dog board and train


Board your dog with us for 2-4 weeks. We will do all of the heavy lifting and then teach you how to enjoy your perfectly trained dog.
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Private Dog Training in kansas city


Train with a Professional Trainer, 1:1 and learn skills in concert with your dog.
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group dog training classes near Kansas City


Join one of our classes and learn specific skills alongside others as you work with a professional dog trainer.
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We are a team of expert dog trainers who love working with dogs and their owners to develop well behaved, lovable pets to enjoy for years to come. At our nationally renowned dog training facility in Overland Park, KS, KC Dawgz offers you full spectrum dog training services with a balanced approach. So whatever type of dog training you are looking for, KC Dawgz has an option for you.

Our owner and lead dog trainer, Mike, is an internationally experienced dog trainer who has trained with the top trainers in the world including Michael Ellis, Tome Rose, Nino Drowaert and Bart Bellon. His dynamic approach to dog training, known as “The System”, is generally regarded as a perfect combination of the most contemporary and effective dog training methods in use today. Mike and his self chosen team of expert dog trainers continue to place KC Dawgz as one of the most well-respected dog training centers in the USA.

What Our Clients Are Saying...

  • review rating 5  I used KC Dawgs to train my Bernese Mountain Dog to be a therapy dog for hospitals, nursing homes, and memory care units. She’s only 2 and is usually a very boisterous dog but Caleb did so well with her!! Her energy was turned into focus in 4 weeks and the change in her has been jaw dropping, honestly. On top of her training, they also trained me and taught me how to continue with her training. The investment is completely worth it! Caleb was great and I’d highly recommend using KC Dawgs!

    thumb Miriam Melugin
  • review rating 5  Mike and his staff are incredibly professional and knowledgeable. I have a 1 year old black lab mix who is very energetic and needed training/structure. Mike developed a customized training plan and my dog's behavior has changed dramatically for the better in a short period of time. I'd highly recommend KC Dawgz to anyone who is looking for high quality professional obedience training for their dog.

    thumb Andrew Vance
  • review rating 5  KC Dawgz is all that is promised. They went above and beyond our expectations and our dog came back a different dog. Special shout-out to Maureen (Mo) and owner Mike! Highly recommend KC Dawgz for anyone needing any dog training. Excellent knowledge of dog training techniques and you feel their passion. Love you guys- kudos!

    thumb Bailey Brown
  • review rating 5  KC Dawgz was a wonderful experience from day 1, the weeks flew by and we were sad to no longer have class on Wednesday night. We took the Puppy 101 Class for our brand new rescue pup. Mo gave us tools to help redirect behavior and create a positive environment for our learning pup! Even though this was a group class, Mo knew each dog and each owner. She helped each family deal with their dogs on an individual level but at the same time learn from each other, as many of us were dealing with the same puppy behaviors. Mo gave us the foundational tools to communicate and gain control of our pet, but also appreciated her love for dogs and recognizes that they are pets and are will not always be perfect and it’s ok to have fun! We will definitely be back for my classes!

    thumb Rachele Burriesci
  • review rating 5  Omg this place is unreal great Service. The team was is unbelievably talented. My family felt so blessed by the services they provided. We rescued A poodle named Collin now he was amazing but he had a lot of behavioral issues Mike came along and fix them all.

    thumb J McEniry
  • review rating 5  KC Dawgz saved us. The trainers are great. Maureen, wow she’s amazing. Well worth the money. Every trainer knows their job well.

    thumb Chris Edin
  • review rating 5  I have worked with several trainers and must say that by far my best experience has been with KC Dawgz. Me and my boy have worked with Mo (Maureen) and she is amazing. What separates her from other trainers I have worked with are the little insights into canine behavior and how to use those to your advantage while training your pooch. They are pros and I will continue to work with them for the foreseeable future, I highly recommend!

    thumb Kevin C
  • review rating 5  I can’t thank Mo and team enough for the work and effort they put into our dog. We adopted our 5 year old, 125 lbs boy and he had some bad habits that were a huge concern. He was a very aggressive guarder of bones and toys which made it hard for us to play and discouraged us from giving him fun things. Now he happily drops, leaves it and plays and plays! He also did a complete 180 on the leash and doesn’t pull! As big as he is it’s a major concern and it’s been so relaxing to take him on long walks so he can lose those extra pounds and also just so he can enjoy life! Mo also made strides for our dog’s aggression towards other dogs. He can now go to dog parks!!! (Muzzle on of course). Training here at KC Dawgz has taken so much stress and worry out of our lives and improved the relationship with our giant fur baby. I can’t thank Mo enough for her advice and help throughout this process. I highly recommend KC Dawgz to everyone! Rather fine tuning or (like us) a complete change they have really blow us away.

    thumb Betsy Roderick
  • review rating 5  We did the Puppy 101 class with Maureen (Mo) and it was incredible. Mo was fantastic. We could not recommend her more. Her passion for training dogs was clear from day one and it was infectious. We, and our puppy, looked forward to class every week and we learned more than we even hoped. Our puppy is now, at 6 months, better trained than any dog we've ever had. Mo created a great environment where everyone in class was excited to learn and the puppies were so happy to be there. She knew every puppy and owner and was able to both teach the class and address every individual concern and question specific to one or more puppies. And she clearly cared so much about the puppies. Our puppy was overly sensitive to one specific technique when she had on her prong collar and Mo immediately saw that and adapted the technique for our puppy so that she was totally comfortable and happy. She truly couldn't have done a better job.

    thumb Chris Nelson
  • review rating 5  These trainers are amazing! We did the 2 week board and train and can't believe the progress our dog made while there! He was a repeat visitor to the city pound before we rescued him. Very loving, but too clever for his own good and needed some help finding his motivations and direction. We waffled about the price quite a bit before signing him up but decided if you'd pay this $$ for a physical ailment to heel/help your dog then you should be willing to pay it for their mental health and wellness as well. It was definitely worth it! He's a completely different dog and we (dog and humans) are all so much happier for it! I'd recommend this place to anyone looking to help their dog be a happier, more manageable part of their family.

    thumb Rachel Merdian



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