Kansas City’s Professional Dog Training, Cat Training, and Behavior Solutions

Beyond the Dog, LLC is a full-service professional dog and cat training company that provides behavior therapy and obedience training to those in the entire Kansas City metro area and beyond.

We are the only training company in Kansas City offering training programs designed by a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist. One of our founders, Dr. Kristyn Echterling-Savage, is one of less than 50 certified individuals in the entire country. Our other co-founder, Sean Savage, a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant, holds the only certification in all of Kansas and Western Missouri. Both Kristyn and Sean are actively involved in working with each trainer and their respective cases. We also feature the only dog, cat, and other pet trainers in Kansas City with advanced degrees in Behavioral Science and the credentials of a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst. All of our members are certified through the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, the largest training organization in the country. You can be assured that you have access to the most up to date advice, obedience training tips, and “how to’s” when it comes to dog, puppy, cat, or kitten training. Not only do our professional trainers have extensive experience with dog and cat behavior and obedience training, but they are also uniquely trained in some of the most effective methods to teach owners. Therefore, the advice, tips, and “how to’s” are put into effective action!

Beyond the Dog provides behavior therapy and obedience training for a variety of problem behaviors ranging from severe aggression to simple housebreaking and everything in between. The training, whether it be for puppies or adult dogs, kittens or adult cats, a rabbit or a pot-bellied pig, is conducted privately in your home where problem behavior occurs. Beyond the Dog specializes in treating aggressive, anxious, and fearful behavior with many of the adult dogs, cats, and other pets we train. For puppies, kittens, and other young pets, clients often seek advice and training for socialization, manners, housebreaking, and obedience behaviors. If your dog, cat, or other family pet is exhibiting problem behavior, small or large, and you view them BEYOND just “the dog (or cat)” contact Beyond the Dog today!

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