Meet The Off Leash K9 Team

Tom McGovern - Owner

Tom McGovern is a 12 year Marine Corps combat veteran. After years of working friends and families dogs while active duty he decided to leave the Marine Corps to pursue his passion and begin a career in dog training. Tom opened his first Off Leash K9 Training franchise in Riverside County in 2014. In just 6 years he has gone from being the sole trainer, training a few dogs a month, to having over 10 trainers training 25-30 dogs a month and covering majority of Southern California!

Tom has worked with Pro athletes such as UFCs Mike Bisping, NHLs Ryan Kessler & Matt Nieto, NFLs Donnie Edwards. Hollywood stars from Miles Teller, Sophia Bush, Nina Dobrev, Sara Hyland and more! Tom prides himself in offering amazing customer service which he now calls the, “Off Leash K9 experience”, along with training your dog to be one of best trained dogs in your neighborhood!

Tom McGovern

Manuel Davalos - Trainer

Manuel, a San Diego native, brings a wealth of experience and passion to his role as a dog trainer. Before pursuing his passion for canine training, Manny proudly served in the United States Marine Corps from 2013 to 2017, completing two deployments to Japan, Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, Malaysia, and beyond. His adventurous spirit and love for travel were instilled in him at a young age, as he fondly reminisces about embarking on road trips and camping adventures with his family, including their beloved pups.

Manny continues to feed his wanderlust by exploring new destinations whenever he can, whether it’s a road trip across the country or an overseas adventure. His most recent escapades took him to the breathtaking landscapes of the Philippines and Thailand in early 2024.

Manuel Davalos
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