ABOUT OUR TRAINERS
Meet The Off Leash K9 Team
Meredith - owner & Head Trainer
Meredith Cox is the Owner and Head Trainer for Off Leash K9 Training Memphis LLC. Meredith grew up in a small town in South Carolina where she grew up around dogs, cats, and cows, and developed a passion and love for all animals! Her family rescued dogs of different breeds, and she discovered her passion for training dogs when she began working with her German Shepherd/Chow mix named Duke! A few years after getting her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and learning about Animal Behavior and Learning, she moved to Memphis, TN.
Along with training dogs to be reliable off leash in the most distracting environments, Meredith specializes in behavior modification. She works with dogs with dog aggression, human aggression, reactivity, and anxiety. After finding Off Leash K9 Training, Meredith trained under celebrity dog trainer and OLK9 founder Nick White where she learned to apply the techniques from this world-renowned dog training system to dogs of all ages, sizes, and breeds. Meredith has worked with hundreds of dogs of all breeds and temperaments. She is excited to offer lessons and our Board and Train program in the Memphis, West Memphis, Northern Mississippi, and Eastern Tennessee areas.
mELINA - Senior Trainer
Melina grew up in North Mississippi where her family had cats and dogs all of her life. After working with her family pets, she developed a passion for training dogs. She spent her teenage years training her own animals, then eventually her friends’ pets. After moving to Coldwater, she began training dogs and horses regularly. She spent her free time training foster dogs to help them find homes quickly. She truly enjoys seeing the bond grow between an owner and their companion as they learn to communicate with one another. It wasn’t long before she decided that this was the path she wanted to pursue full time. To grow her knowledge, she decided to attend Animal Behavior College’s dog obedience program where she received her lifetime certification.
Melina certified through Off Leash K9 Training in Fredericksburg. She is excited to offer lessons and Board and Train programs in the North MS and Memphis areas.
Mercedes - Trainer
Mercedes was born and raised in Germany with horses and dogs. She worked in law enforcement and Executive Protection in Los Angeles. But, her love for animals was too strong and spent her extra time training horses and rehabilitating foster dogs to help them find homes, often using Off Leash K9 lessons to help achieve their obedience goals.
She began her professional training career at Off Leash K9 Training in Los Angeles until she decided to move to Memphis where she joined our team! Mercedes is trained in canine first aid and CPR, and is excited to bring her unique skill-set to the Memphis team. She teaches lessons and offers the Board and Train program for our Memphis and Northern MS area clients.
Leslie grew up in a small town in North MS, but has lived in TN with her husband and three children for the past twelve years. Currently, she and her husband are building a house on 10.5 acres in Fayette County. Leslie has had several pets throughout her life varying from hamsters, guinea pigs, cats, birds, and doesn’t remember a time without ever having a dog. She has a huge heart for all animals big and small. However, dogs are truly her best friends.
Over the years, Leslie has trained basic obedience along with a few tricks to several of her own dogs ranging from tiny Chihuahuas to German Shepherds. After watching her friend and future sister-in-law, Melina Lehen, train dogs with Off Leash K9 Memphis, she was inspired to join our team. Gaining more solid instruction under owner and head trainer, Meredith Cox, she has learned even more techniques of the trade and is up to the challenge of helping dogs live their best lives.
Leslie is thrilled to offer training through our Board and Train program for North MS, Memphis, and surrounding counties.
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!