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Welcome to Off-Leash K9 Training, LLC
Bryan Swihart and Cassie Walsh "Your Charlottesville Virginia Dog Trainers"

Off Leash K9 Training, Charlottesville is proud to bring world class obedience training for every dog, regardless of age, breed or size, to the Central Virginia area. We offer e-collar training for dogs and positive reinforcement training for puppies at our Ruckersville facility. All of our lessons are private, one-on-one with you and your dog so we can address your specific concerns.

What is an e-collar? 

Modern day e-collars use the same technology that you'll find in tens machines that are used in physical therapy. Our training methods use low level stimulation like a "tap on the shoulder" for dogs, and our results speak for themselves. Our ultimate goal is for your dog to be flawlessly obedient without stimulation from the collar, with distractions, and we work with you and your dog to make that possible. 

We discuss various training methods and explain why e-collar training is so effective in our educational blog. We also try to dispel some of the myths and apprehension about e-collars here.

What sets us apart from other trainers in the area? 

We offer a few things that none of the other trainers in the Charlottesville area can: 

     1. A Guarantee. We guarantee that you'll see a difference in your dog at the end of the first lesson AND we guarantee your dog will be flawlessly obedient if you follow our guidance for 30 minutes of practice between lessons. If you don't see a difference at the end of the first lesson, we'll refund your money for the remaining lessons. 

     2. An off leash future for your dog. Our goal is for every dog to know what it's like to live off leash - free! And for every owner to experience the pride, confidence, and joy of having a dog off leash that is reliably and consistently obedient, under any level of distraction. 

     3. Hope for dogs of ANY BREED, ANY AGE, and ANY SIZE. We don't discriminate - Pitbulls and German Shepherds are our favorite breeds! Dogs are never too old, too fat or too slow to learn using our methods. We can also help blind and deaf dogs, and dogs with other disabilities overcome them and be confident, obedient pups! Aggression or confidence issues? Call us - those are our specialty!

Don't think we can help? Have you been kicked out of local training classes or didn't see results from them? Bring us your receipt from training with another local dog training company and we'll give you a 10% discount off of our training packages! We are the last trainers you will need to see. 

We believe that training your companion is an investment, of time and money, that will pay dividends for you and your dog for the rest of his life. We urge you to check out some of the videos on our YouTube channel here and our training packages here

Email or call Bryan and Cassie at or 434-422-4022 for more information.