Meet the Trainers

Ariel is a an 8 year veteran of the US Army having served as both Infantryman and Tactical Explosives K9 Handler. Having completed a tour in Afghanistan, he has experience handling high energy and high drive dogs.  Ariel knows first hand how training can improve the bond between your dog and family. Ariel is sure to bring a sense of fun and learning to your lessons.

Being a firm believer that training should be a enjoyable, relationship building experience that helps families grow closer, it seemed the right fit to become a member of the OLK9 training family.

dan_bio_picDan began his experience with Off Leash K9 Training as a client in 2009. After trying various trainers for his German Shepherds (Maximus and Athena), he was still not happy with the results and began to attend training sessions with Nick White at the Off Leash K9 Training headquarters in Woodbridge, Virginia. After seeing the dramatic results, Dan began referring dogs to Nick and Off Leash whenever possible.

OLK9 uses marker training, but we specialize in E-Collar training to gain amazing obedience and trust with your dog. There are many misconceptions with E-Collar training (see FAQ). E-collar training is more about using a ball as a reward, than it is about using the E-Collar.