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! Since then she has earned the title of Certified Professional Dog Trainer as well as met the rigorous standards set forth by Beyond the Dog to help treat nearly any problem behavior. Her skills are made obvious in the change of behavior she produces throughout all of Beyond the Dog’s most intense training programs!
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!
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! Her even temper and great attitude shines through in even the most challenging cases.
In her free time, Alyssa enjoys exploring the Kansas City music scene and seeks out live music whenever she can. She lives with her cat, Alice, and her rescue dog, Caleb.