ABOUT OUR TRAINERS
Meet The Off Leash K9 Team
Shelly House Bayless - Head Trainer
Shelly House Bayless – Head Trainer was raised on a farm/ranch operation located 15 miles East of Tulia, Texas. It was here that her love for animals of all kinds began. She raised and cared for a menagerie of pets and farm animals including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, sheep, pigs, horses and cattle, many of which were her very best friends. During this time she was an active member of 4-H and FFA, which she credits for cultivating her knowledge of animal husbandry.
In1994, Shelly received a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Biology from West Texas A&M University and was offered a position as a Graduate Lab Instructor for the Department of Biology, where she taught for 4 years. She also spent 4 years as the High School Biology teacher at Arbor Christian Academy in Amarillo, Tx.
Shelly’s experiences and journey through life has opened the doors that allow her to work with one of her greatest loves, dogs! She is passionate about helping all dogs, whether they be rescues or full blood working lines by creating a structured, disciplined relationship between them and their owners. Let her show you how to unlock your dogs potential with obedience, respect and fun!
Shelly and her husband Jim, currently reside between Amarillo and Canyon, Tx. Their personal rescue pack currently includes Bella (Anatolian Shepherd mix), Nezzie (Pitbull mix), and their latest addition, Ellie Mae (Staffordshire Terrier mix).
Nicole Newton - Trainer
Nicole Newton born and raised in Amarillo Texas. Certified by Off Leash K9 training graduated in Virginia with highest OLK9 test scores at 98% Nicole loves dogs & has a true understanding of what makes a dog a productive family member. A love for dogs should be a given as a K9 trainer, but we all love dogs, it takes much more than that to train a K9!
Ask what results can my trainer get me in having a happier relationship with my dog? What problems can my trainer resolve for me? How is my trainer equipped to help my dog be better behaved, happy, knowing what you expect of him/her at home and in public? OLK9 has a proven system that covers most all dog behavioral issues. It is as much about play as any correction.
Call Nicole and let her know what problems your dog is having & what you need from your dog trainer for living you best life with your best friend!!
Kurrie Newton - Trainer
My name is Kurrie Newton, I’m from a very small town called Borger,Tx. I love working for Off Leash K9 Training in Amarillo. Working as a dog trainer has opened a whole new door of opportunities for me and what better job could there be other than working with these amazing dogs and getting to tell everyone you’ve found your dream career! I have been very grateful to be apart of this amazing OLK9 family.
Randy Garcia - Trainer
Hi, my name is Randy. I am proud to be a part of Off Leash K9 Training Amarillo. Working with dogs is a big passion of mine. I love what I do and get so much out of my job. I especially love seeing a dog owner develop a stronger bond with their more obedient dog.
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!