Welcome to Off-Leash K9 Training, LLC
Bryan Swihart “Your Charlottesville Virginia Dog Trainer”


Off Leash K9 Training, Charlottesville is proud to bring a veteran owned world class obedience training for every dog, regardless of age, breed or size, to the Central Virginia area. We specialize in the same dog training methods used by military and law enforcement using techniques that encompass our core beliefs and philosophy of consistency, fairness and crystal clear communication that will teach your dog to be a well behaved member of society in any situation. We train your dog, but we also train you to be a better handler which helps strengthen your bond built on trust and communication. All of our lessons are private, one-on-one, sessions that allow us to address your specific concerns.

NEW- Now also offering lessons in Massanuttens Hopkins Park, to better serve our fans on the other side of the hill. 

We offer a few things that none of the other trainers in the Charlottesville area can: 

1. A Guarantee. We guarantee that you’ll see a difference in your dog at the end of the first lesson AND we guarantee your dog will be flawlessly obedient if you follow our guidance for 30 minutes of daily practice between lessons. If you don’t see a difference at the end of the first lesson, we’ll refund your money for the remaining lessons.


2. An off leash future for your dog. Our goal is for every dog to know what it’s like to live off leash – free! And for every owner to experience the pride, confidence, and joy of having a dog off leash that is reliably and consistently obedient, under any level of distraction.

“Best money we’ve ever spent on our fur children. This training exceeded our expectations and has completely fixed the problematic behaviors we had with our dogs.” -Facebook User

3. Hope for dogs of ANY BREED, ANY AGE, and ANY SIZE. We don’t discriminate – Pitbulls and German Shepherds are our favorite breeds! Dogs are never too old, too lazy or too stubborn to learn using our methods. We can also help blind and deaf dogs, and dogs with other disabilities overcome them and be confident, obedient pups! Aggression or confidence issues? Call us – those are our specialty!

Check out our Facebook page and YouTube channel for samples of our work or view one of our recent Board and Train graduates below! We also invite you to check out our blog for articles & dog related stuff!

Don’t think we can help?

Have you been kicked out of local training classes or didn’t see results from them? Bring us your receipt from training with another local dog training company and we’ll give you a 10% discount off of our training packages! We are the last trainers you will need to see.

We believe that training your companion is an investment, of time and money, that will pay dividends for you and your dog for the rest of his life.

Email or call Bryan at cville@offleashk9training.com or 434-422-4022 for more information.

All payments and scheduling made online through the following links: