain not your hands." —  Jerry Bradshaw     Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com      Contact Jerry:  Website: controlledaggressionpodcast.com  Tarheel Canine Training:  www.tarheelcanine.com  Youtube:  tarheelcanine  Twitter: @tarheelcanine  Instagram: @tarheelk9  Facebook: TarheelCanineTraining  Protection Sports Website:  psak9.org  Patreon:   patreon.com/controlledaggression        Train Hard, train smart, be safe.         Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie     Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.    
November 28, 2019
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw and Brad Gillespie discuss:  Following principles, not just techniques and procedures.  Distraction is zero sum.  “Then what” not “now what.”  Balance horsepower and breaks – horsepower first.  Detection, muzzle work, and tracking.     Key Takeaways:  Always be learning – the goal is to suck less tomorrow than you do today.  If you are too worried about your dog biting your back up officers that you are not able to do your job, it becomes a problem.  Let the dog learn to learn! Let the dog want to learn!   Experience is making mistakes and learning from those mistakes.     "The behavior, ultimately, is all that matters in the end. Is it reliable? Is it repeatable? Can we use it operationally? How you got there doesn’t really matter." —  Brad Gillespie     Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com      Contact Jerry:  Website: controlledaggressionpodcast.com  Tarheel Canine Training:  www.tarheelcanine.com  Youtube:  tarheelcanine  Twitter: @tarheelcanine  Instagram: @tarheelk9  Facebook: TarheelCanineTraining  Protection Sports Website:  psak9.org  Patreon:   patreon.com/controlledaggression        Train Hard, train smart, be safe.         Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie     Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.    
November 21, 2019
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:  Needs verses wants.  Tapping into the genetic needs to create fixed action patterns.  Creating a heavily rewarded fixed action pattern.  Thinking about foundations before getting wrapped up in methodology of training.     Key Takeaways:  All dogs have needs, but the intensity of those needs can vary between the dogs.  A dog’s needs are theoretical; a dog’s wants are practical.  No matter what you think of your genetics and your breeding program, good quality puppy raising from the time they are born until they go to their home matters.  Dogs look at the world as a probability distribution.     "What we really want are not needs. What we really need to focus on are wants. These are how to take these needs, these biological needs, and craft them, through training, to serve our purposes. When we take a need and create a want, now we have something that really can serve our purposes." —  Jerry Bradshaw     Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com      Contact Jerry:  Website: controlledaggressionpodcast.com  Tarheel Canine Training:  www.tarheelcanine.com  Youtube:  tarheelcanine  Twitter: @tarheelcanine  Instagram: @tarheelk9  Facebook: TarheelCanineTraining  Protection Sports Website:  psak9.org  Patreon:   patreon.com/controlledaggression        Train Hard, train smart, be safe.         Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie     Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.      
November 14, 2019
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: Why to train targeting in police dogs. Using fendeds in training. Training secondary targets. How to decoy the dog while training targeting and fendeds.   Key Takeaways: Create a dog that has a habit to bite in a place and doesn’t have to make decisions at the last minute. Be patient when teaching secondary targets – the dog will often not recognize it as a target at first. Repetition is the key – the dog will get faster, more confident, and more fluid the more you practice. Notate the targeting training in your training records.   "We are trying to create a dog that doesn’t think when he comes in for a bite. What we are trying to do is create a muscle memory habit in the dog." —  Jerry Bradshaw   Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com   Contact Jerry: Website: controlledaggressionpodcast.com Tarheel Canine Training:  www.tarheelcanine.com Youtube:  tarheelcanine Twitter: @tarheelcanine Instagram: @tarheelk9 Facebook: TarheelCanineTraining Protection Sports Website:  psak9.org Patreon:   patreon.com/controlledaggression     Train Hard, train smart, be safe.     Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie   Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.  
October 31, 2019
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: The purpose of muzzle training. How to install muzzle-wearing behavior in your dog. Best practices for targeting training – both primary and secondary. Properly fitting the muzzle on your dog & types of muzzles.   Key Takeaways: Muzzle work is neither a necessary nor a sufficient condition to biting for real. Dogs are used to knowing they can control the world through their mouths – muzzles aren’t comfortable for them and it takes time to get them used to having a muzzle on. Work with a decoy who really understands how to build good muzzle work. Muzzle work can be disorienting. Be careful about how you physically handle the dog when you’re training.   "The same biting behavior that we have painstakingly taught him over months and months and months is still going to be used. Don’t just allow the dog to go anywhere and everywhere and be sloppy about how he bites – this is biting without biting. We want the dog to use the same muscle memory, the same process to understand muzzle work that we do bite work on the bite suit." —  Jerry Bradshaw   Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com   Contact Jerry: Website: controlledaggressionpodcast.com Tarheel Canine Training:  www.tarheelcanine.com Youtube:  tarheelcanine Twitter: @tarheelcanine Instagram: @tarheelk9 Facebook: TarheelCanineTraining Protection Sports Website:  psak9.org Patreon:   patreon.com/controlledaggression     Train Hard, train smart, be safe.     Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie   Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.   
October 24, 2019
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:  The negative space in training that will be addressed later on in training.  How to decide what to prioritize and what to purposefully leave out for the time being.  Creating a balance between handler focus and independence.  Decreased age in the desirability of police dogs compared to previous years.     Key Takeaways:  Get the dogs hunting so you can experience how they are functioning in their environments.  Teaching the final response too early on will condition the lesson that it revolves around obedience, not about what they can find in the hunt.  You can always turn the volume down on the intensity later on, but you can’t always turn it back up.  Understanding the temperament of an individual dog lets you know what you can do with that dog in training and the best way to train them.     "I fear a lot people end up putting too much pressure on the dogs in the trained final response portion of training because they don’t actually get to hunt a lot in the presence of the handler, they don’t get to hunt a lot around people." —  Jerry Bradshaw     Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com      Contact Jerry:  Website: controlledaggressionpodcast.com  Tarheel Canine Training:  www.tarheelcanine.com  Youtube:  tarheelcanine  Twitter: @tarheelcanine  Instagram: @tarheelk9  Facebook: TarheelCanineTraining  Protection Sports Website:  psak9.org  Patreon:   patreon.com/controlledaggression        Train Hard, train smart, be safe.         Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie     Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.    
October 17, 2019
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:  Commonalities and differences between tracking and trailing.  What tracking is and what it isn’t.  Training a dog that is easy to read as he is tracking.  Tips and tricks for laying a track and evolving the track as your dog progresses.     Key Takeaways:  Tracking or trailing is tacking to you danger – ask yourself, how do you want to be taken into danger?  Train and work on fundamentals more often – go back to basics, compartmentalize your training, tighten up the training that way.  When luring with food, make sure it is significant enough to entice, but not too much to satiate after only a couple tracks.  Do not put jackpots at the end of the track, that encourages speed, not finding the track.     "You can make some good arguments as to why a particular method might be preferred. A lot of that’s going to come down to handler preference of how they want to work their dog, tactical advantage, as well as what your dog is well adapted to." —  Jerry Bradshaw     Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com      Contact Jerry:  Website: controlledaggressionpodcast.com  Tarheel Canine Training:  www.tarheelcanine.com  Youtube:  tarheelcanine  Twitter: @tarheelcanine  Instagram: @tarheelk9  Facebook: TarheelCanineTraining  Protection Sports Website:  psak9.org  Patreon:   patreon.com/controlledaggression        Train Hard, train smart, be safe.         Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie     Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.  
October 8, 2019
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:  The expert paradox and how it prevents learning.  Sacrificing in order to continue your education.  Asking good questions, how to ask those questions, and being in a place to receive.  Learning from mistakes and being attentive to what you’re doing     Key Takeaways:  Sometimes you have to play around with the theory yourself before you start to understand the theory.  Take every opportunity you can to listen and to learn.  Asking good questions takes practice and refinement.  Lessons learned through failure are the most important – it gives you a point of reference for the future.  Everything you do or do not accomplish is on you – if you don’t do the work, it’s your fault.     "Everything in life is about being proactive." —  Jerry Bradshaw     Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com      Contact Jerry:  Website: controlledaggressionpodcast.com  Tarheel Canine Training:  www.tarheelcanine.com  Youtube:  tarheelcanine  Twitter: @tarheelcanine  Instagram: @tarheelk9  Facebook: TarheelCanineTraining  Protection Sports Website:  psak9.org  Patreon:   patreon.com/controlledaggression        Train Hard, train smart, be safe.         Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie     Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it. 
September 30, 2019
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw and Aaron Kemp discuss:  What it takes to run a dog training business.  The sacrifices needed to start and run a successful business in the first five years.  Handling dogs with fear aggression.  Reintroducing the newly trained dog with their owner.     Key Takeaways:  Bonding with the dog before training them makes it so much easier, especially if there is aggression.  Dogs want predictability in their environment. As trainers, you can create that for them.  Tackle on stimuli one at a time, don’t just overload an anxious, stressed dog with fear aggression.  You need a lot of positive interactions, trust building, and exposures to work with fear aggression. It’s not impossible, but it does take commitment.     "The importance of bonding with the dog and getting that relationship really can’t be understated." —  Aaron Kemp     Contact Aaron:  Website: SuperiorCanine.ca  Email: Aaron@SuperiorCanine.ca    Twitter: @superior_canine  Instagram: @superiorcanineinc  Facebook: Superior Canine     Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com      Contact Jerry:  Website: controlledaggressionpodcast.com  Tarheel Canine Training:  www.tarheelcanine.com  Youtube:  tarheelcanine  Twitter: @tarheelcanine  Instagram: @tarheelk9  Facebook: TarheelCanineTraining  Protection Sports Website:  psak9.org  Patreon:   patreon.com/controlledaggression        Train Hard, train smart, be safe.         Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie     Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.  
September 23, 2019
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:  Techniques and tools for teaching puppies proper biting.  Obedience work and neutrality for sport dogs versus police dogs.  Training outs and recalls with and without equipment or contact.  Balancing precision and coverage in detection with off-leash detection.     Key Takeaways:  Every puppy is different and what you do for training in the first year is dependent on the puppy.  Teach young dogs how to hunt. Let them express their hunt drive and be willing to work it.  There is nothing wrong with having extra heeling behaviors in your pocket for different situations.  Not everything in dog training is all or nothing.      "Dog training is not religion. It’s not the same for every single dog." —  Jerry Bradshaw        Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com      Contact Jerry:  Website: controlledaggressionpodcast.com  Tarheel Canine Training:  www.tarheelcanine.com  Youtube:  tarheelcanine  Twitter: @tarheelcanine  Instagram: @tarheelk9  Facebook: TarheelCanineTraining  Protection Sports Website:  psak9.org  Patreon:   patreon.com/controlledaggression        Train Hard, train smart, be safe.         Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie     Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.    
September 16, 2019
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: The growth of PSA internationally and an update on upcoming events. The future of protection training and sports with changes in international law due to organizations such as PETA. Recommendations for solo training and those without access to clubs. Creating a PSA club culture for the best outcomes for handlers, dogs, and decoys.   Key Takeaways: We need an international meeting of the worlds best known trainers to come together and make a position statement to preserve the right to train dogs effectively and efficiently. Dogs need limits and corrections. High level working dogs, and pet dogs, need limits set on their lives. Train the dog that’s in front of you, don’t hold out for the podium dog. Don’t rush, especially when things are complicated.   "You have to read the rulebook and understand the rulebook and understand where the latitude exists for things to be done a little bit differently. That’s where you can come up with interesting scenarios; that’s where judges come up with interesting scenarios." —  Jerry Bradshaw   Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com   Contact Jerry: Website: controlledaggressionpodcast.com Tarheel Canine Training:  www.tarheelcanine.com Youtube:  tarheelcanine Twitter: @tarheelcanine Instagram: @tarheelk9 Facebook: TarheelCanineTraining Protection Sports Website:  psak9.org Patreon:   patreon.com/controlledaggression     Train Hard, train smart, be safe.     Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie   Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.
August 5, 2019
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     Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com      Contact Jerry:  Website: controlledaggressionpodcast.com  Tarheel Canine Training:  www.tarheelcanine.com  Youtube:  tarheelcanine  Twitter: @tarheelcanine  Instagram: @tarheelk9  Facebook: TarheelCanineTraining  Protection Sports Website:  psak9.org  Patreon:   patreon.com/controlledaggression        Train Hard, train smart, be safe.         Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie     Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.    
July 29, 2019
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:         The importance of quality decoy work in training suspect encounters.         Complex behavior chains as a story.         The critical nature of hide placement and multiple suspects.         Variations in hot searches, warm searches, and cold searches.   Key Takeaways:         The searching piece can be irrelevant if you don’t have a proper start.         Using multiple entry points makes the site a new picture for the dog.         Be systematic, use a line to create a level of boundary with the dog so you can clear the rooms closest first.         Don’t stack too many variables on top of each other. Make sure the dogs get big wins during training.         Pick the best dog that’s available for you at the time, no matter what it looks like, what breed it is, what gender it is.   "I don’t believe in one-and-done. When you’re working on building searches you must do multiple repetitions, just like when you’re doing tracking." —  Jerry Bradshaw   Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com   Contact Jerry: Website: controlledaggressionpodcast.com Tarheel Canine Training:  www.tarheelcanine.com Youtube:  tarheelcanine Twitter: @tarheelcanine Instagram: @tarheelk9 Facebook: TarheelCanineTraining Protection Sports Website:  psak9.org Patreon:   patreon.com/controlledaggression     Train Hard, train smart, be safe.     Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie
July 15, 2019
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:  Prerequisites and sound fundamentals for having a sound building search.  Muzzle desensitization and dead equipment neutrality.  Passive and active suspect encounters.  Finding balance in your searching.     Key Takeaways:  You want a proper start – the dog needs to understand what it is doing in any particular search.  Generalize the dog’s response to finding a subject in the search, you don’t want them to be surprised by finding someone.  Make sure the dog understands that passivity equals threat.  If you wouldn’t do it in detection, don’t do it in bite work.     "You, as the handler, have no control over when your dog perceives a threatening encounter. Based on how we train these dogs and their capacity for prey work, one of the things we have to keep in mind is that we don’t control what that dog perceives in any given moment." —  Jerry Bradshaw     Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com      Contact Jerry:  Website: controlledaggressionpodcast.com  Tarheel Canine Training:  www.tarheelcanine.com  Youtube:  tarheelcanine  Twitter: @tarheelcanine  Instagram: @tarheelk9  Facebook: TarheelCanineTraining  Protection Sports Website:  psak9.org  Patreon:   patreon.com/controlledaggression        Train Hard, train smart, be safe.         Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie     Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.    
July 1, 2019
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw and Brad Smith discuss:  Brad’s professional journey to becoming one of the leading subject matter experts on SWAT and K9.  The S.K.I.D.D.S. and CATS programs at K9TacOps.  The differences between civilian SWAT and military canine units.  Major tactical errors Brad sees regularly in tactical deployments.     Key Takeaways:  A patrol operation and a SWAT operation should be the same as far as how you search.  Take what you learn in classes, then go back and teach others in your department.   Keep everything slow and deliberate – it is safer for everyone involved in a search.  Never stop learning – things are evolving and changing and there is always something new that can be learned.     "You’ve got to do some sort of socialization before you jump right into the searches." —  Brad Smith     Connect with Brad:    Website: K9TacOps.com  Book: K9 Tactical Operations for Patrol and SWAT & K9’s in the Courtroom     Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com      Contact Jerry:  Website: controlledaggressionpodcast.com  Tarheel Canine Training:  www.tarheelcanine.com  Youtube:  tarheelcanine  Twitter: @tarheelcanine  Instagram: @tarheelk9  Facebook: TarheelCanineTraining  Protection Sports Website:  psak9.org  Patreon:   patreon.com/controlledaggression        Train Hard, train smart, be safe.         Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie     Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.    
