Meet Your Training Team
Meredith Cox is the owner and Head Trainer for Off Leash K9 Training Memphis. 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. She is excited to offer lessons and the famous 2-week Board and Train program in the Memphis, West Memphis, Northern Mississippi, and Eastern Tennessee areas.
Shelby grew up in a small town in northern Mississippi, where her passion for animals started from a very young age. She grew up learning everything she could about animals- owning dogs, cats, cows and horses- and entering the local Saddle Club barrel races on the weekends. For her first job, she flew to Wyoming to work on a cattle ranch, where she learned about ranch life and livestock care. During college, she worked for a kennel specializing in breeding and training hunting dogs, specifically Labrador Retrievers. She fell in love with the connection between the trainers and the animals that came through the program, and seeing the owners find a new way to communicate with their dog that made their own bond stronger. A few years after graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree, Shelby decided to pursue her passion for dog training professionally, and found Off Leash K9 Training.
Shelby went through the OLK9 certification training in Knoxville, TN, where she learned how to train dogs using their tried-and-true training methods as well as how to pass this knowledge on to owners. She is excited to offer lessons and board and train opportunities to both the Memphis and North Mississippi areas.
Melissa began working with animals over 16 years ago! Starting her career at an animal hospital, and spending many years as a veterinary technician, Melissa gained a lot of knowledge working with pets and working dogs alike. She fell in love with training while closely working with a training company in Miami that specialized in detection, SAR, personal protection, and more! She began her career as a trainer working in Miami conducting private and group obedience lessons. She has worked with all breeds, ages, and temperaments. After training for 4 years, she moved to Memphis where she certified through Off Leash K9 Training and began changing the lives of dogs in the mid-south! She loves seeing owners’ reactions when the results of training surpass their expectations. Melissa offers training in the Greater Memphis area.
Jordan grew up in Mississippi where her family always had dogs of all sizes and breeds! In 2012, she began working with dogs professionally and realized that her true passion was training and improving the lives of dogs. She has a real affinity for herding breeds, and was able to get hands-on experience during her 7 years of working with OKTOC Mini Aussies. She is active in the rescue community and volunteers with the Humane Society fostering, rehoming, and transporting dogs for their organization. In her spare time, she trains and competes with her personal dogs in various sports such as disc and dock diving. Jordan lives in Oxford, MS, and offers lessons in the Oxford and surrounding areas. She travels to Memphis frequently for field trips with her Board and Train dogs and to meet clients.
Dog Obedience Training
Off Leash K9 Training is known for the high level of obedience in real world environments; however, we also specialize in serious behavioral modification for aggressive or fearful dogs, nosework/detection, and therapy dog preparation training! Give your dog the professional dog training he/she needs to be a happy member of your household. Create a more comfortable environment for your family with an obedient dog.
Contact us to sign up for our Dog Training Program
If you are ready to maximize your dog’s natural abilities and have an obedient pet that you can control with ease, book with us today! Expert Training for all breeds, all ages, and all issues.