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.

Det. Christine Kelliher & “Kirby”

Hi Jerry, It was great seeing you again at the K9 Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada this past March. In January of 2006, the Bensalem Township Police Department (PA) approved the purchase of my new drug dog and I met with you to chose my new partner. I saw a lot of great dogs, but one small female sable shepherd really … Continue reading

Montogmery Township, PA adds two new K9s


To Police Agencies Considering Tarheel Canine,  The City of Madison Police Department K9 Unit has seven dual purpose K9 teams.  Our last five K9s were purchased from Tarheel. Our department purchased our K9s from other venders until I attended a training conference were Jerry Bradshaw was presenting on dog aggression.  He impressed me as an excellent speaker and trainer.  I … Continue reading

Sgt Chris Boyd (Instructor School Student) – Madison, WI PD