June 10, 2019
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw, Pat Stuart, Glenn Cooke, Janet Edwards, and Shawn Edwards discuss: Cannibalism in the industry is about lack of support in the industry for each other. The call-out culture of social media and the effect it has on the dog training industry. Creating community and an international family with dog sports. Training sports as a proofing ground for all types of dog training. How to handle social media, controversy, online trolls, and bad advice.   Key Takeaways: There is a power in joining forces and speaking up on issues, not just trying to handle everything individually. Without the ability to communicate with one another, there will be no ability to combat the nonsense of the training industry. Without the sports, you wouldn’t have the canines for military and police work. As a trainer, have a great relationship with your local veterinarians. You have different skills and, together, can best serve the animals. We need to do something now to stop cannibalizing each other.   "If you stop the tools, then you stop the progress of the dog sports. If you stop the progress of the dog sports, people lose interest in taking their dogs out and being obedient. Then there’s lack of control all over the place and government legislation starts stepping in." —  Glenn Cooke     Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com     Contact Pat & Glenn:   Podcast: The Canine Paradigm   Contact Shawn & Janet: Website: StatelineCanine.com   Contact Jerry: Website: controlledaggressionpodcast.com Tarheel Canine Training:  www.tarheelcanine.com Youtube:  tarheelcanine Twitter: @tarheelcanine Instagram: @tarheelk9 Facebook: TarheelCanineTraining Protection Sports Website:  psak9.org Patreon:   patreon.com/controlledaggression     Train Hard, train smart, be safe.       Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie   Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.   
May 15, 2019
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: Real deployment versus training behaviors from the handler and the dog. Pitfalls to avoid for the best street readiness. The power of a good decoy and the detriment of a poor decoy. Areas that are necessary for deep practice.   Key Takeaways: Tactics are meant to increase the probability of survivability in any engagement.   Deployability and readiness starts at selection. Train for a level that surpasses your certification skill levels.   You want to teach engagement as a habit. You don’t want the dog to have to make a decision.   "Structure your dog so they don’t have to make decisions about not biting somebody. Keep the tool in the right frame of mind. Keep them safe from having to make too many decisions. Keep them safe from having to make too much discrimination." —  Jerry Bradshaw   Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com     Contact Jerry: Website: controlledaggressionpodcast.com Tarheel Canine Training:  www.tarheelcanine.com Youtube:  tarheelcanine Twitter: @tarheelcanine Instagram: @tarheelk9 Facebook: TarheelCanineTraining Protection Sports Website:  psak9.org Patreon:   patreon.com/controlledaggression     Train Hard, train smart, be safe.       Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie   Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.   
May 14, 2019
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: Real deployment versus training behaviors from the handler and the dog. Pitfalls to avoid for the best street readiness. The power of a good decoy and the detriment of a poor decoy. Areas that are necessary for deep practice.   Key Takeaways: Tactics are meant to increase the probability of survivability in any engagement. Deployability and readiness starts at selection. Train for a level that surpasses your certification skill levels. You want to teach engagement as a habit. You don’t want the dog to have to make a decision.   "Structure your dog so they don’t have to make decisions about not biting somebody. Keep the tool in the right frame of mind. Keep them safe from having to make too many decisions. Keep them safe from having to make too much discrimination." —  Jerry Bradshaw   Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com   Contact Jerry: Website: controlledaggressionpodcast.com Tarheel Canine Training:  www.tarheelcanine.com Youtube:  tarheelcanine Twitter: @tarheelcanine Instagram: @tarheelk9 Facebook: TarheelCanineTraining Protection Sports Website:  psak9.org Patreon:   patreon.com/controlledaggression Train Hard, train smart, be safe.   Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it. 
April 29, 2019
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw and Nathan Hall discuss: Nathan’s background and research interests in canine olfaction. The cocktail method of training detection. Psuedo scents and the research behind them. The ever-growing list of questions that comes up as you continue research and the further need for research in canine olfaction. Variations in your training samples.   Key Takeaways: We don’t know enough about the threshold of olfaction Train the dog to what you want them to find. Look at actual data. It is easy to see a success story, but the data will tell what’s actually happening. If you don’t set yourself to be wrong, then you’re not doing science.   "The dog is a dynamic system, they are constantly learning." —  Nathan Hall   Contact Nathan: Bio: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/afs/people/nathan-hall/ LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathaniel-hall-78306516/   Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com     Contact Jerry: Website: controlledaggressionpodcast.com Tarheel Canine Training:  www.tarheelcanine.com Youtube:  tarheelcanine Twitter: @tarheelcanine Instagram: @tarheelk9 Facebook: TarheelCanineTraining Protection Sports Website:  psak9.org Patreon:   patreon.com/controlledaggression     Train Hard, train smart, be safe.       Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie   Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.   
April 15, 2019
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw and Debbie Zappia discuss: Debbie’s story and how she got into the sport world. The evolution of Schutzhund and how it is expressed in IPG. The conception of American Schutzhund and breed testing. The relationship between American Schutzhund and PSA.   Key Takeaways: Political pressure has changed the way that dog sports have changed over the years. There will be over 40 exercises for each club to choose from and the results will be recorded for each dog for breed test purposes. There will be updates to American Schutzhund from IPO or original Schutzhund to keep the skills relevant and important. Without good judges you don’t have a sport – not a sport that is equal to all. American Schutzhund is completely inclusive – you can be in other types of clubs and organizations as well as American Schutzhund.   "We don’t know if we’re going to be successful or not, we may fail. What we do know is this: we’re not sitting around complaining, we’re actually trying to do something. We’re working hard, we’re trying to put an organization together that’s going to make our vision a reality. What we can promise, is we’re going to continue to fight for the betterment of all of our respective breeds." —  Debbie Zappia   Contact Debbie:   Facebook: American Schutzhund Email: DZappia300@aol.com   Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com     Contact Jerry: Website: controlledaggressionpodcast.com Tarheel Canine Training:  www.tarheelcanine.com Youtube:  tarheelcanine Twitter: @tarheelcanine Instagram: @tarheelk9 Facebook: TarheelCanineTraining Protection Sports Website:  psak9.org Patreon:   patreon.com/controlledaggression     Train Hard, train smart, be safe.       Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie   Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it. 
April 8, 2019
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: The difference in responses between defense mood and prey mood. The problems that can occur when a dog can’t channel defense to prey. Why defense work is inherently stressful for the dog. Good and bad behaviors from the decoy in defense to prey channeling. Adjusting intensity and duration during each element of the defensive channel.   Key Takeaways: We must do what we can to try and teach the dog that fighting is always the strategy and always the way that it will win confrontations. Think of channeling to prey as relief from stress. Fights ebb and flow, drive channeling is the key to allowing the dog to think in those situations. The avoidance threshold isn’t a fixed amount, it will trend upwards over time as we train the dog that he can handle the stress in higher and higher amounts. Stress accumulates, without relieving the stress, the dog’s avoidance threshold may lower over time.   "What we need to get the dog to understand is, when he wins the fight, he can calm down. By channeling defense to prey, the return to prey mood signals to the dog that he’s winning or he’s won and he can concentrate on those obedience commands." —  Jerry Bradshaw   Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com   Contact Jerry: Website: http://controlledaggressionpodcast.com/ Tarheel Canine Training: http://www.tarheelcanine.com/ Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tarheelcanine Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarheelcanine Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tarheelk9/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TarheelCanineTraining Protection Sports Website: http://psak9.org/ Patreon:  www.patreon.com/controlledaggression     Train Hard, train smart, be safe.     Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie   Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.    
March 25, 2019
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: What a drive profile is and what it means for you and your dog. Starting your dog in the right drive for that dog. What drive channeling is and why it is so important. Steps you can take to channel the drives from prey to defense. Two key variables of putting pressure on a dog – intensity and duration.   Key Takeaways: Experience plays a role when you’re evaluating a dog. It is up to the dog to decide if something is threatening or not threatening. An experienced, good decoy can make all the difference. The dog must see reactions from you as the decoy. Drive channeling is the foundation that is missing in a lot of dogs when it comes to not getting the outs we want them to have.   "You cannot control when your dog goes into defense. If your dog goes into defense and does not understand how to function in that space, does not understand how to function in that mood, what you’re going to end up with is a dog that might avoid, despite the fact that he is a powerful dog, a strong dog." —  Jerry Bradshaw   Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com   Contact Jerry: Website: http://controlledaggressionpodcast.com/ Tarheel Canine Training: http://www.tarheelcanine.com/ Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tarheelcanine Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarheelcanine Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tarheelk9/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TarheelCanineTraining Protection Sports Website: http://psak9.org/ Patreon:  www.patreon.com/controlledaggression     Train Hard, train smart, be safe.     Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie   Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.  
