Resources

Beyond the Dog Videos

How to Teach Your Dog Not to Chew

Do you often catch your dog stealing your shoes or “tasting” your couch? Kristyn teaches a Presa Canario puppy to chew on his toys in the video above. Playing with toys appropriately is only the first step to preventing inappropriate chewing in the future!

How to Train a Dog to Stay

Teaching a dog to stay is not only one of the more critical obedience behaviors, it is one of the easier behaviors to teach. Watch how Kristyn teaches a mixed breed dog to stay. Using Beyond the Dog’s method, you could teach your dog to stay in a matter of 1-2 days!

How to Teach a Dog to Come Using Their Name

Check out Sean teaching an adorably, energetic puppy his name. Not only is it important for a dog to know their name, but it is the first of many steps to teaching come when called!

Teaching a Puppy to Sit

It seems that sit might be the basis for all obedience commands with dogs. Check out how Sean teaches this adorable puggle to sit on command!

How to Prepare Your Puppy for Veterinary Visits

When we train puppies one of our biggest goals is to help produce friendly behavior for the life of your dog. One of the first steps to ensure you’re preventing aggression is to prepare your puppy for veterinary visits. Watch how Sean helps to prepare a Vizsla puppy for future handling.

Dog Training Resources

Publications About Beyond the Dog

Publications By Beyond the Dog

  • Echterling-Savage, K. R., DiGennaro Reed, F. D., Miller, L. K., Savage, S. (2014). Effects of Caregiver-Implemented Aggression Reduction Procedure on Problem Behavior of Dogs. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 18, 191-197.

Professional Presentations

  • Echterling- Savage, K. R. (2012, February). Increasing Appropriate Owner Use of Counterconditioning. Webinar presented at the Association of Pet Dog Trainers online seminar.
  • Echterling-Savage, K. R. (2011, November). The Effects of a Performance Feedback Package on Owner Acquisition of a Treatment to Reduce Aggression in Dogs. Seminar presented for the Department of Applied Behavioral Science at the University of Kansas. Lawrence, KS.
  • Echterling-Savage, K. R. (2011, July). Increasing Treatment Integrity in the Use of Classical Counterconditioning to Reduce Aggression in Dogs. Paper presented at the joint conference of Animal Behavior Society and the International Ethological Conference. Indianapolis, IN.
  • Echterling-Savage, K. R. (2011, May). A Comparison of Classical Counterconditioning and Differential Reinforcement of Alternative Behavior. Paper presented at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention. Denver, CO.
  • Echterling-Savage, K. R. (2011, May). The Effects of an Implementation Package on Owner Use of Classical and Operant Counter-Conditioning. Poster presented at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention. Denver, CO.
  • Echterling-Savage, K. R. (2010, April). A Comparison of Classical and Operant Counterconditioning. Pro-seminar meeting of the Department of Applied Behavioral Science at the University of Kansas. Lawrence, KS.
  • Echterling-Savage, K. R. (2007, November). Detecting and Treating Aggression in Dogs. Seminar presented for the Department of Applied Behavioral Science at the University of Kansas. Lawrence, KS.

Other Presentations

  • Echterling-Savage, K.R. (2013, August). Reducing Aggressive Behavior During Veterinary Visits. “Lunch and Learn” for the staff at Camelot Court Animal Clinic. Leawood, KS.
  • Echterling-Savage, K.R. (2013, July). The Use of Functional Analysis in Dog Training. Guest speaker for Heartland Positive Dog Training Alliance meeting. Overland Park, KS.
  • Echterling-Savage, K. R. (2011, October). An Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment. Guest lecturer for ABS 509. University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS.
  • Echterling-Savage, K. R. (2011, October). Noncompliance: When Kids Don’t Do as They’re Told. Guest lecturer for ABS 486. University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS.
  • Echterling-Savage, K. R. (2011, September). The Use of Behavior Analysis to Treat Problem Behavior Across Several Species of Companion Animals. Guest speaker for ABS 100. University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS.
  • Echterling-Savage, K. R. (2011, April). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Chapters 1 & 2. Guest lecturer for ABS 509. University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS.
  • Echterling-Savage, K. R. (2011, March). The Use of Behavior Analysis in Animal Training. Guest speaker for ABS 100. University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS.
  • Echterling-Savage, K. R. (2010, October). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Chapters 2 & 3. Guest lecturer for ABS 509. University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS.
  • Echterling-Savage, K. R. (2010, September). Dog Training: Why Behavior Analysis? Guest speaker for ABS 100. University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS.
  • Echterling-Savage, K. R. & Savage, S. M. (2010, February). Reducing Anxiety Associated with Veterinary Visits. “Lunch and Learn” for the staff at Eagle Animal Hospital. Riverside, MO.
  • Echterling-Savage, K. R. (2010, January). A Review of Severe Problem Behavior in Dogs. Guest speaker for ABS 100. University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS.
  • Echterling-Savage, K. R. & Savage, S. M. (2010, January). Monitoring Aggression in Dogs: How to Avoid Getting Bitten. “Lunch and Learn” for the staff at Piper Heritage Veterinary Clinic. Kansas City, KS.
  • Echterling-Savage, K. R. & Savage, S. M. (2010, January). Making Veterinary Visits Stress Free for Dogs and Staff. “Lunch and Learn” for the staff at Petworks. Overland Park, KS.
  • Echterling-Savage, K. R. & Savage, S. M. (2009, December). How to Detect Precursor Behavior and Reduce Reactivity in Dogs. “Lunch and Learn” for the staff at No More Homeless Pets Kansas City. Merriam, KS.