Philosophy & Mission

Mission Statement

Whether you are interested in having a well-behaved, obedient pet to enjoy, looking to compete in obedience, tracking, schutzhund or protection sports at a high level, or are looking for a K-9 law enforcement partner, Tarheel Canine Training, Inc. promises to provide the best and most progressive training at a reasonable price, backed with the best possible service for our clients.

Our Training Philosophy and Methods

Our training philosophy is simple. We recognize every dog and handler team to be unique. Our training is designed to address these diversities.Our goal is to devise a training program for each dog and handler that fits their individual situation. Our training methods are based on motivational principles. Our goal is to motivate the dog to learn and perform, to build confidence in both the dog and handler, through success with humane, consistent, interactive training. We treat each dog as an active participant, a student to be taught and molded,rather than forced. Our knowledge of animal behavior and our years of experience allow us to shape the dog’s behavior and enlist their willing participation in the training process.