March 18, 2019
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: Types of table work and pros and cons of different types. Testing dogs on things that can be trained. Knowing what your goals for testing are before you start testing. Handler involvement versus independence in detection training. The malleability of green dogs versus the experience of titled dogs.   Key Takeaways: A barkbox can keep a behavior very forward focused which can then be transported into different scenarios. You want to test some natural drives and instincts and what the dog’s nerves are. Learn what is a deal breaker in testing and what can be trained. The mobile aspect of dogs is really the most important part in detection. Equipment, such as a muzzle, can queue a dog in the same way that a bite suit can.   "Reward more. Just because you are out there [in the mock trial or training] doesn’t mean it’s all about corrections. Reward those good behaviors, make sure you isolate good things that are happening and let the dog know he is doing it correctly." —  Jerry Bradshaw   Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com   Contact Jerry: Website: http://controlledaggressionpodcast.com/ Tarheel Canine Training: http://www.tarheelcanine.com/ Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tarheelcanine Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarheelcanine Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tarheelk9/ & https://www.instagram.com/tk9fire/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TarheelCanineTraining Protection Sports Website: http://psak9.org/ Patreon:  www.patreon.com/controlledaggression     Train Hard, train smart, be safe.     Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie   Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.  
March 5, 2019
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: Having a system of training you are going to embrace. Understanding the dance between dog and decoy. Keep an eye toward your goal during training. The power of experience and questions in education. Knowing and understanding your framework.   Key Takeaways: Have a system with which to train your dog, don’t just rely on mimicry. Understand the system you’re going to retrain your dog in before starting the training. Consider changing the language your dog is trained in when you go back to the basics. There’s nothing wrong with starting over with your dog, even if the dog is a bit older  Develop a framework for your obedience and keep it simple at first. It doesn’t have to be super complicated.   "Being a student is not a passive enterprise. It is incumbent upon the student to be a part of the education process." —  Jerry Bradshaw   Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com   Contact Jerry: Website: http://controlledaggressionpodcast.com/ Tarheel Canine Training: http://www.tarheelcanine.com/ Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tarheelcanine Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarheelcanine Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tarheelk9/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TarheelCanineTraining Protection Sports Website: http://psak9.org/ Patreon:  www.patreon.com/controlledaggression    Train Hard, train smart, be safe.     Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie   Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it. 
February 25, 2019
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:         What to look for in a detection dog.         Benefits of teaching hunting first.         Eyeing detection washouts earlier with direct reward systems.         Understanding action patterns and how they fit into detection training.   Key Takeaways:         The hunting drive should be of primary importance.         Build the action pattern strongly, final response is an obedience pattern that can be taught later.         A stop and stare is going to degrade.         When working a large quantity of dogs, not all are going to be the 1% unicorn dogs.   "If you want to develop the best possible hunting, you really have to focus on developing the best possible action pattern." —  Jerry Bradshaw   Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com   Contact Jerry: Website: http://controlledaggressionpodcast.com/ Tarheel Canine Training: http://www.tarheelcanine.com/ Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tarheelcanine Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarheelcanine Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tarheelk9/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TarheelCanineTraining Protection Sports Website: http://psak9.org/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ControlledAggressionPodcast/creators & https://www.patreon.com/user/overview?u=12751896 Article: Direct v. Indirect Detection Protocols   Train Hard, train smart, be safe.     Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie   Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.
February 18, 2019
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:         Scent detection, scent discrimination, scent identification, and scent association.         Fixed action patterns and species typical behaviors and routines.         Reward density and schedules in olfaction training.         Overshadowing, blocking, and compound odors.         Extinction, generalization, and discrimination.   Key Takeaways:         Fixed action patterns must be rehearsed.         Variable reward will help keep the motivation high.         Pay attention to the density of reward in training and how it compares to the density of reward in real deployments.         Try not to allow the dog to go to final response on a detractor.         If you’re going to train any detection dogs, proofing is of the utmost importance   "It is important to realize that detection is a really complex science and art. Understanding these behavioral concepts that apply to detection are really going to allow you, as a handler and as a trainer, to better understand how your dog works and how to troubleshoot problems." —  Jerry Bradshaw   Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com   Contact Jerry: Website: http://controlledaggressionpodcast.com/ Tarheel Canine Training: http://www.tarheelcanine.com/ Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tarheelcanine Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarheelcanine Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tarheelk9/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TarheelCanineTraining Protection Sports Website: http://psak9.org/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ControlledAggressionPodcast/creators & https://www.patreon.com/user/overview?u=12751896   Train Hard, train smart, be safe.     Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie   Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.
February 11, 2019
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:         Understanding the e-collar and how to use it well.         The differences between leash and collar versus an e-collar.         Providing clear communication to your dog.         Proper fitting of the e-collar.         How to find the correct stimulation level and type for your dog.   Key Takeaways:         The e-collar can be used as either positive punishment or negative reinforcement or both.         Prime a behavior first with positive reinforcement before using negative reinforcement.         Take the dogs behavior into consideration – are they understanding and still refusing, or are they confused and not sure what you are asking of them?         Train in a system, don’t just start with no idea of what you’re doing.         Every dog will feel the stimulation differently, so play with the settings on various types of collars to find the correct working level for your dog.   "The electronic collar is not a problem-solving device. However, properly used, it can be integrated into your training." —  Jerry Bradshaw   Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com   Contact Jerry: Website: http://controlledaggressionpodcast.com/ Tarheel Canine Training: http://www.tarheelcanine.com/ Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tarheelcanine Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarheelcanine Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tarheelk9/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TarheelCanineTraining Protection Sports Website: http://psak9.org/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ControlledAggressionPodcast/creators & https://www.patreon.com/user/overview?u=12751896   Train Hard, train smart, be safe.     Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie   Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.
January 28, 2019
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:         Handling distractions and the fluidity of training a dog.         The future of dogs in the current political climate and the changes of legalizing marijuana.         Overcoming challenges of training sport/protection dogs.         Training a PSA dog versus training a police dog, similarities and differences.   Key Takeaways:         Working with other people, especially seasoned trainers, can help as you are training your dog.         It takes a lot of time – people expect immediate results and that’s not how it works.         Don’t take yourself too seriously or compare yourself with others.         Be committed to your training. Be patient and work through problems.   "If you put the work in, you see the results." —  Jerry Bradshaw   Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com   Contact Jerry: Website: http://controlledaggressionpodcast.com/ Tarheel Canine Training: http://www.tarheelcanine.com/ Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tarheelcanine Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarheelcanine Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TarheelCanineTraining Protection Sports Website: http://psak9.org/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ControlledAggressionPodcast/creators & https://www.patreon.com/user/overview?u=12751896   Train Hard, train smart, be safe.     Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie   Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.
January 21, 2019
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:         The mechanics of a good bite.         Picking the correct sleeves for the level of the dog.         How a sleeve can be used in other types of training.         Getting the correct equipment, even if it is means going to different manufacturers to get the different types of equipment.   Key Takeaways:         Dogs that are taught to push, instead of pull, when encountering stress are going to be more successful in a street fight.         Everything is a piece of equipment – sleeves, bite suits, hidden sleeves, etc.         As a trainer, be aware of where the dog needs to start and don’t go backwards in your progressions.         Make the problem of where to bite easier for the dog to avoid choice paralysis - don’t be in a hurry to get on a bite suit if the dog’s not ready yet.   "Sleeves are designed to teach the mechanics of biting." —  Jerry Bradshaw   Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com   Contact Jerry: Website: http://controlledaggressionpodcast.com/ Tarheel Canine Training: http://www.tarheelcanine.com/ Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tarheelcanine Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarheelcanine Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TarheelCanineTraining Protection Sports Website: http://psak9.org/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ControlledAggressionPodcast/creators & https://www.patreon.com/user/overview?u=12751896   Train Hard, train smart, be safe.     Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie   Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.
