ABOUT OUR TRAINERS

Meet The OLK9 Team!

Evan Carson

Evan CarsonEvan Carson is the President and Founder of the Lehigh Valley, Scranton, and Bucks County Off Leash K9 Training locations. He also owns the Salt Lake City and Northern Utah locations, and is a trainer with Off Leash K9. Evan started as a client in 2010 with his Dogo Argentino, Capone. He has always had a profound love of dogs, and has never lived without them. He loved training and working with his own dogs, and had no problem doing so until Capone.

Capone had some pretty serious reactivity issues with other dogs, which led Evan to find Off Leash K9 Training and Nick White in 2011. Three weeks into private lessons Capone was off leash, healing him in complete control around and past other dogs. From there he completed the basic program and then started advanced training with Capone and then started with his Springer Spaniel, Penny Lane. He was hooked! The rest is history, as they say.

OLK9 literally “changed his life”. From that point on, Evan knew he wanted to work with dogs as a career. Over the next six years Evan worked tirelessly to achieve that goal and in May of 2017 his dream became a reality when he opened the Lehigh Valley OLK9 location in Allentown Pennsylvania. The Lehigh Valley location quickly expanded from one trainer to three by the end of their first year and in September he opened the Scranton location in PA. Since then Evan has grown the Lehigh Valley location as one of the most well-known, highest rated and most reviewed dog training companies in the state. Earlier last year, Evan opened up a new facility for his Scranton location in Peckville/Blakley Borough. His PA locations now employs six full time trainers, is still growing, and is currently hiring.
Evan took over the Salt Lake City and Northern Utah OLK9 locations in August of 2018. Later that year he opened the first OLK9 facility in Northern Utah in North Salt Lake and has plans to grow those locations as he has done in PA. Utah OLK9 currently employs two full time trainers.

During his downtime, Evan enjoys spending time with his family, including his wife and two daughters, and his two dogs, a 2-year-old German Shepherd, Arya, and Lucy, a Bulldog/Rat Terrier/ Staffordshire Terrier mix. He also enjoys being outdoors, hiking, personal defense training, dog training seminars, and working with Arya and Lucy to fine tune their obedience.

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Angela McCavera - Trainer

Angela is a trainer of Off Leash K9 Training, Lehigh Valley & Scranton. She offers professional training to create a well balanced, well-trained dog. Angela feels that there is no bond stronger than that of a human and an animal that have mutual respect for one another – and that is her goal when training for clients. She wants to help others achieve success and lead happy lives with their companions.

In 2015, she graduated from Bloomsburg University with a B.S. in Photography. She took that passion for photography and went into the online e-commerce world working for large companies to help run their websites. But, after about 2 years in that industry, she decided it was not where she wanted to be. She re-centered herself and decided it was time to work with animals, something she had always had a strong desire to do. In the past, Angela has worked with animals in a variety of different scenarios. She has always had multiple pets, has worked in animal-centric locations such as in a vet’s office as well as at a doggy daycare, has volunteered at animal shelters as a dog walker, has been a foster home for border collies, and has also participated in dog sports- mainly dock diving and agility. Naturally, becoming a professional dog trainer felt right. Angela loves training her own personal dogs and also loves to see the transformation between dogs through Off Leash K9’s programs.

Angela’s favorite things to do in her spare time are outdoor activities such as hiking, and camping as well as using her interest in social media to run a successful Instagram and blog for her personal dogs. She currently has a Blue Heeler/Border Collie cross named Winston, a Red Heeler named Adelaide, and a Border Collie named Decker. She lives North of the Lehigh Valley with her boyfriend and her dogs.

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Allison Brennan - Trainer

Allison is a trainer of Off Leash K9 Training, Lehigh Valley & Scranton. Allison has always had a love for dogs, but that love turned into a desire to work with and train dogs as a career after she retired from the US Navy. 

Once retired, she started volunteering at dog shelters and then eventually began working at a dog boarding and daycare facility. She has a huge heart for dogs who are “misunderstood” and believes that structure and training, for both owner and dog, will lead to a quality relationship. 

At OLK9, Allison offers professional training that will strengthen the bond between you and your dog. She feels that the most important aspects of dog training are trust, communication, and physical and mental stimulation.

Allison is currently attending the Animal Behavior Institute to gain a better understanding on dog aggression. She currently has five dogs, which consist of two English Bulldogs, two Labs, and a Frenchton. In her spare time, she enjoys taking her dogs for walks, kickboxing, and watching UFC.

