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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 we act as a team. Our team is led by a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist, one of less than 50 in the entire country, and the only Certified Dog Behavior Consultant in all of Kansas and Western Missouri. No other trainer or set of trainers in the entire state of Kansas or Missouri have worked hand in hand with a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist and a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant like Beyond the Dog's trainers have. The level of training that each trainer has received is beyond what is required and is at a level that rivals and surpasses some of the top trainers in the country. Not only have the trainers been trained by the only Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist and Certified Dog Behavior Consultant in all of Kansas City, together as a team we 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, benefiting all of Beyond the Dog’s clients. We work as a team continuously improving the way in which we train. In our practice, we focus on building healthy, fulfilling relationships with every animal as well as our 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, we go BEYOND what it takes to be great animal trainers!
Together our members 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. We are the only training company in Kansas City offering training programs designed by a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist. One of our founders, Dr. Kristyn Echterling-Savage, is one of less than 50 certified individuals in the entire country. Our other co-founder, Sean Savage, a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant, holds the only certification in all of Kansas and Western Missouri. Both Kristyn and Sean are actively involved in working with each trainer and their respective cases. We also feature the only dog, cat, and other pet trainers in Kansas City with advanced degrees in Behavioral Science and the credentials of a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst. All of our 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, and “how to’s” when it comes to dog, puppy, cat, or kitten training. Not only do our professional trainers have extensive experience with dog and cat behavior and obedience training, but they are also 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, a rabbit or a pot-bellied pig, 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, cats, and other pets we train. For puppies, kittens, and other young pets, clients often seek advice and training for socialization, manners, housebreaking, and obedience behaviors. If your dog, cat, or other family pet is exhibiting problem behavior, small or large, and you view them BEYOND just “the dog (or cat)” contact Beyond the Dog today!
Baylor loved Ashley! I enjoyed watching Baylor respond quickly to all of the skills and new commands that Ashley taught him. I knew Ashley was taking great care of Baylor when I wasn’t with them and that meant so much to me!
Oh my gosh, I cannot say enough great things about Ashley (Reed)!
It was evident to me during our conversation that she (Michelle) is knowledgeable in her field.
Erica was excellent to work with!
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 Tucker 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.
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 thank Kristyn enough for her help.
I highly recommend!
I highly recommend Beyond the Dog.