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

K9 Handler (Police K9 Decoy Seminar) – Gwinnett County, GA

Jerry, I wanted to take some time to type a review for the decoy class that was in Charlotte this past week. First of all, I want to say that the class was great. Overall, I learned some things that … Continue reading K9 Handler (Police K9 Decoy Seminar) – Gwinnett County, GA