99 episodes

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

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 25 Ratings

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.

    Holding a Standard of Behavior

    Holding a Standard of Behavior

    In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:
    Knowing what an ideal behavior looks like when you’re working every stage of progression.  Accountability and follow through.  Short, medium, and long term goals in your organized training plan.  Having proper technique and understanding reward structure for your dog.   
    Key Takeaways:
    You must hold a consistent standard of behavior to show the dog that there is no wiggle room is what you expect from them.  Allowing departures from what is expected tells the dog that there is no standard of behavior.  You have to understand how to craft a training session and understand what your goal of each training session is and how it fits into the bigger picture of your training plan.  We want to be able to articulate our assessment of how things went and that allows us to understand what we need to do moving into the next session.  
    "You have to know what an ideal state and ideal behavior looks like, whether it's a segment of behavior, or a part of a bigger behavior chain, when you're working every stage of that dog's progression. Whether you're working something in the short, medium, or long term you have to really understand what standard you want to hold that dog to, and, every single time you bring that dog out, you have to hold him to that standard of behavior." —  Jerry Bradshaw 
     
    Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com
     
    Contact Jerry:
    Website: controlledaggressionpodcast.com
    Email: JBradshaw@TarheelCanine.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: https://calendly.com/tarheelcanine 
    Tarheel Canine Seminars: https://streetreadyk9.com/ 
     
     
    Sponsors: 
    ALM K9 Equipment: almk9equipment.com
    PSA & American Schutzhund: psak9-as.org
    Tarheel Canine: tarheelcanine.com
    Superior Canine Website: https://superiorcanine.ca/ 
    Aaron’s Superior Canine Email: aaron@superiorcanine.ca 
    Superior Canine Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/superiorcanineinc 
    Superior Canine Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/superiorcanineinc/ 
     
    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 2 min
    Is Your Training Too Operant?

    Is Your Training Too Operant?

    In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:
    Classical versus operant conditioning.  Recognizing and understanding the emotional states of your dog.  How your emotions and confidence affect the emotional state of your dog.  Understanding the classical effects of your operant conditioning.  The magic in the emotions.   
    Key Takeaways:
    Most dog training starts with operant work then folds in classical conditioning.  When training with a dog, you are not working in laboratory conditions. There are other associations happening and that context needs to be taken into account.  Hunting for a toy and hunter for a man are two different things. You will draw more sustained, higher level drive when trailing with a bite at the end rather than hunting a ball or a pipe.  Be aware of what lessons you are teaching when utilizing training tools.They may be learning a classical lesson instead of the intended operant lesson.   
    "Classical conditioning will always trump operant conditioning, in certain circumstances, if those two things come into conflict." —  Jerry Bradshaw
     
    Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com
     
    Contact Jerry:
    Website: controlledaggressionpodcast.com
    Email: JBradshaw@TarheelCanine.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: https://calendly.com/tarheelcanine 
    Tarheel Canine Seminars: https://streetreadyk9.com/ 
     
     
    Sponsors: 
    ALM K9 Equipment: almk9equipment.com
    PSA & American Schutzhund: psak9-as.org
    Tarheel Canine: tarheelcanine.com
    Superior Canine Website: https://superiorcanine.ca/ 
    Aaron’s Superior Canine Email: aaron@superiorcanine.ca 
    Superior Canine Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/superiorcanineinc 
    Superior Canine Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/superiorcanineinc/ 
     
    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 24 min
    Pat Stuart: Low Level Stim E-Collar Conditioning

