connecticut Off Leash K9 Training | OUR STORY

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 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..
Buying a puppy for your home, can lead to many years of laughter and affection. In fact, many would consider a family dog as their own child. However, like any child, most dogs require almost constant supervision. And once you take your eyes off of them for a single moment, there is no telling what they may do, or what may happen to them.

Any responsible dog owner will do their best to keep them from harm, but what can you do when you cannot always be around to watch them all day? Just as you would with a child, you would want to teach them how to be more independent, more obedient, and most importantly, safer, when you are and aren’t home watching them.

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 115 locations across the nation, you can still choose us as your trainer for Stamford and Stamford communities. 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. While most of the dogs that we help are not famous, we offer a full range of training services to help more dogs, in and out of Hollywood, achieve their best obedience.

Full Dog Training Services
No matter what you and your dog may be struggling with, we have the perfect training solutions for you. Choose our top rated training service packages and experience the best class of:

  • Puppy Training
  • Dog Training
  • Aggression Training
  • Potty Training
  • Dog Boot Camp
  • Advanced Dog Obedience Training
  • Therapy Dog Training
  • Two Week Board and Training Program
  • And more.

Whether you have grown tired of fighting with leash pulling, aggressive tendencies, bathroom accidents, and any other issue, our professional dog trainer team will make sure that your dogs receive the attention and personalized coaching that they need to turn their behavior around.

Giving Families Hope
There are few things as sad as hearing that a family was forced to give up their dog because it was acting too aggressively. This is especially true when they have the option of a local dog trainer who provides top quality training services.

Rather than giving the dog up for adoption, send it to the pound, or worse, completely abandoning it altogether, they could have taken their pet to us, and we would have given them the transformation that they were looking to achieve. If you struggle with your pet and you are not sure what to do, let us help you with the best training services in Stamford, MA.

Puppy Training
Choosing Stamford Off Leash K9 Training is the ideal choice as we offer a dedicated puppy class. Some training teams will not offer this service, as they tell owners to simply wait and see if the behavior clears up on its own. However, with many dogs who experience behavioral issues, the cause is often triggered by certain stimulus or inactivity.

When you choose our top quality puppy training class, we make sure that good behavior takes root and that they will remain obedient and loyal for life. Whether they act too aggressively or refuse to stop chewing your furniture, we will make sure that their behavior stops quickly. Choose us, and we can help your puppy learn how to:

  • Potty Training
  • Crate Training
  • Better Socialization
  • And more basic obedience needs.
Dog Training
Our dog behavior training classes are among the most popular services that we provide. Many dogs wind up developing bad behavior after a major life event, whether it be from changing residences, children going off to college, or any other major change from their everyday routine. Because of this, many pet owners quickly become frustrated and unsure of what to do to correct their behavior.

Before you wind up doing something drastic that you will wind up regretting, we offer the best in local dog training courses. When you choose us, we can provide your dog with everything that they need to learn how to:

  • Come
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Place
  • Out/Drop
  • Loose Leash Walking
  • Off
  • And more.

If you find that you are pulling your hair out over how frequently your dog ignores commands or if taking them out for their daily walk is a chore that you never look forward to, just bring them to us. We will ensure that they begin to focus on the things that they need to to make your life simple again.

Aggression Training
Aggression training is a popular need for many area dog owners, as well as dog owners from all over. Whether you took in a stray dog or rescue pet, or your dog simply seems to have a knack for snarling and nipping at every little annoyance, our best aggression training course will make any dog safe to be around once more. We understand how frustrating it can be when you can no longer take your dog outside for fear of what they may do to other dogs or even other people. And nothing is scarier than being afraid of your dog while being in your own home.

If you find that your pooch is a liability to yourself or others, you do not have to get rid of them. Instead, allow our team of dog training professionals takes a bite out of their aggression. 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, as well as achieve that relationship with your pet that you have always wanted.

Potty Training
How many times have you come home from a long day of work to discover that your pet has left little “accidents” all over your home? Or how frequently do you struggle with getting your dog to actually “go” when you take them outside? Doggy Potty training is not just for puppies, either; many dogs struggle with daily bathroom habits, and this can quickly drive even the most patient owner mad.

You could purchase low-quality potty training tools from your local pet retailer, or you could have the trainers at Stamford Off Leash K9 Training provide your pet with better instruction. In no time at all, we will instruct 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 all of the tools and experience that you can rely on each time.

Dog Boot Camp
Just as a parent may send a troubled teen to a military boarding school or even to basic training, doggy boot camp has long been a similar option for advanced behavioral training for canines. Doggy boot camp is a specialized training program 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.

Other dog boot camp programs are severe. They make sure that their owners are left in the dark about how they rehabilitate their pets, often resorting to extreme training measures without consulting the owners first.

Not only will this not help the animal to understand how they are to behave, but it could have lasting physical and psychological effects as well. However, our team has always represented humane and safe training methods, treating your dog like they were our own. When you need advanced training for your animal, you need our dog boot camp training package.

Advanced Behavioral Training
Advanced behavioral training is the ideal choice for those looking to have a pet that will always listen to their master. Unlike dog boot camp, advanced behavioral training courses build off of our basic training classes. Not only are the basic concepts reinforced, but we take their education further. Our advanced training program features an eight-week course, as well as an e-collar that is both waterproof and has a range of ¾ of a mile. When you need to take your dog from being a “good boy” to a “great boy,” this is the program package for your needs.
Therapy Pet Training
Those who receive a medical professional’s recommendation about having a therapy pet will often have mixed emotions about the process, especially if they already have a dog. However, rather than hiring a separate therapy animal for your needs, why not simply give your existing dog therapy pet training?

Often, bringing a therapy animal into an environment where a dog already lives can cause issues. The existing dog is not always sure what to make of them, and seeing the therapy dog care for their owner may make them go crazy with jealousy. Other homes simply cannot house another dog, and converting your pet into a therapy dog is an ideal solution for everyone involved. There is less stress, fewer animals, and a deeper bond formed between you and your favorite pet.

Two Week Board and Train
One of the most popular training course packages that we offer is our Two Week Board and Train program. In fact, our trainers are generally booked several months in advance, so if you feel that this is the ideal solution for your exact situation, it is recommended to sign up as soon as possible.

This style of training is our most effective training package for more animals, 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 our most effective 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.

Choose Us Today!
No matter what level of training your dog or puppy needs, you will always find a better class of leash training with Stamford Off-Leash K9 Training. With more experienced trainers and better results, we are the perfect choice for your dog.