About Our Trainers

Meet The Off Leash K9 Team

Katelynn Picone - Head Trainer & Manager

Originally having a career as an optician, Katelynn adopted a dog that proved to be more than challenging for her (then) training skills. So she began to study training techniques and methods of canine behavior modification. She has experienced using a variety of balanced training techniques and is comfortable training dogs of all sizes and breeds. 

She is a graduate of the Off Leash K9 Training HQ academy in Northern Virginia as a certified trainer.

Emily Stewart-Foxx - Trainer

Emily is a graduate of Clemson University with a Bachelors degree in Animal and Veterinary Science. She was an Intern with the Clemson UPIC Program and Clemson Dairy Farm.

After graduation, she began to explore her love for dogs and studying training methods in the Clemson area with Tiger Town Canines. Soon after, she connected with OLK9 in Greenville and is a certified trainer and graduate of the Off Leash K9 Training HQ academy.

Allie Poterala - Trainer

Allison has a Bachelors’s degree in Animal Science from Clemson University where she enjoyed being a Teaching Assistant for Animal Physiology classes and labs. With a history of animal care and internships at Fountain Inn Animal Clinic and Cedar Falls Animal Hospital, she is also an experienced equine fan and owner. 

Allison began working with dogs professionally as a Kennel Tech and then became a shift supervisor for a major dog training facility in Simpsonville, SC.

Allison is a certified trainer with Off Leash K9 Training.

Jessica Myer - Trainer

Jessica began her career with dogs as a Kennel Tech in North Carolina for both K2 Solutions and Dog’s Best Friend in Southern Pines, NC.  She then became a Veterinary Technician for X Way Animal hospital in Laurinburg, NC. 

In 2017, Jessica became a certified trainer with Off Leash K9 Training and has extensive experience working with many large and small breeds.

Dan Wallen - Owner

Dan is the owner of Off Leash K9 Training, Greenville, SC. He graduated from Marshall University with an undergraduate in Business Administration.

Dan began his experience with Off Leash K9 Training as a client in 2009. After trying various trainers for his German Shepherds (Maximus and Athena), he was still not happy with the results and began to attend training sessions with Nick White at the Off Leash K9 Training headquarters in Woodbridge, Virginia.

Dan Wallen

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About Off Leash K9 Training

Dog Trainers that Are Recognized Around The World!

Nick White, Founder Off Leash K9 Training
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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!