WHAT WE DO
BOARD AND TRAIN
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.
WHAT WE OFFER
What Our Clients Are Saying...
- Kristy Bateman
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!
- Taylor Tastic
This place was the best! We have a golden doodle and he did better than we ever could have hoped for! A word of advice when looking at these reviews. Look at the two negative ones. Both are not customers. And one knows tons about dog training and is virtually an expert...but his girlfriend took her dog to someone else. Just strikes me as a made up review. But I digress. Maybe I can’t believe it because my experience was the exact opposite of what was described by the haters. Mike was awesome. Spent about 2 1/2 hours with me regarding my dog. Was overly transparent and open about his methods. And he actually stated electric collar would not be good for our dog. He also gave every insider detail on training. To the point that you could train your next dog based on how much information he shared. Not that I would. He was that good and professional that I will continue to use him. And I was totally against getting a trainer for my dog. Consider me a skeptic converted. He was awesome, professional, committed and passionate about dogs and training them. I could continue but I think you get the picture. Read any of the other reviews if you don’t. Thanks Mike!!!!! We have a totally different dog. He is so eager to please us and try to get our approval. It sounds silly but he is even more loving and more interested in us!
- 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!
- Cooper Caldwell
After being new to the area and totally unsure where to go to receive dog training for my 5 month old Golden Retreiver, I took a chance with KC Dawgz. Mike, Mo, and the rest of the staff have been absolutely amazing. The staff is TRULY passionate about dog training and will work with you every step of the way. The facility is spacious, clean, and up to date. Appointments are very flexible and they will truly go above and beyond to work with you, and most importantly, you and your dog end up having fun training!! I would strongly recommend starting with KC Dawgz.
- 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!
- ashley w
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!
- 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.
- Katie Finkle
Sent my 2 dogs to KC Dawgz board & train for 2 weeks while we were on a trip! Came home to very well behaved dogs!! Our 3 year old, Brynn, was so leash aggressive we didn't want to take her anywhere. Don't have that problem anymore! She's great! We are now going to KC Dawgz on Saturday at 11:00 to sharpen our own training skills! Mike and his team are AWESOME!
- 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.
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.