About Our Trainers
Meet The Off Leash K9 Team
Jeff Adler- owner
Jeff Adler is an avid dog lover and business entrepreneur. Jeff has owned and operated many businesses throughout his career including a martial arts school, antiques company, management company and the world famous American Fighter branded apparel company. Jeff has decided to combine his passion for business and people with his love for animals is now your greater Cincinnati area dog trainer for the nationally recognized and celebrity endorsed Off Leash K9 Training.
Jeff’s ability to teach people in a comfortable and easy going environment allows you and your dog to feel right at home knowing you will get the best training in the area, hands down. Jeff’s love for animals, passion for customer service, his knowledge of business and attention to details is what sets him apart from the competition and guarantees amazing results for your dog.
Our amazing Trainers
Tim Kisner - Head Trainer/General Manager (cincy/Indy)
Tim Kisner spent the past 10 years in the United States Air Force as a military police officer. Of those 10 years, over 6 of them were spend as a K9 police officer. Tim has provided K9 protection to the President, Vice President, the Pope and many other U.S. and foreign heads of state.
Tim became certified by the department of defense as a K9 trainer in 2015 and spent his final year in the Air Force training military K9’s. Tim has trained along side K9 units from around the nation to include the United States Secret Service, South Dakota Highway Patrol, New York City P.D., and many others.
Tim’s passion for dogs and dog training has spanned well beyond just his Air Force career. Tim has had a dog almost his entire life and learned at a young age the amazing feeling of teaching a dog obedience. Tim now joins Off Leash K9 Training Cincinnati wanting to share that amazing feeling with you!
Cara O’Leary - Senior Trainer
I have been a dog lover my whole life, but I got my first dog in October 2015. That is when I rescued Axle, a mastiff/pit mix. As Axle got older he was developing some extreme behavior. He had zero self confidence, did not listen, and barked/growled at anything living. I went through the training program here at Off Leash K9 and transformed Axle into a more confident dog! I loved working with Axle everyday at every opportunity to improve his behavior and prove to people he was a good boy!
My passion is being with dogs big or small so I became a dog trainer at Off Leash K9 Training Cincinnati and ever since then, I am working with dozens of dogs a week and making them just as amazing as Axle. I am constantly learning something new everyday and passing my knowledge to other people. I want to give people the satisfaction I got when I saw Axle become a whole new dog!
Amy Sweeney - Senior Trainer
I have been a dog lover since I can remember. I have had probably every kind of animal one can have. My heart belongs to the ever loving K9 though. I rescued dogs for many years prior to having my first daughter. I remember my first rescue Sebastian, he was a basset hound mix of some kind and so incredibly sweet. It was hard to watch him go to another family, but I knew it was where he belonged.
Shortly after Hurricane Katrina hit the south, my husband and I hosted more than 25 dogs, puppies and kittens through our home in a two week period. It was a crazy time for sure. For the last 12 years my husband and I have focused our attention on our own sweet puppies and three daughters. There was a six month period we did not have any dogs while we grieved the passing of our sweet Mannie-girl and Gambit. It was a difficult time.
Then, we came across our Tuxe, and he was such a good boy that we went right back and got his brother, Hatter. Two puppies at once was a CRAZY ride for sure! It is so exciting to be able to work with dogs on a regular basis. My girls love meeting all the dogs that come to stay with us. There is just a joy that comes from these sweet creatures and the love they show to everyone brightens my soul.
Britney Llewellyn - Senior Trainer
My name is Britney Llewellyn and I’ve been an animal lover for as long as I can remember. My first and favorite stuffed animal was a little brown dog; it went with me everywhere until I could have the real thing! I got my first real dog when I was 10. That whole afternoon I went up and down the street screaming to all my neighbors about my new dog. Since then my love for all dogs has grown immensely and everyone’s first description of me is “dog-lover”.
After that I counted the days until I turned 18 and could work at the local pet boarding facility. I loved working with the dogs and continued to grow my knowledge of breeds, behaviors, and traits. I was eventually promoted to lead dog trainer where I could help pet parents with their dogs and help the dogs themselves. In 2017 I made the difficult decision to leave and try a new career path. For the entire two years I was “gone” I never found anything I could be as passionate about as I am with dogs. I am beyond thrilled to come back to my first love through Off Leash K9! I can’t wait to meet all of you and your furry, four-legged family members!
Andy Baylis - Senior Trainer
Andy is a graduate of Live Oaks Animal Science and Business Management program in 1997. He joined Invisible Fence of Cincinnati in 2011 as a Certified Pet Trainer and Sales Consultant. In 2019, Andy joined the Off Leash K9 Training- Cincinnati team. He has seen the way Off Leash K9 Training has changed the lives of so many dogs and their owners. Today, Andy is committed to providing the most effective solutions to his clients’ dog training needs.
Samantha Hancock - Senior Trainer
Samantha has been an animal lover her entire life. As a child, she loved everything having to do with dogs – from movies, games, toys, and even tv shows. She would even watch The Westminster Dog Show religiously each year. At a young age, she could identify many different dog breeds and became totally obsessed. She fell in love, however, with the bully and other working breeds.
