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!

Kaitlynn Howard was born and raised in Fairview Heights, Illinois – right across the river from the beautiful city of St. Louis! She grew up in a family that has been involved in dog rescue for over 20+ years. As a result of this influence, Kaitlynn’s love for dogs and dog behavior has grown tremendously.

From the age of 10, Kaitlynn has been exposed to training in obedience and tracking. After graduating high school, she immediately went to veterinary school at SIUE. But, once in school, she found her passion for dog training grew to the point that she wanted to make a career move. In addition to dogs, she has experience in large animals and exotics! During her free time, Kaitlynn loves to take her dogs hiking in the woods and swimming.

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.