About Your Raleigh / Durham Dog Trainers
Off Leash K9 Training Raleigh / Durham has expanded! Diana Hauser and Alisa Woodruff are the owners and head trainers for Off Leash K9 Raleigh / Durham . Our style of training encompasses the core beliefs and philosophy of consistency, fairness, and crystal clear communication that will turn your dog into a well behaved member of society in any situation.
Diana Hauser is a graduate of North Carolina State University with dual degrees in Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering. She has always loved dogs and started working with rescued German Shepherds in 2005. In 2010 she co-founded Southeast German Shepherd Rescue. Her newest addition is a Samoyed, Jojo, who she shows in conformation, takes hiking, and competes in a variety of activities such as barn hunt, fast cat, and therapy.
Alisa Woodruff is a graduate of Arizona State University with a degree in Business Management and a minor in Communications. Most of her professional background revolves around marketing. Alisa has always loved dogs and started working with rescued German Shepherds in 2006. In 2010, she helped co-found Southeast German Shepherd Rescue and remains on the board of the organization. Over the years she has worked with behavioral and medical cases of all types from high energy dogs to reactive dogs, to fearful dogs.
Sonja Pearson-Moyers grew up on a horse farm, riding and training horses. After meeting and mentoring under master dog trainer Peggy Davis, Sonja started to become very interested in dog behavior and psychology. While volunteering at local shelters she got her degree in Animal Care and Management with a certificate in Animal Handling. After teaching riding lessons and training horses for years she has decided to make the switch, full time to dogs. She has always had a passion for rehabilitation in dogs, and seeing what can be done to make the human dog relationship positive.
Kathryn Nilsson is a magna cum laude graduate of North Carolina State University with dual degrees in Animal Science and Zoology and a minor in Spanish. Kathryn spent much of her childhood riding horses, and although she did not grow up with dogs, she always enjoyed working and interacting with them. During her last 2 years of college she fostered and adopted out 24 pit bulls for the Wake County Animal Center. She continues to volunteer at the shelter in her free time. Kathryn has enjoyed incorporating dog psychology and obedience while working for Off Leash K9 Training and So Fetch K9 Adventure since December 2016.
Taylor Pulice-Loomis is a graduate of Penn State’s Animal Sciences program. Throughout college, Taylor focused her education on companion animal behavior and spent countless hours at local animal shelters facilitating adoptions. After graduation, she moved to Texas to train rescued animals for shows highlighting the plight of rescued animals. Her background is in creating and training obedience and tricks to animals performing at theme parks and zoos across the country.
Hannah Clark studied at William Peace University focusing in biological anthropology always knowing that working with animals was the goal. Hannah had a pet sitting and dog waking business where she gained her ability to read animal behavior and understand pack mentality along side her volunteering experience with local rescues. Shortly after her business took off she was able to study under Cesar Millan at the Dog Psychology center in California. With this new skill set, she developed a dog adventure business concentrating on providing mental stimulation, structured play, and building dogs social skill sets.
Ashley Buckans is a graduate from Animal Behavior college. She started raising Guide Dogs for the Blind for her FFA project throughout High School. From there, she began working at a veterinary hospital/animal shelter, as a kennel assistant, her senior year of high school. She continued to work at veterinary hospitals for two years before deciding to start training again. She worked at a dog boarding facility learning dog behavior and body language. They eventually took her on as an assistant trainer. Ashley has been working for Off Leash K9 Training since March 2016.
Ann Quigley is a graduate of Elon University with a degree in Biochemistry. Having grown up with a passion for animal behavior, Ann began her training career working with horses and quickly progressed to sport and competition dog training. She finds nothing more enjoyable than aiding the growth of a healthier relationship between pet and owner. Ann is a firm believer that the majority of behavioral issues in our animal companions stem from a lack of understanding and breakdown in communication. Her personal interests lie in the development and maintenance of sport dogs that are willing partners in precision obedience, Schutzhund, and a variety of other dog sports.
Emily was raised in central Ohio with a passion for animals. Emily graduated cum laude from The Ohio State University in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. This gave her an abundance of experience and knowledge in a variety of species and subjects, from dogs to horses and from nutrition to behavior modification. Emily developed a love for dog training in college after adopting an adult pit bull terrier, Pinky, who lacked basic obedience. Experiencing the transformation of an non-walkable dog to a happy and obedient off-leash dog is a freedom that everyone should enjoy! Currently, Emily lives on a small farm with her husband, their two horses, and their pittie, Pinky.
Sara Pearson-Moyers grew up on a farm and has always had a deep love and respect for all animals. She began her career with animals many years ago, beginning with horses, working with them and teaching riding lessons and horse summer camps for kids. She has always had an interest in the therapeutic benefits of horses and dogs, and believes them to be very intutive animals. She graduated from Guilford College in 2008 with a degree in Psychology. She then moved to a small island in Puerto Rico where she continued horse work and rescuing dog and cats from being street animals with the Humane Society there. She still has a former street dog and cats from that adventure! Her passion and dream for working with animals has slowly moved her in the direction of dogs, and she continues to learn daily from each and every dog that she encounters and works with.
Prior to pursuing her love for training, Aubrey Herrera spent years in the automotive industry, cultivating her passion for dogs during her spare time. She became a believer that you must train as you live, providing consistent rules in your home about what is and is not allowed. Her goal is to teach people to be aware of how they interact with their dogs on a daily basis. Helping them to build polite, confident habits within their dog so that life together becomes a true pleasure. Aubrey is also exploring other dog sports such as herding, conformation, and scent work with her Beauceron.
Sammy Redwine is a graduate from Davidson County Community College with an Associates in Applied Science degree in Zoo Science Technology. She grew up riding and showing horses in the Raleigh area. In college she focused on working with primates through internships at the Duke Lemur Center, North Carolina Zoo, and Zoo Tampa. Through these internships she gained a love for training but wanted to do it close to home with a greater focus on a hands-on relationship with the animals. After moving home from college she joined Off Leash K9 as a way to continue her passion of working with animals and love of training. She now lives in the Cary area with her Australian Shepherd mix Abe who completed the board and train program back in 2016
Sarah Colón graduated from Florida Tech with her bachelors in Animal Behavior and a minor in Biology. She grew up riding horses and loving animals and always knew she wanted to be a trainer. She began her career with dogs when she started working with her local shelters and pet stores to train the dogs in basic obedience and house manners to make them more adoptable. From there she progressed to training working dogs including service, emotional support, therapy, personal protection, police, and military K9s. Her work with high drive dogs developed a passion for protection sports and she now trains and competes in IPO and PSA in her free time. She lives in Fayetteville, NC with her husband and 5 dogs – 2 Pittie mixes, 2 Dutch Shepherds, and 1 Belgian Malinois.
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