Scott was born and raised in a shore community in New Jersey. As a teenager Scott earned the rank of Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America. Scott along with his wife Jennifer purchased Off Leash K9 Training, Maryland in 2012 and runs the day to day operations of the company.
Scott uses his experience to handle Any Breed, Any Age, Any Size. He has worked with dogs from 3.5lbs to 175lbs. He loves to spend his free time working with his Belgian Malinois “Boo”, volunteering as a Scout Master with his boy’s troop or enjoying an Oriole’s game at the yard with his family.
Tony was born and raised in Montgomery County, Maryland. Tony loves all types of dogs –any breed and any size. He is a proud owner of a golden retriever, Lela. During his spare time, he enjoy hiking in different parks and camping with his friends and Lela.
In June 2018, he began working at Off Leash K9 Training which involved extensive hands on training and shadowing. He has worked with multiple dogs of different ages, breeds, and temperament. He wants to spread his knowledge and educate the community to help further improve the lives of their loyal companions.
In his time with OLK9 he has learned a great deal about dogs, dog behavior, training tools and most importantly, the value in educating the humans who own the dogs that he trains. Having been a ‘typical dog owner’ for a good part of his life, he empathizes with his clients and is a firm believer in ‘knowledge is power’. Craig has a knack for connecting with his clients and addressing the issues they are seeing with their dog – relating these issues in a way that helps the owner understand the WHY of their dog’s behavior, and then showing them HOW to teach their dog the correct behavior. He’s worked with all types of dogs ranging from French Bulldogs to Akitas to Sheep-a-Doodles and loves the variety of dogs he gets to work with in hourly lessons. He has three personal dogs at home; Frank is an Australian Shepherd x Chow. Leo is an English/French Bulldog and Little Dog (aka ‘The Sheriff’) is a 12lb Chihuahua. All 3 are Off Leash Trained.
I have worked in the animal field over 10 years. Starting in the field as a farm hand to vet tech to dog trainer. I’ve always found happiness when with the animals. It wasn’t until I had my first puppy of my own that I found my true passion in dog training.
Since being with Off Leash K9 Training, Maryland I have the opportunity to work with dogs of many different behaviors such as aggression, anxiety, reactivity and all of been from vast differences of age, breed and size. I’m a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, I have trained dogs for Therapy Dog Programs, Service Dogs, and ESA.
She came to Off Leash a few years ago, with experience in training obedience, as well as therapy dogs. She was also involved, and, volunteered with a local Rottweiler Rescue.
When she’s not working, she can be found hiking through the woods with her own pack of 3 pups, her son, and, husband. When asked if it’s overwhelming having so many dogs come in and out of her home, between her 3 and all the Board and Trains, her reply is simply “Dogs bring so much love into my home…I wish I could have more.”
Tammy’s favorite part of training is seeing the excitement on a dog’s face when they know they’ve pleased their owner with what they have learned. They show a genuine sense of pride, and, there’s nothing else like it. She works hourly lessons, as well as our Board and Train program.
“Dogs are truly amazing creatures. I feel so privileged to be with them all day, everyday. There’s nothing else I would rather be doing.”
Kathy is the office manager for Off Leash. With over a decade of experience in project management, she came to off leash to pursue her passion of working with animals. She enjoys helping clients choose the obedience package that will give them the relationship they are dreaming of. “One of my most enjoyable moments is watching the relationship between human and canine transform into understanding and respect” Here she is with her own GSD, board and train graduate “Cleo”.
Jeny was born and raised in New Jersey. She made a big and bold career move after 14 years as an ophthalmic technician and retinal photographer with the same practice. Her true passion was to help dogs and their people develop better relationships.
Jeny’s education in animal handling and behavior includes volunteering at Liberty Humane Society, groomer’s assistant at a dog and cat grooming salon, and a surgical veterinary technician. However, she finds the most joy in animal behavior and helping pet parents develop happy and healthy relationships with their dogs that will last a lifetime. After apprenticing for a year and thereafter moving up to teaching puppy obedience group classes with a training company in New York City, she has truly found her dream career. In the summer of 2020, she moved to the wonderful state of Maryland where she had the blessed opportunity to start working with Off Leash K9 Training and their amazing team.
