Off Leash K9 Training Huntsville LLC. is owned and operated by Ciara Stevens. Ciara has several years of dog training experience and can assist families with 98% of behavioral issues experienced on a day-to-day basis.
We are located on a 40-acre farm in Athens, AL. Currently we are in the developmental stages of remodeling a 4600 sqft. building which will become our business and storefront in the future. All training classes are taught in a comfortable one-on-one setting with a gorgeous view of our pond. We have a walking trail around the property, perfect for those heel lessons!
We specialize in high level obedience training in everyday environments, behavior modification for the average pet, and aggressive dog management. We also train *service dog* and *therapy dog* work!
OLK9 Huntsville uses marker training, but we specialize in balanced training to gain amazing obedience and attentiveness from your dog. There are a bunch of major misconceptions with balanced training, give us a call or arrange a consult with us so we can talk about it! Balanced training is more about using a valued reward, than it is about using a correction.
Give your dog the professional dog training he/she needs to be a happy member of your household! Create a more comfortable environment for your family with an obedient dog.
Ciara and Off Leash K9 were fantastic! Francie went from completely unmanageable to receiving compliments on her behavior. She did a complete 180° after just the first session. I highly recommend Off Leash K9 to anyone thinking about training their pup.
OLK9 Training is the way to go!!! I have a 2 year old Beagle that knew one or two commands... but would not hold commands, he always pulled on the leash, and he also loved to jump on the furniture/people. I chose to do the 2 week board and train, and I would recommend this training package to everyone. Ciara done so well with Memphis, and Memphis loved her. To see what all she trained him to do in only 2 short weeks is absolutely amazing. She really cares about each and every dog that comes through her training, and you can see that just by talking to her. She turned my 2 year old stubborn Beagle into a very well behaved dog... when I take him out now people are always complimenting on how well behaved he is. A big thank you to Ciara for all your hard work.
I am a medical student on student loans. I also happen to be a dog owner (who loves her pup more than anything). A few months ago, Molly ran outside at a friend's house and ran around a moderately busy neighborhood area in Birmingham until she allowed me to catch her. I immediately started researching dog training. My biggest fear would be her getting hit by a car or running away. I was skeptical because Molly was extremely timid. I knew she was smart, I easily taught her a few very basic commands, but she would only perform them in the comfort of our apartment, when she wanted to. She is also a stubborn pup.
I found OLK9 online, and emailed Ciara. I got a response quickly with a detailed explanation of services, videos of dogs she has trained, and more information. The cost is a big investment, and it sounded incredible, but I wanted more information before I made a commitment. I brought Molly out to Ciara’s land and spent almost an hour talking with her and having her show me the training facility and explaining how she trains and what she guarantees. I put a deposit down that day.
Fast forward to today: I am absolutely THRILLED with OLK9, Ciara, and my incredibly well behaved and trained Molly. I cannot say enough good things. It was worth every penny and more. I didn’t know that being a dog owner could be more fun and truly stress free.
I went on a 4 mile hike yesterday with Molly, and didn’t put the leash on her once. (Keep in mind that 2 months earlier I ran a mile down the side of the same mountain -not on a trail- after Molly). Even when I wasn’t keeping her in a heel command, she would wander up ahead a little bit but stay within eye sight, all on her own accord. She is such a happy pup with her new freedom and is having a BLAST. When I think of having Molly for her lifetime, and the fear that is now gone of her being hit by a car or not coming when called, I would do the same thing over again in a heart beat. I wholeheartedly recommend OLK9 (and in particular Huntsville) to anyone who is a dog owner and is considering training. Molly is thrilled with her new freedom. I am ecstatic about the quality of her training. And it is so apparent that this is not just a job for Ciara. She truly cares and has a passion for what she does and the dogs she trains.
TLDR: do it. You won't regret it.
Our Aggressive Dog Package aids in the stabilization, management, and control at home and in public of aggressive dogs for re-entry into the family unit.
This package includes seven lessons with the final eighth lesson being an optional in-home based lesson.
Payment Arrangement: Four monthly payments of $262.50
Our Basic Obedience Package is $600.00 and will give you everything you need to have your dog off leash, with distractions, completing these commands:
Don’t wait for the problems to start! Off Leash K9 Training Huntsville offers puppy obedience training with our AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Classes.
We cover topics relating to health, nutrition, vaccines, first aid, and all the basic commands a puppy needs to thrive! When your puppy graduates class, they leave eligible for their S.T.A.R. certificate from AKC.
Payment Arrangement: two monthly payments of $200
Are you interested to see if your dog can become a Service Dog for you?
We offer evaluations at our facility to determine whether or not your canine companion has the capability of providing a service for you!
Are you not sure about the Obedience package that your canine companion needs?
Do you want to come meet us for an hour and get to know us and see our 40-acre facility while we evaluate your dog?
Come in for a Consultation!