About Our Trainers

Meet The Off Leash K9 Team

Steven and Lindsey WARD - Owners


Steven and Lindsey Ward are the owners and head trainers for Off Leash K9 Training Charlotte. They were both raised in a small town in Northern Virginia.

Lindsey grew up for a love of animals, begging to bring home whatever kind of animal her parents would allow. As a young adult, she worked with a variety of animals in different settings, including a pet superstore, horse stable, and county animal shelters. She started as an animal caretaker in the shelter and worked up to become a sworn Animal Control Officer. Lindsey is who will you are likely to speak to if you call or email us! She enjoys working with the owners, teaching them how to work with and implement the continuing training.

Steven always showed a passion for his family dogs. After school, Steve pursued a career in the family business as a Contractor in the State Department in Washington, DC. Steven is known as the behind the scene man, he enjoys working with the dogs in the board and train programs. He finds much reward in the aggressive/ reactive cases and seeing the dog’s transformation. Steve has the compassion and patience to see the dog’s potential and help it be obtained.

During Lindsey’s time as an Animal Control Officer, they adopted a Belgian Malinois mix, named Torque. They were introduced to Off Leash K9 Training when Torque completed the famous two-week board and train program at the headquarters location in Northern Virginia with founder Nick White. In 2014 they moved to the Charlotte area and have been doing obedience training since!

In Steve and Lindseys time off, they enjoy staying active. The couple loves wake surfing behind their Heyday wake boat, going to local asphalt and dirt races, snowboarding in the winter, and working out in the gym.


Kimmie Page- Trainer

Kimmie grew up in southern Virginia where she began working with animals in high school. She quickly realized this was her passion and has stayed in the animal field ever since.
 In the past, she has worked at rescues, doggie daycares, and grooming shops. When she moved to Charlotte in 2020, she knew she wanted to continue working with dogs, but also was looking to combine her love of teaching and working with people. Kimmie loves working with clients and helping them to better understand their dog, as well as seeing the transformation in the dogs she works with.

Kimmie has her own 6 year-old pit bull named Peach that she loves so much. In her free time, Kimmie likes making art, playing with her dog, and exploring the city.

Sarah Dalton - Trainer

Sarah was born and raised in Mikka, Florida. Her family ran rescue ranch work with horses, cows, dogs, and cats. They also worked with the local humane society doing rehabilitation, adoptions, or releases. Growing up caring for animals where obviously embedded into her. Now she finds fulfillment by helping other people care for their dogs. Helping owners to understand their dog’s behaviors and how to teach dogs to live in our human world!

In 2020 she relocated to Gaston County. She began working at a dog boarding and daycare and doing dog walking on the side. Sarah has four amazing rescues; Luna and Ducky are pit bulls, a Staffordshire named Max, and a Cane Corso Goose.

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About Off Leash K9 Training

Dog Trainers that Are Recognized Around The World!

Nick White, Founder Off Leash K9 Training
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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!