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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.

Det. Christine Kelliher & “Kirby”

Hi Jerry, It was great seeing you again at the K9 Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada this past March. In January of 2006, the Bensalem Township Police Department (PA) approved the purchase of my new drug dog and I met with you to chose my new partner. I saw a lot of great dogs, but one small female sable shepherd really … Continue reading

Introduction to Hard Surface Tracking (HST) for Police K9s Seminar

Tarheel Canine Presents a 3-Day Intensive Seminar Introduction to Hard Surface Tracking (HST) for Police K9s Huntington WV Police Department Huntington, WV – May 19-21, 2015 See the Event Listing for more details

I have been a K-9 handler for 12 years now, I want to tell you your method of training police services dogs is remarkable. I have gone through two of your basic handler courses and your Police K-9 trainer course. All three courses were invaluable. Each course I went through, I continually learned new techniques to train service dogs. Both … Continue reading

JC Richardson (K9 Handler/Trainer) – Wicomico County SO, MD