We are Houston’s Premier Dog Training Company

Our Mission

At Beyond the Dog we strive to develop training programs that improve the lives of dogs and their owners in the greater Houston area by utilizing the latest research in behavioral science.

We deliver those programs to Houstonians at a level of unparalleled luxury and professionalism. Behind every trainer at Beyond the Dog is the collective knowledge of our full team. We utilize our in-house Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist, Board Certified Behavior Analysts, doctoral-level research, military experience, psychology, veterinary, and zoological training to craft every program. This is the Beyond the Dog difference.

Our Story

Discover how Beyond the Dog came to life in Houston, Texas.

Kristyn & Sean Savage - Beyond the Dog Training

Houston holds such a special place in our hearts because it was the first real expansion beyond our Kansas City roots. We moved to Houston in 2017 to start our second location. It was a big change with some risk and a lot of growing pains. With an amazing group of support staff and trainers, we somehow managed to survive, even thrive that first year.

With our move to Houston, we solidified top trainers with whom we mentored. Those individuals have become supervisors within our organization. Beyond the Dog has added more incredible trainers that have come from all over the country to train in our Houston office. It’s because of them that we are able to maintain our reputation as a 5-star dog training organization. Our support staff help us continue to run a smooth operation as we grow and interact with clients daily. Houston has become home to Beyond the Dog over the past 5 years. We look forward to continuing to help Houston dogs and cats, as well as owners. We can’t thank our clients enough for supporting our growth here in Houston!


Kristyn Savage, PhD, CAAB, BCBA

Who We Are

Introducing the Houston Dog Training Team.

Driven by a love of science and animals, our Houston Dog Training Team have dedicated their careers to improving the lives of animals. Prior to joining the Beyond the Dog team in Houston, our trainers served as marine mammal trainers, zookeepers, research assistants and behavioral scientists.
After joining the team, our staff receive unparalleled training in dog behavior and training under Dr. Echterling-Savage and Sean Savage. Under their guidance, our trainers strive to provide the best training experience to the dogs (and their humans) of Houston.
Kristyn Savage

Kristyn Savage

PhD, CAAB, BCBA

Owner and Founder

Sean Savage

Sean Savage

BS, CDBC, CPDT-KA

Owner and Founder

Abby Hurley

Abby Hurley

BA, CBCC-KA

Training Mentor

Benjamin King

Benjamin King

BS

Trainer

Lindsey Ebner - Houston Dog Trainer

Lindsey Ebner

BS

Trainer

Madeleine Kattan

Madeleine Kattan

BSM

Trainer

Megan Bender

Megan Bender

BA, CPDT-KA

Trainer

Mike Mccolloch

Mike McColloch

BS, CPDT-KA

Trainer

Nicole McGarity

Nicole McGarity

BS

Trainer

Shyenne McCowan

Shyenne McCowan

BS

Trainer

Ashton Maloy - Kansas City Dog Trainer

Ashton Maloy

BS, CPTD-KA

Administrative and Digital Media Coordinator

Maria Flores

Maria Flores

BFA

Client Intake Specialist

Michelle Crosby - Beyond the Dog

Michelle Crosby

BS

Office Manager