Samantha adopted her first Pit Bull at the age 15. Working with him made her love the breed and removed any kind of stigma they held. She continues to advocate and defend Pit Bulls and other bully breeds to this day.
Today, she has a Doberman Pinscher and a Belgian Malinois. She’s very active with multiple Malinois rescues. Samantha advocates for the dogs to ensure that the ones who end up in rescue go to appropriate homes where they can thrive as they should.
Samantha’s education led her to become a social worker where she has worked with a broad range of clients including adults, children, mental health and substance use. In her spare time if she’s not working with clients you can find her at the gym, hiking with her own dogs, or hanging out with her kiddo.
Every time someone asks her “what’s your dream job,” her first response has always been “To become a dog trainer!” And now here we are!
Dani Miller- Senior Trainer
Dani is from California. She and her husband have been married for ten years and they have three kids. Recently, her husband was honorably discharged from the military, which brought them to the Salem area for a while and now the Cincinnati area.
Dani’s passion erupted when OLK9 Training LLC Portland helped when a different training company wouldn’t. The training put Dani in “…awe because within weeks…” she was able to see her dog wasn’t the “untrainable” dog she was once told. Her and her family are now a part of the Off Leash K9 Training team in Cincinnati where they have set roots to grow their family and help dogs and their owners have that off leash bond.
Koa Quevido- Senior Trainer
Koa is a huge lover of animals and has a passion for helping dogs and their owners. Koa is originally from Hawaii and has that amazing personality and connection with animals. He has become a member of our team and was hand picked by Off Leash because of his amazing talent as a dog trainer. Truly an amazing and genuine person. Koa’s clients and their dogs love him and you can see that in his videos and all the amazing reviews he gets for the work he does.
Tracy Dobbs- Senior Trainer
I have taken care of a variety of animals since I was young. Snakes, lizards, kids lol 🙂 The last few years, I have been sitting dogs. Mostly for family. I currently have 3 dogs of my own. Jaxxon was adopted from an animal shelter as a pup. He’s now almost 4 years old and a big ball of energy. Mya is a senior and was also rescued from a shelter and is a total sweetheart. Ares is the youngest of the litter and total goofball!
I worked for a law firm firm for 13-14 years and did Rover on the side. My love for animals grew even more. I love helping family’s make their pets more of the family wether it’s basic obedience or a behavior issue. I love seeing dogs more confident excited, happy! The happiness on their faces melts my heart! ❤️
Ty Gear- Senior Trainer
Tim Sweeney- Senior Trainer
I’ve always been a dog lover, and Golden Retrievers are my particular favorite. In 2004, my then-fiancée, now-wife, Senior Trainer Amy, got our first dog, Mannie, a beagle/hound mix we rescued from a local shelter. In late 2005, after Hurricane Katrina, we did a lot of fostering (25-ish animals were in and out of our house in about 3 weeks) and ended up adopting one of them, a Black and Tan Coonhound named Gambit. That was when I first noticed the difference we could make in the lives of some of these good boys and girls.
Brianna Barnett- Senior Trainer
I’ve always been a dog lover and when I moved to Cincinnati I got my dog, Reign, trained. I found Off Leash K9 Training because they had the best reputation in town with all of their 800+ reviews and 2000+ videos. After my amazing experience with Off Leash, my then trainer, Samm, said I would make a great trainer. They then approached me about being a trainer and I immediately said “YES”. It has always been my dream to work with dogs and now I get to help dogs and their owners achieve the amazing results I got with my dog and to help build the incredible bond between dog and owner.
Whitney Kisner- Senior Trainer
Having a dog has always been a constant part of my life. I got my first Rottweiler (Sable) when I was 2 years old living in England as a military dependent. As we traveled around the world Sable was one thing I always knew would be there when everything else was changing around me. From the love that I had for our rottweilers grew a passion for all animals leading me to foster for local animal rescues in the Cincinnati area.
When I married my husband I was introduced to the world of Military Working Dogs and was enamored by the level of skill that came with training. My favorite part of dog training is seeing a dog’s confidence build and in turn the joy radiating to the owners.
My husband and I have three amazing children who share our love for training. You will often times see them making appearances in my videos as I believe it is an important building block for a dog to take commands from several voices big and small.
Robert Little- Senior Trainer
After serving 11 years in the army and being honorably discharged, I decided to settle in my hometown of Cincinnati, where I reside with my wife and dog Bo. Bo is a chocolate lab who went through the two week board and train program here with Off Leash K9 Training. The training was incredible! We noticed such a huge difference in Bo. We can now take him everywhere with us, like we wanted so badly to do. I quickly realized that I loved learning the training process and wanted to be able to help other families with their dogs, as much as K9 helped us with ours. I’m so excited to make your dog an even better part of your family dynamic!
Megan acton- Senior Trainer
I have always loved dogs and have a passion for helping owners and their dogs be the best they can be. There is nothing that makes me happier than training and seeing the progress of a dog and how the owners lives change for the better because of the bond that is created through training. To see dogs and their humans become more confident and happy is an absolute thrill for me and I love it!
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About Off Leash K9 Training
Dog Trainers that Are Recognized Around The World!
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!