K-9 Cop Magazine Articles

Component Training for Police K9s: Detection

By Jerry Bradshaw, photography by Derek Cain The .pdf version with full images from K-9 Cop Magazine This is the final installment of a series of articles on component training in the important disciplines of Police K-9 Training. Detection training is … Continue reading Component Training for Police K9s: Detection

Component Training in Controlled Aggression

By Jerry Bradshaw, Training Director, Tarheel Canine Training, Inc. The .pdf version with full images from K-9 Cop Magazine In the previous installments of this series, I discussed component training in both tracking and obedience. Now we will turn our attention to … Continue reading Component Training in Controlled Aggression

K-9 detection training: Using simulants, pseudo scents, and real odors – PT 1

Part one of a two-part series Police K9 Training & Operations with Jerry Bradshaw / Original article at PoliceOne.com There is a lot of discussion about training aids for detection, both in the area of explosives detection and narcotics detection. Many … Continue reading K-9 detection training: Using simulants, pseudo scents, and real odors – PT 1

Key Elements in Scenario-Based Training

By Jerry Bradshaw The .pdf version with full images by K9 Cop Magazine Photos by Britney Pelletier Scenario based training is the future of canine in-service. Many agencies have spent years doing in-service training where the emphasis is only on the dog’s … Continue reading Key Elements in Scenario-Based Training

Targeting the Bite Suit for Police Service Dogs

By Jerry Bradshaw The .pdf version with full images from K-9 Cop Magazine Photos by Britney Pelletier Targeting the dog’s aggression is one of the most basic fundamentals in protection training, yet one of the most misunderstood. Some trainers insist on … Continue reading Targeting the Bite Suit for Police Service Dogs

Introduction to Protection Sports Association (PSA)

By Jerry Bradshaw, PSA Executive Director & Director of Judging The .pdf version with full images, from “K-9 Cop” magazine The Protection Sports Association (PSA) was conceived and born in 2001 and last year celebrated its 10th anniversary in October … Continue reading Introduction to Protection Sports Association (PSA)

Advanced Back Tie Training for Patrol Dogs

By Jerry Bradshaw, Tarheel Canine Training, Inc. The .pdf version with full images from K-9 Cop Magazine Photos by Britney Pelletier / Product Photos  Courtesy of elite k-9 www.elitek9.com Many trainers do developmental bite work with a dog on a back-tie, such … Continue reading Advanced Back Tie Training for Patrol Dogs

Dealing with Dominance Aggression

by Jerry Bradshaw Training Director, Tarheel Canine Training, Inc. with Photos courtesy of Britney Pelletier The .pdf version with full images from K-9 Cop Magazine The mission of the Police K9 handler is a “usage” mission. The police dog is … Continue reading Dealing with Dominance Aggression