WHAT KC THINKS ABOUT US
WHO WE ARE
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.
BOARD AND TRAIN
What Our Clients Are Saying...
- Mackenzie Anderson
We sent our dog lucky to the two week board and train. Lucky is a rescue and we were struggling with some frustrating behaviors. Caleb and Mike have been amazing. We now enjoy our dog! I can not recommend KC Dawgz enough.
- Sarah O'Neill
Took my German Shepherd Mac to KC Dawgz in March for the board and train program, and I had a great experience! Mac is a different dog in the most amazing way. I can now take him in public without any obedience issues (jumping, pulling on the leash) which was a huge problem in the past. My dog loves the staff here and he still sees them from time to time. I definitely recommend taking your pup here!
- Kevin C
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!
- Linda Miller
We did the 2 week board and train for our one year old goldendoodle. It was amazing and the best training we have ever had for a dog. Maureen was amazing and showed a real love for our dog. We would highly recommend KC Dawgz.
- Rachele Burriesci
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!
- marla fricke
KC Dawgz worked wonders with my very reactive 6 year old male Bouvier. I had tried several other trainers (one of which purported to be a board and train facility). I spent thousands of dollars trying to get his issues under control. Nothing worked, in fact the problem escalated. I was very hesitant to try again and thought I just had to live with his reactivity. I met with Mike and he convinced me to try again. I took a couple private lessons and then decided to try the 2 week board and train. During the two weeks, they kept me updated on his progress and sent me videos of him in situations where he would normally be reacting. I picked him up at the end of the two weeks and thought I had a new dog. I am so excited to enjoy walking my boy, he no longer acts out when ever we encounter a person, dog or bike. He isn’t completely perfect YET, but his improvement is AMAZING Thanks Maureen you are a genius.
- Eric Schraeder
Enzo and I really enjoyed KC Dawgz Puppy 101 class. Great atmosphere to learn and socialize puppies. There is a good mix of theory, practice, and puppy socialization. The staff do a good job of teaching the group and finding time to work individually. Mike is a wealth of knowledge and experience. On multiple occasions he stayed after class with us and others, providing additional tips and insight into various aspects of training. I am very happy with the Puppy 101 class, it has provided a solid base for Enzo and his owners to continue training.
- Chris Nelson
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.
- Rachel Merdian
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.
- Brittany Willson
KC dawgz was OUTSTANDING! My dog has never walked so amazing on a leash before. they still give your dog so much love and attention. I’m so happy that i chose them to train my dog!
6 BENEFITS OF KC DAWGZ DOG TRAINING
1. STATE OF THE ART FACILITY
We are located in a 23,000 square feet custom built facility located in Overland Park, Kansas. Your dog resides safely in a brand new, professionally constructed and installed kennel system which we have sourced from the industry leader. We include indoor and outdoor play yard access during your pup’s stay. Our facility is fully irrigated which makes it easy to sanitize.
2. HIGHLY EXPERIENCED STAFF
Combined, our trainers have over a quarter of a million of dollars of dog training certifications from professional dog training schools throughout the world. Our team only utilizes researched-based approaches towards dog training. Trainers at our academy are full-time, career-oriented professional dog trainers. This is not a part-time job or side gig. We commit 100% of our time to professional dog training.
3. Contemporary Training “The System”
Our dog training process is proprietary and unlike anything you will find online, in a book or in a standard class. We have developed this proprietary system through years of training dogs, hands-on experience, and coaching dog owners. Our dog training clients frequently comment that the dog training instruction they personally receive is unique and unlike anything they have learned previously.
4. Consistent and Informative Training Updates
We send you phased email updates and progress reports with details on dog training progress. Each week, the field trips become more challenging and exciting and we share this experience with you. The “turn call,” mid-way during the stay, will allow you time to discuss the dog training program in person with one of our professional dog trainers. Dog training exercises, field trips, physical conditioning, and activities are happening every day, 7 days a week, from the beginning of the program until graduation from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm.
5. MULTIPLE PROFESSIONAL TRAINERS
It is very important to select a dog training facility that has multiple trainers on staff. By experiencing multiple dog trainers, dogs actually learn the commands and are not simply reacting to one person’s mannerisms. Each dog will be taught to listen to a variety of different people during their training.
6. Several Dog Training Options
We can do the heavy lifting in our Board and Train program. We can conduct dog training with you in our private dog training sessions or we can coach you in our group membership dog training program. We offer great dog training options that are optimal for every phase of training. Also available to our KC Dawgz pack is our group dog training membership, where you can sharpen up your basics or advance your dog with special interest groups.