Jerry Beaugez is the head trainer for Off Leash K9 Training, Baton Rouge.

Jerry is from Bay St. Louis, MS which is just 40 minutes east of New Orleans, LA and 20 minutes from Biloxi, MS.  As an animal lover, Jerry has always had dogs as pets from a 4 pound teacup Poodle to a 170 pound English Mastiff.

As a former police officer, Jerry turned his love of animals into a part of his career when he became a K9 narcotics interdiction officer.  Being the handler of a multi-purpose (tracking, narcotics detection, apprehension, officer protection and crowd control) K9, Jerry and his partner were able to help protect and serve the citizens not only the community where he lived and worked, but the citizens throughout the entire county.  Jerry was also a member of the entry team and later the Assistant Commander of the Hancock County Special Operations Division, a multi-jurisdictional SWAT team.

Travis comes to OLK9 Baton Rouge by way of northern Virginia. He is a Marine Corps Veteran and has a deep love for dogs. He worked in several career fields since leaving the military, all of which had some tie to the k9 world. His passion for dog training started several years ago when he was a client of Off Leash. He saw the change in his dog and knew he wanted to learn to help others achieve the same results he received. He is very excited to join the Off Leash team and looks forward to meeting everyone!

Darrius Samples is a passionate Dog Trainer born in Long Island, New York. His passion for dog training began the moment he found his very first dog along the streets of NY. Nala had several behavioral issues but Darrius had no one to turn to because she was a pit bull. And that’s when he made the decision to alter people’s perception of the breed once and for all. The resilient and compassionate nature of dogs, even after enduring dire circumstances further fueled his drive to become a dog trainer.

Today, Darrius is on a mission to create a safe haven for all the bully breed dogs in his community. Ultimately, he strives to help people appreciate pit bull terriers for their character instead of villainizing them for the name of their breed.

Furthermore, Darrius Samples is a Law Student at LSU and a Lieutenant Military Intelligence Officer for the Louisiana National Guard. He also holds a B.S. in Sports Management.