January 14, 2019
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:         The story of K9 Kira – the dual purpose Malinois.         The importance of proper training in defense.         Increasing the realism in your scenario training to increase a dog’s street worthiness.         Having a purpose to the training you are doing and understanding what the dog needs to become the strongest dog it can.   Key Takeaways:         Dogs can get bored with the training if you are doing the same thing over and over with no variation.         Prey drive is the drive of confidence. Threat is the trigger for defense.         Changing from defense to prey to defense repeatedly during training teaches the dog about the ebb and flow of the fight.         The reason a dog wants to fight a man, is because they learn they are successful when they fight a man. There’s no drive for fighting, fighting is taught.   "Decoys have to be really keen, paying close attention, as they do civil aggression. It’s so important for the dog to understand the story that you, as the decoy, are telling back to them, but then you must read the story that the dog is telling you." —  Jerry Bradshaw   Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com   Contact Jerry: Website: http://controlledaggressionpodcast.com/ Tarheel Canine Training: http://www.tarheelcanine.com/ Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tarheelcanine Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarheelcanine Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TarheelCanineTraining Protection Sports Website: http://psak9.org/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ControlledAggressionPodcast/creators & https://www.patreon.com/user/overview?u=12751896   Train Hard, train smart, be safe.     Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie   Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.
December 17, 2018
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:         Understanding learning theory, types of conditioning, and systems of training.         Creating a habit so strong that it will hold up to distractions.         Consistency takes knowledge, effort, and discipline.         Having a picture in your mind of what is expected, and holding to that standard.         Reward is what replicates the habit.   Key Takeaways:         If you are struggling with certification level performance, you need to consider reaching out to get some additional help.         If you don’t understand theory about how a dog learns, you’re going to run into a difficulty in trying to teach a dog anything         Never abandon your training progression just to see what the dog will do.         When you have inconsistent training, you have inconsistent behaviors.         People who lack goal directed behavior become depressed. Dogs also have goal directed behavior.   "In the grand scheme of things, when you give a command, it happens." —  Jerry Bradshaw   Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com   Contact Jerry: Website: http://controlledaggressionpodcast.com/ Tarheel Canine Training: http://www.tarheelcanine.com/ Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tarheelcanine Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarheelcanine Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TarheelCanineTraining Protection Sports Website: http://psak9.org/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ControlledAggressionPodcast/creators & https://www.patreon.com/user/overview?u=12751896 Article: http://www.tarheelcanine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/WDM_i6_Scientific-Approach-Off-Leash-Control.pdf   Train Hard, train smart, be safe.     Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie   Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.
December 10, 2018
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:         Key temperament traits that give information on how to train the dogs most effectively.         The levels of pubic sociability and how it impacts a protection or police dog.         Classifications of a dog’s nerves – their adaptability to change.         The big 3 drives: prey, social, and defense.         What people believe to be fight drive, why it might appear as a drive, and why it is not a drive   Key Takeaways:         In the dog world, distance means everything.         There will always be some relative weaknesses and some relative strengths. Look at what are going to be willing to work with as a trainer and what the dog is going to be doing.         In drives you find basis for motivation.         The harder the dog, the more motivational you have to be. The softer the dog, the more compulsion will have the desired effect.   "Temperament characteristics are so important because they have meaning for how we train our dogs." —  Jerry Bradshaw   Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com   Contact Jerry: Website: http://controlledaggressionpodcast.com/ Tarheel Canine Training: http://www.tarheelcanine.com/ Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tarheelcanine Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarheelcanine Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TarheelCanineTraining Protection Sports Website: http://psak9.org/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ControlledAggressionPodcast/creators & https://www.patreon.com/user/overview?u=12751896   Train Hard, train smart, be safe.     Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie   Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.
December 3, 2018
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: 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.   Key Takeaways: Pay attention to what other people are doing. Don’t just train the finished product. Break down your routines into small pieces and practice the elements you want to be better at. If you’re going too fast, you will not be able to pay attention to the little errors that are needing to be corrected. Pick mentors who still get their hands dirty, training actively and developing their talents.   "Take every opportunity to observe training. Get your hands on dogs, it could be as a handler, it could be as a decoy, it could be watching training or being a part of training, being a backup person, while somebody else is running their dog. Maximize your potential from every hour you spend in training." —  Jerry Bradshaw Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com   Contact Jerry: Website: http://controlledaggressionpodcast.com/ Tarheel Canine Training: http://www.tarheelcanine.com/ Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tarheelcanine Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarheelcanine Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TarheelCanineTraining Protection Sports Website: http://psak9.org/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ControlledAggressionPodcast/creators & https://www.patreon.com/user/overview?u=12751896   Book Recommendation: The Talent Code: Greatness Isn’t Born. It’s Grown. Here’s How. By Daniel Coyle   Train Hard, train smart, be safe.     Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie   Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.
November 26, 2018
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:         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, age appropriate.   Key Takeaways:         For green dogs, everything changes within a short period of time, sometimes only a couple days.         Scarcity rules everything in the world of dogs.         Don’t be afraid to take the dogs to a secondary location during testing to see how they react to the new situation.         Watch the dog’s response during all aspects of testing, including starts, stops, and transitions.         You want the dog to be able to meet aggression with aggression.   "The goal is to see, first, does the dog have the drives in evidence, are they present, and what are the intensity of those drives. You want both prey and defense present and intense. If you have that, you’ve got a lot." —  Jerry Bradshaw   Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com   Contact Jerry: Website: http://controlledaggressionpodcast.com/ Tarheel Canine Training: http://www.tarheelcanine.com/ Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tarheelcanine Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarheelcanine Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TarheelCanineTraining Protection Sports Website: http://psak9.org/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ControlledAggressionPodcast/creators & https://www.patreon.com/user/overview?u=12751896   Train Hard, train smart, be safe.     Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie   Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.
November 19, 2018
Balancing Independence & Handler Focus in Obedience   In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:         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 the balance of independence and focus.   Key Takeaways:         Learning a new task, and successive repetition of the task, creates new neural pathways in the brain.         Habits that become deeply practiced become sharper and harder to extinguish.         Have balance in your training.         You don’t have to do everything in the first 6 months of the dog’s life.         Understand temperament and how it plays into training methodology.   "If we look at the symptom of lacking independence, the cause can be both too much pressure or just too much motivational engagement with the dog. You can’t tell the difference from the outside unless you know how that dog was trained as a puppy." —  Jerry Bradshaw   Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com   Book Referral: The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle   Contact Jerry: Website: http://controlledaggressionpodcast.com/ Tarheel Canine Training: http://www.tarheelcanine.com/ Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tarheelcanine Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarheelcanine Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TarheelCanineTraining Protection Sports Website: http://psak9.org/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ControlledAggressionPodcast/creators & https://www.patreon.com/user/overview?u=12751896   Train Hard, train smart, be safe.     Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie   Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.
November 12, 2018
Better Decoying for Police K9 and Sport   In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: 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.   Key Takeaways: Know your training progressions and skills progressions to best train the dog. There is more to learning to be a decoy than just experience. Search out other opportunities to learn, whether from video or books or seminars, not just experience. Be predictable and systematic in your training. Understand successive approximation. Everything you do in front of the dog must have a purpose. Teach young dogs that they win every single fight. Teach the dog that they control everything.     "There’s no 'shoulds' in dog training, there’s just what is with that particular dog." —  Jerry Bradshaw   Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com     Contact Jerry: Website: http://controlledaggressionpodcast.com/ Tarheel Canine Training: http://www.tarheelcanine.com/ Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tarheelcanine Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarheelcanine Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TarheelCanineTraining Protection Sports Website: http://psak9.org/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ControlledAggressionPodcast/creators & https://www.patreon.com/user/overview?u=12751896   Train Hard, train smart, be safe.       Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie   Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it. 
