Portland and surrounding areas: Trish brings a lot of dog training experience to Portland, Oregon! Trish spent twelve years of active duty in the United States Air Force, ten as a military working dog handler which included six different duty stations and two deployments. While at her home station, her and her (K9) partner would often times provide local law enforcement with back-up, supervise subordinates, and even assisted in Presidential event sweeps along with the US Secret Service. In her ten years of service, she had the opportunity to work with hundreds of different dogs.
Trish is excited to bring her wealth of knowledge and experience to the Portland, Oregon area! She is very experienced in training dogs for basic and advanced obedience, detection work, as well as dealing with behavioral modification, puppy training, and aggression and/or reactivity cases.
She is excited to give owners the same level of training, discipline, and obedience as the military working dogs she had worked for ten years; regardless of their age, size, or breed!
Trish is the proud owner of a two American bulldogs, Max and Sammy.
Portland and surrounding areas: Bruce is an Air Force veteran of 15 years in service, twelve of which were spend as a dog handler, trainer, and kennel master. Bruce brings lots of experience to the table when it comes to aggressive and fearful dogs. Bruce joined Off Leash K9 Training LLC Portland in June of 2015 and was certified by Nick White.
Bruce and Trish met while stationed in Germany as dog handlers and have been inseparable since. Bruce is the proud owner of a 10-year-old American bulldog and loves bully breeds! His experience lies with high drive dogs, aggression/reactive against humans/dogs.
Cari specializes in basic and advanced obedience lessons in Portland, Salem, and Eugene.
Portland and surrounding areas: Lauren grew up in a small town in eastern Oregon, which is where her passion for dogs started! She grew up around a lot of working breeds, which are her favorite. She spent her younger years training dogs in 4-h, learning all of the ins and out which is where her passion took off!
“I saw how fun and rewarding it could be to take a dog that wasn’t manageable (which happened to be my own at the time) and turn it into a wonderful and obedient pet. From there on out, I was fascinated with training. I’d get my hands on any of my friends dogs that could use some help just for the experience. Later, moving to Portland and falling into OffLeash K9 and loving every second of it! I take pride in my work, and how I connect with and care for each and every dog that comes my way. They become one of my family. And I hope I get to meet you and your furry friends!”
Portland and surrounding areas: Julia grew up in a small rural area of Oregon. Her and her husband have two Australian Shepherds, Loki and Dyna, who are both 4 years old. Julia enjoys spending her time outdoors, so she always loves a dog that she can take with on her adventures. “What drives me as a dog trainer is at the end, seeing them reunited with their family and seeing them be able to show their family what they’ve learned.”
Salem/Eugene and surrounding areas: Ashley is a groomer and found her true calling in dog training. Ashley enjoys a good challenge and excels in basic and advanced obedience and therapy training. She has trained her own rescue dog and has always enjoyed the aspects of training and dog behavior.
Portland/Salem and surrounding areas: Before joining the OLK9 team, Kyla’s whole dog training career started in 2012 at an an animal shelter, where she would train the dogs to make them more desirable. Then in 2015, Petco hires her as their lead dog trainer!
In July of 2018 Kyla joined Trish’s team and became certified through OLK9 headquarters in Virginia where it all began. She excels in basic and advance obedience training.
Kyla grew up with dogs all my life in fact, she has 2 dogs of her own: Avery, a 5 year old Siberian Husky, and Balto, 2 year old Malamute/Shepherd mix. Her favorite breeds would have to be Huskies and German Shepherds.
Bend and surrounding area: Nate has grown up with family dogs all his life. He found OLK9 training when he needed help with Ronin the Lab/GSD that he recused. Before training Ronin was very dog aggressive, human aggressive and liked to do his own thing but OLK9 changed all that. Ronin now goes everywhere Nate goes and enjoys the off leash life! When OLK9BEND was hiring he jumped at the chance to help people with their dogs like training helped him.
Nate loves to hike, mountain bike, snowshoe….basically be outside! Bend is a great place to live because of all the opportunities to go play outside with your dog so Nate loves to help people get out more with their dog.