Beyond the Dog Kansas City Dog Training and Behavior Solutions

Alyssa Mentzel

Dog, Cat Training and Behavior Specialist

Alyssa’s addition to our Beyond the Dog family was a natural fit from the very start! She came to us with a wide variety of experience working with animals big and small – from cats to cattle!

Alyssa’s early experience training came through her work competing with and titling dogs in AKC Conformation. As a long-time animal shelter volunteer, she grew to further understand the importance of focusing on proven positive reinforcement techniques to modify animal behavior. Alyssa earned her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from the University of Minnesota and in addition to training, has experience working in a doggie daycare setting and with cattle on a dairy farm!

Although relatively new to the Kansas City area, Alyssa is a true Midwestern girl at heart. This is clearly evident in her friendly demeanor and patient ways of communicating with clients and pets alike!

In her free time, Alyssa enjoys exploring the Kansas City music scene and seeks out live music whenever she can. She lives with her cats Alice and Tinkerbelle and hopes to welcome a rescue dog into their home soon.