November 5, 2018
Fallacies, Cognitive Biases, & Paradoxes in Dog Training   In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: 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.   Key Takeaways: There is no such thing as a master trainer. Just because something is popular, doesn’t mean it’s the “only” way to do something. There aren’t only two options in training. It’s not an either/or situation. Train a variety of ways to prepare for different scenarios. Don’t ignore the probability factor in dog training.   "There are many, many things that we understand as absolute states, and expertness is not one of them. If you are attached to lifelong learning, you can still learn something new that will make you a better trainer in the end." —  Jerry Bradshaw   Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com   Contact Jerry: Website: http://controlledaggressionpodcast.com/ Tarheel Canine Training: http://www.tarheelcanine.com/ Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tarheelcanine Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarheelcanine Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TarheelCanineTraining Protection Sports Website: http://psak9.org/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ControlledAggressionPodcast/creators & https://www.patreon.com/user/overview?u=12751896   Train Hard, train smart, be safe.     Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie   Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it. 
October 29, 2018
PSA Q&A Clubs, Trial Prep & More!     In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:  -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.     Key Takeaways:  -Get a club started, put yourself out there, and you will start to get traction. -Just because a dog is a good sport dog, does not mean it will necessary be a good police dog. They are two different fields completely. -Don’t judge other trainers based on the outcome of a trail, you don’t know what their dog is like. -Don’t over train weak areas. Balance weak areas with stronger areas to give your dog the greatest chance of avoiding the anticipation.     "You really have to focus on the dog at hand that you are training. There is no one set of guidelines." —  Jerry Bradshaw     Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com      Contact Jerry:  Website: http://controlledaggressionpodcast.com/  Tarheel Canine Training: http://www.tarheelcanine.com/  Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tarheelcanine  Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarheelcanine  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TarheelCanineTraining  Protection Sports Website: http://psak9.org/  Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ControlledAggressionPodcast/creators     Train Hard, train smart, be safe.         Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie     Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.     
October 22, 2018
Training Framework Part 2 - Protection     In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:  -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.     Key Takeaways:  -Don’t race through your foundation just to get to skills. -You need to know what your end goal is when going into training. -Start your training in the dog’s strongest natural drive. -Proximity is a big part of threat – if it’s not close, it’s not a threat. -Fights ebb and flow, the dog needs to be able to flow from defense to prey because that’s when he fully learns.     "It doesn’t really matter whether you’re training an IPO dog, or a PSA dog, or a police dog, the foundational work you must do in order to have a well-developed protection dog is pretty much the same." —  Jerry Bradshaw     Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com      Contact Jerry:  Website: http://controlledaggressionpodcast.com/  Tarheel Canine Training: http://www.tarheelcanine.com/  Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tarheelcanine  Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarheelcanine  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TarheelCanineTraining  Protection Sports Website: http://psak9.org/  Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ControlledAggressionPodcast/creators     Train Hard, train smart, be safe.         Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie     Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.  
October 15, 2018
NE Street Tactics Keynote – Be Good Not Lucky     In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:  ·         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 maintain. You are responsible for your training outcomes.  ·         Learning more. Invest in and learn what you are doing and how it applies to your dog.     Key Takeaways:  ·         You can have poor tactics but good luck and have success. That doesn’t mean you’ve been doing something good. Poor tactics and bad luck can lead to tragedy.  ·         If you’re going to make big mistakes, do it in training. Take constructive criticism and learn from those mistakes.  ·         Train how you fight – you can’t train at a 6 and run 10+ on a deployment and expect the same results.  ·         Don’t let ego drive you. It’s okay to not do everything that everybody else does. It’s okay to back up on your training and go through training progression. It’s okay if your dog isn’t ready for something right away.  ·         Know your weaknesses, but don’t take your strengths for granted.     "It boils down to knowledge and options. If you have good tactics, lots of options in deployment, and knowledge of the situations that you’re going into, you can increase the probability of success." —  Jerry Bradshaw     Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com     Contact Jerry:  Website: http://controlledaggressionpodcast.com/  Tarheel Canine Training: http://www.tarheelcanine.com/  Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tarheelcanine  Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarheelcanine  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TarheelCanineTraining  Protection Sports Website: http://psak9.org/     Train Hard, train smart, be safe.        Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie     Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.  
October 8, 2018
Training Framework Part 1 - Obedience     In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:  ·         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 - and classical – learning through association).  ·         The five schedules of reinforcement – fixed ratio, variable ratio, fixed interval, variable interval, and random.     Key Takeaways:  ·         Having a framework, and a conceptual understanding, for training allows you to go back a few steps in training if needed as you understand the training progression.  ·         Once you have a framework, then look at what behaviors you need to plug in and train within the framework.  ·         Tangible rewards are meaningful. We can manage those tangible rewards so it is a variable reward, but don’t take away rewards for only praise.  ·         The dog needs to learn there’s not just a reward for doing a behavior, but there is also a consequence for not doing the behavior.  ·         You must teach the dog how to resolve the behavior of non-compliance.  ·         Both motivation and compulsion, used properly, are key elements to the training progression.     "You’ve got a framework, within that framework you’ve got your training progressions. Your framework gives you the big view, the macro view. The progressions give you the micro view of all the individual things that you have to train. And then together you have to look at that and compartmentalize your training." —  Jerry Bradshaw     Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com     Contact Jerry:  Website: http://controlledaggressionpodcast.com/  Tarheel Canine Training: http://www.tarheelcanine.com/  Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tarheelcanine  Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarheelcanine  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TarheelCanineTraining  Protection Sports Website: http://psak9.org/     Train Hard, train smart, be safe.        Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie     Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.  
October 1, 2018
Thriving in the Dog Business     In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:  -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 things down to their component parts. Take your ideas and break them down into actionable pieces.  -The importance of relationships and communication. Be kinder to one another, be more grateful, and be the person you want to be.  -Metrics on which you can measure your business, other than just money.     Key Takeaways:  -Take a personal inventory of your competitive advantages. What can you do particularly well that you can bring into the endeavor that you are going to undertake?  -A lot of the skills you need to know when starting your business can be learned.  -Go into your day with a plan of what you need to get done.  -We are living in a world where people expect quick communication. Be quick, responsive, and efficient in how you use your time every day.  -Learn from failure. Be resilient. Think about those things that you are grateful for every day.  -Thriving in the dog business is all about making the best relationships you can possibly make."     "Do those things that are going to gain you knowledge and put you in positions where you want to be, in front of people you want to be in front of (people you want to learn from, potential customers, whatever it may be).” —  Jerry Bradshaw     Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com        Contact Jerry:  Website: http://controlledaggressionpodcast.com/  Tarheel Canine Training: http://www.tarheelcanine.com/  Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tarheelcanine  Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarheelcanine  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TarheelCanineTraining  Protection Sports Website: http://psak9.org/     Train Hard, train smart, be safe.        Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie     Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.
September 24, 2018
Training the Recall in Patrol & PSA     In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:  -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, temperaments, and styles.  -How the different skills all fit together and build upon each other.     Key Takeaways:  -If you can master the out on command, redirects, and recall exercises, you will worry less about certification and more about scenarios.  -If you haven’t done something in training, your dog will likely not doing it in patrol. If the dog freezes or does not properly engage, don’t ask what’s wrong with your dog, ask what’s wrong with the training.  -If you see hesitation, increase your reward density.  -You can table some of the training for a while, leave it for later, and figure out what cues the dog is picking up on and anticipating, and go back later fresh.  -Keep variety in your training. Make it easier for the dog to listen to your words than to anticipate the situation.     "If you expect the dog to give something up…you’ve got to give him something, a reward, for doing that." —  Jerry Bradshaw     Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com     Contact Jerry:  Website: http://controlledaggressionpodcast.com/  Tarheel Canine Training: http://www.tarheelcanine.com/  Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tarheelcanine  Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarheelcanine  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TarheelCanineTraining  Protection Sports Website: http://psak9.org/     Train Hard, train smart, be safe.        Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie     Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it   
September 17, 2018
Jason Johnson – Project K9 Hero    In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw and Jason Johnson discusses:  ·         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 on.  ·         The Cargo Screening Initiative and how the detection is changing and where it is going.     Key Takeaways:  ·         When working dogs are retired from government, they do not have a retirement fund to help with their medical bills regardless of what they do during their career. Project K9 Hero is striving to honor these dogs and ensure the best quality of life for them.  ·         Train in your operational environment to give the dogs the best opportunity to work on the operations.  ·         Don’t necessarily discount a training reward type. There are positives and negatives to both food rewards and toy rewards. Learn what works with your dog. Consider using both.  ·         We should use dogs more proactively, rather than reactively, to increase the safety around the world.     "If we want to be a secure nation, we’ve got to step up our K9 game. K9 explosive detection plays an integral role in that." — Jason Johnson       Contact Jason:  Twitter: @ProjectK9Hero  Facebook: Project K-9 Hero  Website:  www.projectk9hero.org  Book: K9 Flash Becomes a Hero  Instagram: @projectk9hero  LinkedIn: Jason Johnson        Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com        Contact Jerry:  Website: http://controlledaggressionpodcast.com/  Tarheel Canine Training: http://www.tarheelcanine.com/  Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tarheelcanine  Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarheelcanine  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TarheelCanineTraining  Protection Sports Website: http://psak9.org/     Train Hard, train smart, be safe.        Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie     Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.
