Rachel came to us with a lifetime of experience as a dog owner and extensive professional experience working with dogs in a kennel / daycare setting, and volunteering with local shelters. She began her career as a veterinary assistant, but became more interested in animal behavior, which led her away from the medical side of animal care and into positions where she could observe and understand animal behavior. Her greatest joy in training is seeing the transition that occurs between the dogs and their owners as they improve their understanding and communication with each other. In her spare time she enjoys playing soccer, hiking, exploring Presque Isle, and kayaking. She lives in Erie with her German Shepherd / Husky mix named Pepe.
Nathalie has been passionate about animals, especially dogs, for as long as she can remember. She started her career as a veterinary assistant and then became a veterinary technician so that she could help animals and their owners. She has spent many years working in a doggy daycare and kennel, eventually managing the facility. It was during this time that she began to hone her skills on observing dogs and gaining a greater understanding of their behavior. She is passionate about educating owners about how to better understand their canine companions. In her spare time she enjoys pet photography, painting, woodworking with her dad, fishing, and hiking with her boyfriend. She lives in Erie with a pack of her own which includes a pitbull named Vatani and 2 chihuahuas, Pico & Rico.
Lyn Trapuzzano is the owner of Off Leash K9 Training, Erie. Lyn is a lifelong lover of dogs, and has been rescuing all kinds of animals since childhood. She can’t remember a time when dogs have not been a part of her life. Growing up with a menagerie of domestic and wild animals, her experience and passion were cultivated. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Muskingum College and then a MBA from Seton Hill University. She spent more than 15 years in the business world while continuing to sharpen her skills and understanding of animal behavior in her spare time.
She has served as a licensed wildlife rehabilitator through the PA Game Commission, became the director of a non-profit wildlife rehabilitation center, as well as spent time working with a wide variety of exotic animals, all of which gave her a comprehensive knowledge of animal behavior and how our energy impacts that behavior. It was a natural transition to apply her skills to her lifetime love of working with dogs. After coming to Off Leash K9 Training, she left her corporate job to dedicate herself fully to her longtime passion of helping others to recognize and understand the wisdom, spirit and individuality that we share with dogs. She prides herself in helping owners deepen their relationship and communication with their canine companions.
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!