She is CPDT-KA certified with The Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers and is also a graduate of William Paterson University accomplishing a major in Interpersonal Communication and a minor in Theatre and Comedy. She is a proud mom to her three loving dogs; a Shih-Tzu named Dalleh, Maltese named Dooley, and a rescue Chihuahua Terrier mix named Rocko. When she is not training, her hobbies include hiking, fitness, and traveling.
Jennifer is married to Scott and runs the day to day operations at Off Leash K9 Training Maryland. Even though she is often stuck behind a computer screen she does spend several days a week with the new trainers during their internship helping them through their certification. When she isn’t working she loves camping with her two Aussies “Loki & Kimber” and taking some time to read a new book. Jennifer is a Certified Canine Behaviorist specializing in anxiety and aggression. She is also a certified Therapy Dog Evaluator, and a CGC Evaluator. She is always continuing to learn by attending seminars and workshops yearly. Working with owners to better communicate with their dogs is what she loves the most about her job.
Devon Kelly is a Off-leash K9 dog trainer in Jessup, MD. Devon was born in raised in Washington, DC., where his family rescued and fostered dogs, igniting his love and passion for dogs at a young age. Devon enjoys being a part of the OLK9 team, and working with dogs of all breeds, ages, and sizes. When not working, you will find Devon working out, cooking, or training and working his own dogs; a Belgian malanois, German Shepard, and pitbull mix. Devon’s passion is working with K9s, and he hopes to one day serve and protect his community with the help of a K9 partner.
Alex grew up in Howard County, MD with multiple dogs, cats, reptiles and fish throughout childhood. During High School, she volunteered at a horse farm for special equestrians. She learned how to take care of and handle the horse before, during and after lessons. After high school, she started working at a dog daycare and boarding facility. Here, she had hands on training on how to read behaviors and personalities of many dog breeds. While she was figuring out how to further her knowledge and get into the world of dog training, she came across Off Leash, which was exactly what she was looking for.
Amy joined the Off Leash K9 MD family in January 2020. Since then she has worked with dogs of many different breeds and with different training goals and temperaments. She has a bachelor’s degree in Animal Behavior from Bucknell University, where she participated in behavioral studies focused on animal learning. Prior to starting at OLK9, Amy worked as an animal keeper at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, caring for and training both exotic and domestic animals. She was especially involved in training the zoo’s goat herd and managing the volunteer goat walking program. Amy has worked with animals her entire life. She owned and operated a dog walking business in her hometown of Brooklyn, NY and worked in a grooming salon in Philadelphia, PA. She worked as a riding instructor and ranch wrangler, caring for horses, dogs, goats, sheep, pigs, donkeys, chickens and rabbits. She loves working as a trainer, and especially enjoys helping dogs and their people communicate and achieve their goals.
Growing up in New Jersey, as far as Patricia can remember she had an abiding love for animals. She was always finding and bringing home stray kittens, bunnies and even a turtle. After retiring from the Baltimore City Fire Department as a Paramedic/Firefighter, Patricia worked at the Baltimore Zoo studying and recording animal behavior with several species including the polar bears, snow leopards and chimpanzees, along with assisting with zoo’s animal enrichment program. She also volunteered and worked at several animal shelters including Baltimore Humane Society where she received dog training experience and certification in the Open Paws Program. This program is designed to reduce stress within the shelter setting along with implementing courses of socialization, both puppy and dog play groups, and a children’s reading program for adoptable dogs and cats.
Patricia lives with 2 dogs, her retired greyhound racer, Gash and her White Swiss Shepherd, Spirit Gunner and 4 retired show cats. Both her dogs enjoy participating in tracking, AKC Fast CAT, and lure coursing competitions. One of Patricia’s cats earned 3rd place in the Southern Region Cat Conformation show and 13th Best Cat in the nation.
Patricia enjoys training clients dogs and teaching classes. It’s very exciting to watch as the owner and pup begin their journey together, building their relationship, strengthening their bond based on trust and respect.
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