ABOUT OUR TRAINERS

Meet The Off Leash K9 Team

gUNNER Mcgovern- Owner

Gunner McGovern and his dynamic team of professionals became certified trainers under the celebrity Off Leash K9 Founder/Trainer: Nick White. Gunner and many of his trainers served in the Military and are privy to unique techniques only used by military and police K9 officers. Founder/Trainer Nick White, served in the US Marine Corp as well as the US Secret Service. He has also trained with some of the best trainers in the world, to include Andrew Ramsey who was the Lead Drug/Bomb Detection Trainer at Lockland Air Force Base, which is where all of the military dogs are trained.

Tom McGovern - cO-Owner

Tom McGovern is a 12 year Marine Corps combat veteran. After years of working friends and families dogs while active duty he decided to leave the Marine Corps to pursue his passion and begin a career in dog training. Tom opened his first Off Leash K9 Training franchise in Riverside County in 2014. In just 6 years he has gone from being the sole trainer, training a few dogs a month, to having over 10 trainers training 25-30 dogs a month and covering majority of Southern California and Nevada!

Tom has worked with Pro athletes such as UFCs Mike Bisping, NHLs Ryan Kessler & Matt Nieto, NFLs Donnie Edwards. Hollywood stars from Miles Teller, Sophia Bush, Nina Dobrev, Sara Hyland and more! Tom prides himself in offering amazing customer service which he now calls the, “Off Leash K9 experience”, along with training your dog to be one of best trained dogs in your neighborhood!

Tom McGovern

Cadi Schmidt - Trainer


Cadi Schmidt is a mom of two, small business owner, and Reno native
who found her calling in the world of dog training. After many years working with dogs on the side, both volunteering and training, she decided to make a career out of her life long passion. She has had the opportunity to work with and train all types of dogs including therapy dogs, service dogs, and many dogs who had previously been abused with families close to giving up.

Cadi and her family are passionate about giving each dog a home away from home, where they are loved on, played with, and encouraged to grow in their new obedience. She works hard to build trust and a lasting bond with each dog that she trains, while creating a training experience that is specific to each individual dog and what they need.

Every dog deserves a full life, fun adventures, and a close bond with their owners that training brings.

Rick Mitchell- trainer

Rick Mitchell is a former U.S. Army SGT from Nebraska. He began his dog training career at Animal Behavior College while working for a local trainer as well as volunteering for an animal shelter. He went on to train for the Off Leash K9 Training location in Nebraska. Finding the methods to be the best, he truly found his calling with OLK9 training and moved to Northern Nevada to work with some of the best trainers in the company.

Rick has had education and experience in many training methods as well as dogs with disabilities, aggression, and many other things. He uses his experiences to give every dog the exact training they need to help them succeed and experience a life of Off-Leash freedom.

Rick Mitchell
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