Dog 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 appropriate greetings. Most of all, we want to equip our families with the knowledge they need to be advocates for their dogs and adapt their handling skills in different situations. We maintain our Families Better Together™ nonjudgmental stance through our training classes, offer affordable training opportunities to the community, and try to give each family the tools they need to be successful. Our training classes are instructed using positive reinforcement techniques and do not address aggression or extreme behavior modification. If your dog is exhibiting aggression, give us a call and we can help find a trainer in the metro area to help you.

Topics Covered:

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

Positive Dog Training

Class Information

  • 12 pets per class
  • 5-week sessions
  • Classes every Saturday from 1-2pm (excluding major holidays)
  • Classes are $25 per 5-week session and must be paid in full to reserve spot.
  • Pet owners must bring copy of form and proof of vaccinations to class.

Qualifications

  • Pets must be 5 months or older
  • Pets must be current on vaccinations
  • Pets must not be in heat or pregnant

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)
Dog Training Classes

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Report Animal Abuse

If you observe life threatening situation, please call 911

Report Animal Abuse or Cruelty in Missouri

If you observe a life threatening situation, please call Kansas City, Missouri Animal Control at 311 or 816-513-1313, or call 911 if you witness animal abuse.

How to Report a Suspected Case of Animal Cruelty or Neglect

Animal cruelty is wrong and against the law in every state. Abuse of any kind should be reported to the appropriate authorities immediately.

Because a report of animal cruelty may result in a criminal investigation, please start by contacting your local police department or animal control division to make a complaint. Remember, without helpful tips from concerned pet-lovers like yourself, many animals in the community would remain in abusive circumstances. You CAN make a difference!

Operation Bark Alert

In 1992, Missouri led the nation by becoming one of only a handful of states with a dog regulatory program. In a continued effort, in 2009, Missouri once again took the lead in cracking down on unlicensed breeders with the launch of Operation Bark Alert. Since the launch of this program, more than 4,300 dogs have been rescued in across Missouri in 2009, resulting in an ever-decreasing number of commercial breeders in our state.

Operation Bark Alert has an online reporting system making it easier for you to help us locate unlicensed breeders in Missouri. Every tip from the public is investigated.

Help the Missouri Department of Agriculture crackdown on unlicensed breeders. If you know of an unlicensed breeder in Missouri putting the health and welfare of animals at risk, report them!

Learn more about the Animal Care Facilities Act

Missouri Animal Health Division

Phone: (573) 751-3377
Email: Animal.Health@mda.mo.gov