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The following is just a small sample of training articles that Jerry Bradshaw, CEO & Training Director of Tarheel Canine Training, Inc. has written.

The links below will take you to a web / mobile device friendly version of the article, where you will also find a link to a graphic rich .pdf file version of the article.

Find and Bark vs. Find and Bite REVISITED

Article by Jerry Bradshaw • The .pdf version (12mb) from “The Journal” • Dispatch alerts the K9 Unit that a homeowner sees a man fitting the description of the suspect in a nearby liquor store robbery: Caucasian, male, jeans, red baseball cap, and running into … Continue reading Find and Bark vs. Find and Bite REVISITED

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

K-9 Cop Magazine Featured Kennel: Tarheel Canine

Article by K-9 Cop Magazine • The  .pdf version with images from K-9 Cop Magazine Located in central North Carolina, Tarheel Canine Training, Inc. (commonly referred to as Tarheel Canine) has been in continuous operation as a canine training facility since October 1994. CEO Girard (Jerry) Bradshaw founded the company … Continue reading K-9 Cop Magazine Featured Kennel: Tarheel Canine

Restraining Canine Drives: Capping and Neutrality, Part 1

Article by Jerry Bradshaw • The .pdf version from “The Canine Professional Journal” How we understand dog behavior is based on a paradigm in the trainer’s mind–a paradigm being a way of thinking or understanding something, otherwise called a scientific model. For working dogs, the … Continue reading Restraining Canine Drives: Capping and Neutrality, Part 1

K-9 Obedience: Command Discrimination & Generalization

Article by Jerry Bradshaw • Photos by Stefanie Suddeth The .pdf version with images from K-9 Cop Magazine There are two types of conditioning that are important to us as canine trainers: classical conditioning and operant conditioning. Classical conditioning is learning by … Continue reading K-9 Obedience: Command Discrimination & Generalization

The Talented K9 Trainer: Becoming an Expert Handler or Trainer

By Jerry Bradshaw President, Tarheel Canine Training, Inc The .pdf version with images from The Journal 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 … Continue reading The Talented K9 Trainer: Becoming an Expert Handler or Trainer

Component Training Competition Obedience Skills

By Jerry Bradshaw President, Tarheel Canine Training, Inc The .pdf version with images from Creature Companion magazine F or many who are new to competition obedience training, the only exposure to obedience will have been what was presented in their basic pet … Continue reading Component Training Competition Obedience Skills

Tactical Obedience: Introducing Between the Legs Contact Heeling

Article by Jerry Bradshaw & Sean Siggins • Photos by Stefanie Suddeth The .pdf version with images from K-9 Cop Magazine In our last installment (Tactical Obedience: Attention Heeling – Aug/Sept 2015), we discussed teaching the focused heel position and why that can … Continue reading Tactical Obedience: Introducing Between the Legs Contact Heeling