Controlled Aggression

Controlled Aggression

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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.


Science and Dog Training
May 28 • 69 min
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: What science is, by definition, and how it pertains to dog training. How the science balances with the art of dog training. The infancy of canine research and studies. Having flexibility in training methods…
Changing Canine Behavior
May 7 • 78 min
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: The themes of changing canine behavior. The genetic and learned aspects of behavior. Understanding counterconditioning and training mutually exclusive behaviors and systematic desensitization. …
Canine Aggression Cases
Apr 16 • 71 min
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: What aggression is and how to see it in a dog. What it takes to solve an aggression problem in a dog. Drive theory of aggression. The dominance cycle. Key Takeaways: Space is everything to a dog….
Pat Stuart: NePoPo® Training and the IACP (International Association of Canine Professionals)
Apr 2 • 98 min
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw and Pat Stuart discuss: The challenge of training a PSA dog and acquiring strong dogs on an island continent. What is going on with IACP and how it represents a full spectrum of training. NePoPo® dog training and how…
Shock to the System – COVID-19
Mar 19 • 26 min
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: How COVID-19 restrictions will affect business and conferences. Money shocks for small businesses and government agencies. The upcoming cash-crunch reality for many people and businesses. Taking smart,…
Making Strong Passive Engagements
Mar 5 • 67 min
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: Orienting your dog to the person, not the equipment in training and in deployment. The purpose of a decoy and what to look for in a good decoy class. Understanding engagement in passive and prone passive…
Training Young Green Police K9s
Feb 6 • 72 min
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: The evolution of the availability and maturity of dogs over the last 20 years. What it means to lack experience, and mental and physical maturity in a green dog. Knowing what is a training issue and what is…
Listener Q&A - K9 Culture, Scenario Simplicity, and Flexi Leads
Jan 30 • 76 min
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: Pros and cons of different types of leads, harness, and halters. Growing your small business and selling to law enforcement. How social media has changed the dog training industry and the view of those…
Crossover Effects in K9 Training
Jan 16 • 55 min
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: Crossover effects for puppies and police dog training. Balancing giving attention to the dog with creating independence. Distance work versus safety-seeking and teaching independence. …
25 Years of Dog Business Lessons
Jan 9 • 82 min
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: The benefits of having a capacity for self-awareness and emotional intelligence, and knowing your strengths and weaknesses. The power of patience and identifying your purpose from the…
Dominance Aggression
Dec 12, 2019 • 63 min
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: Behavioral issues and dominance aggression. How failing dogs repeatedly drives up the cost of dogs. Avoiding confrontations. Tips and tricks for dealing with different types of…
Brad Gillespie – Principle Based Training
Nov 28, 2019 • 78 min
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw and Brad Gillespie discuss: Following principles, not just techniques and procedures. Distraction is zero sum. “Then what” not “now what.” Balance horsepower and breaks – horsepower…
Why Do Dogs Do Anything?
Nov 21, 2019 • 56 min
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: Needs verses wants. Tapping into the genetic needs to create fixed action patterns. Creating a heavily rewarded fixed action pattern. Thinking about foundations before getting wrapped…
Police K9 Targeting & Fendeds
Nov 14, 2019 • 49 min
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: Why to train targeting in police dogs. Using fendeds in training. Training secondary targets. How to decoy the dog while training targeting and fendeds. Key Takeaways: Create a dog that has a habit…
Targeting Your K9’s Muzzle Training
Oct 31, 2019 • 82 min
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: The purpose of muzzle training. How to install muzzle-wearing behavior in your dog. Best practices for targeting training – both primary and secondary. Properly fitting the muzzle on your dog & types…
Negative Space in Police K9 Training
Oct 24, 2019 • 51 min
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: The negative space in training that will be addressed later on in training. How to decide what to prioritize and what to purposefully leave out for the time being. Creating a balance…
Intro Police K9 Hard Surface Tracking
Oct 17, 2019 • 77 min
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…
Be a Great Student of Dog Training
Oct 8, 2019 • 77 min
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. …
Aaron Kemp: Growing Your Training Business and Handling Aggression in Dogs
Sep 30, 2019 • 72 min
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. …
Police K9 Talk, Listener Questions, and Observations
Sep 23, 2019 • 77 min
