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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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Episodes

Intro Police K9 Hard Surface Tracking

10/17/2019
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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,...

Duration:01:17:47

Be a Great Student of Dog Training

10/8/2019
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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...

Duration:01:17:27

Aaron Kemp: Growing Your Training Business and Handling Aggression in Dogs

9/30/2019
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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...

Duration:01:12:12

Police K9 Talk, Listener Questions, and Observations

9/23/2019
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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...

Duration:01:17:09

PSA Sport Talk: Observations & Listener Questions

9/16/2019
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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...

Duration:01:18:42

Mike Simons: The Driven K9 Handler

8/5/2019
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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...

Duration:00:52:36

Proofing Building Searches – Part 2

7/29/2019
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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...

Duration:01:03:10

Proofing Building Searches - Part 1

7/15/2019
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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...

Duration:00:49:26

Brad Smith: Canine Tactical Operations and Consulting

7/1/2019
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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...

Duration:01:07:12

Cannibalism in the Dog Training Industry

6/10/2019
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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...

Duration:01:31:56

Nathan Hall PhD on the State of Canine Olfaction Research

4/29/2019
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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 olfactionTrain the dog to what you want them to find.Look at...

Duration:01:06:43

Debbie Zappia: American Schutzhund

4/15/2019
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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...

Duration:01:01:26

Defense to Prey Drive Channeling

4/8/2019
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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...

Duration:00:56:25

Prey to Defense Drive Channeling

3/25/2019
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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...

Duration:01:10:50

Civil Police Dogs, Testing and Training Green and Titled K9s

3/18/2019
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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...

Duration:00:55:13

Learning in the Dog Business

3/5/2019
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In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: Key Takeaways: "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:...

Duration:00:54:55

Direct v. Indirect Detection Protocols

2/25/2019
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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,...

Duration:00:50:02

Behavioral Concepts in Canine Olfaction

2/18/2019
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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...

Duration:00:50:27

E-Collar Training for your Police Dog

2/11/2019
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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...

Duration:01:03:15

Listener Questions on Police Dogs and PSA

1/28/2019
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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...

Duration:00:56:35