BOARD & TRAIN PROGRAMS

Are you struggling with a dog who does not understand what you want? Is your dog lacking obedience or struggles 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 in which they desire. Combining boarding, training, and an abundance of playtime/socialization for your dog. At the conclusion of these fun and comprehensive “Doggy Boot Camp,” clients receive transitional training ensuring clear understanding in regards to what we have taught your dogs during their stay, and also to provide a seamless transfer of knowledge from us to you.

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

✓ Leash skills – heeling or walking on a leash without pulling
✓ Recall or “Come” when called
✓ Sit with an implied stay
✓ Down with an implied stay

PREVENTATIVE TRAINING OR DOGGIE MANNERS MODULE

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

and many more…

HANDLER TRAINING

Every proud puppy and family receives personal dog handler training and instruction at the time of graduation during our one-hour Go-Home session.  Each dog will receive a bath and brush before going home from the program.  During the Go-Home session- we will introduce you to the KC Dawgz training system, give personal guidance on how/when to properly use the commands, as well as how to properly reinforce the training to create the upmost consistency and reliability in these desired behaviors. We will also give you guidance on our transitional keys to success when bringing the dog back to your home. Handler instruction also includes a demonstration and hands-on training opportunities to give you an opportunity to work with your dog while receiving guidance from one of our professional dog trainers.

GROUP PLAY AND SOCIALIZATION

We believe it is essential to instill proper socialization and playtime with other dogs so that they may co-exist and properly socialize in a controlled environment. Dogs attending our Board and Train program get the opportunity to run and play in groups of other dogs, learning how to act as a pack, and also take direction from their trainers at KC Dawgz.

Dogs in our board and program are exposed to basic behaviors and obedience even while engaged in play with other dogs such as recall, sit, and downs. Dogs must pass an initial meet and greet evaluation conducted by Woofs play and stay to participate in group play.  More information

ADDED VALUE

✓ Private Go-Home Transition Session (60mins) – Valued $99
✓ Follow-Up Session (30mins) -Valued at $59
✓ 4 Group Dog Training Classes – Valued at $119

PRICE

$1,200 (+$25/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, positive punishment, negative punishment, sensory flooding, exposure therapy, systematic desensitization, aversion therapy, 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, place command 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 a private follow-up session and five group training classes with our specialized staff.

A great opportunity to socialize and brush up on the skills you and your dog acquired during our behavior modification program.

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BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION MODULE

Is your dog’s behavior uncontrollable or unpredictable? Our three-week Behavior Modification program includes a focus on specific behavior modifications and solutions to these problematic issues. This training is customized to address the specific undesirable behaviors that you have identified as particularly problematic. For example:

✓ Dog Aggression
✓ Human aggression
✓ Kennel aversion
✓ Excessive Barking
✓ Separation Anxiety
✓ ‘Marking’ or Inappropriate urination and defecation
✓ Begging behaviors- Chasing people or vehicles
✓ Aggressive behavior towards people
✓ Food Aggression
✓ 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’
✓ Avoiding excessive pawing & licking
✓ Waiting politely at doors

and many more…

OBEDIENCE TRAINING OBJECTIVES

✓ Sit with an implied stay
✓ Place Command
✓ Leash skills – heeling or walking on a leash without pulling
✓ ‘Leave it’ command
✓ Recall or “Come” when called

POTTY TRAINING FOUNDATION MODULE

Our training team assists in establishing formalized Potty training rituals that support your dog as he develops the awareness required to understand the specifics related to Potty training timing and location.

GROUP PLAY AND SOCIALIZATION

We believe it is essential to instill proper socialization and playtime with other dogs so that they may co-exist and properly socialize in a controlled environment. Dogs attending our Board and Train program get the opportunity to run and play in groups of other dogs, learning how to act as a pack, and also take direction from their trainers at KC Dawgz.

Dogs in our board and program are exposed to basic behaviors and obedience even while engaged in play with other dogs such as recall, sit, and downs. Dogs must pass an initial meet and greet evaluation conducted by Woofs play and stay to participate in group play.  More information

HANDLER TRAINING

Every proud puppy and family receives personal dog handler training and instruction at the time of graduation during our one-hour Go-Home session.  Each dog will receive a bath and brush before going home from the program.  During the Go-Home session- we will introduce you to the KC Dawgz training system, give personal guidance on how/when to properly use the commands, as well as how to properly reinforce the training to create the upmost consistency and reliability in these desired behaviors. We will also give you guidance on our transitional keys to success when bringing the dog back to your home. Handler instruction also includes a demonstration and hands-on training opportunities to give you an opportunity to work with your dog while receiving guidance from one of our professional dog trainers.

ADDED VALUE

✓ Private Go-Home Transition Session (60mins) – Valued at $99
✓ Follow-Up Sessions (30mins) – Valued at $59
✓ 4 Group Dog Training Classes – Valued at $119

PRICE

$1,600 (+$25/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 this program, we will instill the full spectrum of obedience commands that we offer here at KC Dawgz. During your dog’s stay, they will learn advanced obedience commands, extinguish any 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.

Phenomenal transitional training includes Go-Home Lesson that teaches you how to reinforce these behaviors at home, two private follow-up sessions with our specialized staff, and eight 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 elite dog training program       include: (In addition to the basic & intermediate training objectives).
✓ Off-Leash Heeling (walking next to you without a leash)
✓ Leash skills – heeling or walking on a leash without pulling
✓ 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’
✓ Avoiding excessive pawing & licking
✓ 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 also 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.

POTTY TRAINING FOUNDATION MODULE

Our training team assists in establishing formalized Potty training rituals that support your dog as he develops the awareness required to understand the specifics related to Potty training timing and location.

GROUP PLAY AND SOCIALIZATION

We believe it is essential to instill proper socialization and playtime with other dogs so that they may co-exist and properly socialize in a controlled environment. Dogs attending our Board and Train program get the opportunity to run and play in groups of other dogs, learning how to act as a pack, and also take direction from their trainers at KC Dawgz.

Dogs in our board and program are exposed to basic behaviors and obedience even while engaged in play with other dogs such as recall, sit, and downs. Dogs must pass an initial meet and greet evaluation conducted by Woofs play and stay to participate in group play.  More information

HANDLER TRAINING

Every proud puppy and family receives personal dog handler training and instruction at the time of graduation during our one-hour Go-Home session.  Each dog will receive a bath and brush before going home from the program.  During the Go-Home session- we will introduce you to the KC Dawgz training system, give personal guidance on how/when to properly use the commands, as well as how to properly reinforce the training to create the upmost consistency and reliability in these desired behaviors. We will also give you guidance on our transitional keys to success when bringing the dog back to your home. Handler instruction also includes a demonstration and hands-on training opportunities to give you an opportunity to work with your dog while receiving guidance from one of our professional dog trainers.

ADDED VALUE

✓ Private Go-Home Transition Session (60mins) – Valued at $99
✓ 2 Follow-Up Sessions (30mins) – Valued at $99
✓ 8 Group Dog Training Classes – Valued at $179

PRICE & VACCINATIONS REQUIREMENTS

$2,000 (+$25/night – Boarding fee)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

Visitations are held weekly on Friday 10 AM-6 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.

Transitional training ( follow-ups & 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 Mondays between 7 AM and 10 AM. If you need to drop off before Monday, please add additional nights to your booking. There is a boarding fee of $25 per night for extra nights.

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

Graduation: Go home (1 Hour private training session) will be done on the last Friday of the program, between 9 AM – 8 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.