Off-Leash K9 Training (OLK9) is an off leash dog training business originally founded by Nick White, and is based in Northern Virginia; however, we have many locations throughout the United States.
We specialize in private one-on-one lessons, and dog behavior consultations. This helps to create a stronger bond between the owner and the dog.
OLK9 is composed of off leash dog trainers with experience and training ranging from the US Military, DOD, US Secret Service, and Private Sector. Our client’s dogs will be trained to have the same level of obedience as most police/military working dogs. This style of training encompasses the core beliefs and philosophy of consistency, fairness, and crystal clear communication that will turn any dog into a well-behaved member of society in any situation. 100% Obedience, 100% Off-Leash!
The system and techniques offered will work for any dog, regardless of age, size, or breed. Check out the hundreds of videos on our YouTube Channel to see the amazing results we achieve with dogs every day!
Nick Shalton is the owner and head trainer of Off Leash K9 Training Central Florida, LLC. Nick has always had a passion for working with animals; he grew up around Police K9’s thanks to a long line of family members serving in law enforcement. Nick was always fascinated with working dogs and learning to understand their behavior. From a young age, Nick realized that proper structure and consistency can transform ANY dog into a well behaved member of the family.
Nick furthered his passion for working with dogs after enlisting in the United States Marine Corps. Upon returning home from the Marines, Nick decided to enroll in college where he studied and went on to earn a degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice.
After graduating college, Nick was introduced to Off Leash K9 Training, LLC. He immediately traveled to OLK9 headquarters in Northern Virginia and began working with some of the best dog trainers in the nation!
Nick is very excited to bring OLK9’s world class training to the “Sunshine State”. Off Leash K9 Training Central Florida, LLC currently has 4 locations throughout Eastern Central Florida. Our training facility is located on Florida’s Space Coast in Palm Bay. We also have trainers in the Orlando, Port St Lucie and Daytona Beach areas!
Jessica Bailey is the Head Trainer for Off Leash K9 Training, Orlando. Jessica always had a passion for animal training, care, and education. Jessica started her career working at the local shelter caring for and learning the basics of training and behavior. From there, Jessica studied Psychology in college and would intern with marine mammals and as a zookeeper to grow and understand the foundations of training.
After college, Jessica worked with a variety of animals including dogs, cats, reptiles, birds, marine mammals, and aquarium animals. Jessica educated the public about these animals and used training methods for feeding, basic care, and performance. Progressing in the animal training and care field, Jessica landed a role as an animal trainer and performer for a top pet show here in Orlando, Florida! From the show, Jessica trained many rescue animals to perform while using Basic and Advanced Obedience Training.
Jessica joined Off Leash K9 Training, LLC to continue her long time passion for working with dogs. She prides herself in helping dog owners achieve a better relationship with their canine companions. “A working dog is a happy dog and a happy dog means a happy owner.”
Ron Swart is the Head Trainer of Off Leash K9 Training, Port St. Lucie. Ron was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana and migrated to Florida in 2009. Ron grew up in rural Indiana and developed a passion for working with dogs at an early age. After high school, Ron continued his love of being around dogs by joining the United States Air Force and eventually becoming a Security Police Certified K9 Instructor at Lackland, AFB.
After Ron’s military career he graduated from Indian River State College. He continued his love for helping others by teaching GED and tutoring neglected, abused, and abandoned teen children. Ron has also substitute taught in Saint Lucie County Schools for a number of years. Ron has a gift of teaching and enjoys helping people and dogs learn to enjoy what life has to offer!
Ron continues his passion as Head Trainer of OLK9 Port Saint Lucie in order to improve the relationship between canines and humans. Ron’s passion is helping join the two in a rewarding harmonious family relationship. Man has no friend like the love of a dog!