About IronHeart Dog Training Center

Iron Heart is a family-owned business. The staff works hard to ensure dogs are always treated with respect and receive the best care. The customer’s preferences are identified so the most advantageous training program is identified.

“The entire staff at IronHeart takes great pride in the training and care of all the dogs in their care. The staff also pride themselves in always providing the finest customer satisfaction.”

Matt Skogen holds a distinguished record of success. He has trained hundreds of police dogs for numerous law enforcement agencies. He has also trained many dogs for the pest control industry and the private sector. Matt utilizes his 30 years of canine training experience to provide quality training to pet owners from a working dog perspective.

Now retired from mainstream law enforcement, Matt continues to put his many years of experience to good use while working with the general public. He provides a training approach that he knows has served him well.

He has been featured in Police K9 Magazine and recognized as a Master Trainer by the North American Police Work Dog Association. He served as a handler and trainer for the Overland Park Police Department. He had oversight and responsibility for patrol, drug and explosives detector dogs. Matt has served as a trainer for many State , local and Federal canine programs. He also serves as the Director of Training for the IronHeart Training Center.

“There exists many different philosophies and methodologies for dog training, but Skogen adheres to the Golden Rules of dog training and utilizes an approach that is simple to understand and yields the best results.”

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