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.

“The Talented K9 Trainer” (article)


Becoming an Expert Handler or Trainer By Jerry Bradshaw, Tarheel Canine Training, Inc. In 2010 in a blog for the Harvard Business Review, work performance guru Tony Schwartz wrote that a minimum of 10,000 hours of deliberate concentrated practice is … Continue reading “The Talented K9 Trainer” (article)

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…

US Navy K9 Handler Amber Boyd and K9 Omar


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

Richard Herskovitz (Obedience Client) – Baltimore, MD

Kyrie,   Penny’s first full week back home went well.  After a few days we got into a routine.  I do not know how you did it, but Penny now has an off switch.  She is able to lay down … Continue reading Richard Herskovitz (Obedience Client) – Baltimore, MD