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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.

Controlled Aggressio‪n‬ Jerry Bradshaw

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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.

    Defense Training Basics - Avoiding Avoidance

    Defense Training Basics - Avoiding Avoidance

    In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:
    The importance of working dogs in defense, without creating avoidance.  Pre-avoidance behaviors and how to read and manage them.  The role of a skilled decoy in defense training basics.  Understanding the dog is going to do what it has been trained to do. Addressing strengths in a puppy and working in those strong drives.  
    Key Takeaways:
    When you’re working with a dog, you have to adjust your behavior, in real-time, to avoid creating an avoidance situation.  You have to change your attitude immediately if your dog doesn’t engage. Take him out of the situation and do everything you can to avoid creating the phobia of the situation.  In PSA, if your dog is not confident working in defense, you will see it in the carjacking scenario or on the handler attack.  Reward is a very powerful thing if you're going to pressure your dog. It will teach him how to handle stress from you; it's going to teach him how to handle stress generally.  
    "If you don't work the defensive side of the dog, you may encounter one day or a suspect puts your dog in defense and your dog doesn't know how to handle the situation. Better to tackle it before it happens and understand how to do it." —  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-as.org
    Patreon:   patreon.com/controlledaggression
    Slideshare: Tarheel Canine
    Calendly: calendly.com/tarheelcanine
     
    Sponsors: 
    ALM K9 Equipment: almk9equipment.com
    PSA & American Schutzhund: psak9-as.org
    Tarheel Canine: tarheelcanine.com
     
     
    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. 

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Navigating Fears and Phobias in Working Dogs

    Navigating Fears and Phobias in Working Dogs

    In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:
    Timing the puppy training early and with directed purpose and handling the fear periods in dogs.   Habituation, spontaneous recovery, sensitization, and learned irrelevance.   When to reorient and when to address fears.  Understanding your dog’s phobias to learn how to solve the problem.  Common fears and phobias seen in police and sport dogs.    
    Key Takeaways:
    Too many people restrict social and experiential learning in puppies during the critical stages of development out of fear.  As a decoy, as a handler, as anyone working with a young dog, you need to be attentive to what you’re doing and always be surveying your environment to avoid unintended consequences.  Avoid creating a problem that doesn’t already exist. Take a systematic approach to expose your dog to everything they need to be exposed to.  Generally, fear periods are short-lived. Take your dog into more familiar places, more natural spaces, where it’s not going to encounter a lot of things that are going to be super unusual or might provoke a fearful response.  
    "I have a phobia about creating phobias. I don't want to create a phobia in my dog, because the road is going to be super long to try and systematically desensitize to any type of stimuli that's been created as an avoidance response." —  Jerry Bradshaw
     
    Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com
     
    Book Reference: 
    The Decoy Book by William Garrido - amazon.com/Decoy-Book-Collaborations-Some-Industry/dp/B08T6YGWSD


    Handbook of Applied Dog Behavior and Training by Stephen R. Lindsay - 
    amazon.com/Handbook-Applied-Behavior-Training-Vol/dp/0813807549
     
    Excel-erated Learning by Pamela J. Reid - 
    amazon.com/Excel-erated-Learning-Explaining-plain-English/dp/1888047070
     
    Contact Jerry:
    Website: controlledaggressionpodcast.com
    Tarheel Canine Training:  www.tarheelcanine.com
    Youtube:  tarheelcanine
    Twitter: @tarheelcanine
    Instagram: @tarheelk9
    Facebook: TarheelCanineTraining
    Protection Sports Website: psak9-as.org
    Patreon:   patreon.com/controlledaggression
    Slideshare: Tarheel Canine
    Calendly: calendly.com/tarheelcanine
     
    Sponsors: 
    PSA & American Schutzhund: psak9-as.org
    ALM K9 Equipment: almk9equipment.com
    Tarheel Canine: tarheelcanine.com
     
     
    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. 

