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 4 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.”

Monica - Trainer

Beaverton and surrounding areas: Monica is from Illinois! She has a degree in Biology, and she focuses on animal studies. Monica has previous experience with boarding jobs, but wanted something different. She had no desire in the previous jobs that didn’t excite her. She then came across an AD for OLK9 Training LLC Portland, and got excited!

Monica’s confidence grew when she met the owner, Trish. She knew right then and there this is what she wanted! She wants others to know that training their dog is possible with an awesome support system!

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.


Ahlea has been around animals her entire life. From sitting, walking, training, and just hanging out with any furry friend, she’s developed a huge  passion. She competed in numerous horse shows throughout her life and realized her love lies with the animals at a very young age. While spending everyday with these pets she’s absorbed lots of knowledge from basic pet care to behavior and training techniques. She then began to explore different careers with animals but soon found training was her dream all along. Off-Leash K9 stood out to her immediately, so she joined the team and now is pursuing that lifelong dream. Ahlea loves to see the unique qualities each animal has to offer and transform them into the best version she can! She likes to think that training a dog is her own language only her and the dog can speak, it comes so naturally. 

Ahlea enjoys being with her horse, Moose, and loves the ski and hike throughout Bend, OR. But mostly spending time with a dog, she’s excited to work with more pets along the way and help them with expanding their full Off-Leash potential! 

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 stared SevaDog Rescue and I’ve been working with dogs and their families ever since.”

Whitley- Trainer


Bend and Redmond Areas:
Whitley has had a fascination with dogs since childhood – from the time she could read she had her nose deep in dog breed encyclopedias and breed history books and never missed a dog show. As she grew up, her interest in our canine companions never faded and instead continued to grow exponentially. She has spent countless hours seeking out and absorbing all of the knowledge she could get her hands on – from breed specific behavior, to breed standards, to training theory and dog psychology. To say that dogs are her passion is an understatement. Dogs are her life focus. 
She found Off-Leash K9 when on the hunt for a mentor to find her way and gain credibility in the field. After connecting with Trish she knew that she had found her team and her family in the canine community. When it comes to training, her passion lies in bettering the relationships between dog and owner through helping families to better understand & communicate with their dogs and by helping dogs to better understand the expectations their owners have of them.

​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!