KISS Dog Training Reviews
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Here are just a few comments from our clients!
Petri is a new dog. I can take him anywhere with me, I even take him babysitting, because he is such a delight. I am so thankful for Mike's patience and effort that he put into helping me to better understand and communicate with my dog. Not only have we taken his class and have several one on one sessions with Mike, I have also read several of his dog training books, which are hilariously written and very helpful. Also Mike recently started another service where he will come to my house and give Petri a Training Walk while I am at work. Whenever I come home on these days, Petri's leash pulling habit isn't so bad, and he is in a good mood from having had some exercise during the day. 🙂
Our dog had anxiety issues and difficulty in social situations. Mike was fantastic in teaching us the tools to help Doug feel more comfortable socializing and listening to us in stressful situations.
I highly recommend Mike and KISS Dog Training! We took private lessons and the beginning group training course which did wonders for my dog and me. I love his methods of teaching and he has helped our rescue dog improve tremendously. Mike has a way of making dog training fun and encouraging for everyone involved.
Sara, Mission, KS
Mike's approach is realistic and well thought out. His classes are fun and laid back. He has helpful tips with any issues you are experiencing that are easy to duplicate at home. Classes are the first start, but it also requires you to practice at home too. Follow his tips, advice and keep practicing. You and your dog will be on the right path. Thanks Mike.
Kristina, Overland Park, KS
I can say we used KISS for our dog almost 3 years ago. Mike was very transparent as to cost and what he expected from us as owners and what he could provide. This was our 3rd shelter dog and presented us with some challenges. We had Mike come to our home after evaluating comments from a vet and the doggie day care we used. Very pleased with the help Mike gave us. Was worth every penny. Mike, Chance says HI!!!
Johanna, Leavenworth, KS
So I just finished reading the book for Shelter Volunteers, which really is awesome for owners and volunteers. It provides a wealth of knowledge in an easy-to-understand format, that I could start using as soon as I put the book down (or turned kindle off). Then I bought this one (Downward Dog) last night because I have one dog that is a big jumper!! And I just really appreciated the detail behind why, then how to change it. Also the reminder that the success depends on me!! Now the question is, can my husband and I do it on our own, or would we be more successful, thus the dogs be more successful, if we brought Mike in. I think the latter is true if I am being honest!! But please buy the book, and then make your decision
Nikki, Olathe, KS
Mike’s course and hand feeding helped Rocky tremendously. I get instant recall 99% of the time. Pretty good for a Husky. He looks at me lovingly after connecting me with a resource and he does not even like food that much. We have a ritual now that he gets pets and love before he will eat each meal. Huge difference in attentiveness and interaction. Still working with my foster fail GSD.
Susan, Independence, Mo
I am so glad I read Mike's newest book, Downward Dog. As a mom to three fur-babies, it was fascinating to see each of the dog's tendencies and personalities addressed. AND to put it into perspective (in a humorous way) that the humans are to blame when a dog jumps or 'acts out'. i will be using a lot of the wisdom shared in this book to more effectively communicate with and love on my kiddos! I would HIGHLY recommend this book....buy it on Amazon today!
Monica , Overland Park, Ks
This weekend we took a class from Mike Deathe of Keep it Simple Stupid (KISS) Dog Training on how to introduce a newborn to your dog family. I don't care how long you've owned a dog or how perfect they are, his classes will definitely open your eyes to techniques that make it simple and safe for everyone. Please check them out if you are expecting!
Mandy, Drexel, Mo
I wanted to reach out because I can't thank you enough for your help with Elvin. I will never forget the day when you told me that if I "re-home" Elvin his quality of life wouldn't be even as close to what he has with us... I think about that all the time, when we're hanging out and he looks up at me like, "Dude, I'm so comfortable and so thankful that you kept me and I'm sorry that I smell sometimes and I'm sorry that I'm a weird pain but I just love and appreciate you so much." And I thank you, Mike, for being real and hopeful and genuine in seeing the potential in Elvin.
Ryan, Westwood, KS
Update on Rhonda: We have been having great success after your home visit. Last night we had a lovely evening with another couple over for dinner and Rhonda only had to revisit her kennel a few times in the first hour. Our friends stayed for 4 hours and half way thru the visit she was passed out asleep on the floor! We have been having friends stop by to practice the training and is working wonderfully. Thank you so much for the confidence you've given me with the best dog I've ever ownedI'll always be thankful to you for this!
