- Dog Training
- Cat Training
Beyond the Dog is made of a team of uniquely qualified individuals. Although each individual is more than qualified to train dogs and cats, what makes Beyond the dog so exceptional is that they act as a team. The members meet to discuss cases and collaboratively decide on the best strategies for your dog or cat’s behavior. Each team member brings a unique skill to the table, and the collaboration strengthens each member, benefitting all of Beyond the Dog’s clients. The members work as a team continuously improving the way in which they train. In their practice, they focus on building healthy, fulfilling relationships with every animal as well as their clients. Beyond the Dog’s training philosophy is not only both dog and cat centered, but also owner centered. Beyond the Dog has published work directly related to dog behavior and has been featured in leading behavioral journals. As a team, they go BEYOND what it takes to be a great dog trainer!
Together its members have had the following experience and have earned the following credentials:
Beyond the Dog, LLC is a full service professional dog and cat training company that provides behavior therapy and obedience training to those in the entire Kansas City metro area and beyond. It was founded by Sean and Kristyn Savage, individuals who are highly skilled and hold prestigious and unique credentials in the field of dog and cat behavior. Beyond the Dog is made up of the only trainers in Kansas City with credentials that include advanced degrees in the Behavioral Science, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant. Some of its members are certified through the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, the largest training organization in the country. You can be assured that you have access to the most up to date advice, obedience training tips, “how to’s” when it comes to dog, puppy, cat, or kitten training. Not only do the professional trainers have extensive experience with dog and cat behavior and obedience training, they are uniquely trained in some of the most effective methods to teach owners. Therefore, the advice, tips, and “how to’s” are put into effective action!
Beyond the Dog provides behavior therapy and obedience training for a variety of problem behaviors ranging from severe aggression to simple housebreaking and everything in between. The training, whether it be for puppies or adult dogs, kittens or adult cats, is conducted privately in your home where problem behavior occurs. Beyond the Dog specializes in treating aggressive, anxious, and fearful behavior with many of the adult dogs and cats they train. For puppies and kittens, clients often seek advice and training for socialization, manners, housebreaking, and obedience behaviors. If your dog or cat is exhibiting problem behavior, small or large, and you view them BEYOND just “the dog (or cat)” contact Beyond the Dog today!
We couldn’t be happier with the training and the results. Stephanie is wonderful and great to work with. And we’re amazed by just how quickly his behavior changed.
Erica was GREAT with Tucker! She worked with us to make sure the proper training was done so that Ticket would have long-term success.
Stephanie was amazing with our dog, Harvey, and was able to help us understand the reasons for his behavior.
Stephanie is such a valuable asset with her wealth of information, patience and training abilities. The amazing difference in how Shadow reacts in all situations is great and it was accomplished in such a short time frame.
Although we have only worked with Xena a couple of times with your technique to address her aggression on leash, we’ve see an immediate change in her behavior.
I have to tell you that you were worth every dime we paid you training Zeus.
So nice to speak to someone who understands the underlying causes of behavior.
Would definitely recommend Beyond the Dog Training!
We can’t say enough wonderful things about Sean.
Thank you Beyond the Dog for making our lives so much better in just one visit!
It’s such a relief to have a dog I feel like I can control out in public or if someone comes to my home!
Their methods are wonderful and actually work.
Kristyn completely exceeded my expectations!
The change in Bailey is transformational.
I can’t think Kristyn enough for her help.
I highly recommend!
I highly recommend Beyond the Dog.
We have used Beyond the Dog many times and have always been very pleased with the results!
Thanks to Beyond the Dog, our household is more peaceful than its been in months!