Our Story | Manhattan Off Leash K9 Training

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Off-Leash K9 Training, LLC is one of the highest-ranked dog obedience training businesses in the United States! W O W! With more than 150 locations nation-wide, we are the fastest growing dog training company in the world, and for good reason! Founder Nick White has an extensive and impressive list of experiences, clients, awards, and so much more under his belt. Aside from being a former US Marine and working in the Secret Service on Obama’s detail, he has also trained with some of the best dog trainers in the world. Nick has trained with Andrew Ramsey who was the Lead Drug/Bomb Detection Trainer at Lackland Air Force Base which is where all of the military dogs are trained. He has also trained at the famous Vohne Liche Kennels (the training hub for the military and DoD special forces K9s) with owner Ken Licklider, who is the main character behind the Nat Geo show, “Alpha Dogs”. Just last year, Nick was invited on as part of Sport Dog’s Pro Staff, as he is considered to be one of the top electronic trainers in the world. He even holds a WORLD RECORD for the longest distance down at 350 yards! This should come as no surprise, since his client list ranges from A-list celebrities such as Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Nancy Cartwright (Bart Simpson’s voice), Kane Hodder (Jason from Friday the 13th); professional athletes such as DeAngelo Hall (Washington Redskins), John Wall (Basketball player), Gio Gonzales (Nationals pitcher), John Cena (WWE), John ‘Bones’ Jones (UFC), Max Scherzer (Nationals pitcher); and even one of the most powerful Vice Presidents in history, Dick Cheney. We’ve only listed a handful of Off Leash K9 Training’s notable clients. With a carefully designed program such as ours, we can assure you and your pup will receive not only the BEST training in the area, but the same training that everyone listed above picked too!

With the launch of our local Off Leash K9 Training more than five years ago, this proven dog obedience training method is available in the NY Metro  area, including the five boroughs and beyond! Because we offer several different obedience packages, you may choose the program that best fits your lifestyle. Our NY Metro Off-Leash dog training technique is designed to work for dogs of all ages, breeds and sizes! The Off Leash K9 Training system is guaranteed to change the lives of both owners and canines for the better. Our company is comprised of handlers from all walks of life, including those boasting military experience and training to rescue and shelter volunteers to former veterinary technicians; who all have one thing in common- that they LOVE dogs! Your dog will be trained to have the same level of obedience displayed by police/military working dogs. Working primarily with household pets, we are able to offer you and your dog an exceptional level of obedience, which allows you to bring them anywhere and everywhere, hassle-free. After training, there is nothing more gratifying for us than to see dogs that have spent their whole life on a leash now completely obedient off-leash! Seeing the joy in the faces of both the dogs and the owners when their pups master a new command without the restriction of a leash is just as rewarding for us as it is for them!

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What Do Our Clients Say?


What an experience! I’m so greatful that I passed on just babysitting. It was the best choice. My puppy came home happy, well cared for & “TRAINED!”

10 month old Husky

OLK9 delivered everything promised and more. We are very happy and recommend Manhattan OLK9 to anyone considering their programs!

6 month old Boxer

Since doing the 2-week board and train, I highly recommend Off Leash K9 Training to everyone I see! We are blown away with the results.

2 Year Old Retriever

New Dog Owner

Bringing a dog home, whether they are a puppy, a little bit older or even a senior dog, can be foreign to some people. We would love to help you prepare to bring a dog into your home. As you have likely heard, many consider their pets their family. Our dog trainers in Manhattan also consider all dogs our family!

Change can be difficult. Though it is worth it, it is not easy bringing a new pet into the home. With puppies you might find yourself searching, ‘how to potty train my puppy’, ‘best potty training tips’ or even resorting to ‘potty training for dummies’. We’ve all been there, trust me. With a dog who is a big older you might find yourself looking for answers to more specific questions like, ‘how to get my dog to stop jumping’, or ‘how much should I feed my dog’. Our dog trainers in Manhattan are here to help you with all your dog related needs!

