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...
- Justine Raguini
We’ve been bringing our dog here since he was a puppy and they are the BEST in town for training. The new facility is amazing and so well-maintained. Maureen is so great with our pup and I love that you can tell she has a relationship with every dog that she trains. Highly recommend taking your dogs here to become the best they can be!
- Chris Edin
KC Dawgz saved us. The trainers are great. Maureen, wow she’s amazing. Well worth the money. Every trainer knows their job well.
- Benny Alvarez
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!!!!!!!
- Ashleigh Kreutzer
We signed up initially for private lessons for our puppy since we would not be able to attend all of the puppy classes due to us moving. But they were very accommodating and we were able to go to half of the puppy classes before moving. The staff is amazing and very knowledgable, we had so much fun at the puppy classes and are sad we could not stay. If we move back I would defiantly bring my dog here again for training.
- J McEniry
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.
- 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!
- 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!
- Anne Ahonen
Training at KC Dawgz is amazing. We brought our German Shepherd puppy to puppy class there - that class was led by Mike, and it was amazing. Our puppy learned so much and got to experience so many new and different activities. It's a great puppy class - really well structured to build on basic obedience. We liked it so much we signed up for private lessons after the class ended with both our puppy and our adult dog with reactivity issues. We are doing private lessons with Maureen and we love her. She is so great with both of our dogs and they have both improved by leaps and bounds since we started training with her. We get so many compliments on our dogs behavior! We had tried 4 or 5 different trainers and methods with our reactive dog and nothing helped - after just 3 lessons she is already unbelievably better. We can't praise Maureen enough - we adore her! Anyone looking for dog training should come here. They take a balanced approach and always have the dogs best interests in mind.
- 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.
- 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.
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.