About Our Trainers

Meet The Off Leash K9 Team

Rick ROberts - HEAD Trainer

Rick Roberts is a graduate of West Virginia State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He was a retail manager for many years before he decided to follow his real passion for dogs. Rick grew up with German Shepherds, and has always been interested in dog obedience and behavior. This interest was sparked by the fact that his great grandfather was a breeder, and his father worked with K9’s in the Air Force. Rick is an avid outdoorsman, and all his pups love hitting the woods or water with him frequently.

Rick Roberts

Chip Williams - Trainer

Chip Williams is a native of Kernersville, NC. He joined the Air Force after graduating from Glenn High School. During his time in the Air Force, he had the opportunity to work with dogs. He has a passion for training and teaching owners how to train and form better relationships with their dogs. Chip lives in Kernersville with his wife, three kids and their dog, Sadie. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, riding bikes and playing golf.

Chip Williams

Jessie Robinson - Trainer

Jessie Robinson began his dog training career in the Navy in 2012. During his time in the Navy, he trained numerous dogs in drug/explosive detection, bite work and obedience training. After being relocated to Spain, he started a trainer position where he was responsible for the oversight of 6 handlers and their training. While in the Navy, he received top evaluations amongst his peers, and many awards. These awards included Top Dog, Sailor of the Year, and the Army achievement medal. After a short break from the military, Jessie moved to North Carolina and began his dog training career with Off Leash K9.

Trainer Jessie Robinson

Maddy Church - Trainer

Maddy Church is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a bachelor’s degree in Commercial Photography and minor in Communications. She grew up on a horse farm in Oak Ridge, a small town about 10 minutes from Kernersville. Maddy has worked with horses and dogs her entire life, and has always had a passion for animal training. In her spare time, Maddy enjoys taking photos, camping, and traveling.

Trainer Maddy Church

Mark Gordy - Trainer

Mark Gordy began his career working K9 in the US Army. During his time in the military he had 2 deployments to Afghanistan with a Patrol Explosive Detection Dog. He also trained handlers for various deployments for Afghanistan, Kosovo, and Iraq.

When Mark got out of the military he returned home to NC with his wife and kids. Mark joined the OLK9 family to continue to pursue his passion working with dogs.

Trainer Mark

Amy - Trainer

Amy acquired a BS degree from NCSU in Animal Science and Zoology as well as certifications as an animal trainer from “Shedd Aquarium “ and as a dog trainer from “ Off Leash K9”.

She worked over 30 years as an animal keeper with the NC Zoological Park. She has been a part time veterinary technician for over 25 years specializing in emergency small animal medicine . Amy also worked as a dog handler for “ Goose Masters “ using working Border Collies to humanely recondition Canada Geese off of designated areas.

Amy presently works with “ Off Leash K9 Winston Salem” specializing in their AKC “STAR puppy” and “Canine Good Citizen” training and certification programs. This charitable community service offered by “OLK9WS” helps build successful, healthy, happy pet people relationships.
Amy’s volunteer experience includes Black Rhino conservation research in Kenya, Lemur care at “Duke Lemur Center”, being a puppy raiser for “Guiding Eyes for the Blind” and some work with the “Humane Society “.

Amy loves working and playing with animals. As well as building appreciation and relationships between people and the community for all animals.

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About Off Leash K9 Training

Dog Trainers that Are Recognized Around The World!

Nick White, Founder Off Leash K9 Training
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Nick White is the Owner and Founder of Off Leash K9 Training.  Nick is a former US Marine and former US Secret Service. He currently has over 130+ dog training locations throughout the United States.

Nick is globally recognized as being one of the top dog trainers in the world.  He has 2 official world records in off leash obedience, named on Wikipedia as one of the top 20 dog trainers in the world, recently named top 10 trainer in the world by bestdogtrainers.org, has been featured in many magazines and shows, and he is regularly requested by the top celebrities and athletes! He has been called upon by people such as actor Ryan Reynolds, WWE’s John Cena, MLB All Star Max Scherzer, UFC World Champion Jon “Bones” Jones, and many more!

You can visit our YouTube Channel and watch over 1500+ before/after videos of Nick and his team’s work!  Off Leash K9 Training has more documented videos than any dog training business in the entire world!