Meet the Trainers
Megan is a head trainer for Off Leash K9 Triad Area. Ever since she was a little girl, she has always had a lot of love for animals, especially dogs. She was the little girl that always asked her parents to pull the car over when she saw a stray animal wandering around. Growing up she always knew she would have a lot of animals.
Megan grew up in Columbus, Ohio and first started working with animals when she was a teenager at a Pet Supplies Plus. She worked there until she moved to Bowling Green, Ohio where she attended Bowling Green State University and graduated in four years with her Bachelors of Science in Education as a Dance major.
For the last three years Megan worked at All Pets Considered, a holistic pet store and grooming salon that focuses on working with various animal rescues and shelters amongst the triad. They also serve as a foster family for many animals that are up for adoption throughout the city. She is very knowledgeable in animal health, specifically nutrition, and is also certified in pet CPR. She has also spent time around another dog training company for the past two years, and learned the basics there. She was excited to continue her education and training with Off Leash K9 Training and our methods!
Megan is extremely excited to be living out her both her dreams with dog training and is honored to be a part of the pack at Off Leash K9 Training. She has such high desires to educate pet owners both on nutrition and training and is excited to be making a positive impact on the dogs and dog owners in our community!
Contact: [email protected] or 888-413-0896 to schedule!
With an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest and an MSA from UNC Greensboro, Andrea’s career originally began behind a desk as a CPA. However, a compassion for dogs led her to pursue a different path. For years, she volunteered with several rescue and foster groups. She found there was often a foundational problem with the many dogs cycling through shelters that correlated to a lack of training and miscommunication. She lives in Winston-Salem with her husband, SSG Coppel, and their four rescue dogs Sophie, Georgia, Maverick, and Henri.
Andrea brings a unique outlook to OLK9 Winston-Salem with her business background, rescue and foster work, experience with military personnel, and love for her hometown! When she is not training dogs, you can find her training and coaching people in nutrition and fitness classes such as barre and yoga.
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.