Meet Your Trainers

Matthew Sulhoff is the Head Trainer for OLK9 St Louis. He was raised in the Lindbergh South County District, after graduating high school he joined the Navy. After serving his country, he used his military training to become a chef, and he eventually moved back to Missouri. 

His interest in animal training is a result of being raised by a mother who often fostered animals and volunteered at shelters. Matthew attended the Tom Rose school and has spent time independently training service animals for disabled veterans. In addition, he has trained police dogs for several officers in the Missouri and Illinois areas. From there, he furthered his education in canine training by attending Off Leash K9. Matthew loves watching the dogs he trains transform into respectable canine citizens, and looks forward to the opportunity to do the same with your furry friend!

Tory Barnes grew up in a small town south of St. Louis. There were dogs of every size in her home. She had dogs of her own from a very young age. She truly enjoyed the process of training her dogs and would spend time training family and friend’s dogs any chance she could. As she got older, it became clear that dog training was something that she wanted to do for a living.

Volunteering at local shelters and working in a boarding facility was a great starting point for her to realize her dream. Once certified with Off Leash K9 Training, Tory’s vision of becoming a trainer would become a reality. Each day is filled with working dogs to become the best canine citizens they can be. For Tory, nothing is more satisfying than taking a dog from no obedience to off leash capabilities. Having a positive environment to enrich the dog’s experience makes for a happy well trained best friend.

About Off Leash K9 Training

Off Leash K9 Training is one of the most reputable dog training businesses in the nation. We are known for bringing precision obedience to household dogs, 100% off-leash.

We specialize in training methods originally used by the military and law enforcement agencies. These techniques will turn your dog in to a well behaved member of society. Some of what we do is for the dogs and another part is for the owners. We help you to be a better handler and owner for your canine. The result is increased bonding and trust with your dog. All of our lessons are private, customized sessions that allow us to address your specific concerns.

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.

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 Dan Wallen, Master Dog Trainer and his team. 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.