Off-Leash K9 Dog Training Columbia SC

yellow-dogOff 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!

Dog Obedience Training Columbia South Carolina

MEET THE TRAINERS:

bethany_bio_picBETHANY RIDDLE – Bethany is the head trainer for Off Leash K9 Training in Columbia. While serving 8 years in the U.S. Air force as an F-15E Crew Chief, she volunteered at various animal shelters.  As a first wedding anniversary gift from her husband, she received a Great Dane puppy, which reignited her childhood passion for working with animals.

After the Air Force, she returned to  South Carolina and graduated Cum Lade with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry from Francis Marion University in 2013.  Aside from completing her formal training at Off Leash K9 headquarters (Woodbridge, VA), Bethany trained at multiple Off Leash K9 locations learning from no less than 10 trainers. She believes in consistency and compassion and looks forward to helping you have an obedient and well balanced dog as part of your family.

NATHAN BEEGHLY nathan-beeghly-photos-227x300 – Nathan Beeghly is a U.S. Army veteran with 7 years experience working with military canines.  He is a Specialized Search Dog Trainer and Combat Mine Detector Dog Handler. While serving in Afghanistan, he supported Special Operations Teams during Operation Enduring Freedom.  He was the primary supervisor and trainer for 20 military working dog teams.  Nathan was tasked to support over 15 U.S. Secret Service missions for the President and Vice President of the United States along with other U.S. and international government officials including the United Nations General Assembly.  Nathan has completed formal training at the Off Leash K9 training headquarters in Woodbridge, Virginia.  He is a Bronze Star recipient.

dan_bio_picDAN WALLEN – Dan is the owner of Off Leash K9 Training, Columbia, SC. 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 whenever possible. Soon after moving to South Carolina, he opened Off Leash K9 Training to bring the same great training and results to the Columbia, South Carolina area. If you are looking to take your dog’s obedience to the next level and responding to your commands outside, off-leash, and under distraction, then search no longer. Off Leash K9 Training, Columbia is the right place for you!

ecollar trainingOLK9 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 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.

Therapy Dog Training Classes

Offleash K9 also offers certified service dog or certified therapy dog classes! If your dog has the drive and disposition, he/she can be trained to assist you in your daily life.

World Renowned Obedience and Behavioral Modification Classes

When you want your dog to have a high level of obedience and/or fix specific behavioral issues, contact Offleash K9. Our dog trainers will train your dog to be obedient off leash at home and out and about.

What Do Our Clients Say?

WE LOVE CLIENT’S SMILE!

I am so happy with how well the board and train program worked. My German Sheppard Cali pulled and barked at dogs before and now she listens so well and walks by my side even without a leash. Nathan was her trainer and really perfected all of her commands. I can not say enough great things about him and this company! I definitely will recommend to family and friends!
Sam Wisnom

I am so happy & excited with the results from the 2 week train & board program with my pup Ringo. Beth was my trainer & she is awesome! She is very knowledgeable & very quick to pick up on why your dog is exhibiting certain behaviors. Before his training, Ringo was extremely misbehaved, lunging, pulling on the leash, barking at everything, biting, etc. Now, he is controlled, well-mannered & listens to my commands! Thank you so much to Off Leash K9 training program & most importantly to Beth, for giving me back an awesome, well mannered dog! Many, many thanks!!!

Erin Bolen

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.

April Turner Simmons