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…
PSA Sport Talk: Observations & Listener Questions
Sep 16, 2019 • 78 min
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…
Mike Simons: The Driven K9 Handler
Aug 5, 2019 • 52 min
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…
Proofing Building Searches – Part 2
Jul 29, 2019 • 63 min
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: The importance of quality decoy work in training suspect encounters. Complex behavior chains as a story. The critical…
Proofing Building Searches - Part 1
Jul 15, 2019 • 49 min
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…
Brad Smith: Canine Tactical Operations and Consulting
Jul 1, 2019 • 67 min
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…
Cannibalism in the Dog Training Industry
Jun 10, 2019 • 91 min
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…
Street Readiness – Pitfalls and Deep Practice
May 14, 2019 • 82 min
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: Real deployment versus training behaviors from the handler and the dog. Pitfalls to avoid for the best street readiness. The power of a good decoy and the detriment of a poor decoy. Areas that are necessary…
Nathan Hall PhD on the State of Canine Olfaction Research
Apr 29, 2019 • 66 min
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…
Debbie Zappia: American Schutzhund
Apr 15, 2019 • 61 min
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…
Defense to Prey Drive Channeling
Apr 8, 2019 • 56 min
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…
Prey to Defense Drive Channeling
Mar 25, 2019 • 70 min
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…
Civil Police Dogs, Testing and Training Green and Titled K9s
Mar 18, 2019 • 55 min
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…
Learning in the Dog Business
Mar 5, 2019 • 53 min
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: Having a system of training you are going to embrace. Understanding the dance between dog and decoy. Keep an eye toward your goal during training. The power of experience and questions in education. Knowing…
Direct v. Indirect Detection Protocols
Feb 25, 2019 • 50 min
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: What to look for in a detection dog. Benefits of teaching hunting first….
Behavioral Concepts in Canine Olfaction
Feb 18, 2019 • 50 min
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: Scent detection, scent discrimination, scent identification, and scent association. Fixed action patterns and…
E-Collar Training for your Police Dog
Feb 11, 2019 • 63 min
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….
Listener Questions on Police Dogs and PSA
Jan 28, 2019 • 56 min
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: Handling distractions and the fluidity of training a dog. The future of dogs in the current political climate…
Sleeve Progressions in Police K9 Training
Jan 21, 2019 • 32 min
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: The mechanics of a good bite. Picking the correct sleeves for the level of the dog….
Civil Aggression – The Story of K9 Kira
Jan 14, 2019 • 40 min
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: The story of K9 Kira – the dual purpose Malinois. The importance of proper training in defense….
Scientific Approach to Off-Leash Control
Dec 17, 2018 • 55 min
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: Understanding learning theory, types of conditioning, and systems of training. Creating a habit so strong that…
Canine Temperament & Training
Dec 10, 2018 • 67 min
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: Key temperament traits that give information on how to train the dogs most effectively. The levels of pubic…
Becoming an Expert Handler or Trainer
Dec 3, 2018 • 42 min
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: The difference between being a handler and being a trainer. How long it takes to become an expert. Common elements of how talent is developed. Getting out of your comfort zone and being enthusiastic about…
K9 Selection
Nov 26, 2018 • 62 min
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: Understanding your end goal and purpose before purchasing your dog. What a green dog is and what to look for…
Balancing Independence & Handler Focus in Obedience
Nov 19, 2018 • 57 min
Balancing Independence & Handler Focus in Obedience In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: The struggle between dog independence and handler focus, ways it comes up, and how to handle it….
Better Decoying for Police K9 and Sport
Nov 12, 2018 • 62 min
Better Decoying for Police K9 and Sport   In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: The difference between a trial decoy and a training decoy. Ways to be a better decoy for your club and what you need to do to become a certified decoy. Knowing…
Fallacies, Cognitive Biases, & Paradoxes in Dog Training
Nov 5, 2018 • 65 min
Fallacies, Cognitive Biases, & Paradoxes in Dog Training In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: The importance of critical thinking. Logical fallacies, paradoxes, and cognitive biases and how they pertain to arguments, debates, and…
PSA Q&A Clubs, Trial Prep & More!
Oct 29, 2018 • 67 min
PSA Q&A Clubs, Trial Prep & More!   In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: -How to start a PSA Club. -The reason there is not a traditional scenting component in PSA. -What makes PSA different from other dog sports….
