Meet Your Trainers
Cassie started her dog training career in 2010 as a foster and rehabilitative home for rescue dogs through Southeast German Shepherd Rescue. Through fostering, she gained a unique understanding of fearful and fear aggressive dogs. Off Leash K9 Training offered a way to reach these dogs when other training methods failed to build much needed confidence. After seeing the results first hand, Cassie became an owner and trainer with the organization in 2013.
In 2014, Cassie brought this unique training style to back to Minnesota.
Don is a dog Trainer and Training Instructor who started his career as a military working dog handler in the Marine Corps from 2007-2016. When Don transitioned to the civilian sector, he completed his Trainer and Instructor certification through American K9 Interdiction. After graduation he started his path to working with canines, from drug and explosive interdiction to tracking humans, as well as protection, apprehension work to house pets. Don is also a professional decoy and has helped provide real world training to police departments and to the United States military.