    Pat Stuart: Low Level Stim E-Collar Conditioning

    In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw and Pat Stuart discuss:
    Utilizing e-collars for more than just negative reinforcement.  Understanding what low-level actually means with the e-collar.  Creating learning phases and utilizing more than one tool in your training tool kit.  Negative reinforcement and positive punishment.  Activation in e-collar training.   
    Key Takeaways:
    The level of e-collar stim needs to be at a level where it doesn’t derail the dog from what he was going to do anyway.  Duration matters with e-collars, and with pressure in general. Intensity and time both matter when it comes to the pressure being applied.  The e-collar is a tool in the tool kit, not the only resource available.  E-collar requires a mental reframing. Negative reinforcement can become playful for the dog, and they cannot win with an e-collar in the same way they can with a line. Just because somebody is using a tool incorrectly does not make the tool inherently bad.   
    "I think the way that people make a dog e-collar aware is by not using the collar enough, and by that I mean not wearing it enough, not necessarily using it and being on the buttons enough." —  Pat Stuart
     
    Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com
     
    Connect with Pat:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/canineparadigm
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thecanineparadigmshow/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecanineparadigm/?igshid=rhle8hrgp6tx
    Website: https://www.operantcanine.com.au/
    Show: http://www.thecanineparadigm.com/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4i8paQFojTy25xPRAR7LoA
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thecanineparadigm
     
    Contact Jerry:
    Website: controlledaggressionpodcast.com
    Email: JBradshaw@TarheelCanine.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: https://calendly.com/tarheelcanine 
    Tarheel Canine Seminars: https://streetreadyk9.com/ 
     
     
    Sponsors: 
    ALM K9 Equipment: almk9equipment.com
    PSA & American Schutzhund: psak9-as.org
    Tarheel Canine: tarheelcanine.com
    Superior Canine Website: https://superiorcanine.ca/ 
    Aaron’s Superior Canine Email: aaron@superiorcanine.ca 
    Superior Canine Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/superiorcanineinc 
    Superior Canine Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/superiorcanineinc/ 



     
    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 34 min
    Dr. Jessalyn Klein: Dealing with Difficult People

    Dr. Jessalyn Klein: Dealing with Difficult People

    In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw and Dr. Jessalyn Klein discuss:
    Working with people with different personality types and different opinions.  Successfully dealing with a know-it-all, a boundary pusher, and others.  Setting expectations from the beginning.  Giving necessary education and managing magical thinking.  Using the DEAR MAN trick for dealing with people.   
    Key Takeaways:
    As the trainer, be willing to throw the trainee a bone, but give them the big picture and show them how what they are saying fits in (or doesn’t) with that bigger picture.  If people just want interaction, if they are paying you, they will likely drop off at some point. If they keep coming back, they likely do want to learn something even if they can’t admit it.  Be realistic, be communicative, and be upfront. Don’t lie to the client about how the training is going.  If you understand what motivates someone to behave in a certain way, then you can understand how to deal with that behavior (much like dog training).  Your job is to educate the client, not to shame them for what they don’t know.   
    "This all does come down to, ultimately, having a better educated general population with animals. Also, when you set up expectations effectively, and you and your clients are on the same page, that's going to result in meeting agreed upon goals, and they're going to be happy clients, they're going to be happy with their dogs, and happy with you as a trainer." —  Dr. Jessalyn Klein
     
    Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com
     
    Contact Jessalyn: 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessalynkleinphd/ 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jessalyn.klein/ 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drkleink9training/ 



    Contact Jerry:
    Website: controlledaggressionpodcast.com
    Email: JBradshaw@TarheelCanine.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: https://calendly.com/tarheelcanine 
    Tarheel Canine Seminars: https://streetreadyk9.com/ 
     
     
    Sponsors: 
    ALM K9 Equipment: almk9equipment.com
    PSA & American Schutzhund: psak9-as.org
    Tarheel Canine: tarheelcanine.com
    Superior Canine Website: https://superiorcanine.ca/ 
    Aaron’s Superior Canine Email: aaron@superiorcanine.ca 
    Superior Canine Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/superiorcanineinc 
    Superior Canine Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/superiorcanineinc/ 



     
    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 27 min
    Multiple Markers: Are they Necessary?

    Multiple Markers: Are they Necessary?

