Training at OTL
Off The Leash is proud to offer positive reinforcement classes. Group, private & in-home training options available!
Our experienced trainers have diverse backgrounds in training and working with dogs – from puppies to mature canines! We use proven, reward based methods to help you create a positive, fun loving relationship with your dog. We pride ourselves in partnering with dog parents to teach the skills, techniques, and methods that foster a strong relationship with the dog and enable them to be confident and respectful members of the canine community. Through science based, time tested methods we train new concepts and change unwanted behaviors.
We offer the following group classes:
AKC STAR Puppy
AKC Canine Good Citizen
AKC Community Canine
All pups must be up to date on the following vaccinations before attending any of our group classes: Bordatella, Rabies and Distemper/Parvo
For a custom, personalized approach, we offer the following Private Classes & Packages:
Private In-home Training
Obedience Level One Package
Minding Manners & Problem Solving
AKC Canine Good Citizen
Email Wags@offtheleashddc.com for more info!
Meet Jenni Coes, IPDTA-CDT
Jenni Coes, owner of Peaceful Paws Pet Care is excited to partner with Off the Leash. Peaceful Paws provides daily services for dogs that prefer a more intimate socialization group, individual walks/hikes or those dogs that are waiting for a spot to get into Off the Leash.
Jenni will be bringing her group training experience to OTL and, starting this fall, will be offering group AKC training classes to our community. Jenni holds certifications from the International Positive Dog Trainer Association, Animal Behavior College, and is currently studying Karen Pryor Academy clicker methodology. Jenni is a puppy specialist, has been an AKC CGC evaluator since 1998 & she is the only force free IPDTA certified trainer in New England.
Jenni received her BS degree in Education in KY but upon moving to MA in 1997 decided she wanted to focus her time and energy on dog training using Peaceful solutions! Jenni is owned by her 2 dogs and a “clicker trained” fish named Jerry. She loves to camp, hike and listen to music with her husband Brian.
Jenni Coes practices only “Force Free” methods of dog training. She uses only positive, Peaceful, methods of dog training. She is able to solve a variety of behavioral issues WITHOUT the use of aversives such as shock collars, pinch collars or choke chains.
Jenni is the founder of a 501c3 non-profit group, Peaceful Paws Pet Therapy, Inc. Peaceful Paws Pet Therapy actively visits people in local hospitals with her dogs and other Therapy Pet Handlers. Jenni is a certified evaluator for the AKC Canine Good Citizen programs. She teaches Canine Good Citizen, STAR puppy, Community Canine Good Citizen and AKC Trick classes and is a Therapy dog evaluator. Jenni has been designated as the Massachusetts Team Leader for Bailing Out Benji, a non profit devoted to eradicating puppy mills. Jenni organizes monthly events to raise awareness in her community about the horrors of the pet store/puppy mill connection.
Jenni Coes has over 20 years of experience training dogs of all breeds, ages and temperaments. She has been dog obsessed for life.
Meet Liz White, CBCC-KA
Liz White, CBCC-KA (Certified Behavioral Consultant, Canine-Knowledge Assessed), has had a life-long passion for working with animals and helping their human companions understand them. She has worked professionally with horses, exotic animals, and domesticated animals for over 15 years. Liz believes allowing animals to express and enjoy their innate social, physiological, and natural behaviors helps them to be fulfilled and enjoy a peaceful mental state.
Liz employs training and behavioral modification techniques that have been tested and scientifically substantiated. Through the use of positive reinforcement techniques, she believes desired skills can be gained and unwanted behaviors can be phased out of our pet dogs. By studying the forefront of canine cognitive science, Liz is well versed on the latest methods of behavioral modification and training. Liz strongly encourages the understanding of canines as a species and the principals of learning theory when addressing behavioral concerns.
With 8 experience years in the doggie daycare and boarding environment, Liz is able to analyze canine social interaction and communication adeptly. This experience has given her the ability to address canine social interaction issues and design training programs intended to advance individual dog's social skills. Liz is also passionate about giving dogs the best experience for their individual needs when it comes to daycare and over night boarding.
When she is not working with dogs, Liz works as an organic farmer in Raynham, MA learning how humans can be thoughtful stewards of the land while sustaining their communities healthfully. She's the proud mother of one dog, one cat, four rabbits and four chickens.