Dog Training, Cat Training and Pet Training Professionals

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Beyond the Dog is a professional animal training company that uses behavioral science to train dogs, cats, and other pets.

Beyond the Dog, LLC was established by Dr. Kristyn Ectherling-Savage and Sean Savage. Together, they created Beyond the Dog for their love of animals and their expertise in animal behavior. Sean Savage is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant, while Dr. Kristyn Ectherling-Savage is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorists (CAAB). She is 1 of at least 50 CAABs in the United States. In addition to their experience and certifications, Dr. Kristyn Echterling-savage has an advanced degree in Behavioral Analysis.

Of course, the credentials of Beyond the Dog do not stop there. All of our professional dog trainers well educated with Bachelor’s degrees in animal-related fields. In addition to their degrees, all of our trainers are certified or are seeking certification through the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT). The APDT is the largest dog and puppy training organization in the United States. Moreover, Beyond the Dog mentorship program allows all of our trainers to be directly trained by Sean, Kristyn, and a mentor trainer. Finally, Beyond the Dog is proud to serve the Kansas City, Austin, and Houston areas.

Training Programs

As you can see, Beyond the Dog has very high standards. These standards help us provide the most trusted and up-to-date training techniques available. Beyond the Dog is comprised of various programs for dogs, cats, and other pets such as rabbits, ferrets, and birds. Each program was designed by Dr. Kristyn Ectherling-Savage and Sean Savage from the ground up, so pet owners know they are getting the best of the best.

Beyond the Dog offers a variety of dog training programs to meet a variety of behavioral needs. Each program varies in price and intensity, as well as the behaviors that are addressed. Our team of trainers are capable of training any breed of dog. If your dog is displaying behaviors from anxiety and fear to housebreaking and simple obedience, then you could benefit from our programs.

Cats and other pets have their own programs customized to their needs. All three of our cat programs are performed in the comfort of the pet’s home. Cat programs help owners treat problem behaviors such as house soiling, aggression, anxiety, and others. Other pets such as birds, ferrets, rabbits, and pigs are also capable of being trained. These non-traditional pets may display problem behaviors that our professional pet trainers can help reduce.

Contact us today if you are interested in what Beyond the Dog has to offer. Our trainers are professionals when it comes to training pets, but are also trained the most effective methods to teach owners. Beyond the Dog’s trainers use science-based methods to teach you what your pet has learned as well as implement techniques to maintain your pet’s behavior.

Dog Training by Breed - Houston

Although we have only worked with Xena a couple of times with your technique to address her aggression on leash, we’ve see an immediate change in her behavior.


I have to tell you that you were worth every dime we paid you training Zeus.


Kristyn completely exceeded my expectations!


So nice to speak to someone who understands the underlying causes of behavior.


We can’t say enough wonderful things about Sean.


I can’t think Kristyn enough for her help.


Thank you Beyond the Dog for making our lives so much better in just one visit!


Thanks to Beyond the Dog, our household is more peaceful than its been in months!


Dog Training based on breed