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."

Very professional and provide great training. They know their stuff!

thumb Matt Dunn
August 19, 2020

We’re going to have our hands full with this lady. Matt was terrific understanding and sharing a plan for how to work with her in becoming a part of the family. Looking forward to our next session!

thumb Debi Payeur
August 19, 2019

If I could give a 10 star they really deserve it. I worked in the veterinary field for 9 years and learned more on my first training day at their awesome facility. Not only am I amazed at my dog but at the training she received. I had to be trained for her. I would definitely not look any farther for the perfectly trained dog!

thumb Christina Lang
August 19, 2019
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