About Our Trainers

Meet The Off Leash K9 Team

Bethany Riddle - Head Trainer

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.

Bethany Riddle

Jessica - Trainer

Prior to becoming a certified trainer with Off Leash K9 Training in 2017, Jessica was a Veterinary Tech for X Way Animal hospital in Laurinburg, NC. She had also spent time caring for dogs as a Kennel Tech in North Carolina for both K2 Solutions and Dog’s Best Friend in Southern Pines, NC.

Katelynn Picone - Trainer

Bio Coming Soon

Katelynn Picone

Dan Wallen - Owner

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.

Dan Wallen

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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!