September 10, 2018
Police Dog Q&A: Targeting, Outs, and Street Readiness     In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:  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.     Key Takeaways:  Teach primary and secondary target areas for biting.  Choice paralysis tends to come when dogs don’t have the muscle memory of targeting and they have too many decisions to make.  Understand proper technique to remove the dog in a bite situation.  Patrol is the one thing that we cannot practice before the first real bite happens.  Repetition is key. You want to train in and create the habits in the dogs.     "All we can do is train, train, train, train, train to increase the probability that on that first deployment that dog is going to engage properly.” —  Jerry Bradshaw     Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com     Contact Jerry:  Website: http://controlledaggressionpodcast.com/  Tarheel Canine Training: http://www.tarheelcanine.com/  Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tarheelcanine  Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarheelcanine  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TarheelCanineTraining  Protection Sports Website: http://psak9.org/     Train Hard, train smart, be safe.        Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie     Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.  
September 3, 2018
Keys to Narcotics Detection Success     In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:  ·         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 behavior.     Key Takeaways:  ·         If you can’t do it in training, don’t expect your dog to be able to do it correctly in deployment situations.  ·         Pay attention to what you’re doing – where you start, where you stop, where you turn around. Know when you need to prioritize efficiency or precision.  ·         Have pre-detection rituals. It will help prevent a decline in behavior when on the road.  ·         When it’s safe, don’t be afraid to work off leash.  ·         Don’t be your own worst enemy in training. Trust your dog, allow them freedom to work. Don’t let yourself become a handicap to your dog.     "Trust your training, if your training is good. Trust your dog. If you can’t do those two things when you’re on a deployment, then you need to go back and work on the behaviors that are causing you to not have trust in your dog when you deploy him." —  Jerry Bradshaw     Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com     Contact Jerry:  Website: http://controlledaggressionpodcast.com/  Tarheel Canine Training: http://www.tarheelcanine.com/  Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tarheelcanine  Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarheelcanine  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TarheelCanineTraining  Protection Sports Website: http://psak9.org/     Train Hard, train smart, be safe.        Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie     Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.  
August 27, 2018
Redirected Bites   In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: 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   Key Takeaways: Redirects are a precursor to out and return as well as the recall/call-off command Do rewards in heel position as much as possible Training is not about an “always” or “never”, things can change based on the scenario Don’t be in such a hurry to get rid of the leash, it can be a great training tool   "It’s a process of successive approximation. Don’t get worried if the dog doesn’t do it perfectly the first time." —  Jerry Bradshaw   Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com    Contact Jerry: Website: http://controlledaggressionpodcast.com/ Tarheel Canine Training: http://www.tarheelcanine.com/ Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tarheelcanine Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarheelcanine Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TarheelCanineTraining Protection Sports Website: http://psak9.org/   Train Hard, train smart, be safe.      Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie   Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.     
August 20, 2018
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:   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  Key Takeaways:   You can teach your dog to both out and guard and out and return  There is a training progression that everybody has to follow  You must understand how to work your dog in defense and ensure they have a strong training foundation. Remember, this is all a progression.  Use firm, audible commands. Don’t yell, but don’t whisper.     "It’s the reward that makes it reliable. It’s not the fear of getting corrected. The correction is how we teach that dog to understand that you must let go. Ultimately, the idea of the variable reward is what keeps them going.”  —  Jerry Bradshaw      Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com       Contact Jerry:   Website: http://controlledaggressionpodcast.com/   Tarheel Canine Training: http://www.tarheelcanine.com/   Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tarheelcanine   Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarheelcanine   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TarheelCanineTraining   Protection Sports Website: http://psak9.org/      Train Hard, train smart, be safe.          Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie      Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.           
August 13, 2018
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:   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 of training all components of a scenario from beginning to end  Key Takeaways:   You can use the scenario to train both the handler and the dog – what the handler does is just as important as what the dog does Having good decoys is very important – they need to be able to read the dogs and not push them into avoidance   Start the training early, get the dog used to seeing some of the elements they will train on later such as back up neutrality and ground work, and threat acquisition  Assume the dog will make errors, identify the most likely places those errors will occur, and be ready to bail out into a training mindset     "Scenario training really should be, not just dressing up and gearing up and going through the same old stale certification type training, but how we can make our training more realistic, as it looks to the dog, as well as more realistic in terms of what we’re going to see when we deploy our dogs." —  Jerry Bradshaw     Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com    Contact Jerry: Website: http://controlledaggressionpodcast.com/ Tarheel Canine Training: http://www.tarheelcanine.com/ Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tarheelcanine Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarheelcanine Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TarheelCanineTraining Protection Sports Website: http://psak9.org/   Train Hard, train smart, be safe.      Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie   Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it. 
August 9, 2018
PSA2 & PSA3 from the Judge’s Perspective      In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:   ·         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     Key Takeaways:   ·         Practice with others on and around the field. Get your dog used to seeing other people during events and finding you even with others around.  ·         Train & master the art of neutrality to avoid negative anticipation or losing focus  ·         Prepare for various decoy scenarios and distraction scenarios – be creative as nearly anything goes in PSA3  ·         PSA2 is all about recalls, anticipation, and impulse control     "The neutrality is extremely important...You're trying to fight the anticipation...and work on the impulse control.” —  Jerry Bradshaw   Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com       Contact Jerry:   Website: http://controlledaggressionpodcast.com/   Tarheel Canine Training: http://www.tarheelcanine.com/   Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tarheelcanine   Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarheelcanine   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TarheelCanineTraining   Protection Sports Website: http://psak9.org/      Train Hard, train smart, be safe.         Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie     Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.
August 6, 2018
PDC and PSA1 from a Judge’s Perspective   In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: 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 Key Takeaways: Train a level above to best prepare for the level you are on. Quality matters - including consistency, precision, and fast command execution Train for all scenarios, even if they will not all be used (such as the 5 Surprise Scenarios as seen on the website) Train for the unexpected – bad throws, different types of distractions, and variations on types of distractions (i.e. different types of cans used for can curtains)     "The key here is to identify all the skills your dog needs to have." —  Jerry Bradshaw Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com    Contact Jerry: Website: http://controlledaggressionpodcast.com/ Tarheel Canine Training: http://www.tarheelcanine.com/ Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tarheelcanine Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarheelcanine Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TarheelCanineTraining Protection Sports Website: http://psak9.org/   Train Hard, train smart, be safe.    Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie   Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.     
July 30, 2018
Steps to K9 Unit Success    In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:  ·         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.  Key Takeaways:  ·         Do more than the minimum in service training. ·         Give your unit proper detection training aids. ·         Give your unit consistent training: invest in a k9 unit trainer. ·         Provide the right equipment for controlled aggression. ·         Protect your investment.   "Experience does not equal quality." —  Jerry Bradshaw  Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com     Contact Jerry:  Website: http://controlledaggressionpodcast.com/  Tarheel Canine Training: http://www.tarheelcanine.com/  Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tarheelcanine  Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarheelcanine  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TarheelCanineTraining  Protection Sports Website: http://psak9.org/    Train Hard, train smart, be safe.       Show notes by Podcastologist Jessie Taylor    Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it. 
