Dallas’ Obedience and Manners Puppy Training

Training Philosophy

Our puppy training programs are specifically designed for Dallas’ puppies.

Puppyhood is a magical time full of puppy kisses, sweet snuggles, butt wiggles, and bursts of enthusiasm that only come when a puppy is experiencing the world for the first time. Unfortunately, puppyhood also comes with accidents on your rugs, crying when left alone, and biting everything in sight. If you wish your puppy came with an instruction manual, look no further than our Dallas puppy training programs. At Beyond the Dog, we prepare you for all stages of a puppy’s life. From the beginnings of housebreaking and crate training to walking your well-mannered puppy in public, Beyond the Dog is here for you and your puppy every step of the way. With customizable, goal-based training, our Dallas puppy trainers prepare your puppy for all the Dallas adventures they will have. From walking at White Rock Lake to calling them to come at Waggin Tail Dog Park to sitting down for lunch at Katy Trail Ice House, our Dallas trainers can prepare your puppy for any setting regardless of distractions.

Beyond the Dog trainers are not only obedience puppy trainers but we are also behavior consultants led by one of approximately 50 Certified Applied Animal Behaviorists in the country, Dr. Echterling-Savage. Our trainers and our pre-training team with decades of experience training puppies have the unique ability to flag problematic behaviors like reactivity or resource guarding when your puppy is young. We address puppy problem behaviors right away so they will not lead to more serious problems as your puppy grows into adulthood. Our Dallas training team’s unmatched knowledge and experience allow us to design puppy training programs customized just for you! Plus, all training is private and the trainers come directly to you! This means that your puppy will be practicing obedience where you need it the most like in your home and any local dog-friendly places. From Uptown to Plano, Grapevine to Irving, our luxury in-home puppy training programs will help set your puppy up for success.

Training Programs

All-Inclusive Puppy Obedience & Manners Training Program

Do you want your puppy to achieve a high level of listening, manners, and obedience? Do you plan to take them to local restaurants and shops around Pacific Plaza? Or long walks at White Rock Lake? Our All-Inclusive program was made for you!

In this program, your puppy will learn common training commands, like sit, down, stay, place, come, leash walking, wait, and more. Your trainer can also help eliminate problematic puppy behaviors, like chewing, playbiting, jumping, or housebreaking. This program is fully customized around your goals, like:

  • Eliminating puppy accidents in the house
  • Teaching an alternative to jumping on family or guests
  • Eliminating play-biting and chewing
  • Practicing quiet behavior in the crate and sleeping overnight
  • Training loose leash walking in your neighborhood, local parks, and stores
  • Establishing come when called
  • Staying in place
  • Preparing for Canine Good Citizen

At Beyond the Dog, we address the function of problem behaviors and use positive reinforcement to completely transform puppy behavior. In M Waite’s 2021 study, “Owner-Implemented Functional Analyses and Reinforcement-Based Treatments for Mouthing in Dogs,” the researchers found that addressing the function of mouthing was the most effective treatment for mouthing in puppies. Using positive reinforcement and differential reinforcement of alternative behaviors, the researchers were able to reduce mouthing behaviors in the puppies. We use this functional approach for every behavior we train as once the reason why a puppy is engaging in a problem behavior has been determined, we can create a unique, customized approach that directly targets the root of the problem behavior. According to our resident CAAB Dr. Echterling-Savage, “After implementing a proper treatment plan, one designed around functional consequences, your puppy’s problem biting can be significantly reduced within three days and, in many cases, is completely gone within one month.”

Our All-Inclusive Training Program is our most comprehensive in-home puppy training program that encompasses 20 training sessions across five intensive weeks with two follow-up sessions spanning a total of 22 training sessions over eight weeks! This program has been designed to achieve high-level obedience training across a wide variety of Dallas parks, dog-friendly stores, and wherever else you’d like training to occur. After you submit your training contract and Indirect Assessment of Canine Behavior, our pre-training team, led by Dr. Echterling-Savage, uses the information provided to craft your personalized puppy training program. Then, your trainer will put your training plan into action! Your trainer will work with your puppy one-on-one for three (1) hour sessions during the week. The fourth session each week is dedicated to your training! After the 5-week-long training program, there are two follow-up sessions to support your progress. Each one of our training sessions is preplanned and based on data we have collected across 4 markets and 20+ years of training animals. We maximize your puppy’s learning efficiency by running a certain number of trials across a certain speed for each obedience command we teach! We aim to create a lifelong love of learning for each puppy we train. This program is available to puppies 14 weeks and older.

Executive Dallas Puppy Obedience & Manners Training Program

Have you always dreamed of peaceful walks around your Westover Hills neighborhood? Is your puppy jumping on every new person that they see around Main Street Garden? Our Executive Puppy Training Program will help your puppy achieve a solid foundation of puppy manners and skilled obedience.

