Beyond just being mere pets, dogs occupy a treasured spot within our families. At MuttSchool, we help you transform your dog into the canine companion you’ve always wanted by building lasting bonds based on mutual trust and respect, instead of pain, fear and intimidation. MuttSchool’s Certified Professional Dog Trainers (CPDT) have the experience and education to help you get the training results you’ve been looking for. Guided by LIMA (Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive) dog training methods, our trainers seek to foster a lifelong partnership between you and your canine companion.
By blending modern training methods and a profound understanding of the human-dog dynamic, MuttSchool instructors lay the foundation for a rewarding and enduring relationship between you and your dog. Utilizing our diverse range of services, we have the ability to tailor a training plan that aligns perfectly with your goals for your dog’s training. The outcome? A well-behaved, confident canine that enriches your life and becomes an integral part of your family dynamics.
Why Choose MuttSchool?
- 15+ Years in Business
- Trained over 6,000 dogs in Kansas
- CPDT-Certified Dog Trainers
- Educated and experienced Instructors
- Scientifically-based training methods
- Licensed, Bonded and Insured
- First aid prepared
If you’re new to MuttSchool, we highly recommend starting with an evaluation. You and your dog will have the opportunity to meet with one of our professional trainers who will address any concerns you have about your dog’s current training level and behavior. We will walk your dog through a 15-part “hands-on”, data-driven assessment which gives us a baseline for your dog’s training journey. This 90-minute evaluation allows us to gain insights into your dog’s behavior, their handling tolerances, their capacity for learning, marker training techniques, and the setting of training goals. We’ll also help you choose services that best fit your schedule, budget, and your dog’s unique personality and needs. We will send you home with a couple basic skills to get you started training with your dog right away.
This evaluation empowers you with knowledge and equips you with the necessary tools for a good start on your dog’s training journey.
MuttSchool serves towns in northeastern Kansas along the I-70 corridor, including Manhattan, Junction City, Ft. Riley, St. Marys, Wamego, Silver Lake, Topeka, Abilene, and Salina. Travel Fees may apply.
At MuttSchool, we believe that every dog is unique, and their training plan should be tailored to their individual needs, temperament and learning style. We adjust our approach for each dog to maximize success while considering any behavioral challenges or specific goals you may have.
MuttSchool’s professional trainers utilize the latest scientific research on dog behavior, staying abreast of advancements in the field to ensure that our techniques are not only safe and humane but also proven to work. We focus on reinforcing desired behaviors with fun games, rewards and lots of praise, creating positive associations that motivate your dog to want to learn and engage. This approach not only leads to faster learning but also fosters a trusting and cooperative relationship between you and your dog.
We’re not just dog trainers – we’re partners in your dog’s development. Our commitment to compassionate, effective, and science-based training ensures that you and your dog receive the best possible education while giving you the tools to continue your dog’s training outside of the classroom.
We combine our love for animals with education and experience. Our instructors proudly display their credentials, setting us apart in an industry where not all trainers carry certifications. Whether certified or in the process of accumulating training hours required to take the rigorous Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CPDT) exams, our instructors exemplify mastery in humane, science-based dog training practices. This commitment is fortified by our dedication to yearly continuing education, ensuring that our clients benefit from the latest insights. With this background, our trainers create a supportive environment where learning is enjoyable for both you and your dog.
Here are some of the organizations we're affiliated with and the certifications our trainers have earned:
Certified Dog Training Professionals
Salina Dog Training Professionals
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Enjoy a diverse array of special events, workshops, and specialty classes offered on a monthly basis. Led by our professional dog trainers, these experiences are designed to foster a better relationship with your dog. Discover a wealth of insights, techniques and just plain old fun activities as our experts share their passion for training dogs.