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


    From: Paul J. Stowe, K-9 Unit Sgt., East Mississippi Correctional Facility   To: Jerry Bradshaw, Tarheel Canine Training, Inc.   Cc: Anna Gianninoto, Tarheel Canine Training, Inc.   Subj: Thank you letter for training   Dear Mr. Jerry Bradshaw,   I would like to take this opportunity to inform you about the excellent training that Anna Gianninoto provided … Continue reading

Sgt. Paul J. Stowe (K-9 Supervisor) – East Mississippi Correctional Facility, MS