Off Leash K9 Training DFW

Justin Rie


Justin is the President and Co-Founder of Operation MUTT 22 (OM22), a Foundation by VETS for VETS. OM22 has a mission of improving quality of life for our returning war fighters by obtaining and placing well trained service dogs with veterans in need.

Justin is also the Regional Director of OffLeash Canine Training for the DFW area. He manages the day to day operations, and prides himself in communication with trainers and clients. He has had a relationship with dogs since he was a young boy. Growing up he and his father spent most of their time training and working with hunting dogs. He has always had a passion for retrieval and field work.

At the age of 18, Justin enlisted into the United States Marine Corps and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan. He deployed to Afghanistan for a total of 9 months in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. In 2013 he attended American K9 Special Service for the basic and advanced obedience instructors course.

After leaving the Military in 2014, he worked as a contractor in the private security industry. In 2016, Justin made his way back into obedience dog training. Since then he has trained hundreds of dogs, specializing in behavioral modification and aggression rehabilitation.

He is a proud member of the International Association of Canine Professionals. He also holds certs as an AKC evaluator, and therapy dog certification. Justin resides in DFW with his wife, son, and 6 working dogs.