Missy Kiralfy- Trainer

Missy has always had dogs ever since she was a child, she was always known as the “animal lover.” Everyone believed she would grow up to be a veterinarian. Instead, she went to Kutztown University and graduated with a bachelor’s in business management. Throughout college she worked at a dog daycare and got to know and love so many different dog breeds.

After 5 years there she made it into the Veterinarian industry for 2 years and then left for the corporate world. Two years in and she found herself missing the experiences of working with dogs and knew she had to get back to her dream. Dogs are the most loving and loyal animals and truly are man’s best friend. In my spare time she enjoys doing outdoor activities with her fiancé and dogs such as hiking, camping, and visiting the beach. She currently has a Great Pyrenees mix named Thor and a Lab mix named Twix.

Missy’s love for dogs started when she was a little girl, born into a family that already had a 10 year old beagle, Snoopy. Her love for dogs grew even stronger in 2018 when the family adopted their first rescue, Lilly. Lilly was a terrified malnourished 3-year-old beagle. Soon after becoming a member of the family, she became a completely new dog. Now she’s a healthy 20 lbs, is no longer scared of new people, and especially loves running in her big yard.

ALyson delbacco - Trainer

Alyson has been a lifelong dog lover, but she didn’t realize that she wanted to work with dogs in a professional capacity until a dog named Lilly who she rescued and saved, she may have saved Lilly’s life, but really, they saved each other. She wanted to do more for the hundreds of dogs in Lilly’s situation. She believes that so many of the dogs that end up on the street or in shelters were just misunderstood and never given the training (and the owners) they needed to be great companions.

Alyson’s journey really kicked off when she began working for a small family-owned kennel in Nazareth, PA. Her favorite part of the day was giving her undivided attention and love to the dogs that were there in a boarding/day care capacity. Unfortunately, there wasn’t enough work to keep her busy at the kennel, and she was soon back to searching for another job. Shortly after leaving the kennel, she discovered Off Leash K9 Training, Lehigh Valley and knew right away she had to go for it. She looks forward to working with new dogs and clients to create a better bond between the dogs and their owners. Alyson believes that the key to a perfect owner/pet relationship is giving the dog clear communication and training so that he/she knows exactly what the owner expects from him/her.

Aside from her love of dogs, Alyson also enjoys most, if not all, types of music. If she has the choice to be outside or inside, she will jump at the chance for a hike, a bike ride, or simply sitting on the swing and enjoying the fresh air.

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About Off Leash K9 Training
Evan Carson - President and Founder of Off Leash K9 Training, Lehigh Valley
Evan Carson

Evan is the owner of the OLK9 Lehigh Valley, Salt Lake City, and Northern Utah locations. He is also a trainer with Off Leash K9. Evan started as a client in 2010 with his Dogo Argentino, Capone. He has always had a profound love of dogs, and has never lived without them. He loved training and working with his own dogs, and had no problem doing so until Capone.

Capone had some pretty serious reactivity issues with other dogs, which led Evan to find Off Leash K9 Training and Nick White in 2011. Three weeks into private lessons Capone was off leash, healing him in complete control around and past other dogs. From there he completed the basic program and then started advanced training with Capone and then started with his Springer Spaniel, Penny Lane. He was hooked! The rest is history, as they say.

OLK9 literally “changed his life”. From that point on, Evan knew he wanted to work with dogs as a career. Over the next six years Evan worked tirelessly to achieve that goal and in May of 2017 his dream became a reality when he opened the Lehigh Valley OLK9 location in Allentown Pennsylvania. The Lehigh Valley location quickly expanded from one trainer to three by the end of their first year and in September he opened the Scranton location in PA. Since then Evan has grown the Lehigh Valley location as one of the most well-known, highest rated and most reviewed dog training companies in the state. Earlier last year, Evan opened up a new facility for his Scranton location in Peckville/Blakley Borough. His PA locations now employs six full time trainers, is still growing, and is currently hiring.

Evan took over the Salt Lake City and Northern Utah OLK9 locations in August of 2018. Later that year he opened the first OLK9 facility in Northern Utah in North Salt Lake and has plans to grow those locations as he has done in PA. Utah OLK9 currently employs two full time trainers.

During his downtime, Evan enjoys spending time with his family, including his wife and two daughters, and his two dogs, a 2-year-old German Shepherd, Arya, and Lucy, a Bulldog/Rat Terrier/ Staffordshire Terrier mix. He also enjoys being outdoors, hiking, personal defense training, dog training seminars, and working with Arya and Lucy to fine tune their obedience.