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."

I recommend IronHeart for both the individual training & your protection or detection dog needs.

thumb Vicki Niebuhr
October 19, 2021

I am in the process of getting my 2nd Explosives K9 from Iron Heart. This is our agency’s 3rd Explosives K-9 from here. High quality training and dogs. Highly recommend.

thumb L Ossman
August 19, 2020

Matt is an excellent Trainer. I have a 3 year old GSD and Matt has been detailed and patient in helping us to create a loving companion and obedient security dog. Thanks Matt!

thumb Lori Trojan
August 18, 2022
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