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Fine Print

Once you have fully read our Fine Print, along with our FAQ document, simply copy and paste the red text below and email it to info@kissdogtraining.com  This will act as your electronic signature that you have read, understood and agree with all Fine Print and FAQ’s. You will also receive a Behavioral Questionnaire that must be filled out and emailed back before we can start any services….

I have read and agree with the terms of K.I.S.S. Dog Training’s Fine Print and FAQ, as stated on the website.


A note from Owner/Trainer Mike Deathe

We are not trying to be a pain with the making you read the Fine Print, FAQ or Read First section of the website. Instead we are trying to make sure you the client and me the Dog Trainer are a good fit!

Because trust me if we don’t jive on both a personal and training technique perspective your dog will be the one to suffer… So please, bear with us, and just take a minute to read all the sections and really think about the commitment you are making in both consistency and frequency.

If you at any point don’t feel the fit is right, just let us know, and we would be happy to share with you information on many other great trainers here in KC that might be a better fit. My goal is to make sure the process is as transparent as possible and that you are going into the training process knowing exactly what to expect

😊 That is my promise to you…. Mike


Fine Print:

Private in-home sessions include driving mileage of 20 miles each way from Shawnee, KS. Any further than the included 40 miles of travel is an additional $1.00 per mile. So, if you are 25 miles from Shawnee the extra charge per visit would be $10.00 per visit: $5.00 each way of coverage.

Aggressive dogs have an additional fee per session. An aggressive dog is one that has a bite history with dogs or people. A trainer can also deem a dog as aggressive during training. That fee is $40.00 per session. 

Some aggressive dogs might be required to wear a muzzle. That in its self is a training process, to condition and positively associate wearing the muzzle. This will have to be accomplished before any other training can be accomplished.

Crate use may also be required in cases of aggression to keep both dogs and people safe when they are entering and or leaving the home. Again that training will have to be done prior to starting any other techniques.

Consulting with your Vet and/or including pharmacological medicines can and sometime might also necessary. 

My first goal in dealing with any aggressive dog will be management techniques that safeguard both the dog and the people around them. Then working on any other training protocols.


Doggy Day Care:

Many shelter Dogs have limited histories and behavior cannot always be predicted… Management and caution will be required till you have enough time and experience with the dog to understand his or her body language and personality.  Behavior will be different in each and all new situations that you will choose to put the dog in…

Many times, we recommend Doggy Day-cares to help with energy and social skills (Non Aggression Cases). Even though you think you know your dog, each and every situation is different, and you must be prepared to accept responsibility for any damage your dog may cause and conversely accept the possibility of your dog being damaged in an argument with other dogs. 

Not all humans get along together and neither will all dogs…Make sure to interview and tour all the facilities you are interested in and be totally honest with them about your dog, and all their issues….

Private in-home training sessions are held on:

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the following times slots, 9 am to 10 am, 12 pm to 1 pm, 3 pm to 4 pm and 6 pm to 7 pm (20.00 fee for evenings after 5) 

Tuesdays and Thursdays are when I teach group classes, but I do offer private in-home sessions at the following times, 9 am to 10 am and 4 pm to 5 pm.

I also offer Saturday sessions for an additional $20 fee per session; these are on a first come first serve basis. These must fit around my group classes in Independence and the Classes I teach at Shawnee Mission Medical Center.

There is an extra charge of $20 per session for sessions after 5 pm and Saturdays. 

Evening and Saturday session must fit with my schedule as well, and sometimes are not available

Due to volume of business and group class commitments, these options are the best way to reach as many clients as we can. We apologize if they do not fit your schedule.

Our “Diamonds in The Ruff” group class is a six-week beginner class, and it is held at both the Merriam and Independence campuses of Great Plains SPCA. The Merriam Classes are always on Tuesday or Thursdays (6:30 pm to 7:30 pm) and the Independence class is always on Saturdays (1:30 pm to 2:30 pm). Starting dates vary so please call the office at 913-269-7595 for info or reservation info.

