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.

Restraining Canine Drives: Capping and Neutrality, Part 2

Article by Jerry Bradshaw • The .pdf version from “The Canine Professional Journal” (See part one of this article) Drive Neutrality There are times in training where we need to not just cap drive temporarily, but reduce the dog’s arousal in prey to … Continue reading Restraining Canine Drives: Capping and Neutrality, Part 2

Bradshaw’s book Controlled Aggression available…


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…

Very Proud of K9 Ofc. Moore and Odie!


This is what excellent handling and training produces! Congratulations to Tarheel Canine’s own K9 Odie and K9 Officer M. Moore of Cheltenham TWP PA for what they achieved this week at USPCA National Scent Detection Trials, 1st Place! Congratulations! I … Continue reading Very Proud of K9 Ofc. Moore and Odie!

J. McNeill (Cary, NC)

My name is J. Mc Neill, and I am an employee at a veterinary hospital in Cary, NC. I first learned about Tarheel Canine through my vet hospital, and after some research I decided to enroll my dog Lexi, for … Continue reading J. McNeill (Cary, NC)