Kansas City’s Top Obedience School

Turn Your Dog’s Behavior into Something Pawsitively Golden

Midas Touch Dog Obedience School in Kansas City 

Clay County’s Canine Obedience School

I am convinced that training dogs is my true calling. After starting Midas Touch Dog Obedience School, it felt like a gift to myself. I just love training dogs and people on how to communicate more effectively. I also love the challenge of rehabilitating damaged, aggressive canines. I am proud to be among Kansas City’s few local 5-star dog training services. As such, I will never truly work again.

 

A BIT ABOUT MIDAS TOUCH DOG OBEDIENCE SCHOOL

Hello, my name is James B. Stokes, my love of training canines started many years ago when my parents bought obedience lessons for me and my dog, Joe.  Are you looking to try something new and enjoyable? Need a bit of one-on-one guidance from a reliable professional? Sometimes all it takes to really understand a concept is a considerate instructor who knows how to teach at your pace. Having worked with canines for most of my life. I bring a depth of teaching experience and knowledge to those who are eager to expand their minds and improve their relationship with their canines. Contact me to see how I can be of service to you.

Our Process 

1.  Learning About You and Your Dog

I specialize in providing insights into canine behavior, even when they are puppies. So the first step is to learn about your dog’s behavior, whether that includes fear, anxiety, or aggression. 

2.  Meeting Your Pet

Next, I like for you to introduce me to your pet. In doing so, I can begin to form a relationship of my own with the dog. It also offers me the opportunity to observe your relationship as dog and owner.  

3.  Introducing Commands

As a top instructor in the Kansas City area. I’ve provided the tools and guidance needed to help all of my students excel. Take advantage of the vast professional experience I have. Get in touch today to find out more and to reserve your private session today. Animals can not tell us what happened to them, before they found their way to us. Whether their present-day fears come from a traumatic experience or neglect, your dog can make great strides and in a shorter period of time than you might’ve imagined possible. All you need is the correct technique and the right attitude.
I specialize in teaching insights into canine behavior, even when they are puppies. Get in touch asap to book a session today.

4.  Continue Training Techniques at Home 

Now that you’ve found some peace at home, it’s essential that you continue to reward positive behavior and practice giving commands. As your dog masters obedience, you will discover new, fun ways to challenge them.

Leslie Spikes

James was fantastic with our dog. He is very knowledgeable and clearly enjoys what he is doing. He even drove to our house for the training. Couldn’t recommend a better person to train your dog.

Dani Russell

I needed someone to help with my 6 month old mixed breed, Bear. I have had dogs my entire life and never had one this stubborn; we were talking about finding him another home, which was horrible. We tried group training and it was obvious our dog was interfering with the lessons and we were not getting what we needed. There was no peace at our house, just stress. James was amazing; from the first lesson, he trained **US** and Bear. This dog will be a work in progress for a long time, but I am able to see so much improvement and know what it will take now, thanks to James. If your dog is hard-headed and the “one size fits all” group classes aren’t for you, I absolutely hope you try here. I’d give 10 stars if I could.

Kristy Leahy

James is amazing and so knowledgeable! our dog,Toby, has always been good but was toy obsessed, dragged us around on the leash and wouldn’t listen when distracted. We noticed a changed after the first day of training and by the end it’s been a night and day difference. Toby walks behind us, stops when we stops, and knows when it’s play time. So much of the training was James training us but we could not be happier and Toby is a much happier dog, as well!

Jill Zeil

James Stokes, the owner of Midas Touch is fantastic! He is very knowledgable and patient with both my dog (Jenni) and I. I would highly recommend James in training any dog from docile to aggressive. Jenni is doing great, she is following simple commands, and most importantly isn’t pulling on the leash to where she and I can go on walks and runs without her pulling me behind like a kite in the wind! Very accommodating, a great guy and easy to work with! Beyond happy, amazing experience!

Wendy Barth

We had a great experience! The people and the dog learned a lot. You have to do your homework, or else the dog won’t succeed and the pet wants to do well! Great investment and our walks are much better for all now!

Sara Clark

We were looking for a dog trainer to help us with our dogs who needed a little extra help with obedience training and who wouldn’t stop fighting each other at home. We called James who assured us that he could help. We met weekly at the park to work on basic obedience training. The difference was immediate!!! Our dog Bear picked up the commands with no problem. James was patient with us, as well as with Bear. He answered all of our questions during training. He even took questions on non-training days when we needed help. When our kids had questions, James had us bring them to training so they can help work with the dogs too. We have now started to use these training techniques on all three of our dogs and they are doing amazing. We have seen a huge difference at home and the issues with the dogs fighting have all but disappeared. We got a high level of training at an affordable price. This was money well invested on our dogs that pays off every day. Thank you James!!!

Marissa Kehrwald

James is an absolutely excellent dog trainer! We brought our boxer-pit mix, Hank, to him for a 5 week leadership training and even by the end of the first visit we already could tell an immense change in our dogs behavior. James is extremely knowledgeable about all canines, and provides an easy to follow and step wise process to training that is guaranteed to be successful. Each week we learned new skills for Hank to gain back our control and confidence as pet owners. Hank is a completely new dog after completing his training. I was amazed at how fast he transformed with the feedback and skills James bestowed upon us. We worked with Hank every day outside of our weekly training sessions, and watched him flourish and become so much happier. I could tell we gained back his respect. We as pet owners have gotten back our piece of mind, which i cannot express into words how valuable that is. James’ training program is absolutely worth every penny, and I would say he is the best price on the market after doing our research. I would highly recommend this company to anyone needing training of any level for their dog. James lives for his work, and it shows in his professionalism and work ethic. We are very pleased!
 

Leslie Spikes

James was fantastic with our dog. He is very knowledgeable and clearly enjoys what he is doing. He even drove to our house for the training. Couldn’t recommend a better person to train your dog.

Kristy Leahy

James is amazing and so knowledgeable! our dog,Toby, has always been good but was toy obsessed, dragged us around on the leash and wouldn’t listen when distracted. We noticed a changed after the first day of training and by the end it’s been a night and day difference. Toby walks behind us, stops when we stops, and knows when it’s play time. So much of the training was James training us but we could not be happier and Toby is a much happier dog, as well!

Jill Zeil

James Stokes, the owner of Midas Touch is fantastic! He is very knowledgable and patient with both my dog (Jenni) and I. I would highly recommend James in training any dog from docile to aggressive. Jenni is doing great, she is following simple commands, and most importantly isn’t pulling on the leash to where she and I can go on walks and runs without her pulling me behind like a kite in the wind! Very accommodating, a great guy and easy to work with! Beyond happy, amazing experience!

Wendy Barth

We had a great experience! The people and the dog learned a lot. You have to do your homework, or else the dog won’t succeed and the pet wants to do well! Great investment and our walks are much better for all now!
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