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Want to learn about K9 obedience, police dog training, learning theory and more? Jerry Bradshaw has been a sports competitor and police dog trainer for 25 years, and as the executive director of the Protection Sports Association he's been around the world competing and training K9s. Welcome to the Controlled Aggression podcast.

Want to learn about K9 obedience, police dog training, learning theory and more? Jerry Bradshaw has been a sports competitor and police dog trainer for 25 years, and as the executive director of the Protection Sports Association he's been around the world competing and training K9s. Welcome to the Controlled Aggression podcast.
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Want to learn about K9 obedience, police dog training, learning theory and more? Jerry Bradshaw has been a sports competitor and police dog trainer for 25 years, and as the executive director of the Protection Sports Association he's been around the world competing and training K9s. Welcome to the Controlled Aggression podcast.

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032: Sleeve Progressions in Police K9 Training

1/21/2019
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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...

Duration:00:32:34

031: Civil Aggression – The Story of K9 Kira

1/14/2019
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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...

Duration:00:40:35

030: Scientific Approach to Off-Leash Control

12/17/2018
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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...

Duration:00:55:54

029: Canine Temperament & Training

12/10/2018
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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...

Duration:01:07:48

028: Becoming an Expert Handler or Trainer

12/3/2018
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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...

Duration:00:42:12

027: K9 Selection

11/26/2018
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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,...

Duration:01:02:54

026: Balancing Independence & Handler Focus in Obedience

11/19/2018
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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,...

Duration:00:57:20

025: Better Decoying for Police K9 and Sport

11/12/2018
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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 practiceThe 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...

Duration:01:02:12

024: Fallacies, Cognitive Biases, & Paradoxes in Dog Training

11/5/2018
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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...

Duration:01:05:52

023: PSA Q&A Clubs, Trial Prep & More!

10/29/2018
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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...

Duration:01:07:49

022: Training Framework Part 2 - Protection

10/22/2018
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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...

Duration:01:13:47

021: NE Street Tactics Keynote – Be Good Not Lucky

10/15/2018
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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...

Duration:00:53:11

020: Training Framework Part 1 - Obedience

10/8/2018
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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...

Duration:01:27:56

019: Thriving in the Dog Business

10/1/2018
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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...

Duration:01:28:04

018: Training the Recall in Patrol & PSA

9/24/2018
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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...

Duration:01:21:42

017: Jason Johnson – Project K9 Hero

9/17/2018
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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...

Duration:01:04:21

016: Police Dog Q&A: Targeting, Outs, and Street Readiness

9/10/2018
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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...

Duration:01:11:07

015: Keys to Narcotics Detection Success

9/3/2018
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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...

Duration:01:05:50

014: Redirected Bites

8/27/2018
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Redirected Bites In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: Key Takeaways: "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:...

Duration:01:03:53

013: Training the Out on Command

8/20/2018
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In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: Key Takeaways: "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:...

Duration:01:11:06