Meet The Off Leash K9 Team

Trish - owner

Portland and surrounding areas: Trish brings a lot of dog training experience to Portland, Oregon! Trish spent twelve years of active duty in the United States Air Force, ten as a military working dog handler which included six different duty stations and two deployments. While at her home station, her and her (K9) partner would often times provide local law enforcement with back-up, supervise subordinates, and even assisted in Presidential event sweeps along with the US Secret Service. In her ten years of service, she had the opportunity to work with hundreds of different dogs.

Trish is excited to bring her wealth of knowledge and experience to the Portland, Oregon area! She is very experienced in training dogs for basic and advanced obedience, detection work, as well as dealing with behavioral modification, puppy training, and aggression and/or reactivity cases.
She is excited to give owners the same level of training, discipline, and obedience as the military working dogs she had worked for ten years; regardless of their age, size, or breed!
Trish is the proud owner of a two American bulldogs, Max and Sammy.

Our Amazing Trainers

BRUCE- Trainer

Portland and surrounding areas: Bruce is an Air Force veteran of 15 years in service, twelve of which were spend as a dog handler, trainer, and kennel master. Bruce brings lots of experience to the table when it comes to aggressive and fearful dogs. Bruce joined Off Leash K9 Training LLC Portland in June of 2015 and was certified by Nick White.

Bruce and Trish met while stationed in Germany as dog handlers and have been inseparable since. Bruce is the proud owner of a 10-year-old American bulldog and loves bully breeds! His experience lies with high drive dogs, aggression/reactive against humans/dogs.

Myriah- Trainer

Portland and surrounding areas:  Myriah has spent nearly 6 years working with dogs. Growing up with an assortment of animals her entire life, she’s always held them close to her heart. She began to realize her passion for working closely with dogs as a teenager, at a board and train company, and then eventually made the decision to develop her skills in training with Off Leash K9. She absolutely adores meeting new 4 legged friends and helping them grow into their place within a family. She believes each dog has their own personality and she loves to get to know them in a meaningful way to help them progress and learn to the best of their ability.
When Myriah is not spending time with dogs, she enjoys camping, visiting family, and going to the beach. Her best friends are an adventurous 3 year old Brazilian Mastiff named Oliver and a mischevious but cuddly cat named Walker. Myriah is excited to meet your family and help your furry friend reach their full potential!

Steph, Bruce, and Marie


Steph handles all financial and business related aspects for Offleash K9 Oregon to include phone consults, booking all training appointments, and leading all clients in the right direction.


Bruce has joined the family as our phone operator. He can lead you to the correct location and offer advice on what package is good for you and your pup.


Marie handles all social media updates


Angie- Trainer

Salem and surrounding areas: 

Angela was born and raised right here in Salem, Oregon! 
Animals have been her passion since she was a child and started working in 
 pet shops as a teenager. She studied biology and herpetology in college. Moving across the country to follow her dreams and worked in a zoo in Arkansas for a couple of years, where she was the main caretaker for the Zoo. Taking care of lions, tigers ,monkeys and bears to name a few. helper her aquire got the nickname Animal Lady. She ended up with a small zoo of her own. 70 animals ranging from cats , dogs and ferrets to many different reptiles. She loaded up her small zoo and made her way back to Oregon to be near family and pursue her dreams here. In her pursuit she came to OffLeash K9. She is very passionate about working with dogs! Angie says ” The joy I get from helping the dogs gain confidence and live fuller lives because of it, makes this a dream come true.”

Joy - Trainer

Salem and surrounding areas: Joy grew up in the Portland area with horses and dogs. When she was young she wanted to be a horse trainer but when she adopted her ACD/Husky mix in 2021, she realized dogs were just as fun to work with, and not near as expensive! When she found out OLK9 Portland was hiring she jumped at the chance to join the family!

Nate - Trainer

Bend and surrounding areas: Nate has grown up with family dogs all his life. He found OLK9 training when he needed help with Ronin, the Lab/GSD that he recused. Before training, Ronin was very dog aggressive, human aggressive and liked to do his own thing but OLK9 changed all that. Ronin now goes everywhere Nate goes and enjoys the OffLeash life! When OLK9BEND was hiring, he jumped at the chance to help people with their dogs like training helped him.

Nate loves to hike, mountain bike, snowshoe…basically be outside! Bend is a great place to live because of all the opportunities to go play outside with your dog; Nate loves to help people get out more with their dog.


          Vanessa has loved animals since she was very young! She always knew working with animals was what she wanted to do. Growing up, she had all kinds of dogs ranging from Dachshunds to Malamutes. 

          While working in a pet boarding and daycare facility, she learned about Off Leash K9 and fell in love with the freedom and confidence that she saw she could give dogs and their families.

         Watching her 2 year old cattle dog/husky mix Mattie grow from a skittish pup into a confident dog who can enjoy the OffLeash lifestyle cemented her decision to become a part of the OLK9 family, so she could share that joy with others.

Mandy - Trainer

Eugene surrounding areas: Mandy’s passion started when she founded a nonprofit dog rescue in 2013. They take in dogs with behavior challenges of all kinds! She was curious to see what OLK9 Training could do for the dogs in our care. She was hooked day one! “This training works. The ‘unmanageable/unadoptable dog’ we trained is now an ambassador to all shelter dogs!” She wants to keep families together by training their dogs and giving their owners the tools they need to truly enjoy their dogs with confidence.

“I knew this was for me in 2011 when I was talked into getting a “family dog.” I was actually afraid of dogs and the dog we adopted was a nightmare! Instead of giving up, I took her to training classes and watched her bloom into a canine good citizen, and my best friend. When she died I started SevaDog Rescue and I’ve been working with dogs and their families ever since.”



Portland and surrounding areas:  Will has spent nearly 3 years training with dogs. Will possesses a lot of talents like motorcycle mechanic and a Portland tattoo artist!  (Instagram @WilliamBowler) 


He has always been around animals and added a German Shepherd named Rex to his family three years ago.  Rex comes from serious working lines which can come with a host of neurotic behaviors if not properly exercised thus peeking Will’s interest in dog training.  


Will excitedly joined the OLK9 team to further his skill set and fell in love with the art form. Will is the resident daystay trainer in Portland.

​Ryan - Trainer

Eugene and surrounding areas: Ryan’s passion all started with being curious. He and his partner Mandy wanted to learn more about OLK9 Training. Ryan works with many dogs from their own rescue with behavioral challenges,  and he is excited to share his experience. 

Ryan grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, where he took an active role in training their family dogs. It wasn’t until he started his work in the rescue that he really saw the transformations a dog goes through with time, training and commitment.

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About Off Leash K9 Training
Dog Trainers Who Are Recognized Around The World!
Nick White, Founder of 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!