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.
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.
Stefanie Suddeth has an extensive formal education in dog training and is a graduate of both Triple Crown Dog Academy and the Tom Rose School. After growing up on a farm on Wisconsin, she always knew she wanted to pursue a career with animals. Following graduation from Triple Crown Academy, Stefanie began her dog training career teaching group classes ranging from puppy obedience to agility, running a pet obedience program, and generalizing home obedience for personal protection dogs. Stefanie is passionate about bringing out the best in dogs and creating helping families create healthy relationships with their pets. In her spare time, she competes her dogs Ricco and Bolt in PSA.
Gabby Ramsey is outgoing, bubbly and loves learning new things like figure skating, inline skating and foreign languages and cultures just to name a few. Since she was tiny, she always knew she wanted to work with animals. Gabby worked as a vet tech for a year before growing into an accomplished groomer over a six year career, during this time she gained exposure to other areas of the dog world including dog shows, show grooming, etc. As she gained experience she realized she wanted to work more closely with humans and their pets to ensure each had clear communication and understanding with the other. With that goal in mind, Gabby attended Tarheel Canine school for dog trainers, living on school grounds during her six month Master Trainer course and graduating with her certification in training tracking, detection, bite work and basic and advanced obedience. Her experience there was life changing has been working dogs and pets alike ever since!
Morgan grew up in New Hampshire with a love of dogs and the outdoors. When she wasn’t skiing or snowboarding during the winter, she was camping and hiking through the summer and fall. She graduated from Fitchburg State College with a degree in Industrial Technology and a minor in art. However, her love of dogs lead her to study animal training and behavior from Animal Behavior College. After graduation she has continued her pursuit of knowledge surrounding dog behavior and obedience training. She loves teaching basic obedience and puppy obedience with the goal to help families meet their individual goals and help form lasting bonds between owners and their dogs. Life has been anything but a straight line for Morgan, but no matter what, her path has always lead back to her love of dogs.
Kaleigh grew up in a rural North Carolina town just south of the Virginia line, where she was involved with animals from an early age. Growing up, her family helped run a 501c3 non-profit called The Eastern Bluebird Rescue group, under the direction of retired USDA damage control agent and wildlife rehabber, Frank Newell, as well as a wildlife education center that traveled to schools, Girl Scout troops, 4H groups and more to teach children about wild and exotic animals and why their protection is important. As a teen, she began helping rehabilitate up to 42 deer fawns per year in the summer, at anytime she could have opossums, rabbits, squirrels, song birds and more. Kaleigh continued her career in the animal field by working as a veterinary technician, with an interest in clinical diagnostics and client education. She soon realized she wanted to focus on animal behavior, and the “why”. Kaleigh is passionate about allowing owners to enjoy their dogs, and understand why they think they way they do, and is excited to continue her education. In her spare time loves to garden, hike, fish, and painting with her 2 year old daughter.
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