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.

Component Training Competition Obedience Skills

“For many who are new to competition obedience training, the only exposure to obedience will have been what was presented in their basic pet training school. That normally consists of a very traditional negative reinforcement and positive punishment process of teaching obedience exercises.” Download and read the rest of the article (PDF) published in the Dog Show special edition issue of Creature Companion magazine. Also see our … Continue reading

Montogmery Township, PA adds two new K9s


  Jerry Bradshaw and Tarheel Canine Inc, Several months ago our family was unfortunately presented with a few security concerns.  Due to these concerns, we began looking at Personal Protection Dogs and with great fortune found Tarheel Canine, Inc.  In our opinion, our Tarheel German Shepherd Dog (GSD) is tip of the spear excellent.  Our GSD was obviously molded to … Continue reading

Doug E Pyeatt (Personal Protection Dog Client) – Washington State