We also offer an intermediate group class at the Merriam Campus of the SPCA. Starting dates vary so please call the office at 913-269-7595 for info or reservation info. There must be 5 dogs reserved to hold an intermediate class… 

Attending class is up to you. Once training has started we do not offer refunds on the group classes. Dog training is both a commitment in time and money, not only for the owner but also for the trainer as well. You can transfer to another class if space is available for a fee of $40.00.

Once training has started we do not offer refunds for private instruction either. If there are any questions please call 913-269-7595 and discuss before signing up. We also require a $50.00 Non-Refundable Deposit for booking private sessions or reserving spots in group classes. Your appointments will not be valid until payment is received (the exception are our classes at Shawnee Mission Medical Center).

It takes the time and resources of both the trainer and office staff to call, discuss, answer questions and to get folks set up in the calendar or to reserve spots in class rosters. So, it is critical that if you chose to work with Kiss Dog Training that you are as committed as we are and plan to follow through with the training.

If you have any questions please call the office before scheduling your appointments. Payment is still due at the time of our first session but will be reduced by the amount of the 50.00 non-refundable deposit.

We cannot hold time slots for people; sessions are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis, and deposit must be received to lock in the appointment.

If cancellations become an issue we will require prepayment for services.

We understand that life does sometimes get in the way. However, they also create havoc on our calendar and our ability to provide timely and effective service for others. Therefore our policies for cancellations are simple:

Rescheduling will be charged a $20.00  fee to move your appointment and any cancellation on the day of an appointment (24 hours before session) will be assessed a $40.00 prior to rescheduling.

If you choose to not pay the fees you simply forfeit that particular session (it does not affect any of your other/future sessions) 

Dogs that are fearful, reactive or aggressive are not candidates for our group classes. If you are unsure, please call with questions. Dogs exhibiting these behaviors will be asked to transfer to private instruction, so that there is no disruption for the rest of the clients in the class. There are no refunds, but there are always options for you and your dog to receive training.

Dogs must be at least 20 weeks old to attend “The Diamonds in The Ruff” beginner group class. The “Tiny Diamonds in the Ruff” in-home session is available for puppies. Contact us for more details. See details in the Training Tab of the website.

No prong or choke collars.

No retractable leashes.

Training treats are to be brought by the humans. If you do not bring treats, the distraction of this class is going to make success very difficult and frustrating for you to achieve. I recommend soft, smelly and yummy treats that will keep Fido’s attention (even in the distractions of a group class).

Dog training is about consistency and frequency. Practice daily for short intervals, 10-15 minutes each, a couple of times a day.

I usually have 2 weeks between sessions so clients have plenty of time to work with and practice with their dogs… I even include videos of me doing the techniques for reference when I am not there. The time you spend working with your dog is what ends up training the dog. Its about your relationship with the dog, not with me  😯 If you are looking for someone to come out multiple times a week and do the training with your dog, I will not be the best choice. Remember I train owners not dogs!!!

Dog training is 70% management (paying attention to the dog and eliminating the opportunity to make mistakes) and 30% training.

Your veterinarian should be part of the training process. Keep him or her in the loop with all aspects of your training.

We require documentation of up-to-date vaccinations: We will expect you to show us these documents at the beginning of all group classes or private sessions.

Any books or articles we send you are part of the training process, and you should read and review them to make sure that you completely understand the process.

Each person in the family must be on the same page and pulling in the same direction, otherwise it will slow down or create a negative training process.

Your dog’s behavior and well-being are your responsibility, and it is up to you to be an advocate for your dog. Never put them in a situation they cannot handle.

Any Photos taken during class or training may be used in promotional efforts.

Trainer does not carry cash, so please provide exact change for cash payments. We also accept checks, credit cards and payments via PayPal for your convenience.




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