WHAT WE DO
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.
What Our Clients Are Saying...
- Aaron Kitch
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!
- 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!
- Andrew Vance
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.
- Julie Baker
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!
- 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.
- Hannah Teter
I recently adopted my Great Dane puppy and have been having basic behavior problems and separation anxiety. Apollo and I have never been apart so I was a little nervous about sending him away for two weeks. Kc Dawgz took amazing car of my puppy and let me call and ask about updates whenever I wanted and would reach out to me and let me know how he was doing. There are also webcams to watch your dog throughout the day. Everyone at this facility was nice and respectful and very intelligent. Huge shout out to Ulysses who trained my dog and me as well. My pup is now so well behaved and I am a more confident dog owner
- Katie Robertson
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.
- Maggie Newell
We had the best experience with KC Dawgz! Our 6-month-old puppy participated in the 2-week Board and Train Program. We worked with Maureen, who was so nice and knowledgeable! Our dog had a hard time adjusting at first and everyone was quick to give her extra attention and love so that she felt reassured during her stay. Even Mike, the owner, reached out to see what could be done so that we were 100% satisfied with our experience! We wanted more frequent updates of our puppy and Maureen was happy to send pictures and daily updates to let us know how our puppy was progressing and what was accomplished each day. Our puppy was unsure of other dogs before training and the day-play aspect to the program really helped our puppy feel more confident around other dogs, and she made a bunch of friends over her stay! Prior to training, our puppy struggled with basic commands and was not a good leash-walker. We saw HUGE progress in these skills and were especially pleased by her heeling ability!! We are so happy we worked with KC Dawgz and will continue to work with them to refine our puppy’s skills!
- Allison Caldwell
We wish we could rate KC Dawgz even higher than 5/5! Our 5 month old puppy has so much fun when learning his new skills. He is always anxious to start learning and Mike makes the training fun and interactive for everyone. Mike always gives great tips and advice to help us train our new puppy on our own at home. Even after only 2 private sessions, we can already see improvement in our puppy’s behavior. We would highly recommend KC Dawgz!
- janet hartley
Excellent trainers, Mo and Mike. I have a 3 yo anxious, big mixed mutt who they kept calm and showed me how to introduce him slowly into desired behavior. I was sent home with “ homework “ for my pooch and when I’m comfortable with his progress I can schedule his next class with the trainers. I bought a one on one package deal, the way to go for now but will be doing the bigger classes in due time. I’m also considering the boarding programs, just would be pretty cool to drop him off and pick him up “trained”. KC DAWGZ trainers are dedicated, knowledgeable and love animals. These guys were a great find!