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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.

Science News Article: “Mimics do not substitute for the ‘real thing’ for bomb-sniffing dogs”

Summary:  Canines trained on pseudo-explosives could not reliably identify the genuine article (and vice versa). When it comes to teaching dogs how to sniff out explosives, there’s nothing quite like the real thing to make sure they’re trained right. Date: … Continue reading Science News Article: “Mimics do not substitute for the ‘real thing’ for bomb-sniffing dogs”

Bradshaw’s book Controlled Aggression available…

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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…

US Navy K9 Handler Amber Boyd and K9 Omar

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US Navy K9 Handler Amber Boyd and K9 Omar were recipients of a custom painted muzzle awarded by a drawing by Working Dog Dry Goods. The muzzle was sponsored by Stefanie Suddeth our Pet Obedience Trainer and member of Tarheel … Continue reading US Navy K9 Handler Amber Boyd and K9 Omar

K9 Handler (Decoy Seminar) – Maryland Dept. of Corrections

Very good job on both instruction portion and demonstration of all portions of decoy work. You guys do a very good job on breaking things down in terms that we can understand and put into action. I liked the way … Continue reading K9 Handler (Decoy Seminar) – Maryland Dept. of Corrections