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The history of canine protection sports are discussed with an emphasis on the relatively new sport of PSA, Protection Sports Association.

The history of canine protection sports are discussed with an emphasis on the relatively new sport of PSA, Protection Sports Association.

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    • An Introduction to Protection Sports
    • Jerry Bradshaw
      • Training Director, Tarheel Canine Training, Inc. www.tarheelcanine.com
      • Executive Director, National Tactical Police Dog Association (NTPDA) www.tacticalcanine.com
      • Executive Director, Protection Sports Association (PSA) www.psak9.org
      • Director of Judges, PSA
      • Evaluator, NTPDA
      • Ben V. Lowenfels SchH 2
      • Arrow of Tigerpaws SchH 3 (22 nd Place 1996 USA Nationals)
      • Rocky BH, PPD 2, PSA 3 (2002 PSA 2 Nationals 2 nd Place)
      • Ricardo PH 1, PPD 2, PSA 3 (2003 PSA 3 National Champion)
      • Hall of Fame Inductee, PSA with Rocky
      • Holder of Schutzhund USA Bronze & Gold Sports medals
    • Protection Sports & their History
      • 1889 First Police Dog School Formed in Ghent, Belgium after demonstrations starting in 1880 by Edmund Moecheron and 3 Belgian Shepherds – Dax, Nic & Miss. Word spread across Europe.
      • Schutzhund (Germany) 1901
      • KNPV (Holland) 1907
      • Ring (Belgium & France) 1908
      • There are other national sports in countries like Sweden, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic.
    • Schutzhund – A Three Phase Test
      • Three levels SchH 1 through SchH 3
      • Requires a BH pre-test (Obedience & Traffic Test)
      • Tracking (Precise)
      • Obedience (precise)
      • Controlled Aggression (Precise)
      • Competition worldwide
      • Known as IPO worldwide
    • KNPV – The Dutch Gladiator Sport
      • KNPV is the Royal Dutch Police Dog Association
      • Awards certificates in PH 1, PH 2, Object Guard and others.
      • Is a pre-test for all Dutch Police Dogs
    • Ring Sports – Finesse & Speed
      • French Ring – Decoy Vs. the Dog
      • Belgian Ring – Environmental Pressure
      • Mondio Ring – Ring Sport for the World
    • PSA – Next Generation Protection Sport
      • PSA Tests Obedience & Controlled Aggression
      • Scenario Based Evaluation
      • Balancing Precision and Power!
    • Protection Sports are more than Protection
    • Commonalities among Original Protection Sports
      • Early sports were designed to evaluate breeding suitability
      • Is the dog of sound temperament?
      • Is the dog trainable?
      • Is the dog courageous?
    • Personal Protection Sports include a civil aspect: Will he bite for real?
    • What is the genesis of Aggression?
    • Aggression….
      • Is a natural behavior.
      • Is a combination of the dog’s genetic makeup and conditioning.
      • Is scary to people who have never seen it up close.
      • Intent must be inferred from observed behaviors.
    • Behavioral Classifications of Canine Aggression
      • Displacement  
      • Dominance  
      • Fear-Elicited  
      • Intra-Male  
      • Intra-Species  
      • Maternal  
      • Object Possessive  
      • Pain-Elicited  
      • Predatory  
      • Territorial
      • Idiopathic (my addition).  
      • From the American Dog Trainer’s Network website .
    • Drive Theory of Aggression
      • Drives are inherent, genetically hard wired, behavioral responses to certain stimuli (triggers).
      • Prey Drive (trigger is movement)
      • Defense Drive (trigger is threat)
      • Social Drive (trigger is infringement of social position)
      • “ Fight Drive” (learned enjoyment of combat is a trained response).
    • Aggression in Perspective
      • As pet trainers, we are usually thinking about mitigating aggression.
      • Protection trainers use aggression, and mold it using behavioral conditioning techniques.
      • Mostly, we are putting limits on the expression of the behavior once developed properly.
    • Building a Protection Sport (PSA)
      • Surprise Scenario Driven
      • Obedience: Precision with Distraction
      • Protection: Tests Nerve & Control
      • Environmental Distraction
      • Decoy Distraction
      • PDC, PSA 1 – PSA 3
    • PSA 1 Obedience Exercises
      • Focused Heeling On & Off leash
      • Sit/Down Motion Exercises
      • Recall to Heel/Finish
      • Long Down
      • Group Heeling in Muzzle
      • Decoy & Object Distractions
    • PSA 1 Protection – Car Jack Scenario
      • Looking for civil aggression in the alert
      • Gunfire before & during the grip
    • PSA 1 Protection – Handler Attack
      • Distractions Allowed:
      • Jugs with rocks.
      • Gunfire
      • Bottle curtain
      • Barricade of cardboard boxes.
      • Hula-hoops & streamers
      • Small pom-poms
      • Foam fingers or pool noodles
      • Trash can lids (banged together on entry)
      • Streamers
      • Toss a bucket of bottles upon entry.
      • No Water Distractions
    • PSA 1 Protection – Surprise Scenario
      • Attack on Motorist (shown)
      • Send Through Tunnel
      • Transport with flight & Test of Courage
      • Re-directed Attack
      • Attack with Balls
    • PSA 1 Protection – Courage Test
    • PSA 2 – Bridging the Gap
      • Surprise Obedience Routine
      • 3 Pre-determined Protection Routines:
      • Dual Attack
      • Call-Off
      • Fended Attack
      • 1 Surprise Scenario
    • PSA 3 Obedience
      • Extreme Distraction
      • Agility
      • Off Leash Heeling
      • Motion Exercises
      • Recalls
      • Directed Jumping
      • Change of Position
      • Retrieve
      • Food Refusal
      • Send out
    • PSA 3 Protection
      • Four Surprise Scenarios
      • Mandatory Exercises:
      • Courage test
      • Call-off
      • Suggested Exercises:
      • Remote transports
      • Object guards
      • Muzzle attacks
      • Send to hold & bark.
      • Simple area searches
      • Multiple call-offs.
      • Tests of nerve (heavy environmental distraction).
    • Object Guard
    • Police Dog Certification
      • USPCA
      • NAPWDA
      • IPWDA
      • State Level Orgs
      • POST
      • WSPCA
    • National Tactical Police Dog Association (NTPDA)
      • Scenario Driven
      • Patrol Certification:
      • Felony Vehicle Stops
      • Area Search
      • Building Search
      • Interview
      • Tactical Obedience
      • Narcotics, Explosives, Human Remains Detection.
    • Summary
      • All training methodologies represented
      • Scenario driven sports/certifications on the rise
      • Rather than forcing dogs to be aggressive, we mold quality genetics into complex sequences of behavior.
      • It is a lot of fun!
    • Question & Answer
      • Thanks to Malinoishandler.com
      • Thanks to Katrina Kardiasmenos for PSA Pics.
      • Thanks to Hillary Daly of TK9 for slide show!