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Fixing Grip Issues in Sport and Police Dogs

    Fixing Grip Issues in Sport and Police Dogs

    In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:
    How the grip can vary depending on the sport you’re training for.  What it means to have a bad grip and why different ways bad grip may manifest. Teaching your dog to be unsatisfied with any bite that is not at the back of the mouth.  Teaching the basic fundamentals from a young age, including social interaction and teaching the dog to work with other trainers.  Taking the proper time through progressions and not pushing too hard too fast.   
    Key Takeaways:
    A firm grip is more important than a calm grip. We want the dog to default to a full grip, all the way back to the back teeth.   Genetics provides a capacity, but the training can enhance or ruin what the genetics are bringing to the table.  Give your dog something challenging to bite. A lot of busy grips come from a failure to challenge the grip and give the dog something they can bite successfully.  Challenging the grip is one of the most important things you can do as you go through your training progressions.   
    "The firmness, the fullness, the hardness, those are the things that really determine the grip." —  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-as.org
    Patreon:   patreon.com/controlledaggression
    Slideshare: Tarheel Canine
     
    Sponsors: 
    ALM K9 Equipment: almk9equipment.com
    PSA & American Schutzhund: psak9-as.org
    Tarheel Canine: tarheelcanine.com
     
     
    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. 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Becoming a Better K9 Entrepreneur

    Becoming a Better K9 Entrepreneur

    In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:
    The power of just showing up and investing in the outcome with a manageable solution strategy. Book references for being a better K9 entrepreneur.  What it means to be effective in your life and business.  Planning for the future and investing in yourself and diversifying your business.  Reflecting on life and doing the best that we can with our decisions.   
    Key Takeaways:
    Do a little something every single day towards your goal and watch that success breed upon itself.  You are not a victim and at the mercy of the society in which you live. You are capable of high achievement if you are proactive, and not reactive.  Listen to understand. It is okay for you to be quiet and not just be waiting to make your point.  Pay attention to what you are doing with your money and assets. Is it working for you or is it working against you?  Take calculated risks and be willing to fail then learn from that failure.  If you don’t take any risks, you will never succeed.   
    "I don't understand why anybody who's in the dog training space, doesn't do competition. Some of the best trainers that I know are in competitions. Because it teaches you how to bounce back from failures, it teaches you that sometimes you have to find five different ways to try and get your dog to do something, until you find the one way that really sticks." —  Jerry Bradshaw
     
    Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com
     
    Book References:
    The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven R. Covey - https://www.amazon.com/Habits-Highly-Effective-People-Powerful/dp/0743269519
    Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki - https://www.amazon.com/Rich-Dad-Poor-Teach-Middle/dp/1612680194
    The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss - https://www.amazon.com/4-Hour-Workweek-Escape-Live-Anywhere/dp/0307465357
    12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson - 
    https://www.amazon.com/12-Rules-Life-Antidote-Chaos/dp/0345816021
     
    Contact Jerry:
    Website: controlledaggressionpodcast.com
    Tarheel Canine Training:  www.tarheelcanine.com
    Youtube:  tarheelcanine
    Twitter: @tarheelcanine
    Instagram: @tarheelk9
    Facebook: TarheelCanineTraining
    Protection Sports Website: psak9-as.org
    Patreon:   patreon.com/controlledaggression
    Slideshare: Tarheel Canine
    Calendly: calendly.com/tarheelcanine
     
    Sponsors: 
    ALM K9 Equipment: almk9equipment.com
    PSA & American Schutzhund: psak9-as.org
    Tarheel Canine: tarheelcanine.com
    Koru K9: KoruK9.com
     
    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. 

