Kansas City’s Dog Training Experts

Our Mission

At Beyond the Dog we deliver dog training programs at an unmatched level of quality in the luxury of your Kansas City home.

We use the science of behavior to improve the lives of dogs and their owners throughout our community. Our trainers come to us with a life-long passion for helping animals. Every Beyond the Dog trainer is taught our training methods with a level of supervision and mentorship that we proudly stand behind. Our local Kansas City BCBA and PhD candidate works closely with our Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist and Dog Behavior Consultant. Each trainer’s skill set and our level of direct mentorship with experts is what makes Beyond the Dog different.

Our Story

Learn about our humble Kansas City beginnings.

Kristyn Echterling-Savage, Beyond the Dog

Simply put, Kansas City is Beyond the Dog’s home. It’s where we started, are today, and will remain for so many years to come. It was the Kansas City community who first welcomed us with open arms and allowed us the opportunity to prove ourselves. It was Kansas City where we met our first Beyond the Dog clients and dogs, experienced and smoothed our first growing pains, and where we hired other like-minded individuals who continue to support our growth today. We can’t thank Kansas City pet owners enough for the love and support they have shown us over the years. It’s because of you that we can look back on our humble beginnings with such fond memories. We are so excited to experience more growth, giving us the ability to provide our 5-star training service to each and every potential client. Thank you, Kansas City!


Kristyn Savage, PhD, CAAB, BCBA

Who We Are

Introducing the Kansas City Dog Training Team.

Our Kansas City dog training team is a group of individuals passionate about changing the lives of animals through training, and are guided by science. Each team member has made training their career and has worked with a variety of animals.
Beyond training dogs, they are former marine mammal trainers, zoo keepers, and behavioral scientists. Led by founders, Sean and Dr. Kristyn Savage, our team is proud to deliver training programs throughout Kansas City at an unmatched level of quality.
Kristyn Echterling-Savage - Dog Trainer

Kristyn Savage

PhD, CAAB, BCBA

Owner and Founder

Sean Savage

Sean Savage

BS, CDBC, CPDT-KA

Owner and Founder

Allyson Salzer - Kansas City Dog Trainer

Allyson Salzer

MS, BCBA, CPDT-KA

Training Mentor

Drew Coyle - Kansas City Dog Trainer

Drew Coyle

BS, CBCC-KA

Trainer

Hannah Blaisdell - Kansas City Dog Trainer

Hannah Blaisdell

BS

Trainer

Hannah Burnett - Kansas City Dog Trainer

Hannah Burnett

BS, CPDT-KA

Trainer

Tiffany Bruhn - Kansas City Dog Trainer

Tiffany Bruhn

MS

Trainer

Ellie Wheeler - Kansas City Dog Trainer

Ellie Wheeler

BS

Trainer

Collette Myers

Collette Myers

BA

Scheduling

Maria Flores

Maria Flores

BFA

Client Intake Specialist

Michelle Crosby - Beyond the Dog

Michelle Crosby

BS

Office Manager

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