Cherrie and Michael are the proud owners of the following locations:

OLK9 Acadiana (LA)

OLK9 Baton Rouge (LA)

OLK9 New Orleans (LA)

OLK9 Gulf Coast (MS)

OLK9 Montgomery (AL)




Chloe grew up in an Army family and has lived all over the United States and Germany. She began working with dogs at the age of 13, volunteering at a Vet Clinic daily.   After high school, she went to The University of Tennessee, earning a Bachelors in German and later earning a Masters in Business Administration, in 2015. She has dedicated her time with dog rescues since 2010 which ultimately lead her to Off Leash K9 Training in Knoxville, TN where she did lessons with her dog Sven and later on Tobi.  Chloe, was a Middle and High School Teacher for 2 years before following her passion of working with animals and putting her MBA to use and helping others with their dogs.  Chloe is a veteran Off Leash K9 Training Trainer and is looking forward to helping the people of New Orleans.

Chloe is an experienced Off Leash Trainer specializing in Basic, Advanced, Therapy, Service, Tracking & Trailing, Search & Rescue, Nosework, Aggression, and is a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator.



Mindi is a native New Orleanian and a lifelong lover of dogs.  There has never been a time where she hasn’t had a dog in her life. She earned a business degree from LSU.  She has been working with Off Leash K9 for over a year now and enjoys learning something new from each and every dog she trains. She loves helping build the relationship and communication between owners and their dogs.  She and her husband, Derek,  have two fur babies of their own – Stella and Tucker.




Mike has always loved breeding, raising and training all sorts of different animals such as dogs, horses, racing pigeons and chickens.  His father and grandfather introduced him to the training of dogs over 25 years ago. His passion for dogs brought him to Off Leash K9 Training after leaving his full-time engineering job to pursue his dream of training dogs. Mike specializes in  Dog Behavior Modification. The dogs bond with him in a way that you would think they have known each other longer from the first day they met. He loves what he does and it definitely shows!



Cherrie runs the day to day operations of the business and makes sure everything runs smoothly and stays organized.  Cherrie has a background in Business Management and comes from a long line of business ownership such as multiple child daycare facilities and 3 locations of a maid service company. You will sometimes see her venture out of the office and assist in helping the training team.



Tyler hails from New Orleans, Louisiana and has been professionally training dogs for over 2 years.  He has a passion for helping dogs and their owners, and wants the best for every pet owner.

Tyler is very interested in the ‘positive praise’ ideology and dog psychology.  Tyler studied Psychology at the University of New Orleans before focusing his attention on dog training full time.  He has one dog, a cat, and four ferrets at home and plans on adding to his list of companions.