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.

Obedience Instructor Position Available!

Tarheel Canine Training Inc. in Sanford, NC is searching for an experienced pet dog trainer to take over our pet training program. We are looking to fill this position by the beginning of August. This is a demanding position as it requires a candidate who is truly a self starter that can handle responsibility and function with minimal direct supervision. … Continue reading

TK9 Dogs Making an Impression in Louisiana


Mr. Bradshaw thank you very much for putting on this class. I have only been a handler for about 2.5 years and by for this had been the most informative class. I hope to one day to attend the trainer school at Tarheel. I have learned so much at this class. I am able to recognize many weakness that my … Continue reading

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