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.

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I had the opportunity to attend Tarheel Canine’s school for dog trainers in June of 2001. There were many other choices of dog training schools out there, but I was most impressed with Jerry Bradshaw’s background and his dog training philosophy. I have found his eclectic approach to be both effective and easy to apply with my customers…resulting in their … Continue reading

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