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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 TRAINING

Train with a Professional Trainer, 1:1 and learn skills in concert with your dog.
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GROUP TRAINING

Join one of our classes and learn specific skills alongside others as you work with a professional dog trainer.
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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.

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What Our Clients Are Saying...

  • 5 star review  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!

    thumb Sarah O'Neill
    August 22, 2019
  • 5 star review  We took our 10-month old Rhodesian Ridgeback to KC Dawgz. We were looking all over in Kansas City and St. Louis for dog training and boarding. We jumped all in with the 28-day Board & Train package. Best money we have ever spent for our puppy! We picked her up and she is a completely different dog. Athena is now well mannered, and a whole lot easier to manage at home. It is awesome to have her home and minding like we always wanted her to. The trainers at KC Dawgz are awesome and answer all of your questions and concerns. And the owner takes time out to come and say hello to you as well. They are all truly involved in the training of your dog. It isn't a cookie cutter business, they truly do care for your pets like you would want them to. Hands down the best experience we could have hoped for. THANK YOU KC DAWGZ!!!!!!!

    thumb Benny Alvarez
    December 30, 2019
  • 5 star review  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
    October 6, 2019
  • 5 star review  I have a 6 month old German Shepherd/Husky mix named Porter. I made a decision early that I wanted Porter to have a full and happy life with me and that investing in proper training was vital to achieve that. I want him to be active, but he especially struggled with leash pulling and distractions when outside and around other dogs. So I met with Mike at KC Dawgz and we had a great conversation about my goals for Porter and for myself. A few days later my pup was enrolled in the 2-week board and train program. The change in Porter's behavior was amazing. My vet cannot believe how quickly he matured. And as more questions have popped up after the initial training, Maureen has provided me more tips and tricks to help Porter continue to learn. That was the biggest thing of all to me. Yes, they trained Porter...but even more importantly, Maureen and the team trained me on how to get the best out of him. And they continue to do so. I'll continue to enroll Porter into group training sessions and even private lessons as he craves to learn more - and there's lots more to learn! I can't thank KC Dawgz enough, they have been great!

    thumb Aaron Kitch
    June 28, 2019
  • 5 star review  We are so happy with KC Dawgz and our pups trainer, Ulysses. They taught us both so much and we are seeing the results we hoped for after doing the 2-week board and train. Charlie is doing SO great with his implied sit, coming when called and our YES parties 🙂 He seems more relaxed and confident too. Mike Sligh runs a great operation--it's very obvious they understand how to communicate with dogs and treat them lovingly while doing what they do. I was also very happy with how clean and professional the facility is. I highly recommend KC Dawgz! Thank you all you've done! We'll see you soon at the follow ups!

    thumb Julie Baker
    March 2, 2020
  • 5 star review  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
    March 3, 2019
  • 5 star review  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
    March 23, 2019
  • 5 star review  We took our 3 year old rescue Annie (pointer/heeler mix) for private training and worked 1 on 1 with Mo. Mo was so attentive to our needs, and did an excellent job with us as handlers, allowing us both to develop our skills and teach us how to train our dog. Their methods build effortlessly on each other week to week and I have seen such a wonderful change in our dog’s behavior and overall demeanor. It is an investment you will not regret and a group of people that truly love their job. Mo lives and breathes all things dog training and is able to confidently direct both dogs and humans! We highly recommend KC Dawgz.

    thumb Katie Robertson
    November 23, 2019
  • 5 star review  Our dog just completed the two week board and train program at KC Dawgz. Although we were skeptical about sending our dog away that long (my dog is like my child), I can definitely say that it was worth it! Mike and his staff is fabulous and our dog came home with strong obedience and behavior skills that we would have never thought possible! Our dog also had some issues with potty training and after working with Mike and taking his advice in our going home session, we are almost a week out without one accident. Our dog basically uses the bathroom on command! We left KC Dawgz with a newfound knowledge and insight that we never knew about canines! We have already told several of our friends about KC Dawgz and the fantastic care and training our dog has received, and will continue to refer anyone and everyone to this service. I simply cannot stress enough how amazed and thankful we are that we made this investment in our dog, it has definitely been worth it. Do not believe the negative reviews, Mike and his staff are experts and know exactly what they are doing! Thank you KC Dawgz, you are absolutely a first rate, first class business!

    thumb Kristy Bateman
    June 28, 2019
  • 5 star review  KC Dawgz was the best investment we could have made for our rescue pup, Walter! Rescuing a dog comes with the unknown of what they endured prior to a life with you (their new owners). Walter did well to some commands but had trouble with his reactivity to other animals, people, basically anything that moved in front of him. We also had issues with counter surfing and mouthing. Although Walter is still a pup, it was a night and day difference after doing the 2 week board and train program. Walter is a high energy pup that needed a lot of patience and corrections for him to understand. An E collar had to be used and still does to correct his unwanted behaviors. As long as it is being used correctly, no harm should come to your dog while using the E collar. It had and continues to work tremendously for Walter. Those who abuse that method of correction and training are causing disconnect and harm to their dog. KC Dawgz is a great training company and I highly, highly recommend them to all those I talk to about training their dogs! I can’t say it enough on how great they are with the dogs and their owners. We continue to see great progress from Walter and all the thanks goes to Mike and Mo and the rest of the KC Dawgz team! Thank you KC Dawgz!

    thumb ashley w
    June 3, 2019

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