Dog Training Created for St. Louis’ Dogs in Mind

Welcome to Beyond the Dog – a dog training company passionate about St. Louis’ dogs and a love for science.

What we do

We specialize in fully customizable dog training programs throughout the St. Louis area.

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Our private, in-home dog training options allow us to build your training program around your life and dog’s needs. We take your goals then develop and implement a training plan for your pup. From puppy training to addressing behavioral concerns, we custom-tailor every aspect to provide the best results for you and your dog. We provide applicable, real life training and work with your dog in your home, neighborhood, favorite parks and restaurants or trails!

Along with training your dog, we ensure our clients are trained to effectively communicate with their pup. This allows you to continue bonding with your dog and maintain training even after your program is completed. This is a crucial part of all of our programs, whether it is puppy training or addressing serious behavioral concerns. Let us help you achieve your dog’s best life in St. Louis!

Who We Are

Beyond the Dog is a professional dog training company combining the luxury of full service, in-home dog training programs with the latest research in dog behavior.

Led by Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist, Dr. Kristyn Echterling-Savage and Certified Dog Behavior Consultant, Sean Savage, Beyond the Dog is made up of a team who loves animals and are passionate about improving the lives of humans and their pets. This passion has led each team member to acquire a Bachelors or Masters degree, dog training certifications and mentorships to ensure they are providing the highest level of training to every client.
Behind every trainer at Beyond the Dog is the collective knowledge of our full team. We utilize Doctoral research, Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Military experience, Psychology, Veterinary, and Zoological training to craft every program. This is the Beyond the Dog difference.

Where we train

Wherever St. Louis life takes you, our dog obedience program will match it every step of the way!

Our programs are not limited by a facility, which allows us to customize your dog’s training down to the exact location that meets your needs and training goals! We provide services throughout the St. Louis metro area.



Service Areas

St. Louis, St. Peters, Brentwood, Chesterfield, Maplewood, Des Peres, Clayton, University City, Creve Coeur, Ballwin, Olivette, Lake St. Louis, St. Charles and select cities in Illinois, including Columbia and O’Fallon!