BOARD & TRAIN PROGRAMS

Are you struggling with a dog who does not understand what you want? Is your dog lacking obedience or struggling with undesired behaviors and you’re just not sure what else to do? Look no further – we at KC Dawgz have the solution for you!

Our board and train programs are perfect for owners who are traveling or simply do not have the time and expertise required to train their dog to the level to which they desire. This program combines boarding, training, and playtime/socialization for your dog. At the conclusion of this fun and comprehensive “Doggy Boot Camp,” clients receive training to ensure clear understanding in regards to what we taught your do during their stay and how to successfully transition back home. This transitional training includes a Go Home Lesson, a Follow Up lesson 1.5 weeks after Graduation, and Group Obedience Classes for use up to 3 months after Graduation!

Essentials Program (2 WEEK)

Our Essentials Program is ideal for first-time dog owners, people with busy lifestyles, and anyone who needs help reinforcing the best behaviors in dogs of all sizes, breeds, and ages. After your dog graduates from the Essentials Dog-Training Program, you’ll receive a Go-Home Lesson that will help you reinforce good dog obedience behaviors as the dog owner. You will also receive a follow-up lesson with our staff specialists and group training sessions.

OBEDIENCE TRAINING OBJECTIVES

✓ Loose leash walking or “Heel”
✓ Recall or “Come” when called
✓ Sit with an implied stay
✓ Place with an implied stay

PREVENTATIVE TRAINING OR DOGGIE MANNERS MODULE

✓ Proper greetings with new people and other dogs
✓ Stop jumping on people
✓ Mouthing or ‘Puppy biting’
✓ Avoiding excessive pawing & licking
✓ Waiting politely at doors

and many more…

HANDLER TRAINING

Every proud dog and family receives personal training and instruction on Graduation Day during our one-hour Go-Home session. We will introduce you to the KC Dawgz training system, give personal guidance on how and when to properly use commands, and cover how to properly reinforce the training to create the utmost consistency and reliability in the desired behaviors. We will also give you guidance on our transitional keys to success when bringing your dog back home. Handler instruction also includes a demonstration and hands-on training to give you the opportunity to work with your dog while receiving guidance from one of our professional dog trainers. Each dog will receive a bath and brush before going home from the program so they come home ready for a fresh start!

GROUP PLAY AND SOCIALIZATION

We believe it is essential to instill proper socialization and playtime with other dogs. Dogs attending our Board and Train Program get the opportunity to learn how to run and play appropriately and coexist with other dogs.

Dogs must pass an initial meet and greet evaluation conducted by Woof’s Play and Stay to participate in group play.  More information

ADDED VALUE

✓ Private Go-Home Transition Session (60mins) – Valued $99
✓ 2 Follow-Up 30 Minute Private Sessions OR 2 Day Train Sessions -Valued at $149

PRICE

$1,600 (+$28/night – Boarding fee)

Behavioral Modification (3 WEEK)

Our Behavior Modification program uses a systematic approach to changing a dog’s behavior.  During this program, we will shift your dog’s behavior from an undesired behavior to a desired one. In other words, this program is designed to change a dog’s negative reaction to a situation, person, environment, and/or an animal. Our behavior modification module utilizes behavioral concepts such as: counter conditioning, differential association, positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement, negative punishment, exposure work, systematic desensitization, and behavior extinction.

Here at KC Dawgz, we believe that all dogs should acquire a level of basic obedience to use as a foundation in combating undesired behaviors. During this program, our dogs learn the following obedience behaviors:  loose-leash walking, the place command, recall, and sit/stay.

Additionally, you’ll receive a Go-Home Lesson that teaches you our behavior modification system and how to reinforce these desired behaviors at home. You will also receive two private follow-up sessions and four group training classes with our specialized staff – which provides a great opportunity to socialize and brush up on the skills you and your dog acquired during our behavior modification program.

board and train, Board and Train Programs

BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION MODULE

Is your dog’s behavior uncontrollable or unpredictable? Our three-week Behavior Modification program addresses specific behavioral issues and begins implementing structure and change designed to set you and your dog up for success. This training is customized to address problematic behaviors. For example:

✓ Dog Reactivity
✓ Human Reactivity
✓ Kennel Aversion
✓ Excessive Barking
✓ Mild Separation Anxiety
✓ Marking or Inappropriate urination and defecation
✓ Chasing people, vehicles, or animals
✓ Resource Guarding and more…

PREVENTATIVE TRAINING OR DOGGIE MANNERS MODULE

✓ Proper greetings with new people and other dogs
✓ Stop jumping on people
✓ Counter surfing
✓ Mouthing or ‘Puppy biting’
✓ Waiting politely at doors

and many more…

OBEDIENCE TRAINING OBJECTIVES

✓ Sit with an implied stay
✓ Place with an implied stay
✓ Loose leash walking or “Heel”
✓ ‘Leave it’ command
✓ Recall or “Come” when called

GROUP PLAY AND SOCIALIZATION

We believe it is essential to instill proper socialization and playtime with other dogs. Dogs attending our Board and Train Program get the opportunity to learn how to run and play appropriately and coexist with other dogs.

Dogs must pass an initial meet and greet evaluation conducted by Woof’s Play and Stay to participate in group play.  More information

HANDLER TRAINING

During your dog’s program your trainer will likely recommend working visits. These 30-60 minute sessions will help you build confidence while enhancing your relationship with your dog as well as your understanding of the training process.

