Sorenson Kennels (Defiance, Missouri)

  • 1073 Hwy Dd, Defiance, MO 63341
  • +1 636-828-5149
  • Rated 4.7/5 with 202 verified reviews.
  • Website
  • Monday: 8 AM-6 PM
  • Tuesday: 8 AM-6 PM
  • Wednesday: 8 AM-6 PM
  • Thursday: 8 AM-6 PM
  • Friday: 8 AM-6 PM
  • Saturday: 8 AM-5 PM
  • Sunday: 11 AM-12 PM,4-6 PM

Sorenson Kennels Customer Reviews Summary

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Customers have praised the breeder for their effective and clear communication, as well as the calm and pleasant demeanor of the trainers. Reviewers have highlighted the trainers' abilities to work miracles with puppies, resulting in calm and obedient pets.

The breeder has also been commended for successfully training a notoriously stubborn Basset Hound. However, one reviewer expressed disappointment with the condition of their Rottweiler upon returning from training, noting a significant weight loss and lackluster appearance.

Additionally, another reviewer raised concerns about witnessing an employee engaging in abusive behavior towards a dog. Overall, the breeder's effective communication and successful training outcomes stand out as positive aspects for customers considering purchasing a puppy from this breeder.

Sorenson Kennels Reviews

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Riniker A

So far so good! We dropped off our pup two weeks for their 4 week obedience training course. Max (the trainer) has been wonderful with communication, and he has such a calm and pleasant persona.

I appreciate how clear cut and straight information and communication has been. Our dog seems to be adjusting well there, so I think we will start boarding her with our upcoming trips.


Cathy Topp

We are so very happy we took our Golden Retriever, Murphy, to be trained at Sorenson. He was 4 months old and ALL PUPPY!! Our trainer, Alyssa, is nothing short of a miracle worker! He was so calm and obedient the first night we brought him home! He listens to commands and is enjoyable in our home. We would recommend Sorenson – especially Alyssa – if you want a gentle, calm and enjoyable family pet!!


Peter Roth

We just got our 7 mo-old Basset Hound back after 4 weeks of on- and off-leash training with Emily. We were a little concerned going in because Bassets are notoriously stubborn. He is doing fantastic with all the commands he learned there. Very pleased with the training and they took great care of him while he stayed there.


wildonious willison

After an employee recently witnessed another employee punching a dog in the face repeatedly I can not in good conscious recommend this place to anyone who actually loves their pets.


Alexandre Mattan

I’m genuinely disappointed in this place. We had our Rottweiler trained here for 4 weeks. The training itself was adequate. To be fair, I wasn’t expecting miracles.

My much bigger concern is the state in which we got Hendrik back. He went from a healthy 116lbs when we dropped him off to a disturbing 106lbs in 28 days. Before and after pictures are included. He’s emaciated and lackluster. I feel terrible for what he was put through. It is completely wrong for a dog to lose 10lbs in such a short period! He was not properly taken care of.


Dave Treichel

Inrolled my dog for 2 weeks of training which during this time they reccomended 3 weeks. I only had 2 main concerns , one was jumping onpeople and the other was not running awsy from me. I brought him home and he went back to these old habits. What a waste of my money. They basically sold me a shock collar and it was up to me to train him. Another thing that upset me was they were very nice people but after i paid my money and called back a few days later for advice they were very short with me.