Patrol / Protection Training

Environmental Challenges: Basic Systematic Desensitization for Police Dogs

By Jerry Bradshaw President, Tarheel Canine Training, Inc Photos by Derek Cain The .pdf version with images from K-9 Cop Magazine F or many police dog handlers going through a class with a new green dog, environmental exposure training and how … Continue reading Environmental Challenges: Basic Systematic Desensitization for Police Dogs

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

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)