Girard William “Jerry” Bradshaw is the CEO and Training Director for Tarheel Canine Training, Inc. of Sanford, North Carolina. Jerry is a professional consultant to various Police agencies and private corporations for K9 training & deployment. Jerry is often featured speaker at Police K9 conferences and has been invited to instruct at workshops and seminars around the country. Jerry has written articles for Dog Sport Magazine and Police K9 Magazine, and is the author of the forthcoming book Controlled Aggression in Theory & Practice, which is available for purchase here.
Jerry is a co-founder, Judge, and East Coast Director of one of the fastest growing protection dog sports in America, widely recognized as the single most difficult protection sport there is, PSA. Jerry is also a co-founding director of the National Tactical Police Dog Association which applies many of the same successful scenario-based principles found in PSA to the certification of police dogs.
Jerry has competed in National Championship trials in both Schutzhund and PSA, winning the PSA national championships in 2003 with his dog Ricardo V.D. Naaturzicht. Jerry is the only competitor to train 2 dogs to the PSA 3 level, and has achieved the SchH 3 level numerous times, with “V” scores. Tarheel Canine Training is a nationally renowned training facility for police service dogs, and has placed trained police dogs at various federal, state, and local agencies nationally and internationally since 1994. For more information on Tarheel Canine Training, or Jerry Bradshaw, please click here.
Jerry’s latest book, Controlled Aggression in Theory & Practice, was written for police K9 professionals and covers basic foundation training such as testing green K9 prospects for patrol suitability, training drive development, drive channeling, working in the bite suit, human orientation (combating equipment orientation). The book further features key skills training including training guarding behavior, out on command, redirected bites and the out and return, and the best way to train a call off with little to no pressure on the dog. If you have trouble with the recall (call-off) exercise being reliable, the information alone on training the call off in a new and different way is worth the price of the book hands down. Order your copy by clicking here.
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FULL LIST OF Jerry Bradshaw RESULTS
K-9 detection training: Differences in the 4 types of simulants–
Part two of a two-part series
K-9 detection training: Using simulants, pseudo scents, and real odors–
Part one of a two-part series
Are you an expert K-9 handler?–
According to new research from work performance guru Tony Schwartz and the Harvard Business Review, no, you’re not (and not by a long shot)
An aviation security conundrum: Sniff my junk?–
While police K-9s are prevented from sniffing human beings in typical law enforcement settings — entry to prisons notwithstanding, of course — bringing K-9 explosives detection out of the cargo hold and into the airport security lines may make a lot of sense
Uncovering patterns in your K-9 training–
Make sure you are not creating unintended responses in your dog because of the way you are doing your training
Answering criticism of explosive detection machines and K-9s–
Americans love technology, but machines are expensive and not without their drawbacks so we must layer low- and high-tech bomb detection systems
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