About Our Trainers

Meet The Off Leash K9 Team

Kasey & Frank - Trainer/Owner

Kasey, a key member of the Off Leash team since June 2020, has been a passionate dog lover her entire life. Originating from Southwest Missouri, she combined her passion for dogs with a degree in Business Marketing to bring a unique approach to her role. Kasey’s interest in professional dog training was sparked when she acquired her German Shepherd, Sarg, who was trained by Off Leash K9. Today, she is committed to helping residents in Columbia, Missouri, and beyond, to form a deeper bond with their dogs.

Frank, originally from California, moved to Reeds Spring, Missouri, in 1993 before settling in Forsyth. After a successful career in sales, he earned his P.O.S.T certification from Drury University in 2007. The following year, Frank embarked on a 13-year tenure with the police force, serving as a patrol officer, SWAT operator, K9 Handler & Trainer, and finally retiring as a detective. His enduring passion for dog training guided him to Off Leash K9 Training in 2020.

Together, Kasey and Frank bring an unmatched blend of enthusiasm, expertise, and experience to their roles and take immense pride as the owners of Off Leash K9 Training Central Missouri & NW Arkansas. Their shared vision and dedication ensure the provision of exceptional dog training services to the local community.

Micah - Trainer

Hey everyone, I’m Micah! I’ve been training dogs for about five years—anything from cuddly couch dogs to working police dogs and anything in between. I’m from Ohio, where I got my first working dog and discovered my passion for training dogs.

I attended a decoy seminar in Virginia and a handler course in 2019/2020 and haven’t stopped learning since. When I’m not training obedience, You can often find me in the suit for police dogs or helping out with the kid’s class at Diamond State martial arts.

Madison Whisel - Trainer

Born in Germantown, Tennessee, and later relocating to the picturesque surroundings of Northwest Arkansas, my lifelong appreciation for dogs began as a cherished family bond. Our family dog was not just a pet; it became an embodiment of loyalty and affection that deeply influenced my perspective on animals. The global pandemic in 2020 accentuated the significance of companionship and led me to adopt a young puppy. This pivotal decision revealed an innate talent in me: the art and science of canine training.

I was captivated by my puppy’s eagerness to learn and adapt, reinforcing my belief in the potential of structured training. Further honing my skills, I graduated from the esteemed Off Leash K9 Training Academy. This rigorous program has equipped me with advanced methodologies and techniques essential for professional dog training. Today, I’m honored to be a part of the Off Leash family, a platform that has not only recognized but also nurtured my passion for K9 training. With a hands-on approach and a commitment to individualized care, I aim to provide the best training services, ensuring both owners and their canine companions have harmonious relationships.

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Erica - Trainer

I am Erica, originally from Lancaster, CA, and have called Arkansas home for over 15 years. My passion extends deeply into the realm of canine companionship, a journey that has evolved from personal interest to a specialized skill set.

My passion for dogs is not just a hobby; it has become a significant part of my life, especially after welcoming my second dog two years ago. This milestone marked the beginning of my serious journey into dog training.

My experiences with Off Leash K9 Training (OLK9) have been transformative, offering me a unique perspective on dog training. I’ve learned effective and safe techniques to foster obedience and strengthen the bond between pets and their owners. Inspired by this knowledge, I am dedicated to helping others enhance their relationships with their pets through structured obedience training. My goal is to leverage my expertise to improve the quality of life for both pets and their owners, fostering harmonious living environments and lasting companionships.

Joel - Trainer

Hello, I’m Joel, a lifelong resident of Northwest Arkansas and knowledgeable in canine behavior. My affinity for dogs began in childhood, often finding myself rescuing strays. With a strong background in sales, I excel in building connections and delivering exceptional service.

My expertise in dog training was kindled five years ago with my own dog, further nurtured through my experience at Off Leash K9. Here, I’ve gained invaluable insights into the essential structure a dog requires for a fulfilling life. My objective is to guide owners in establishing clear communication and a profound bond with their dogs, utilizing effective and sensible training techniques.

I’m eager to meet you and help enhance the bond between you and your K9. Looking forward to our journey together!

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About Off Leash K9 Training

Dog Trainers that Are Recognized Around The World!

Nick White, Founder Off Leash K9 Training
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Nick White is the Owner and Founder of Off Leash K9 Training.  Nick is a former US Marine and former US Secret Service. He currently has over 130+ dog training locations throughout the United States.

Nick is globally recognized as being one of the top dog trainers in the world.  He has 2 official world records in off leash obedience, named on Wikipedia as one of the top 20 dog trainers in the world, recently named top 10 trainer in the world by bestdogtrainers.org, has been featured in many magazines and shows, and he is regularly requested by the top celebrities and athletes! He has been called upon by people such as actor Ryan Reynolds, WWE’s John Cena, MLB All Star Max Scherzer, UFC World Champion Jon “Bones” Jones, and many more!

You can visit our YouTube Channel and watch over 1500+ before/after videos of Nick and his team’s work!  Off Leash K9 Training has more documented videos than any dog training business in the entire world!