Dr. Savage’s Science-Based and Experience Driven Dog Training Blog


Explore our blogs below to learn more about common dog training and behavior concerns.

Our dog training blog identifies common concerns about dog behavior and answers everyday questions with our science based background and our hands-on daily experience. See how Beyond the Dog has contributed to the field of applied animal behavior not only through practice, but through contributions to the scientific community.

Tabby Cat sitting in the litter box looking up

Why is My Cat Not Using the Litter Box? 

Is your cat not using the litter box? Inappropriate elimination can be an extremely frustrating problem for cat owners. A few accidents turn into your cat regularly missing the litter box. Your

Dog looking aggressive with bone teeth showing

Why is My Dog Resource Guarding?

Resource guarding in dogs is a problem behavior that has caused my clients some of the most stress, confusion, and concern. You grab a sock from your dog’s mouth and are met

Dog digging in sand

Why Do Dogs Dig?

As summer begins, you may spend more time in your backyard with your four-legged best friend. More backyard time also means more opportunities to explore the space and possibly get into trouble!

Frenchie playing in the grass - mental health awareness

Protecting the Mental Health of Dogs

As spring is upon us, I am reminded that May is mental health awareness month. When I think about mental health, I think about everything dogs do to improve human mental health.


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