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, Sir I wanted to drop you an email thanking you for three great days of training. Nikki and I both learned a great deal from Sean. Even though we all share the same ideology of teaching dogs, Sean opened my eyes up to many new ways that I am extremely excited to try. Sean is an extremely inspiring teacher, … Continue reading

Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office