ABOUT OUR TRAINERS

Meet The Off Leash K9 Team

Dacia Bennett - Senior Trainer

Dacia has had a love for helping people and dogs since she was in middle school when her parents enrolled her in the local 4-H club “Canine Crusaders”. She found out she had a hidden talent with dogs that became apparent right away with how quickly her and her dog advanced in the program.

Later in her 4-H experience Dacia and two other 4-H kids started a program called “4H, 4love, 4dogs, 4ever”. The director at the local Human Society matched advanced 4-H kids up with hard to place dogs from the shelter, most of the dogs were feral and came from hording situations. The kids worked with these dogs in their homes for weeks, taught them basic obedience skills, worked on fixing bad habits like jumping, chewing, barking and social skills and helping them become a member of the family that would adjust well into a forever home. All these dogs were adopted at the end of the program.

In 2010, she started working for the local Human Society, adding more valuable information about breeds, health issues, diets and behaviors. While working at adoption events with the shelter, she was approached by PetSmart about becoming a lead trainer. This experience allowed her to teach her skills to other pet parents so they could work at home to help their dogs become loyal obedient family members.

2017 Dacia joined Off Leash K9 Training as our Indianapolis trainer. Dacia will socialize your board and train with her Yorkie Faylynn and her young Australian Shepard Havoc, in addition to meeting goats, cats, horses and a few rabbits. Her residence in the county allows plenty of romping through fields, woods and creeks to cool off during the summer months. Expect to see plenty of beautiful photos of your dogs during board and trains because Dacia enjoys photography as well. Check out her YouTube videos and photos on her

Hope Welsh – Senior Trainer

Hope Welsh has always had an immense love and respect for animals. As a kid she always watched Animal Planet, dreamed of working in a Wildlife Refugee or in a Zoo as a Zookeeper. Hope got her first dog in 2015, Duke. Duke is a German Shepherd, and together they went through two years of weekly training with a Sheriff K9 Handler in southern Indiana. Hope and Duke together completed a basic obedience course, tracking, and handler protection course. It was during her training with Duke that she realized her immense passion for working with dogs. 

 
Hope began her career in emergency/ public safety at the age of 18. Hope worked at Community Hospital South (CHS) in the Emergency Department as a Emergency Technician for five years. During her five years at CHS Hope obtained her National certificate as a Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).  She spent two years working for a 911 service called Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services (IEMS) as a EMT. In order to expand her knowledge in emergency care, Hope left IEMS to rejoin Community Hospital East (CHE) as an Administrative Assistant. During her one year at CHE she obtained her Primary Instructor (PI) certification and assisted in teaching EMT Classes. It was also during her time at Community that she began her process with Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD). The process took a year, but she obtained her certification and served the city of Indianapolis as a Patrol Officer for three years with the end goal of becoming a K9 Officer. However, after working in emergency/public safety for ten years Hope decided to step down as a Patrol Officer to spend more time with family, and found the opportunity of a lifetime to work with dogs on a daily basis.
 
Now, Hope joins Off Leash K9 Training in Indianapolis wanting to help owners obtain that bond with their dogs as she did with Duke. 
 
 

Rose Muenchmeyer – Senior Trainer

Almost my whole life, my biggest passion has been animals of all kinds. Dogs, reptiles, birds, and many others! I knew I wanted to be a dog trainer ever since I got my family dog, a Great Dane, when I was really young. He was always there for me through everything, but especially when I moved to different high schools every year. I spent so much of my free time reading dog training books and teaching him all sorts of tricks! When I was old enough to get a job, I just knew I wanted to spend my time with animals, but more specifically dogs. I’ve been working with dogs for 3 years now, and there has never been a dull moment when I’m working with them. Growing up, I never second guessed what I wanted to do in life, and I’m so grateful I now get to do what I love with Off Leash K9 Training! I love seeing the end result and watching owners live the most fulfulling lives with their pups!

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About Off Leash K9 Training
Dog Trainers Who Are Recognized Around The World!

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!