ABOUT OUR TRAINERS
Meet The Off Leash K9 Team
Hayley Ponds - Head Trainer
Hayley Ponds – Hayley has had a passion for animals all her life and especially dogs. She lives in the Jacksonville area with her 3 dogs a GSD/Malinois, German Shepherd and Border Collie. Hayley has extensive knowledge with herding and working breeds. Hayley graduated from Richlands High School and holds an Associates Degree in Science with concentration in Health from Fayetteville Technical Community College. While working as a Kennel Technician in Jacksonville Hayley capitalized on various skills and techniques in basic commands and understanding of K9 behavior in large and small groups as well as 1:1 situations. During this time Hayley wore many “hats” and began to focus on the dynamics of training many different breeds.
This is what lead her to Off Leash K9 Training. Hayley’s goal is to help her clients understand their pet and how to communicate effectively and consistently in various environments with different stimulus present. We are very happy to have Hayley as part of OFF LEASH K9 TRAINING JACKSONVILLE.
Jan Morgan - Trainer
Jan has been dedicated to dogs her entire life. She has owned German Shepherds for over 40 years and has been rescuing German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois since 2007. She served as the NC Adoptions Coordinator for Southeast German Shepherd Rescue placing thousands of dogs in forever homes and fostering more than 150 German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois in her home. Somehow, Jan still finds time today to assist GSD’s in need of rescue.
Jan is the daughter of a retired Air Force LTC and she is married to a retired Army Major, so she fully understands structure and consistency.
Jan holds a Master’s Degree in Education with National Board Certification and taught in the NC public school system for 20 years, specializing in children with severe disabilities and behavioral challenges. Jan incorporates her professional teaching expertise and techniques to equip her clients in achieving a confident, obedient dog! She structures the environment through confidence building, trust, and shaping which are the core to developing the success of dogs and children alike so they can navigate everyday life.
Jan’s tripaw GSD, Timber, passed in May 2021 and his memory thrives through his work in the community as a therapy dog. Her Belgian Malinois, Bear, is trained in detection and demos advanced commands for eager clients and assists in training sessions.
As a trainer with Off Leash, Jan often takes on more advanced and challenging training work – including Foundations for Service Dogs, Therapy Dogs, and dogs with anxiety and reactive behaviors! Jan has a serious following in Wilmington, over the years and earned her the go-to trainer in Wilmington for all dogs especially GSD’s and clients that really need a “specialized” approach.
Bradley McKee - Trainer
Bradley McKee – Bradley has been around dogs all of his life. His mother was a German Shepherd breeder in Chicago, Illinois for 20 years. You could always find Bradley with a German Shepherd by his side and he often jokes he was, “raised by wolves.”
Before moving to NC in 2019, he was known to volunteer at shelters in the Chicago area. Since the move he worked towards various certifications in dog behavioral training which led him to Off Leash K9 Training.
Prior to Off Leash K9 Training, Bradley has over 7 years of experience training people in a challenging corporate world. So not only is he qualified to train dogs, but he’s also qualified to teach people how to interact with their dogs. Bradley loves spending time hiking and working with his own dog Mr. Hiccup Barker.
We are privileged to have an individual with dog and people training experience! Welcome Bradley to Off Leash K9!
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!