Dog Training Done Right

Off Leash K9 brings revolutionary dog training to Ocala.

Imagine your dog obeying your commands and responding to you immediately… while not being on a leash. It would make your partnership much more exciting and enjoyable, not to mention safer and happier for the dog.

That was exactly what Nick White, U.S. Marine veteran and former U.S. Secret Service had in mind when he started Off-Leash K9 Training, LLC, in 2008. White is globally recognized as one of the world’s best dog trainers and his business is one of the country’s highest-rated dog training businesses with 135 locations world-wide. 

Chihuahuas to German Shepherds, puppies to “seniors,” Off Leash K9 Training’s team of professionals works with any size, breed and age of dog. Fortunately, Off Leash K9 Training (OLK9) has come to Ocala.

“The techniques are proven and now you don’t have to travel to Jacksonville or Tampa for this training because it’s in your backyard,” says Xena Lamp, U.S. Marine Corps veteran and Ocala OLK9 head trainer.

The program uses marker training along with an e-collar, which the handler controls by a remote. It gets the dog’s attention with stimulation comparable to a TENS unit used for physical therapy, however it is not a shock collar. It doesn’t hurt the dog in any way—it’s simply a means of communication the dog learns to respond to and then graduates to working without a leash. 

The results are nothing less than amazing.

“We guarantee a 100 percent obedient, 100 percent off-leash, and 100 percent distraction-proof dog at the end of our program. Your dog will be trained to have the same level of obedience as most police/military working dogs,” says Lamp. “Your dog clearly understands what is expected of him and this allows him to become an active member of the family. You can take him with you and have the security blanket of knowing you’re able to control him when you need to. You can enjoy a strong bond with your dog without the restriction of a leash.”

Although it’s a training program, it’s really peace of mind.

OLK9 specializes in private lessons, dog behavior consultations and their most popular option, the board-and-train program. This is where your dog spends two weeks with the trainer in their home rather than in a kennel which is often what occurs with other training programs. 

“Many people opt for board-and-train after they realize they don’t have the time and patience to teach their dog the appropriate way,” says Lamp. “Through that program we can guarantee a lifetime of obedience. And keep in mind that puppies can begin training as soon as they are done with all their vaccinations, usually around the fourth or fifth month of life.”

The Off Leash K9 Training program is a proven system that changes both owners’ and dogs’ lives for the better. To learn more about the training and packages offered, visit or call (757) 746-6464.  

To learn more about the training and packages offered,
visit or call (757) 746-6464.

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