Meet Mike Deathe CPDT-KA

Mike Deathe

Mike Deathe – Owner and Trainer

I am an avid pet lover who found my passion as a dog trainer in 2008. Since then I have trained thousands of pet parents to better communicate with their dogs.

It all started with a Part-Time job at a local big box pet store after I had quit my “real” job to become a stay at home dad. That turned into a dog training position and then an Area Trainer. As I progressed, I really wanted to help dogs and their humans in their home. Essentially, I wanted to tackle more complicated cases.  In 2010, K.I.S.S. Dog Training was born.  I am one of the lucky few that found his passion and is able to do it for a living!

However, I am not a dog trainer.  I am a people trainer for those who have dogs! What that means to you is simple: If you are looking for someone to train your dog, I am not your guy. Instead, I train humans how to better understand their dogs and how to work WITH them. Sure, I could get your dog to do all sorts of cool stuff, but that won’t help when I am not around.

My view is that positive reinforcement is the best and fastest way to teach a dog, along with resource control in regards the two most important things in Fido’s life: Attention and food. After all, it is hard to teach a dog anything if they are not paying attention!

Please take the time to look at my reviews here on the site, check out the blog (K.I.S.S. Dog Blog) and then decide for yourself. Also please take a look at our Fine Print page;  It will let you in on all my policies and things I feel will make your training experience both fun and productive!

You should not make training decisions based off of a brochure. You should talk to at least three trainers; check out their style and get references; then make your choice. In the end, I hope you will choose me as your trainer!

More About Mike

Mike authors the KISS Dog Blog and has written for several local, regional and national magazines. Mike has authored 9 books on Dog Training (all available right here), and has been seen on several TV stations to discuss why it is more important to train the owners rather than the dogs!

Mike lives in Shawnee, Kansas and has two human kids, Donovan and Dylan and three four-legged kiddos. Besides being a dad, Mike’s biggest passion is helping individuals communicate better with their dog and watch as both the canines and their companions grow!

Mike’s Qualifications at a Glance:

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Kansas

Area Dog Trainer for PetSmart

Certified Profession Dog Trainer (Knowledge Assessed)

Certified Fear-Free Animal Trainer

Certified Family Dog Mediator

Certified Evaluator for Canine Good Citizen American Kennel Club

Professional Member Association of Professional Dog Trainers

Charter Member of Heartland Positive Dog Training Alliance

Author of Nine Published Books on Dog Training


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