You may not be able to ship your dog off to to a full out boarding school, but you can take them to one of the highest rated dog training companies in the nation. Manhattan Off Leash K9 Training helps dogs all across the nation become their best ‘good boy’, learning to encourage good behavior, leave behind bad manners and give your pup the overall dog obedience training that you both need. In no time at all, you will experience the ‘part of our family’ kind of pet that all your friends and family tell you about! Give us a call and chat with someone on our sales team today!

Local Dog Training

Even though our company has over 160 locations across the nation, you can still choose us as your local dog trainer in Manhattan and the surrounding boroughs. Whether you opt for private obedience classes, in-home dog training or even a two week board and train, our Manhattan dog training company is the convenient choice.

Our methods are safe, effective, tried and true. As mentioned, outside of our Manhattan dog trainers, we have helped people all around the country uncover the best obedience training that they need from their household pets, and we are ready to help you. If you are still not convinced, dog owners from all walks of life recommend our top-rated dog training services. You can check our plenty of reviews to attest to this!

Did I mention the countless celebrity reviews? Our company has helped celebrity dog owners with their dog training needs as well. This client list includes status figures such as: Ryan Reynolds, Bake Lively, John Wall, John Cena, Oprah Winfrey, and even former Vice President Dick Cheney. While most of the dogs that we help are not famous, we offer a full range of local dog training services to help more dogs, in and out of Hollywood, achieve their best obedience.

Puppy Training

Choosing our dog training programs in Manhattan at Off Leash K9 Training is the ideal choice as we offer the best puppy meet & greet! We are excited to guide you along the way in your new pawrent-hood. We are able to help you answer all the questions you’ve been Googling non-stop. The, ‘how to crate train my dog’, ‘how to potty train my puppy’, ‘can I teach my dog to sit’ and even ‘why wont my puppy sleep through the night’, questions. However, with many owners who experience those ‘puppy nightmares’, the cause is often triggered by certain stimulus or inactivity.

When you choose our top quality puppy training, we make sure that you are encouraging good behavior in your dog and that you will be set up to lead a better example for your new puppy. Whether they act too aggressively or refuse to stop chewing your furniture, we will make sure that their puppy behavior is under control. Speak with our team today and we can help your new puppy in Manhattan with the following:

  • Potty Training
  • Crate Training
  • Better Socialization
  • Basic Obedience Needs

Potty Training

The most difficult hurdle dog owners suffer with is potty training their new puppy. We will be the first ones to admit that it is TOUGH WORK. Potty training a puppy can prove to be a stressful process for some new dog owners. Most of us struggle with getting our dog to “go potty” when we take them outside, which leads to surfing the web for “dog potty training tips video”, “best puppy potty training”, or even “dog potty training tips”? Don’t get too discourage because our dog trainers in Manhattan are here to help you ace the new puppy training course!

You could purchase low-quality potty training tools from your local pet retailer, or you could have the dog trainers in Manhattan at Off Leash K9 Training provide your pet with better instruction. In no time, we will instruct you and your dog how and where to go, decreasing the risk of finding droppings and even helping to prevent urinary health problems down the road. Whether you are struggling to teach your young puppy how to go potty or you need assistance with an older dog, we have some of the best puppy and dog potty training tips for you!

Basic Obedience Program

Our local dog obedience training classes are among the most popular services that we provide! Many dogs wind up developing a more stubborn attitude or even naughty behaviors as they age. Whether it be from growing up, spending time with other pets, changing residences, children going off to college, or nothing specific at all, it is bound to happen. It is easy for many pet owners to quickly become frustrated and unsure of what to do to correct the unwanted behavior their dog is producing.

