IronHeart Training Center

Kansas City's finest Dog Obedience and Protection Dog Training


"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 - Owner, Director of Training

Matt Skogen holds a distinguished record of success. He has trained hundreds of police dogs for numerous law enforcement agencies. Skogen 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. Skogen has been featured in Police K9 Magazine and recognized as a Master Trainer by the North American Police Work Dog Association. Matt 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."

great place to get your dog trained even if you have the most stubborn one in the ks area

thumb brandon cumberledge
April 19, 2022

Matt’s classes are excellent, his private sessions will definitely get your dog to the next level ! He explains everything to you . He’s not just worked w/me but helped my wife & 2 kids learn how to handle our Malinois. Our dog is always excited to see him!

thumb Robert Baska
August 19, 2020

The folks at IronHeart can teach you from new handler to experienced. I was a handler before going to pick up my new pup and still learned from these wonderful folks!

thumb April Welsh
August 19, 2020
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