Off The Leash Academy

The swfl Dog Trainer


Our dogs are a large part of the training process. A well trained dog can be a fantastic teaching tool. These three help me teach your dog how to be a great member of a pack. 

Shelbyspecializes as my Retrieval Instructor. Shes a twelve year old cattle dog mix that acts like a 3 year old. She's a frisbee fanatic and shows training dogs how its done.

Griffenis a ten year old cattle dog mix that specializes in Manners and Car Ride Instruction. Hes a social butterfly that loves belly rubs and being touched.


Sarge is my 8 year old German Shepherd, he is my Assistant Instructor. Hes the "what you could have" dog. Hes been with me since the begining and has picked up on what we do. Hes amazing at reading dogs and helping them come out of their shell or letting them know their place in the pack. 

I first started down this path and how much I still needed to learn. Learning never stops, for you or the dog. Its everyday and its not easy. Its so great to teach an animal though. I love seeing the dogs do well for their people. I have been at this nearly ten years a graduate of National K9 in Columbus, Ohio and A graduate of Edison College. After spending some time away learning from the best in the business. Originally from Northeast Ohio where many family still resides. We spent time in Greensboro, NC with Shiloh K9, where I trained a large amount of dogs and perfected some techniques that work in multiple situations. After I left Shiloh we moved to Orlando, Fl were I got the privilege to work with renowned dog trainer Martin Deeley @The Florida Dog Trainer. I learned a lot of the business side and tweaked a few things about myself and once I did that I realized it was time to go out on my own. My wife and I along with our dogs want to help you have what we have. I brought my family back to South Florida with big dreams and a passion to rub off.   My dreams have become reality, let me help you get yours!

From left to right...Shelby, Griffen, and Sarge

About Us

We are constantly working on improving our ciriculum. Our teachers are the very best and will do everytiung in their power to help you and your dog succeed. 

Apparently he started young! Adam with our Great Dane "Peaches"

Meet the Team