Jennifer H, Lees Summit, MO
This review is long overdue! I was VERY hesitant and extremely skeptical at first to hire a trainer for my 7 year old adopted min pin. My major issue was that she barked incessantly at other dogs, and couldn't be out in social situations if there was another dog there. I finally called Mike, and I'm extremely glad that I did! Mike's awesome- great at communicating his ideas, and my dog loved him. Surprisingly, I began to see a vast improvement in her behavior within just a session or two. Mike gives you all the tools to succeed, and they actually work!
Felicia, Kansas City, MO
At our house, we refer to Mike as "The Dog Whisperer". We have a rescue dog, a Pit Bull...and to say she is a bit of a spaz would be an understatement. I was ready to throw in the towel...and Mike seriously had us trained in no time! I say us...because our pup wasn't the problem. We were. 🙂. Now we have a nearly 1 year old fantastic dog - and we owe it all to Mike.
Denise R, Shawnee, KS
Big shout out thanks to Mike at KISS Dog Training who helped us and Neko accomplish a huge step last night at our son's send off party to the Army! Biggest compliment was a guest asked "where is the dog?" Reply "in the next room working with Mike our trainer" Hadn't heard a peep from Neko for a solid hour with a dozen strangers in the house!!! A 3 yr Pembroke mix bred for herding and nipping cattle to move cows along has been been adopted 3 times. Neko's social skills as well as my family's owner skills have dramatically improved. Mike cares and I'd recommend him to anyone!
Terri C, Shawnee, KS
Our rescued misfit, Missy, is a work in progress. Mike has been a great help, and his ideas don't cost you a small fortune ... just a little of your time to pay attention to what your dog is telling you. Awesome job, Mike, keep up the good work!
Heather S, Kansas City, MO
Let me tell you... My dog's life is better because we did this training program. Petri is so responsive and well behaved, that I can take him traveling with me, take him over to friend's houses... Every dog deserves for their owner to enroll in excellent training programs like this one, so that they can live more exciting lives! Mike taught me how to tune into what Petri is trying to convey to me. Group class was an amazing investment. Also when I work long days, I love to hire Mike to go over to my place (I totally trust him) and give Petri a 30 minute Training Walk. Not only are Petri's manners a little more "refreshed" by the time I get home, but I don't have to feel guilty because he got some exercise while I was out- which lets me focus better at work. 🙂
Eliza C, Shawnee, KS
Special thanks for the video, Mike; I had completely forgotten how to do the “don’t turn your back” game (as well as the more advanced “stay” steps) by the time the sun came up today! I couldn’t bring it up to save my soul.
SO … thank you for all that went into making videos like this, so that I could go back and re-learn before I started working with the dog!!
Barbara F, Kansas City, KS
Our dog Jacie is an 80lb American Bulldog/Boxer Mix. When we called Mike we were at the end of our patience. She was attacking our older Boxer mix (Cheyenne), food aggressive and generally disobedient. Mike met with us and gave us the keys to communicating with Jacie in a way the she responds to. Now, Jacie wouldn't dream of eating before we do, nor snarling at anyone around food. She actually plays with Cheyenne on occassion. She is a whole new dog. Thanks Mike for giving us and Jacie the tools to communicate.
Elisa, Bonner Springs, KS
I know its been a while but I wanted to let you know how great Derby is doing! We've had some steps backward along the way, but wer're starting to see a much happier, less anxious dog and a happier, less anxious household as a result! We're feeling increasingly confident about bringing a baby into the mix this May- something I never would have said 6 months ago! thanks Mike!
Sarah, Raytown, MO
My two mini schnauzers were having serious "sibling rivalry" fights, and were very insecure around people and other animals. Going on walks with them was nearly impossible. That is, until I contacted Mike with KISS Dog Training. Mike was able to give me some excellent pointers on how to engage my dogs in productive behaviors and working for the resources they love the most (food, belly rubs, toys, etc). After implementing these tips and putting in the effort to be consistent I can now enjoy walking my mini schnauzers and the sibling rivalry is the a thing of the past! Thank you KISS for giving me the tools to maintain a happy healthy family.
Jennifer, Lee's Summit, MO