Rachel Moore, our Head Trainer, brings more than five years of experience in dog training, behavioral issues, and dog nutrition. After receiving a BA in Communications, she realized that she wanted to have a more direct impact on the world and started shadowing and volunteering for a balanced trainer in California. Being an animal lover since the start and an advocate for animal welfare, she found that through training, she could save dogs from rehoming and euthanasia. As her mentor would tell her, “saving one dog might not change the world, but for that one dog, the world changes forever.”
After moving to Alabama in 2017, she decided to network with local dog trainers at HOTC Dog Fair and found OLK9 Huntsville to be the logical next step. She has joined us full-time and completed a rigorous certification process to bring Huntsville the best training possible!
Rachel believes that she can always learn more, and each dog and situation provides a unique experience.
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!!
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!
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!
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???!!!