Training Framework Part 2 - Protection
Oct 22, 2018 • 73 min
Training Framework Part 2 - Protection   In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: -Having a system in place for training protection. -What goes into the foundation of protection for your baseline to build skills. -What to…
NE Street Tactics Keynote – Be Good Not Lucky
Oct 15, 2018 • 53 min
NE Street Tactics Keynote – Be Good Not Lucky In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: · Creating options for yourself in deployment, rather than just…
Training Framework Part 1 - Obedience
Oct 8, 2018 • 87 min
Training Framework Part 1 - Obedience In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: · Developing a framework for obedience that you are comfortable with. …
Thriving in the Dog Business
Oct 1, 2018 • 88 min
Thriving in the Dog Business In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: -Knowing your craft and your business, putting the time in, and the value of patience. Have patience, vision, persistence, and diversify in concentric…
Training the Recall in Patrol & PSA
Sep 24, 2018 • 81 min
Training the Recall in Patrol & PSA In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: -What a recall command is and how it appears and functions in PSA and Patrol. -The importance of practicing different scenarios to be…
Jason Johnson – Project K9 Hero
Sep 17, 2018 • 64 min
Jason Johnson – Project K9 Hero In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw and Jason Johnson discusses: · How Project K9 Hero came about and what it does today. …
Police Dog Q&A: Targeting, Outs, and Street Readiness
Sep 10, 2018 • 71 min
Police Dog Q&A: Targeting, Outs, and Street Readiness In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: Targeting for police dogs, in training and in deployment. Verbal outs verses other types of outs for police dogs,…
Keys to Narcotics Detection Success
Sep 3, 2018 • 65 min
Keys to Narcotics Detection Success In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: · Importance of training scenarios that will mimic the actual deployments. …
Redirected Bites
Aug 27, 2018 • 63 min
Redirected Bites In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: What redirects are and practical uses for redirects in sport and work The importance of planning properly What to expect from the dog as you are starting as your dog becomes more…
Training the Out on Command
Aug 20, 2018 • 71 min
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: Common issues and problems with the out – out and guard as well as out and return Different guarding styles and pros and cons of those The steps of the training…
Scenario Based Training
Aug 13, 2018 • 50 min
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: How to formulate scenarios, dos and don’ts of scenario training, and utilizing skills transitions in the scenarios Identify your purpose How to component train your skills and be…
PSA2 & PSA3 from the Judge’s Perspective
Aug 9, 2018 • 56 min
PSA2 & PSA3 from the Judge’s Perspective In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: · The reason PSA2 is set up the way it is – as a bridge between…
PDC and PSA1 from a Judge’s Perspective
Aug 6, 2018 • 64 min
PDC and PSA1 from a Judge’s Perspective In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: What the judge is looking for during PDC and PSA1 performances The elements and scoring of the PDC and PSA1 levels How the rules of one level lead to the next…
Jerry Bradshaw- Steps to K9 Unit Success
Jul 30, 2018 • 52 min
Steps to K9 Unit Success In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: · What your administration can do to improve the success of k9 units. …
Drive Capping & Neutrality for Police K9
Jul 23, 2018 • 62 min
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: · Having your dog not overreact to agitation is an important skill. · Drive Capping and…
Aaron Kemp: Student, Intern, entrepreneur
Jul 16, 2018 • 76 min
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw and Aaron discuss: Aaron choosing to fight a bear. Experimenting with a dog called Roy, and how Aaron trained him. How to look at failures as learning experiences. The different perspectives of trainers, and how that’s…
Grip Training- Part 2
Jul 9, 2018 • 45 min
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: The genetics of a dog and how that carries over into training. When the dog goes through his teething phase and how to react to that. How to correctly work a dog. Drive, manipulation, and channeling while…
Grip Training- Part 1
Jul 1, 2018 • 57 min
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: Why is Grip important? What are firm, full and hard grips? How does progressive resistance work on grip? Differences and similarities between sport dog and police dog grip training. Key Takeaways: When a…
PSA Questions and Answers
Jun 24, 2018 • 57 min
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discusses: · Advice for new trainers and handlers to PSA through questions and answers. · When…
Welcome to PSA- The Dog Sport
Jun 18, 2018 • 74 min
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss: Jerry and others created PSA in 2001 Tarheel Canine group meets twice a week regularly for training. Protection is the fun part, obedience is more challenging. Don’t be afraid to ask for help Train for an eye…
Bad K9 Deployment
Jun 18, 2018 • 67 min
In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss: There are a lot of reasons we’re seeing bad deployments/incidents recently As professional trainers, we often try to recommend the right dog, but handlers don’t always follow those recommendations. Don’t avoid…
Intro Episode
Jun 16, 2018 • 5 min
Jerry Bradshaw