About Our Trainers

Meet The Off Leash K9 Team

Matthew Sulhoff - Head Trainer

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!

Matthew Sulhoff

Tory Barnes - Trainer

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.

Tory Barnes

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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!