Dog Obedience Training

Off Leash K9 Training is known for the high level of obedience in real-world environments; however, we also specialize in behavioral modification, nosework/detection, protection, service, and therapy dog certifications, and K9 tracking training! Give your dog the professional dog training he/she needs to be a happy member of your household. Create a more comfortable environment for your family with an obedient dog.

Meet our Amazing Trainers!

Katie Cook

Katie is proud to be apart of Off Leash K9 Training Detroit and prides herself in helping dog owners achieve a better relationship with their canine companions.

She pursued her passion for animals at Michigan State University where received her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science! Since college, she’s had extensive experience managing a dog daycare as well as working at a Food Safety Company. She has volunteered with Boxer Haven Rescue since 2014 and has personally and successfully placed over 30 Boxers. Which is not without the help of her own rescue pups, Ginnie a Lab she adopted in 2010, Myla a Boxer she got in 2012, Belly a Pug/Dachshund she adopted in 2013 and Rufus a Boxer she adopted in 2016! Plus, she has a wide array of rescue critters including a hairless cat, chinchillas, and rabbits. Katie is also the Vice President and Sheep Superintendent at the local county fair. She is an advocate for 4H and loves being a mentor to all young agricultural enthusiasts. Her love for animals, dogs specifically, is endless!!

Outside of training, her hobbies include pet photography, volleyball, kayaking and spending time with her family and pups.

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Jacob Pape

Jacob is a big part of our famous board and train program and also does in-home lessons. Jacob was a successful retail store manager at Journeys for nine years! He ran stores in all the major malls in Michigan and also the flagship store in Downtown Chicago and was an Area Manager! He left the retail world to pursue a career working with animals. He worked at a Dogtopia and held every position you can hold at a dog daycare including GM and Area Manager. While there his love for dogs only intensified! Jacob also worked at another dog training company before joining us! Jacob has two rescue pups himself Bones a 4-year-old pit bull who was uncontrollable when Jacob got him, Baby a 2-year-old Staffy who is dog aggressive and owner protective. Jacob has worked hard to give them structure and a loving home!

Outside of training Jacob enjoys watching/playing sports, going to concerts, fishing and spending time with his family

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Liz Pape

Liz focuses on basic and advanced lessons and also is part of our famous board and train program. Liz was a successful retail store manager at Journeys for 3 years. She also oversaw 3 of the Shi by Journeys stores in metro Detroit. This is where Jacob and Liz met and started their relationship together. 
Jacob left Journeys to venture into the animal industry and Liz shortly followed to try it out. Liz was promoted from canine coach to GM at Dogtopia in less than a year. Jacob and Liz have 2 rescue pups, Bones and Baby and are in the process of bringing home their first lab puppy! 
Outside of training, Liz enjoys spending time with her family, photography, anything outdoors, and swimming in the lake.
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Contact us to sign up for our Dog Training Program

If you are looking to maximizing your dog’s natural abilities and have an obedient pet that you can control with ease, contact Josh Wilson, Head Dog Trainer. Your privacy and pet’s issues are protected. You are offered the utmost consideration to make sure your situation with your pet/s. Expert Training for all breeds, all ages, and all issues.

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**Email us for more information about our Military/Emergency Services discount, and our Multiple Dog discount!

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