About Off Leash K9 Columbus

Meet The Off Leash K9 Columbus Team

Meet our amazing dog trainers and learn all about Off Leash K9 Columbus. Our dog trainers are all professionally certified and passionate about their work! You won’t find a better team of dog trainers anywhere! Feel free to Contact Us anytime if you have questions!

Marty Ferguson

Marty was born and raised in Ohio. He has spent his entire life living with dogs and is very familiar with many different breeds and mixes.

Marty formally started dog training in 2012. His specialty is e-collar and off-leash obedience training and we were excited to welcome Marty to the Off Leash K9 Columbus team in 2019.

When he is not training, Marty enjoys spending time with his family. You will also frequently find him on an adventure with his personal dog, an American Bully, Murphy.

marty dog trainer

Austin Schuetz

As a seasoned handler with several years of professional experience, Austin truly fell in love with dog training when he realized that a dog’s freedom, through proper training, was making a huge impact on the bonds between owner and dog. What a rewarding job! He believes life with your dog shouldn’t be confined to your home but that it should be full of traveling, hiking, patio dinners and more!

Austin spends all of his free time with his family, friends and dogs! You will frequently find him hiking and running with his Belgian Malinois Crush and German Shepherd Scarlet!

Carissa Maney

Carissa grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and began working at an animal shelter at the age of 18. She has been working with dogs ever since. Carissa is familiar with many breeds and has a background in veterinary medicine.

Carissa became interested in training while working at the animal shelter. Many of the dogs who came in did not have great manners, so she assisted the training team in teaching basic obedience to increase their chances of being adopted.

She has 2 dogs of her own. Rubix (American bulldog mix) and Levi (Coton de Tulear) that she adopted upon moving to Columbus in the spring of 2022. When not training, Carissa enjoys reading and photography. You can never have too many photos of your pets!

Jacey Torrisi

Jacey grew up around a lot of animals as her mother is a veterinarian. She spent a large portion of her childhood volunteering at veterinary hospitals and animal shelters.

Jacey worked as a veterinary technician while majoring in biology in college. After college, Jacey rescued her Belgian Malinois, Akira, who at the time had some behavioral issues. Akira really set Jacey on the path of being a dog trainer as various methodologies had to be learned and applied. She fell in love with training, seeing the impact it can have on dogs and owners in everyday life. Akira went from being fearful and aggressive to a calm neutral dog.

When she’s not training dogs, Jacey loves to spend time with Akira, go hiking, and wind down with video games!

Jacey Torrisi
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About Off Leash K9 Training
Dog Trainers Who Are Recognized Around The World!
nick white dog trainer

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!

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