Our trainers are recognized by the esteemed American Kennel Club organization as well as our very own Off Leash K9 training academy.

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Hello! I am the co-owner of Albany Off Leash K9 Training! I have been training dogs with OLK9 since 2014. It has been my pleasure to so far have worked with countless different dogs. I am comfortable handling dogs of any age, any breed and any size. I grew up getting my hands on as many animals as possible! Outside of the cats, dogs, horses and birds that my family owned, I often visited less domesticated animals such as ostriches, lynx, raccoons, monkeys and other species. I am thrilled to have a career that allows me to work with canines and their owners!


Hello! My entire life, from a young age I have loved and been surrounded by animals of all kinds! From the swampy Florida lands I grew up in, I encountered animals of all sorts including Snakes, Alligators, Crocodiles, Bats & even Tarantulas! I moved up to New York in 2017, beginning my northern life on a farm specializing in endangered & rare breeds. I’ve worked with animals of all shapes and sizes including, Chickens, Ducks, Bunnies, Pigs, Sheep, Goats & even Llamas! I cherish the dogs and cats in my daily life so much! I strive to give out as much knowledge as I can to help others understand & communicate with their furry companion!


Hi there! My journey with Off Leash began back in 2018 when I had my dog trained in the 2-week board and train program.  Our GSD Hugo was well behaved but we were hoping for more and their program was a great fit for our growing family.  I have always been an animal lover and dreamed one day I would be able to work with dogs.  After the pandemic, I was ready to make this lifestyle change.  I was able to leave my career of 10 years and turn my passion into my career as a dog trainer with Off Leash!  I truly enjoy working with clients and being a part of the transformation of their pups into well-behaved members of their family, as Off Leash has done for my own!


Hello there! I am Hugh Patterson, a highly experienced Professional Dog Trainer with more than 35 years under my belt. I take immense pride in having graduated from one of the longest-standing and most esteemed K9 training facilities in the entire US – the renowned United States K9 Academy. Throughout its existence, this facility has produced countless professional and Master Trainers, many of whom continue to be active in the field today. At Albany Off Leash K9 Training, I bring with me a wealth of knowledge and techniques that I acquired through the teachings of Jack Healey and what Albany Off Leash K9 Training itself instills in its trainers. For us, dog training is an art form that only a select few can truly master. It requires the ability to understand and adapt to the unique needs and personalities of each and every dog. This is something I excel at – over the years, I’ve even been referred to as a “dog whisperer” due to my exceptional ability to communicate with and train dogs. My expertise lies in both Basic and Advanced Obedience training, but I specialize particularly in behavioral modification. Additionally, I am well-versed in personal protection training and effectively resolving aggressive behavior issues.


Hi Pet Parents, My name is Matthew Hiser, and I’ve had the privilege of being a part of Off Leash K9 Training for over 4 years now. As a dedicated professional, I work with all kinds of dogs, from puppies to service dogs, but I specialize in aggressive behavior modification. I strive to provide effective solutions for managing canine aggressive behavior, recognizing triggers, and transforming them into well-balanced companions. At Off Leash K9 Training, we understand the challenges that come with owning an aggressive dog, and we are committed to helping you address these issues head-on. With years of experience in canine behavior modification, I have honed my skills and techniques to facilitate positive transformations in even the most challenging cases. My approach is centered on teaching dogs how to control their aggressive tendencies and redirect their energy into more productive behaviors. Through personalized training sessions and proven methodologies, I empower these dogs to become better versions of themselves, ultimately fostering a harmonious bond between you and your four-legged friend. I am passionate about what I do, and I take great pride in witnessing the progress that each dog makes under my guidance. I also offer one on one, personalized puppy lessons, to help train and raise a well-adjusted dog from puppy to adulthood. I utilize clicker training techniques specifically designed for puppies. Clicker training is a positive reinforcement method that involves using a handheld clicker device to mark desired behaviors and reinforce them with rewards. This approach is highly effective in teaching puppies new skills, shaping their behavior, and strengthening the bond between you and your four-legged friend. By incorporating clicker training into our sessions, I create a fun and engaging learning experience for your puppy. Through consistent and precise clicking, I can communicate to your puppy the exact moment they exhibit the desired behavior, which helps them understand what is expected of them. This clear communication accelerates their learning process and enables them to make positive associations with their actions. As an experienced dog trainer I understand the importance of early socialization, obedience training, and instilling good manners in these formative stages of their lives. With my expertise and guidance, I will help your puppy grow into a well-behaved, confident, and a happy canine companion. Thank you for choosing Off Leash K9 Training. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with you and your furry companions. Together, we can embark on a journey of transformation, whether it’s turning your aggressive dogs into well-behaved, happy members of your family, or helping to structure your puppy into an even-tempered adult.


If you are looking to maximizing your dog’s natural abilities and have an obedient pet that you can control with ease, contact Albany, Master Dog Trainer. Your privacy and pet’s issues are protected. You are offered the utmost consideration to make sure your situation with your pet/s. Expert Training for all breeds, all ages, and all issues.