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Dog Training

Smartypaws practices the most successful, scientifically proven, positive reinforcement dog training methods

Smartypaws Dog Training

Private, in-home training / behavior consultations

Is your pup proficient with basic obedience cues, but has some problem behaviors you’d like to address?  Maybe they dart out open doors? Jump on guests? Walk YOU on leash? Do they give you the stink eye when you call them to come?

Maybe you both could just use some professional guidance to get back in the groove? Smartypaws will come to your home (or a local park if applicable) and offer a personalized training/behavior consultation to address your individual needs.  

These consultations are $399. Additional in-home follow up sessions are $150/hr.

  • Pre-session phone interview to discuss behaviors and possible solutions
  • 1 hands-on training session lasting about 1 hr.
  • Customized written training plan with detailed instructions via e-mail
  • Phone or e-mail support and assistance at no extra charge

 To get started, please fill out the following forms: 

Enrollment Form

Liability Waiver Release Form 

Private, in-home training packages

Private, in-person, outdoor sessions are currently available. Call now to get started! 816-743-4077.

LIVE Zoom sessions are available! Request Zoom sessions or receive a call for more info HERE!

Are you looking to get your new puppy off to a great start? Does your rescued pup need some manners? Has your old dog learned some unfavorable “tricks”? From puppies to seniors (we can start as early as 10 weeks old), Smartypaws offers customized training packages that teach basic manners and guide you in achieving your training goals. Each session will: a) teach you how to communicate clearly, b) train your pup to respond attentively, and c) address unwanted behaviors effectively.


Basic Dog $599:

  • 4 private in-home sessions (about an hour each)
  • Train basic manners and cues
  • Address unwanted behaviors
  • Teach one trick
  • Session notes 


Elite Pup $699:

  • 4 private in-home sessions (about an hour each)
  • Train basic manners and cues
  • Address unwanted behaviors
  • Teach 2 or more tricks (if desired)
  • Session notes 
  • Professional grade training treat pouch
  • Canine Enrichment Activity library access - new boredom busting activities introduced each session!
  • Video links and article resources 
  • 1 BONUS session redeemable within 6 months


*individual session pricing: $175/hr 
*additional sessions: $150 per one hour session
*customized session summaries with detailed instructions available via e-mail upon request for $75 per package
*20% non-refundable deposit due at booking. Remaining balance due at the beginning of the first session 

AKC CGC evaluations

The American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Program is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club. As of January 1, 2013, Canine Good Citizen® became an official AKC title that can appear on the title records of dogs registered or listed with AKC.

Smartypaws offers AKC CGC evaluations for $30 at an outdoor location in Lee’s Summit, MO. Or, $50 at other locations around Kansas City.

Group dog training classes

In-person group classes are not available at this time.

Polite Pup Group Video Training $99:

Need support teaching your dog some basic manners, but want to work at your own pace from the comfort of home? Our Polite Pup Training is a convient video training class offered in a Facebook Group format. You'll recieve all the instruction and guidance as in person class with the flexibility of working around your own schedule. (must have a Facebook account to enroll)

  • appropriate for dogs of all ages
  • introduction to manners skills and cues like: sit, down, leave-it, come, wait, drop, walking nicely on a leash, tricks and more! 
  • live and video demonstrations, feedback and Q&A
  • 6 weeks of video instruction 
  • one 30 minute private zoom coaching session included 
  • materials available for a year

 Have questions? Please call us 816-743-4077 or enroll here

To get started, please fill out the following forms:

Enrollment Form

Liability Waiver Release Form 

Once your payment and forms are received, you will get an email confirmation with class link and details. Submitting the above forms without payment does NOT confirm your spot in class.


*Payment in full is due at time of enrollment; Paypal and Check payments only. A Paypal invoice can be sent at your request

*Proof of vaccinations, flea/tick preventative, and negative fecal are required for in person sessions

*No refunds

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  • Debra goes above and beyond in every interaction! She trained me. She trained my dogs, and she even trained my children. Exceptional!

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