Dog & Puppy Obedience Training

The goal of our training classes is to teach lifesaving skills to the families and dogs we serve.

Those skills include name recognition, recall, loose leash walking, “leave it”, and good social skills when meeting new people and other dogs. Through training, you will learn the meaning behind your dog’s behaviors, and will learn how to communicate with your dog. The training experience will build a stronger bond of trust between you and your dog, and will give you the tools you need to respond to or correct your dog’s behavior out in the real world.

Our classes teach positive reinforcement techniques and do not address aggression or extreme behavior modification. If your dog is exhibiting aggression, please call us to discuss options.

Please click the I’m Interested!” button to submit a training class interest form.

Topics Covered

  • Watch
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Heel
  • Leave it
  • Stay

Positive Dog Training - Adult Sessions

Positive Dog Training – Adult Sessions

Class Information

  • 5-week sessions
  • Classes offered Saturdays from 1-2 pm
  • $50 per 5-week session, must be paid in full to reserve a spot
  • Pet owners must submit proof of vaccinations and spay/neuter to PRCKC

Qualifications

  • Dogs must be 6 months or older
  • Dogs must be current on vaccinations, and proof must be received by PRCKC before the first class
  • Dogs must be spayed/neutered, and proof must be received by PRCKC before the first class

About the Trainer, Mary Kline

  • Owner of The Good Dog Club
  • Member of the HEARTLand Positive Dog Training Alliance
  • Evaluates & volunteers for Pets for Life therapy dogs
  • Has been certified through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT)
Proper dog training can be a life saving skill for families, and Pet Resource Center of Kansas City provides affordable training classes for your dog.

Puppy Manners Training, Level 1 & 2

Class Information

  • 5-week sessions
  • Classes offered Saturdays from 2-3:30 pm, or Tuesdays from 6-7:30 pm (choose one). Level 2 is only offered on Tuesdays.
  • $50 per 5-week session, must be paid in full to reserve a spot
  • Proof of up-to-date vaccinations is REQUIRED in order to attend classes

Level 1 Qualifications

  • Puppies must be 3-6 months old
  • Puppies must be current on vaccinations (at least 2 concurrent rounds of puppy shots) AND proof of vaccinations must be received by PRCKC before the first class

Level 2 Qualifications

  • Puppies must successfully graduate from Level 1 (by attending all 5 Level 1 classes)
  • Puppies must remain up-to-date on vaccinations and proof must be provided if requested

About the Trainers

Ben Olson

  • 5 years of Petco dog training experience
  • 13 years of zoo keeper/exotic animal training experience
  • Training experience with harbor seals, tigers, otters, gorillas, wolves, cheetahs, owls, cockatoos and many more
  • BS in Animal Science from Illinois State University

Jean Wells

  • 41 years’ experience in Schutzhund training (tracking, obedience, agility, protection) with her beloved Rottweilers
  • At the age of 25, successfully trained her first Rottie, Heidi von Seclusion, to her AKC “Companion Dog” title at 8 months old
  • 26 years’ experience as an attorney
  • “Each dog has a different talent for a different training, and I try to focus on what each dog is good at.”
The pandemic hit and we shut down pretty quickly, which we felt could really reverse some of the progress we've made.