Off-Leash K9 Dog Training Tampa Bay
Off Leash K9 Training is one of the most reputable dog training businesses in the nation. We are known for bringing precision obedience to household dogs, 100% off-leash.
Off Leash K9 Training specializes in training methods originally used by the military and law enforcement agencies. These techniques will turn your dog in to a well behaved member of society. Some of what we do is for the dogs and another part is for the owners. We help you to be a better handler and owner for your canine. The result is increased bonding and trust with your dog. All of our lessons are private, customized sessions that allow us to address your specific concerns.
Off Leash K9 Training believes that 98% of all dogs can be trained to have amazing obedience: regardless of breed, size, shape, or age!
MEET THE TRAINERS:
Meet Abby Hoxha:
Abby Hoxha is the Head Trainer for the Tampa Metro area. A graduate of the National K-9 Learning Center in Columbus, Ohio she has also completed training at the Off Leash K9 Headquarters Training Academy in Woodbridge, Virginia. She is an honors graduate of Old Dominion University with a Bachelors in Sociology and Criminal Justice. A four time letter winner of the ODU Varsity Women’s Swim and Dive team, she was the team captain in 2014. Abby has studied and employed a wide range of methods and techniques. With this experience and strong foundation, she focuses on an approach to training that takes every dog’s unique temperament and behavior patterns into consideration.
Meet Patrick Blasland:
Patrick Blasland has over six years professional dog handling experience as a former kennel manger and head trainer for a canine daycare facility in Boca Raton, FL. He has completed additional training in West Palm Beach for herding, nose work, and behavior. Patrick is a certified trainer and graduate of the Off Leash K9 Training headquarters academy in Woodbridge, Virginia. In his spare time he is a USDAA Certified Agility Judge for the Starter/Advanced levels.
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Dan is the owner of Off Leash K9 Training, Sarasota, FL. He graduated from Marshall University with an undergraduate in Business Administration.
Dan 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 from your dog. There are a bunch of major 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.
Off-Leash K9 Training is comprised of off leash dog trainers with experience and training ranging from the US Marine Corps, DOD, US Secret Service, and private sector experience! We guarantee 100% Obedience, 100% Off-Leash! Your dog will be trained to have the same level of obedience as most police/military working dogs!
What we enjoy most is seeing dogs that have spent their whole life on a leash, now being 100% Off-Leash and obedient! We thrive off of seeing the joy in both the dogs’ and the owners’ face when they have mastered a new command without the restriction of a leash.
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What Do Our Clients Say?
WE LOVE CLIENT’S SMILE!
I can’t say enough about this place. They are very knowledgeable. Bethany is an amazing trainer and I also had the pleasure of working with Dan on a lesson. If you do what they say, it will work. When I first got my 2 year old German Shepherd I couldn’t even walk him on a leash. He paced constantly and I thought I made a mistake by getting him, but I gave the program a try. He is still a work in progress but I can take him anywhere now OFF leash. It’s amazing!!! I watched my dog go from scared and neurotic to confident and happy.