Off-Leash K9 Dog Training Harrisburg PA

Off-Leash K9 Training is an off leash dog training business based in Northern Virginia; however we have locations throughout the United States. We specialize in private lessons, dog behavior consultations, and teaching the owners to understand why their dogs do the things they do. This helps create a strong bond between the owner and dog.and without the restriction of a leash.

We believe that 98% of all dogs can be trained to have amazing obedience: regardless of breed, size, shape, or age!

Dog Obedience Training Harrisburg PA

Meet our Trainers:

Chris Darhower – Chris is the lead instructor for Harrisburg Off-Leash K9 Training. From a young age, Chris worked on horse farms and trained horses until he answered the call for the military. After 9 years in the Army including a deployment to Iraq, Chris became a municipal law enforcement officer in the state of Pennsylvania and transitioned to K9 during his tenor there. Chris and his partner, K9 Pedro were certified by the National Police Work Dog Association in basic obedience, handler protection, narcotics detection, suspect apprehension, building and article searches, and tracking. While their favorite activity was foot patrol, Chris and Pedro also participated in community events, raising drug awareness and demonstrating Pedro’s awesome skillset. While training, Chris was able to work with multiple dogs of varying breeds and ages and their handlers in basic obedience and K9-related skills. Chris also attended a K9 Medic course and works with rescue animals.

Chris has three dogs at home, all of whom were rescued. He calls them his “Muttly Crew” and they are Lyra (Shepherd Mix), Bentley (Beagle Mix), and Min Pin (Miniature Pinscher). Chris lives with his family in Carlisle, PA. He continues to volunteer in his community as a Firefighter/EMT and coaches little league baseball. Chris is also an avid fisherman and loves the outdoors and nature.

Chris believes in the quote by author Dean Koontz, “Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished.” He says, “I treat dogs like I treat my daughter. I respect them. I admire them for their own unique personalities and differences. It reignites my passion to train every time I see that light bulb come on and they master a skill. The pride you see come over them and the happiness on their owner’s faces. That’s what this job is all about.”

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ecollar trainingOLK9 uses marker training, but we specialize in e-collar training to gain amazing obedience from your dog. There are a bunch of major misconceptions with e-collar training (see FAQ). E-collar training is more about using a ball as a reward, than it is about using the e-collar.

Off-Leash K9 Training is comprised of off leash dog trainers with experience and training ranging from the US Marine Corps, DOD, US Secret Service, and private sector experience! We guarantee 100% Obedience, 100% Off-Leash! Your dog will be trained to have the same level of obedience as most police/military working dogs!

What we enjoy most is seeing dogs that have spent their whole life on a leash, now being 100% Off-Leash and obedient! We thrive off of seeing the joy in both the dogs’ and the owners’ face when they have mastered a new command without the restriction of a leash.

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What we enjoy most is seeing dogs that have spent their whole life on a leash, now being 100% Off-Leash and obedient! We thrive off of seeing the joy in both the dogs’ and the owners’ face when they have mastered a new command without the restriction of a leash.

Service Dog or Therapy Dog Classes

Offleash K9 also offers certified service dog or certified therapy dog classes! If your dog has the drive and disposition, he/she can be trained to assist you in your daily life.

World Renowned Obedience and Behavioral Modification Classes

When you want your dog to have a high level of obedience and/or fix specific behavioral issues, contact Offleash K9. Our dog trainers will train your dog to be obedient off leash at home and out and about.

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Over 1200+ Before/After Videos On YouTube

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Over 125+ 5-Star Dog Training Reviews On Google

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Globally Recognized Dog Obedience Training

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Voted Best Dog Trainer in Virginia TWO years In A Row

What Do Our Clients Say?

WE LOVE CLIENT’S SMILE!

I cannot say enough good things about Off Leash K9 Training!

MLB All Star Max Scherzer

Off Leash K9 Training has made my dog amazing! I would highly recommend them.

UFC Champion Jon “Bones” Jones

Since doing the 2-week board and train, I highly recommend Off Leash K9 Training to all of my clients

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