Josh Wilson is the owner and head trainer at Off Leash K9 Training of Hampton Roads. His hope is to help families find the peace and security he found in knowing that your dog can be 100% obedient while 100% off leash and in any environment.
The bond between you and your dog will be like never before as your dogs confidence builds and begins to respond to you with military precision and discipline. Investing in pet containment is the best way to keep your pet from wandering into danger in the road or getting lost.
Growing up on the west coast before relocating with his military family to Virginia, Josh cannot remember a time when a dog wasn’t a part of his life. He has owned and worked with various breeds and currently has a black lab named Charlotte who is a product of Off Leash K9 Training’s obedience & advanced courses.
Josh is married with two children and when not running a local non-profit organization he can be found spending time with his family, being outdoors and working with Charlotte.
Katey is the Operations Manager here at our headquarters in Hampton, VA. She was born and raised in Yorktown, VA. When she isn't doing all things OLK9 she enjoys spending time with her favorite pup, Stella, coaching the four time State Champion Cheerleading squad at Grafton High School, sipping tequila somewhere warm, or being on the water. Katey's favorite part of working with OLK9 are the clients and all the different dogs we get to see each day.
Peyton comes to Off Leash K9 Training Hampton Roads with a background in psychology and special education. She was born and raised in Alexandria, VA where she worked as a dog walker and pet sitter for the past four years. Her favorite parts of training include working with “challenging” dogs, understanding why they make the decisions they do, and how much they are ultimately able to accomplish. At Off Leash K9, Peyton enjoys working with the Hampton Roads crew and teaching weekday lessons! She loves how happy and motivated owners are after completing just one lesson. When she’s not training dogs, she can be found traveling, baking, or hiking with the world’s cutest (not biased) German Shepherds, Nelly and Emmy.
Sarah has been with Off Leash K9 Training Hampton Roads for the past 5 years training your pups and simultaneously attending college to earn a degree in Cinema and Television. She has always had a passion for dogs and was introduced to the company by training her personal dog named Cerin, a black German Shepherd. Her favorite part of training dogs is seeing the amazing transformations that happen in just two short weeks with our board and train program. Now her favorite activities are taking Cerin on hikes and showing off his Off Leash skills to anyone who will watch!
Kelly started her dog training career in Philadelphia Pennsylvania 20 years ago. In addition to training house pets, she has worked side-by-side with rescues all over the country, rehabbing and placing pets in high-risk areas. As a hobby, Kelly is involved in several dog sports such as IGP and APA. She actively trains her three Belgian Shepherds for working titles. Kelly’s a current member of the American Politiehund Association. She is a graduate of American K-9 Interdiction with certificates in Explosive Detection and Patrol. One of her many passions is to watch a purpose-bred dog go to work and watching the beauty of genetics shine.
JJ came to OLK9 two years ago from a job at the State Department in Northern Virginia. He graduated from Radford University with a Bachelors in criminal justice. JJ is known for his dad jokes and when he isn’t training dogs you can find him at a brewery with his wife and pitbull, Lyla, or at home playing video games with his cat, Logan. His favorite part of training dogs is seeing the increase in confidence and happiness of both dog and owner.
Rachel’s passion for dogs started young and she feels blessed to include them in all aspects of her life. Before working for Off Leash K9 Training, Rachel was a pet sitter for 12 years, interned at a veterinary clinic, and helped run a luxury pet resort. These wonderful experiences helped prepare Rachel for the exciting job of training your dog! She is confident in her ability to, not only, make your pet feel as comfortable as possible, but also yourself! She takes pride in the top notch training Off Leash K9 Training provides and will strive for your dogs’ obedience to make you proud! Aside from training your wonderful dogs, Rachel enjoys spending time outside, photography, and giving her dogs the best life. Rachel is truly honored to help turn your puppy into his/her best self!
Jerrid is a US Army retiree from 20 years of active duty service. He is married, and has two wonderful kids. Jerrid put his Service Animal named Theo, an adopted German Shepherd, through the two week board and train program, and then multiple service related training classes afterwards. Through the benefits that Theo helps Jerrid with, he quickly realized that working with dogs would be a therapeutic experience for him. He has recently completed the Off Leash K9 training program. He is excited to work with all the different breeds, and temperaments of the canines he will work with.
Mountain is an 11 year veteran of the Marine Corps ans did 5 deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. His last two deployments to Afghanistan he had IDD (IED Detection Dog) attached to his squad, and that’s where his love of Cynology began. He learned how to handle the dogs in the arid terrains of Afghanistan and was instantly hooked. Upon his leaving the Marine Corps he enrolled with a job at Off Leash K9 as an Instructor at HQ. He began with basic and advanced obedience and continued his passion for working dogs. Mountain has been training dogs for 5 years in the following disciplines: basic/advanced obedience, Tracking/Trailing, Urban Search & Rescue, Game Recovery, Protection & Aggression, as well as Specific Odor Detection. Mountains passion for dogs comes from producing working canines for military and law enforcement, knowing that he’s helping to bring a greater capability to the streets and increasing the survivability of handlers by producing a superior quality working dog. In his spare time he enjoys being outdoors fishing, hunting, and orienteering. He enjoys passing along his love is the outdoors to his son. He also has a passion for producing videos for the dog community, everything from bite work to product highlights.
Larry Enscore has been a Hampton Resident his entire life. He and his wife Jessi are raising 4 amazing kids, and have been married since 2003. His previous careers have been varied; working in the shipyard for his families business, selling real estate, and most recently being a part of ministry in Hampton. He has been a dog owner his whole life, with dogs including Labs, English Mastiffs, a Chesapeake Bay Retriever, and currently raising our Corso "Diva." He looks forward for the opportunity to meet you and your pup, and bringing you closer together!
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!