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Building Grips in Young Dogs

    Building Grips in Young Dogs

    In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:
    Laying a good foundation for bite work from a young age.  Using a flirt pole to emulate prey action to entice the puppy.  Encouraging biting with the back teeth through bite progressions.  Training before and after, but not during, teething.  Focusing on bite mechanics during all aspects of training.   
    Key Takeaways:
    The puppy needs to know, from a young age, that he is in control of the process.  A leather rag is a more slippery bite than a terrycloth roll. By using leather, it teaches the dog to lock the grip in if they want to hold and possess it.  Young dogs are super resilient. Introduce items that will become familiar to them from an early age so they can start to hear the noises that will be around.  As you progress, the more grips the dog can do per session and the longer they can hold the grip.   
    "The idea is, from the beginning, a dog needs to learn if he's going to do bite work properly, that he's in control of the whole process. It's a very operant process and he has to understand that he's going to be able to push me around, he's going to be able to manipulate me, even if I'm just coming in and trying to steal his little rag." —  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-as.org
    Patreon:   patreon.com/controlledaggression
    Slideshare: Tarheel Canine
     
    Schedule a Zoom Meeting with Jerry: calendly.com/tarheelcanine
     
    The Detection Blueprint: eventbrite.com/e/the-detection-blueprint-with-jerry-bradshaw-tickets-131458488879 
     
    Sponsors: 
    ALM K9 Equipment: almk9equipment.com
    PSA & American Schutzhund: psak9-as.org
    Tarheel Canine: tarheelcanine.com
     
     
    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. 

    • 1 hr 9 min
    William Garrido: The Focus and Passion in Dog Training

    William Garrido: The Focus and Passion in Dog Training

    In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw & William Garrido discuss:
    William’s journey into dog training and his professional journey to head trainer at Starmark Academy.  The value in working with dogs of all types and temperaments.  Continuing learning while keeping your focus and system of training.  Understanding the unchanging fundamentals.   
    Key Takeaways:
    You can learn a lot about dogs and behavior by training pet dogs. Even if you work with working dogs, there is still more to learn from pet dogs.  There is value in learning training at a school with a specific, outlined curriculum led by professionals.  Dog training is not all glamour - there is a grind and dirty and challenging aspects to it.  Fundamentals are always going to be there, that's not going to change. The scientists have done the legwork for you, you just have to understand how that applies to dog training and to learning.  
    "I see tremendous value in going to a place where there's a curriculum laid out for you, and professionals guiding you through that curriculum." —  William Garrido
     
    Contact William Garrido:
    Website: StarmarkAcademy.com 
    Email: Info@SchoolForDogTrainers.com
    Youtube: youtube.com/user/StarmarkAcademy?feature=mhum
    Flickr: flickr.com/photos/starmarkacademy
    Facebook: facebook.com/StarmarkPetProducts 
    Books: 
    Info Every Dog Trainer Should Know - https://www.amazon.com/Info-Every-Trainer-Should-Know/dp/1653816155/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&qid=1606784677&refinements=p_27%3AWilliam+Garrido&s=books&sr=1-1&text=William+Garrido Common Myths About Dogs (Debunked): For Dog Owners and Trainers - https://www.amazon.com/Common-Myths-about-Dogs-Debunked/dp/1973484676/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&qid=1606784724&refinements=p_27%3AWilliam+Garrido&s=books&sr=1-3&text=William+Garrido  
    Connect with Dog Training Is My Passion:
    Website: DogTrainingIsMyPassion.com
    Show: Dog Training Is My Passion Podcast - podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dog-training-is-my-passion/id1542561964
    Youtube: youtube.com/dogtrainingismypassion
    Instagram: instagram.com/dogtrainingismypassion
    Facebook: facebook.com/dogtrainingismypassion
     
    Reference: Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz, MD, FICS - amazon.com/Psycho-Cybernetics-Updated-Expanded-Maxwell-Maltz/dp/0399176136
     
    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-as.org
    Patreon:   patreon.com/controlledaggression
    Slideshare: Tarheel Canine
     
    Sponsors: 
    ALM K9 Equipment: almk9equipment.com
    PSA & American Schutzhund: psak9-as.org
    Tarheel Canine: tarheelcanine.com
     
     
    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. 

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

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Ledger13 ,

So much info

Such a wealth of knowledge shared. Thank you!

Pat9672 ,

Great

Truthful and informative. Thanks Jerry for doing it.

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