connecticut Off Leash K9 Training | OUR STORY

Off Leash K9 Training has grown from just one guy to over 600 trainers and 150 locations nationwide in just ten years. Over the last few years, Off Leash has become so well know for our dog training expertise that countless high profile individuals and celebrities are calling upon us to train their canine companions. A few names you might recognize are Ryan Reynolds (actor), Blake Lively (actress), 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. Outside of these individuals, nearly one million families have entrusted our dog trainers to work with their pets! The reason we are the fastest growing dog training company in the world is because our trainers are constantly learning and educating themselves further in their profession. In the beginning of it all our founder, Nick White began this company after spending years gathering the best dog training knowledge by working with canines in the Marines. As his military career was ending he found himself working on the President’s detail in the Secret Service. Through his experiences, he spent a lot of time creating a dog training program fit for the  everyday dog! In order to perfect this method, Nick trained alongside some of the best dog trainers and handlers in the industry, in which he is now considered to be among the top ten in the world! With a carefully designed program such as ours, we can assure you and your pup will receive the BEST dog training in the area!

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 state of Connecticut! Because we offer several different obedience packages, you may choose the program that best fits your lifestyle. Our Connecticut Off-Leash K9 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!

What Do Our Clients Say?

We sent our 5 month old Golden Retriever puppy Sophie for dog training in Stamford with Rachel at Off Leash K9 Training in early November. Rachel did a fantastic job training both Sophie and us! Rachel sent us pictures and videos of Sophie every day, along with status updates on her progress during training. To this day she still answers our texts and provides support. This is one of the many perks of their programs! I would highly recommend Rachel and CT K9 Off Leash, we plan on using them again once we get puppy #2!


We sent our 11 month Rhodesian rescue puppy, Clara, for training and she came back as a new dog! Sara, the trainer, was absolutely fabulous, she has the perfect balance of being an effective trainer and very loving. She provided multiple videos per day and was great about sending updates on Clara’s progress. We’re so impressed at how our dog is responding to the training. We also loved that our dog lived with Sara’s family during her training vs. being at a training facility. We highly recommend Sara and CT K9 off leash training.


I had my 6 month Doberman do the 2 week board and train with Off Leash K9 Training in Stamford and it could not have been better. I was sent multiple videos, pictures, and updates during the training. She came back knowing all the commands and our trainer Nikki was so kind and helpful for all our questions. She even wrapped our dogs ears for us during the entire 14 day  training, which was amazing. We can’t give enough thanks to Nikki and her team at Off Leash. It was a great experience and we would highly recommend it!


As a dog owner…

Bringing a pet into your life will most likely lead to many years of wet noses, wagging tails and sloppy kisses. Just like the billions of households across the world, your pet will be part of your family. We love them, feed them,  shelter them, take care of them and spend as much of our time as we can with them. Owning a pet is truly one of the most magical experiences for a lot of people. Just like humans, dogs need structure and direction in their life so that they can succeed in their day-to-day. As dog owners, we want to teach them how to be more independent, more obedient, and most importantly, safer!You may not be able to ship your dog off of boarding school, but you can take them to one of the highest rated dog training companies in the nation. Stamford Off Leash K9 Training helps dogs all across the nation become their best good boy, learning to leave behind bad behavior and replace it with the obedience that you need from them. In no time at all, you will never have to worry about leaving them alone, or leaving them around others.

Local Dog training

Even though our company has over 150 locations across the nation, you can still choose us as your local dog trainer in Stamford and surrounding communities across Connecticut. We are the convenient choice for anyone looking to gain an edge in training their dog, whether they are young puppies, older dogs, or any age in between. Our methods are safe, effective, and tried and true. We have helped people all around the country find the obedience that they need from their household pets, and we are ready to help you. And if you are still not convinced, dog owners from all walks of life recommend our services. In fact, our company has helped celebrity dog owners as well, including Ryan Reynolds, John Cena, and even Oprah.

World Famous Dog Training Programs

Basic Obedience

This package comes with four private sessions where our dog trainers in Stamford will teach you and your pet the basics in dog training. Our sessions are held weekly and last at least an hour long. At the end of this package, you will have learned, practiced and perfected a total of seven commands with your dog. This is the perfect package to start off with so you can learn alongside your pet!

Advanced Obedience

This package is combined with our basic obedience package. Your first four sessions will be spent learning and polishing the initial seven commands. Once you get through your first four weeks, the second set will focus on advanced commands! We offer several different advanced commands so you can decide what you and your pet want to learn from our dog trainers in Stamford. Each session will still be held privately for an hour!

Therapy Dog Work

In this eight week program we are focusing on preparing your pet to become a therapy animal. Carefully working through all of our basics and continuing on to train around different distractions and in different settings is how you will spend your eight sessions. With completion of this program, your pup will be ready to get certified as a therapy pet!

Aggression Training

Is your dog reactive and tough to manage around other dogs or people? Do they nip, growl or snarl to a point where you are concerned? Dealing with aggression issues is something out dog trainers in Stamford are always working with! We offer an eight week, one-on-one program with our trainers where you can learn how to work with your dog. First, you will cover all the basic obedience essentials. Second, you will incorporate them into situations where you need to have better control over your pup!

Two Week Board & Train

One of the most popular training course packages that we offer is our Two Week Board and Train program. This style of training could be considered our most effective training package for most families since it takes the work out of it for you. After dropping them off, they will be returned to you far more obedient and less distracted. 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.