This Dallas puppy training program is perfect to get a jump start on obedience training. After filling out the Indirect Assessment of Canine Behavior, your trainer will customize the program to your goals, focusing on three or four obedience skills such as:

  • How to potty train your puppy
  • How to crate train your puppy
  • How to leash train your puppy
  • How to train your puppy not to bite
  • How to train  your puppy not to jump
  • How to socialize your puppy
  • How to train advanced obedience (come, sit, down, wait, place, stay, etc.)

In every one of our unique, in-home Dallas puppy training programs, we take an individualized, functional approach to puppy training. After working with thousands of puppies over the past two decades, we have created a science-based method of puppy training that is completely unique to Beyond the Dog. Our functional approach allows us to understand why a puppy is engaging in problem behavior in the first place. Then, we craft personalized puppy training programs tailored directly to your puppy’s needs. Research supports functional treatment as highly effective in reducing puppy jumping as seen in a 2019 study by Arnott et al. According to our CAAB Dr. Ectherling-Savage, “Our special positive reinforcement procedures teach puppies exactly how we expect them to behave both in the home and while out in public!”

The Executive Program includes three, 1-hour training sessions per week, for three or four weeks. After you submit your training contract and Indirect Assessment of Canine Behavior, our pre-training team, led by Dr. Echterling-Savage, uses the information provided to craft your personalized puppy training program. Then, your Dallas trainer will put your training plan into action! Your trainer will work with your puppy one-on-one for two sessions each week. The third session will be your training day where we focus on developing your puppy training skills! This puppy training program is best suited for addressing 2-3 obedience commands and puppy manners. This program is available to puppies 14 weeks and older.

Board and Train Obedience & Manners Puppy Training Program

Looking to have your puppy trained while you take a vacation from Dallas? Is your home life a little hectic and you’d like your puppy to be returned to you fully trained with a customized maintenance plan for long-lasting results? A Dallas Puppy Board and Train program can be a great fit for those looking for high-level puppy obedience and manners, without being involved in the teaching of the behaviors!

Our board and train program is completely customizable based on your goals. Common board and train goals may include:

  • How to potty train your puppy
  • How to crate train your puppy
  • How to leash train your puppy
  • How to train your puppy not to bite
  • How to train your puppy not to jump
  • How to socialize your puppy
  • How to teach your puppy good manners around guests
  • How to train advanced obedience (come, heel, sit, down, wait, place, stay, etc.)
  • How to prepare your puppy for the Canine Good Citizen Test

At Beyond the Dog, our Board and Train is conducted directly in our trainers’ homes, not a traditional training facility. This allows us to create the most real-life duplication of the problems you may have in your home and daily life. During your puppy’s Board and Train Program, your trainer will generalize the puppy’s behavior across many different settings, from walking at Katy Trail, hanging out at Fairgrounds Cafe, or shopping at Lowe’s. Generalizing obedience is often difficult for dogs. Have you ever experienced a dog that can sit at home but won’t listen at the park? Or a dog that will perform a recall at the training facility but will not do it in your backyard? As seen in John O. Cooper’s “Applied Behavior Analysis,” research shows that generalization of obedience must take place across different environments as the specific environment the dog is in might bring about certain behaviors. According to our Co-Founder Sean Savage, “The amount of time and attention your dog will receive during our Board and Train Program is truly unmatched. Because of this, your dog will experience a major behavior shift and this is what separates our program from our competitors.”

At Beyond the Dog, our Board and Train Program takes place in your trainer’s home for three to four weeks, providing unmatched training and attention. Not only is a home environment the most comfortable space for your puppy to continue to grow, but it also provides the most similar space to your home, leading to the best results for training. Your puppy’s program will be customized based on the goals you list in the Indirect Assessment of Canine Behavior. Your puppy will work on all of their puppy manners and obedience, concluding with 4.5 hours of training with you to ensure a smooth transition home. This program is most appropriate for puppies eight weeks and older.

Dallas 1-Hour Puppy Obedience and Manners Consultation (In-Person or Virtual)


Puppy training begins as soon as you bring home your new furry family member! If your puppy is too young for a formal obedience program, these one-off sessions are the perfect fit to get started on your puppy’s manners and obedience. From housebreaking to playbiting, the goal of 1-hour consultations is to reduce problematic puppy behaviors and set owners up for long-term success with their puppies. In a 1-hour consultation, we cover puppy potty training, crate training, barking, chewing, play-biting, jumping, socialization, preparing for veterinary visits, and so much more! Your trainer will travel to your home to meet your puppy in your space and customize the training to fit your home. In-home puppy training consultations are $160. If you don’t live in Dallas but would still love help with your new puppy, schedule a virtual consultation with us for $150.