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."

What an amazing dog training business model. The owner Matt Skogen is a certified dog training expert and is happy to answer all your questions. They truly stand by there dogs and if you select one of their dogs they treat you like part of the family!

thumb Robert Bryant
August 19, 2020

Top notch customer service, plus top notch dog training. I Could not have found a better Trainer, so helpful beyond words can explain. My dog has turned around 100 % do to the training.I would highly recommend the training here, they go above & beyond to make sure you are getting what you want & need out of the training.

thumb Brandon Newbanks
August 17, 2022

My husband has received to working dogs from Iron Heart. They have both been great and they have been trained very well. My husband can’t say enough about how nice he has been treated while training at Iron Heart. They make him feel like a family member.

thumb Heather Ossman
August 19, 2020
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