Beyond the Dog is made of a team of uniquely qualified individuals. Although each individual is more than qualified to train dogs, 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’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 their clients. Beyond the Dog’s training philosophy is both dog and 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 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 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 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 or puppy training. Not only do the professional trainers have extensive experience with dog behavior and obediedince 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. Much of the training, whether it be for puppies or adult dogs, is conducted privately in your home where the problem behavior occurs. Beyond the Dog specializes in treating aggressive, anxious, and fearful behavior with many of the adult dogs they train. For puppies, clients often seek advice and training for manners, housebreaking, and obedience behaviors. If your dog is exhibiting problem behavior, small or large, and you view them BEYOND just “the dog” contact Beyond the Dog today!
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.
Sean, 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 Sean and 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 Sean, our household is more peaceful than its been in months!