This is where our dog training team comes in! Our dog trainers in Manhattan offer the best in local dog obedience training courses. When you choose us, we can provide your dog with everything that they need to learn how to:

  • Come
  • Extended Sit
  • Extended Down
  • Extended Place
  • Loose Leash Walking/Heeling
  • Off 

Advanced Obedience Program

Advanced dog training is the best choice for dog owners that are looking to take obedience with their pet just a bit further. Unlike basic dog boot camps in NY, advanced obedience training courses build off of our basic obedience dog training classes in Manhattan. Not only are the basic dog training concepts reinforced, but we take their education further. Our advanced training program features an eight-week course, as well as an e-collar, our dog training collar, that is both waterproof and has a range of 1/2 of a mile. When you need to take your dog from being a “good boy” to a “great boy,” this is the program for your needs! Here is an idea of what you will learn:

  • Distance Down
  • Sit in Motion
  • Through
  • Touch
  • Come to Heel
  • Watch
  • Stand
  • & many more

Therapy Dog Program

You may not be surprised to find out that many local dog owners are interested in how to make their dog a therapy dog. Whether they don’t know how therapy dog training works, what therapy dog training classes are available near them, or how to certify a therapy dog in NY; we get clients inquiring about this on a daily basis. Our team of dog trainers in Manhattan are here to guide you through the process. From everything you need to know such as, finding therapy dog classes near me, what the therapy dog requirements are in NY, ‘and even letting you in on the best therapy dog training tips; our Manhattan dog trainers have got you covered. Our specially designed 8-class course prepares you and your dog for their therapy dog testing and certification. With successful completion of this program, we can evaluate and certify you and your dog! Here is how the class is broken down:

  • Basic Obedience Commands
  • Focused Therapy Sessions

Dog Aggression Program

Aggression training is a popular need for many area dog owners. Whether you are looking for dog-to-dog aggression training tips, or your dog’s aggression is towards people; our best aggression training course is designed to work on all types of dog aggression. Sometimes your dog might even show aggression on the leash or aggression towards cats and other animals. Allow our team of dog training professionals to take a bite out of your dog’s aggression problem. We will get to the bottom of why they continue to act out, as well as ensure that their bad behavior is curbed before an incident occurs. Our eight class course has private lessons for both you and your dog which provides instruction, exercises, obedience, and desensitization, allowing you to restore peace in your home once again! Here is an idea of what we cover:

  • All Basic Obedience
  • Focused Aggression Sessions

Two Week Board & Train Program

Some dog owners find themselves following dog training videos and even participating in dog training classes, but still struggle with the same issues. All the dog training tips and dog training treats in the world did not help you and your dog. If this is you- our dog training team in Manhattan can help!

Just as a parent may send a troubled teen to a military boarding school or to basic training, dog boot camp has long been a similar option for advanced behavioral training for dogs. A dog boot camp is a specialized training program with a qualified local trainer that combines the best elements of our boarding training, aggression training, behavioral training, and more, to ensure that even the hardest to live with dog receives the attention they need.

Not only will this help your dog to understand how they should behave, but it will present a new level of freedom and obedience for them as well. Our local dog training team has always represented humane and safe training methods, treating your dog like they were our own. When you need basis training for your pet but you don’t have the time, you need our dog boot camp training packageThis style of training is our most effective training package for most pets, leaving them far more obedient and less distracted than when you dropped them off. In fact, we like to think of this style of training as sort of a summer camp for pets!

Our Two Week Board, and Train program focuses on all aspects of behavioral training and features a bit of all of our training packages combined with an emphasis on leaving your dog distraction proofed. When you sign on for this training package, your dog will receive all of the tools and education that they need for learning to:

  • Sit
  • Extended Sit
  • Down
  • Extended Down
  • Loose Leash Walking
  • Off-Leash Walking
  • Come On Command
  • Proper Greeting (Without Jumping)
  • Waiting by Doors
  • Waiting for Meals
  • Distraction Training (people and other dogs)
  • Place
  • Extended Place
  • Heel Commands
  • And much more.

The final lesson is for the dog owners themselves. During our final two-hour private one-on-one session, you will learn how to appropriately interact with and control your newly trained dog, as well as what to expect from them when you interact with others, as well as with other dogs.