ABOUT OUR TRAINERS

Meet the Off Leash K9 Team

Kayley Kurfman

Kayley was born and raised in Nebraska, but moved to Ohio in the Fall of 2016 and started working with Off Leash K9 Training! She has been working with dogs since she was 16, starting with doggie daycare and vet clinics, and has now accumulated a wealth of training knowledge which really shows in the dogs she trains. Kayley has worked with many rescues and has two rescue Great Danes of her own. In her free time, she loves to go kayaking and hiking with her dogs.

Kayley Kurfman

Kirstin Rager

Kirstin has been training with Off Leash K9 Training since 2015 and is our Head Trainer.  She was born and raised in central Ohio,and grew up with a wide variety of rescued dogs; from Chihuahua to Great Dane and Colley to Rottweiller. In high school, Kirstin trained dogs for 3 years in 4-H, and has never stopped training and learning. In her free time Kirstin’s personal dogs, a German Shepherd and a Dutch Shepherd, are always out and about with her on adventures.

If you are looking to take your dogs’ obedience to the next level and responding outside, off-leash, under distraction, then you have come to the right place!

Come see why people all throughout Ohio (and the country!) are choosing  Off-Leash K9 Training, Columbus for all of their training needs! You and your dog will be glad you did! Thank you for choosing us as the top dog trainers in Columbus, Ohio.

Kirstin Rager

Sierra Johnson

Off Leash K9 Training welcomed Sierra to the team in early 2018. She received her CPT (Certified Professional Trainer) certification in 2013 and has been training professionally since 2014.  Sierra has worked with a wide variety of breeds, behavioral issues, temperaments, and ages. She has done a lot of work with fearful and anxious dogs, focusing on confidence building through strong obedience, bonding, and trust.

Sierra has three personal dogs (a Lab/German Shepherd mix, a Belgian Malinois, and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel) and two cats. When not training, she enjoys going hiking and taking her dogs swimming.

Sierra Johnson

Brian McCoy

Brian graduated from the Ohio University with a Bachelors Degree in History and Philosophy, and also from Concordia Theological Seminary with a Master of Arts in Theological Studies. Brian has had a deep passion for dogs his entire life, growing up in a home that always had rescue dogs. When Brian is not training dogs for obedience or spending time with his two young children, he is probably in the woods hunting with his Mountain Feist and Mountain Cur, or training nose work with his German Shepherd.


Marty Ferguson

Marty was born and raised in Ohio. He has spent his entire life around and living with dogs of many different breeds and mixes.
Marty started formally training in 2012, specializing in e-collar and off leash obedience until he joined Off Leash K9 Training in 2019.
When not training, Marty enjoys spending time with his family and is always on adventures with his personal dog Murphy, an American Bully.

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About Off Leash K9 Training

Dog trainers who 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!

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