Beyond the Dog Kansas City Dog Training and Behavior Solutions

Erica Akins - Dog Trainer in KCDog, Cat Training and Behavior Specialist

Erica joined Beyond the Dog after making the decision to leave her previous career and follow her dreams of working with dogs. Erica has been a long-time volunteer at various rescue organizations. Erica has also given her time to dogs in need by fostering, through which she helped acclimate dogs to a home environment as well as train various behaviors. Not only did Erica have hands on experience prior to joining the team, Erica has also earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from William Jewell College and an MBA from Missouri State University, all of which makes her an awesome asset to Beyond the Dog.

As a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Erica’s true love of dogs shines through in her work. She brings that passion to each one of her clients. The resulting dog behavior is evident! Erica is available to clients enrolled in each of Beyond the Dog’s programs.

As an area native, Erica resides in the Kansas City metro. She shares her home with two dogs, Ellie, a lab mix, and Freese, an Australian Shepherd. She has an open door policy for various foster dogs and often finds herself with a temporary third dog.