With 20 years of dog training experience and countless accolades from trainers and academies around the world, Mike Sligh (Owner of KC Dawgz) has established himself as one of the most multi-faceted and accomplished trainers in the nation. His experience ranges from working with common household pets in obedience/behavioral training, to training high level working K9s used by performing multifaceted police and military functions. 

Mike is a graduate of the Tom Rose School, STSK9 University, Michael Ellis Professional School, Logan Haus School, and the world-renowned NePoPo School of Professional dog training in Belgium. Mike also continued to further his education by receiving a Masters of Business Administration with honors.  As a former collegiate athlete,  police officer and decorated United Sates military commissioned officer  he embodies a commitment to excellence and  integrity which  is the foundation in which he leads KC Dawgz.

Most notably, Mike served both his community and country with valor by serving as a Police Officer and Army Captain Combat Veteran for over  a decade. With his wealth of dog training experience and Police/Military experience, Mike went on to  establish KC Dawgz in 2016 to share his knowledge with the world in one of the most well-established training facilities in Kansas City.

As an CCPDT- KA (Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainer) and AKC Evaluator, Mike lives to empower families with the ability and knowledge required to enhance the family/pet dynamic strengthening the relationship between the dog and owner.

Mike resides in Lenexa, Kansas and is married to his beloved wife Kimberly they have three kids and a German shepherd named Hoss and two black labs named Rowdy and Simon.