July 23, 2018
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:  ·        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 can make him unclear is drive neutrality, and how to train it. ·        Component training skills and how to add in drive capping and neutrality. ·        Hot, cold, and warm starts for your dog in searches. Key Takeaways:  ·        Prepare for the tests that you're going to have on the streets, if you do you will also be prepared for the certification tests.  ·        There are a variety of things that can trigger your dogs to threats, and neutrality training can make the dogs more clear-headed. ·        Drive Neutrality training is a form of systematic desensitization training.  ·        Identify the stimulus and the threshold of the triggers to do drive neutrality training.  ·        Reward your dog for individual behaviors of composure around stimuli.   ·        Good drive capping and neutrality training leads to better K9 Clarity and this better control of your dog in release work, recalls, and reduces the chances of accidental bites.   "Police dogs have to view regular people as targets of opportunity." —  Jerry Bradshaw  Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com     Contact Jerry:  Website: http://controlledaggressionpodcast.com/  Tarheel Canine Training: http://www.tarheelcanine.com/  Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tarheelcanine  Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarheelcanine  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TarheelCanineTraining  Protection Sports Website: http://psak9.org/    Train Hard, train smart, be safe.       Show notes by Podcastologist Jessie Taylor    Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it. 
July 16, 2018
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. Key Takeaways: Taking notes and paying attention while being trained will really help you in the future. When you have problems you just have to keep at it and not give up. Look back on failures and decide what you can do better in the future. Early life experiences can really help you throughout training.   "It takes a lot of training to be able to make an impact and say something that's worth saying." —  Jerry Bradshaw Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com   Contact Jerry: Website: http://controlledaggressionpodcast.com/ Tarheel Canine Training: http://www.tarheelcanine.com/ Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tarheelcanine Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarheelcanine Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TarheelCanineTraining Protection Sports Website: http://psak9.org/   Contact Aaron: Email: Aaron@superiorcanine.ca   Train Hard, train smart, be safe.     Show notes by Podcastologist Jessie Taylor   Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it. 
July 9, 2018
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: 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 channeling while training your dog. Key Takeaways: Changing training environment can dramatically affect your dog. Focus on the dog's weakness's early instead of waiting. The suit is a more defensive way of training. You have to have grip done properly so you can balance everything else out properly.   "Once your grip development is where you want it to be then you can focus a little bit more of your sessions on targeting." —  Jerry Bradshaw Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com   Contact Jerry: Website: http://controlledaggressionpodcast.com/ Tarheel Canine Training: http://www.tarheelcanine.com/ Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tarheelcanine Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarheelcanine Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TarheelCanineTraining Protection Sports Website: http://psak9.org/   Train Hard, train smart, be safe.     Show notes by Podcastologist Jessie Taylor   Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it. 
July 1, 2018
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: 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. Key Takeaways: When a police dog bites you it is shocking and will help bring someone down. Environment/Training matters when training a dog to grip, not just "genetics." Use opposition reflex training as part of teaching grip. Don't let your dog develop bad griping habits.   "When the dog feels the burning in his mouth he wants to take the first opportunity to get to a better grip position." —  Jerry Bradshaw Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com   Website: http://controlledaggressionpodcast.com/ Tarheel Canine Training: http://www.tarheelcanine.com/ Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tarheelcanine Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarheelcanine Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TarheelCanineTraining Protection Sports Website: http://psak9.org/   Train Hard, train smart, be safe.     Show notes by Podcastologist Danielle Taylor   Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it. 
June 24, 2018
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:    ·         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?   Key Takeaways:   ·         Surround yourself with experienced mentors, with a track record of achievement in PSA.  ·         Have decoys  work with your dog sooner rather than later. ·         No training is better than bad training. ·         Always manage the correction and reward frequencies to peak before trial.   "With really good genetics and really good potential comes a responsibility to bring that out of the dog." —  Jerry Bradshaw    Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com     Website: http://controlledaggressionpodcast.com/  Tarheel Canine Training: http://www.tarheelcanine.com/  Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tarheelcanine  Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarheelcanine  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TarheelCanineTraining  Protection Sports Website: http://psak9.org/    Train Hard, train smart, be safe.       Show notes by Podcastologist Jessie Taylor    Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it. 
June 18, 2018
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   There are 4 Levels in PSA: Entry- PDC Protection Dog Certificate- Sleeve division and Suit Division Carjack, Handler Attack, Courage test all need to pass at 75% or better. PSA 1, 2, and 3, with 3 as the elite level In 19 years there have only been 20 dogs make it to PSA level 3   "[PSA] clubs are a place where people can get together, share knowledge, work together and be able to train regularly. New clubs are encouraged, build it and they will come. " —  Jerry Bradshaw   Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com   Website: http://controlledaggressionpodcast.com/ Tarheel Canine Training: http://www.tarheelcanine.com/ Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tarheelcanine Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarheelcanine Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TarheelCanineTraining Protection Sports Website: http://psak9.org/     Upcoming events where Jerry will be speaking: June 16-17, 2018 - Barry, Ontario, CA- PSA handling and training seminar June 19, 2018-  Barry, Ontario, CA Canadian Police K9 Association Seminar    June 30, 2018 - Vancouver BC, University of the Frasier Valley, PSA Precision handling July 1, 2018- Police K9 High risk deployment seminar   July 16-18 Speaker at The Working Dog Magazine Conference in St. Louis- Scenario Training, Skills Transitions   Aug. 20-21, 2018- Johannesburg South Africa- High Risk Deployment Seminar Aug. 24, 2018 PSA Decoy Camp Aug. 25-26, 2018 PSA Trail    Train Hard, train smart, be safe.     Show notes by Podcastologist Danielle Taylor   Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.   
June 18, 2018
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. 90% of certifications do not do anything to predict whether a dog will engage on the street.   Key Takeaways: Having Police K9's who fail to engage is unsafe, but the context is important. Handlers don't always know how to choose the right dog to train because they're not trainers. Active, involved cops are going to get some "Use of Force" complaints. If you don't have any, maybe you're not the most aggressive officer. Daily training is critical. 8-16 hrs/month done over a few days each month is not enough.   "If you do not have a productive police officer, putting a K9 with him is going to amplify his non-productivity." —  Jerry Bradshaw   Upcoming events where Jerry will be speaking: June 16-17, 2018 - Barry, Ontario, CA- PSA handling and training seminar June 19, 2018-  Barry, Ontario, CA Canadian Police K9 Association Seminar    June 30, 2018 - Vancouver BC, University of the Frasier Valley, PSA Precision handling July 1, 2018- Police K9 High risk deployment seminar   July 16-18 Speaker at The Working Dog Magazine Conference in St. Louis- Scenario Training, Skills Transitions   Aug. 20-21, 2018- Johannesburg South Africa- High Risk Deployment Seminar Aug. 24, 2018 PSA Decoy Camp Aug. 25-26, 2018 PSA Trail    Relevant articles to reference from today's episode:   K-9 Cop Magazine article: Simple-Lure Reward System   Balancing Independence with Handler Focus in Sport and Police Dogs   Restraining Canine Drives-Capping And Neutrality Part 1   Restraining Canine Drives- Capping And Neutrality Part 2   Working Dog Magazine - Drive Neutrality for Police Dogs     Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com   Website: http://controlledaggressionpodcast.com/ Tarheel Canine Training: http://www.tarheelcanine.com/ Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tarheelcanine Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarheelcanine Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TarheelCanineTraining Protection Sports Website: http://psak9.org/   Train Hard, train smart, be safe.     Show notes by Podcastologist Danielle Taylor   Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it. 
June 16, 2018
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    Key Takeaways: The show will discuss all aspects of canine training for professional dog trainers The podcast will include some interviews with key people in the training industry Many episodes will be recorded from exotic locations Please subscribe, rate and review   "If you're a K9 handler we want you to listen in when we're talking about sports, if you're a sport handler we want you to be listening in when we're talking about things that are relevant to K9 handlers" —  Jerry Bradshaw Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com   Website: http://controlledaggressionpodcast.com/ Tarheel Canine Training: http://www.tarheelcanine.com/ Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tarheelcanine Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarheelcanine Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TarheelCanineTraining Protection Sports Website: http://psak9.org/   Train Hard, train smart, be safe.     Show notes by Podcastologist Danielle Taylor   Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it.   
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