Every proud dog and family receives personal training and instruction on Graduation Day during our one-hour Go-Home session. We will introduce you to the KC Dawgz training system, give personal guidance on how and when to properly use commands, and cover how to properly reinforce the training to create the utmost consistency and reliability in the desired behaviors. We will also give you guidance on our transitional keys to success when bringing your dog back home. Handler instruction also includes a demonstration and hands-on training to give you the opportunity to work with your dog while receiving guidance from one of our professional dog trainers. Each dog will receive a bath and brush before going home from the program so they come home ready for a fresh start!

ADDED VALUE

✓ Private Go-Home Transition Session (90mins) – Valued at $99
✓ 2 Follow-Up 30 Minute Private Sessions OR 2 Day Train Sessions -Valued at $149

PRICE

$2,000 (+$28/night – Boarding fee)

MASTER TRAINING - 4 WEEK

Our 4 week Master Dog-Training Program is designed for those who seek to get the most out of their dog. During your dog’s stay they will learn advanced obedience commands, extinguish bad habits, and also receive behavior modification training tailored specifically to your needs. They will leave their old, disruptive habits behind, and be ready to come home with new, positive behaviors that make your daily routines, dog park visits, and travel easier and more enjoyable.

Our phenomenal transitional training includes: Go-Home Lesson that teaches you how to reinforce these behaviors at home, 2 Private Follow-Up Sessions with our specialized staff, and 8 Group Obedience Classes for opportunities to socialize and brush up on the skills you and your dog acquired during our Master Training program.

OBEDIENCE TRAINING OBJECTIVES

✓ The commands that will be instilled during this master dog training program include:
✓ Off-Leash Heeling (walking next to you without a leash)
✓ Loose leash walking or “Heel”
✓ Extended recall or Come when called (within 40 feet) with an implied sit
✓ Sit with an implied stay at 20 feet with distractions
✓ Down with an implied stay at 20 feet  with distractions
✓ Place Command  with distractions
✓ Send to Kennel & Release from Kennel
✓ Doorway entry manners (sit and released through the threshold)

PREVENTATIVE TRAINING OR DOGGIE MANNERS MODULE

✓ Proper greetings with new people and other dogs
✓ Stop jumping on people
✓ Counter surfing
✓ Mouthing or ‘Puppy biting’
✓ Waiting politely at doors

and many more…

FIELD TRIPS

At KC Dawgz, we believe that dog obedience should be implemented in all environments and not limited to the home. Our dogs travel away from our dog training academy weekly to train in both public and private training environments throughout Kansas City.

Our doggie students learn how to behave properly in new environments, meet new people and other dogs in public settings, and learn how to behave in areas of high distraction. Distraction proofing and teaching a dog how to behave outside of its home environment is imperative for building the best relationship possible between you and your dog.

GROUP PLAY AND SOCIALIZATION

We believe it is essential to instill proper socialization and playtime with other dogs. Dogs attending our Board and Train Program get the opportunity to learn how to run and play appropriately and coexist with other dogs.

Dogs must pass an initial meet and greet evaluation conducted by Woof’s Play and Stay to participate in group play.  More information

HANDLER TRAINING

During your dog’s program your trainer will likely recommend working visits. These 30-60 minute sessions will help you build confidence while enhancing your relationship with your dog as well as your understanding of the training process.

Every proud dog and family receives personal training and instruction on Graduation Day during our one-hour Go-Home session. We will introduce you to the KC Dawgz training system, give personal guidance on how and when to properly use commands, and cover how to properly reinforce the training to create the utmost consistency and reliability in the desired behaviors. We will also give you guidance on our transitional keys to success when bringing your dog back home. Handler instruction also includes a demonstration and hands-on training to give you the opportunity to work with your dog while receiving guidance from one of our professional dog trainers. Each dog will receive a bath and brush before going home from the program so they come home ready for a fresh start!

ADDED VALUE

✓ Private Go-Home Transition Session (90 mins) – Valued at $99
✓ 3 Follow-Up 30 Minute Private Sessions OR 3 Day Train Sessions -Valued at $225

PRICE & VACCINATIONS REQUIREMENTS

$2,400 (+$28/night – Boarding fee)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Vaccination Requirements: Rabies (up to date), Distemper/Parvo (up to date), Bordetella (every 6 months)

Visitations are held Monday through Thursday 10 AM-5:30 PM based on availability (not guaranteed). Book via our online portal (This service is found under – Book Now – other services – ” Dog Visitation”). Visitations appointments are 15 minutes and must be booked 24 hours before they are conducted via your online portal. We are able to provide 1 visit per family per week.

Transitional Training: Group training must be completed within three months of graduation from the program.

Kick-Off: Requires dogs to be dropped off at Woofs Play and Stay (same location as KC Dawgz) on Sundays between 12pm and 5pm. If you need to drop off before Sunday, please add additional nights to your booking. There is a boarding fee of $27 per night for extra nights.

Age Requirement:  Dogs must be four months of age with no maximum age.

Graduation: Go home (60-90 minute private training session) will be done on the last Friday or Saturday of the program, between 10 AM – 5 PM (our staff will call and schedule the session personally at the midway point of the training program).

Cancellation policy:  If clients have to cancel a board and train program they will receive a refund minus a $250 non-refundable payment.  Board and Train dates can only be moved one time.

Our job as a Dog Training Academy isn’t to try to ‘control’ your dog, our job is to teach your dog to control itself. We achieve this though the application of KC Dawgz’s ‘The System’, which is based on proven repetitions and graded, incremental approximations that target the desired behavior.