We’re a group of locally-owned, dog-loving and dog-training professionals.

One of the requirements on any Off Leash Dog Training application is “must love dogs.” Meet our local trainers, owners and team members - all proud dog owners who will train and love your dogs like family.

Meet Ella

Train as You Live® Certified

Hi, my name is Ella! I grew up in Asheville, NC and have been in Charlotte for the last 5 years! After receiving my bachelor’s degree at Appalachian State University in Marketing, I worked in corporate marketing for several years in various roles. About 2 years ago, my boyfriend and I adopted our first dog together, Maya, a golden mutt that changed my life. I became fascinated by the world of dog training as I started to train her. Through the bits of training I did with Maya, I saw our bond transform right before my eyes. Her engagement & drive inspired me to view dog training as more than just a hobby.

During COVID quarantine in 2020, an opportunity presented itself for me to turn my passion of dog training into a career! I found Off Leash Dog Training through my network at the perfect time and joined the team in November 2020.

Because of the progress I saw from training Maya, I really wanted to help other dog owners with their dogs too! When I discovered Off Leash and learned about The Train As You Live philosophy, it was exactly how I believed dog training should be, a part of daily life and fun, so that dog owners are creating a stronger and deeper relationship with their furry best friend! I continue to enjoy seeing the transformations of both the dog and the dog owners just like I saw with my personal dog!

When I’m not with Off Leash dogs, I’m hanging out with my boyfriend & friends bouncing around Charlotte, looking for the next best restaurant! This city is growing so fast with new places popping up everywhere so we love to explore and love being able to bring Maya any chance we can get!

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