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I just finished basic and advanced training with my dog, Ivy. Rachael did a great job training ivy and trained me how to work well with my dog. I am much more confident that Ivy will obey commands when we are in public places and have high hopes that Ivy will soon be an amazing therapy dog. It is obvious that Rachael loves the dogs and ivy loves her! I would highly recommend Off Leash K9 Huntsville!
OLK9 is amazing! My husband did a LOT of research, and there was NO question that this was the place to take our puppy Jax.
Our trainer Rachel was excellent! She was very patient with him (he was quite high energy for a 3 month old) and she is full of valuable information. The owner and other trainers are also fantastic. We felt welcome and had all the confidence in them with our baby boy! Rachel accommodated our hectic schedules and I would recommend OLK9 to anyone.. especially with a puppy! It was very clear, very quickly how Jax was benefiting from her guidance. We’re already signed up for the next phase of this mind blowing journey!! Kudos all around!
We loved our experience with off leash K9. Everyone was so helpful and nice from the first phone call, to the final handoff! Rachel was our trainer and she was simply amazing to work with!!
Our puppy German Shepherd Jax recently finished the AKC STAR puppy class at Off Leash and we are very pleased with his progress on obedience. All of the trainers are very friendly and take their time to answer all questions and show the proper corrections. The “one on one” training sessions mean they are fully focused on you and your dog and they can provide constant feedback. The training grounds are very beautiful and spacious. We highly recommend Off Leash K9 Huntsville to all dog owners who are looking to take their relationship and obedience training with their dogs to the next level. We plan on continuing the program with the basic and advanced classes and we are very excited to see our boy progress through all the stages.
We would like to thank the staff for the wonderful experience! You guys are the best!
We brought our Giant Schnauzer to OLK9 for a two week board to gain extra training on boundaries and listening to commands. We have been very pleased with the results. They took great care of our dog and his trainer Rachel, was the perfect fit! We would recommend OLK9 to anyone needing elite training for their dog!
My dog Trooper is a 4 year old golden doodle with basic obedience but I felt was short of living up to his potential and therefore not as integrated into our activities as he could have been. A friend recommended Off Leash K9 and I am so glad they did. It is absolutely an investment into your family. After the two week board and train (highly recommend!!) Trooper is still himself personality wise but has more impulse control, advanced manners, and can now be loose without us worrying about him darting off! I was concerned that this level of obedience would take away some of his Trooper-ness but if anything it has made him happier with these new “jobs” to do and the mental stimulation is what he needed!
I also can’t say enough good things about our trainer, Nick! From the first day, you get a warm fuzzy that your dog is in good hands of people who truly like and are knowledgeable about your dog. Nick kept me up to date on Trooper’s progress and made sure that my goals for Trooper were being met and that I was comfortable with the process. In every status picture or video Trooper’s head and tail were up and his body language proved he was happy. The skills he learned are a credit to Nick’s excellence as a trainer. Also, Nick has stayed in touch with us since transition to answer any question we have to make sure it sticks and we can execute like he did. We are so grateful!
When I dropped Trooper off I told them that Trooper was special and a part of my family. I can now tell you that Off Leash K9 is special too and there is no one but them that I would trust with my pup.
The trainers at off leash k9 are amazing. They took a dog that I thought was completely uncontrollable and turned him into a gentleman. I can now take him on relaxing hikes, long walks, and shopping completely stress free. He is also learning that the chickens are not toys. He’s still just a puppy so I am looking forward to a very long relationship with him. Thank you so much, Rachel and Ciara!
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.
My family and I are proud to give Off Leash K9 a 5-star rating. We have a 9 month German Shepherd by the name of Klaus (like house) and wanted to give him the training that he deserved, and with 3 little boys and a new girl on the way, we absolutely needed the best there is.
After exhaustive research, we decided on Off Leash K9 because of the great reputation and amazing reviews. We met Ciara who is the utmost professional, not only does she handle herself and her business with top notch class and attention to the customer, but you can tell she has a love of dogs like none other you will ever meet.
Through Ciara we met Nick Sutton, Klaus' trainer during the 2 week board and train. I could not believe the dedication Nick gave to Klaus. Nick is kind and professional which absolutely defines Off-Leash K9 in Huntsville. His love of dogs and attention to detail truly sold us on the program.
Klaus is a 9 month old puppy GSD, and like most shepherds, he is proud and strong as well as mischievous . He had all of the typical bad dog behaviors, jumping and barking at company, pulling us all over the neighborhood on walks, not following any commands, you name it, Klaus did it.
After the 2 week board and train with Nick was finished, he personally brought our Klaus home to us. Did I mention that Nick came to our house on a Saturday night at 7pm as that was my only available time and spent well over 1 1/2 hours with us for the transition? Name another company that will do that??????!!!!!!. Our Klaus is calm and confident and every command off leash was followed to a T. So much so that I had to show Klaus off to my neighbors who were equally impressed. He is like a police dog with his commands and ALL OFF LEASH.
If you are in the market for K9 training, please look no further than Off-Leash K9 for your training needs. They will treat you and your dog like family. You will not be disappointed.
Thank you again Nick and Ciara, we are a better family because of you guys!!!!
Nick took my butthead Jasper and whipped him right into shape in 2 weeks!! I am so pleased with his results!! Prior to finding OLK9, Jasper pulled me all over the place if he wasn’t wearing a prong collar, and he jumped all over other people if they got too close during our walks. Overall, Jasper was still a happy dog, but he had awful manners. Now I can take Jasper practically anywhere AND I can run with him. Its been a great end result for everyone! Jasper is happy, and more active.
The board & train program is well worth the money and hopefully soon we’ll be sending his brother Koda!
Thank you guys again(:
I am so pleased with my experience with OLK9! From the initial call to the hand-off, our trainer (Rachel), was straightforward and understanding. She was so knowledgeable and talked me through all the details. Loki had some issues that made it hard to take him to public places. Now I feel much more confident and am excited for us to have new adventures! I could not have done it with out Rachel and OLK9!
OLK9 NAILED it! They took my boy coop, which is the world record holder in leash pulling, and made him very controllable and obedient in just 2 weeks. Coop was stubborn and just wanted to do his own thing, and now thanks to his Trainer Nick from OLK9 he listens, does what I tell him to do, not what he wants to do, and I don’t have to worry about him running far with out being able to call him back. I am very impressed with the quality of work that they have performed, and would recommend any and everyone that has a disobedient dog to take them there first! Great job OLK9, and thanks!
We enrolled our 6-month-old German Shepherd Dog, Chewy, in the Basic and Advanced Obedience Classes and I am over the moon pleased with the time and effort our trainer, Rachel, took with our dog AND us! Like all puppies, Chewy needed to learn obedience...and that he did! Rachel showed him what to do and he did it! Chewy "graduated" today from his Advanced Obedience training and I can tell you without a doubt that my boy and I have gained so much confidence, he doesn't haveto be "bad" to get my attention! This evening, we walked around the back yard, no leash, no e-collar, and he heeled as we walked (large circles, figure 8s, around the pool), he stopped when I stopped and sat, he "placed" on the diving board when I asked him to, he sat as I walked about 50 feet away and then asked him to go down and then to sit again (puppy push-ups!). Chewy came when I called him and heeled and sat on my left side. We practiced our "through" command (between my legs and sit). He's a great dog, but Rachel and the entire OLK9 Huntsville team made him an AWESOME dog! OLK9 Huntsville has my highest recommendation for anyone with a new puppy who needs to learn the ropes or a dog who has "issues"! Can I give more stars than 5???!!!
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.