    In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:
    Multiple markers for different reward types.  The purpose of markers and when a marker may or may not be necessary.  Types of markers and what they indicate to your dog (even if you didn’t intend for that behavior). Reward prediction error and reward preferences.   
    Key Takeaways:
    With more rehearsal, the neurons that release dopamine activate on the expectation of reward, not when the reward is delivered. Markers create clarity in behavior.  A marker is something that calls attention to a moment in time when the dog did something that's rewardable. It allows us to bridge from behavior to reward delivery. It is not about the marker. It is about the goal directed behavior getting rewarded on a variable basis.   
    "The most important thing here is the behavior. Don't get so hung up on the marker itself, it's the behavior. Our goal as dog trainers is to create behaviors that are going to be in line with what is expected." —  Jerry Bradshaw
     
    Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com
     
    Episode References: 
    Fenzi Dog Sports Academy: https://www.fenzidogsportsacademy.com/ 
    Dr. Robert Sapolsky: https://profiles.stanford.edu/robert-sapolsky 
    Dopamine, Anticipation, & Relationships: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIRZu1dRp8Q 
     
    Contact Jerry:
    Website: controlledaggressionpodcast.com
    Email: JBradshaw@TarheelCanine.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: https://calendly.com/tarheelcanine 
    Tarheel Canine Seminars: https://streetreadyk9.com/ 
     
     
    Sponsors: 
    ALM K9 Equipment: almk9equipment.com
    PSA & American Schutzhund: psak9-as.org
    Tarheel Canine: tarheelcanine.com
    Superior Canine Website: https://superiorcanine.ca/ 
    Aaron’s Superior Canine Email: aaron@superiorcanine.ca 
    Superior Canine Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/superiorcanineinc 
    Superior Canine Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/superiorcanineinc/ 



     
    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 12 min
    Primacy of Learning, Hunt Drive, Markers, and Advice for Young Trainers

    Primacy of Learning, Hunt Drive, Markers, and Advice for Young Trainers

    In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses:
    Having a full, firm, and hard grip (which may not be calm).  Developing a hunt drive in your dog.  Working dogs on markers and having different types of markers.  How to be an active learner and advice for young trainers.  How primacy of learning applies to training.   
    Key Takeaways:
    You want a bite suit to be as form fitting as possible to allow the dog to feel the person underneath while still giving protection to the decoy.  Your dog should have a genetic predisposition to hunting. However, rehearsal and learning awakens the genetics inside of young dogs when you practice.  You have control of how you want to train on markers. You can have multiple types for different things how you choose as long as it is clear to the dog what you want them to do. Watch everything. When you are learning to train, watch others work, watch masters handle dogs. Be attentive at all times.  In training, ask questions, be kind, and pay attention.   
    "My advice for young trainers is watch everything going on around you. Be present, be attentive to training that's happening in front of you, so you can try and understand it." —  Jerry Bradshaw
     
    Get Jerry's book Controlled Aggression on Amazon.com
     
    Contact Jerry:
    Website: controlledaggressionpodcast.com
    Email: JBradshaw@TarheelCanine.com
    Tarheel Canine Seminars: https://streetreadyk9.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: https://calendly.com/tarheelcanine 
     
     
    Sponsors: 
    ALM K9 Equipment: almk9equipment.com
    PSA & American Schutzhund: psak9-as.org
    Tarheel Canine: tarheelcanine.com
    Superior Canine Website: https://superiorcanine.ca/ 
    Aaron’s Superior Canine Email: aaron@superiorcanine.ca 
    Superior Canine Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/superiorcanineinc 
    Superior Canine Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/superiorcanineinc/ 



     
    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. 

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Ledger13 ,

So much info

Such a wealth of knowledge shared. Thank you!

Pat9672 ,

Great

Truthful and informative. Thanks Jerry for doing it.

Top Podcasts In Education

Edwina Stott
Dr. Jordan B. Peterson
Rich Roll
Adele Maree
Amantha Imber
TED

You Might Also Like

Glenn Cooke & Pat Stuart
Ted Summers and Eric Stanbro - Working Dog Radio Hosts
Training Without Conflict
Cameron Ford
Gregg Tawney and Tim Kiesling
Melissa Breau