Welcome to Tarheel Canine Training! We are a full service canine training kennel located in Sanford, North Carolina owned by renowned trainer and author Jerry Bradshaw. Jerry’s experience and progressive training methods have made Tarheel Canine an industry leader in training and service. Jerry is co-founder of the civilian protection sport PSA (www.psak9.org) and the Police K9 Certification organization known as the National Tactical Police Dog Association NTPDA (www.tacticalcanine.com). Jerry is the author of Controlled Aggression, and the forthcoming book, Commonsense Pet Training. Jerry and his trainers have appeared on CNN, Good Morning America, and in many regional and National print publications.

Find and Bark vs. Find and Bite REVISITED

Article by Jerry Bradshaw • The .pdf version (12mb) from “The Journal” • Dispatch alerts the K9 Unit that a homeowner sees a man fitting the description of the suspect in a nearby liquor store robbery: Caucasian, male, jeans, red baseball cap, and running into … Continue reading Find and Bark vs. Find and Bite REVISITED

Bradshaw’s book Controlled Aggression available…


Jerry Bradshaw’s book Controlled Aggression available in paperback or as a downloadable E-Book is a resource for understanding fundamental canine protection training for canine sport (PSA), police and security K9s. It is a blueprint for creating strong fundamentals as well … Continue reading Bradshaw’s book Controlled Aggression available…

Very Proud of K9 Ofc. Moore and Odie!


This is what excellent handling and training produces! Congratulations to Tarheel Canine’s own K9 Odie and K9 Officer M. Moore of Cheltenham TWP PA for what they achieved this week at USPCA National Scent Detection Trials, 1st Place! Congratulations! I … Continue reading Very Proud of K9 Ofc. Moore and Odie!

P. Petruska (Royal Oak, Michigan)

Mr. Bradshaw, I am writing to complement Tarheel on an excellent job with respect to the recent delivery of Nero (PPD) & Ginger (advanced obedience). Hillary Daly always made herself available to answer questions and pass along information during Nero … Continue reading P. Petruska (Royal Oak, Michigan)