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Austin’s Professional Dog Training, Cat Training, And Behavior Solutions

Professional, full-service behavior treatment and obedience training for furry and feathery friends throughout the greater Austin, Texas area

Beyond the Dog was started by Dr. Kristyn Echterling-Savage, a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist (CAAB) and Sean Savage, who is himself a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC). Although these two are highly experienced and knowledgeable, they are more than just animal experts – they are animal lovers too!

There are approximately 50 Certified Applied Animal Behaviorists in the nation. In addition to having a CAAB at Beyond the Dog, we also have trainers with extensive backgrounds in animal behavior or a related field. Each trainer at Beyond the Dog has a Bachelor’s degree in an animal-related field, has years of experience in animal training, and is personally trained by Kristyn, Sean, and a training mentor. Furthermore, all of our animal trainers are certified or are seeking certification from the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, the largest dog training organization in the United States.

Beyond the Dog meets the highest standards when it comes to animal training. We offer the most cutting-edge training methods and protocols for treating various problem behaviors. Our trainers teach more than just your pet. We also pass our knowledge and experience on to you! We work closely with owners to customize treatment because it is important to be able to realistically integrate our techniques into your day-to-day lifestyle.

No Problem Too Big

Our behavior treatment and obedience training works for behaviors from simple housebreaking to severe dog aggression.  Beyond the Dog is ready and able to meet your needs by working with you and your pet privately wherever you are located in the Greater Austin area. Whether in your home or at a nearby park, we are there for you.

Beyond the Dog also has a cat training service as well as training for other pets! Our training is designed to treat mild to severe behavioral problems. Whether it is aggression or house soiling, we have you covered. We enjoy providing insight to help with everything from treatment for problem behaviors to teaching obedience commands.

If you have a furry or feathery friend who is in need of training, give us a call today at (512) 962-9238. Beyond the Dog will help you get the results you are seeking!


I really enjoyed meeting and working with the trainers. They were both very knowledgeable and provided us with the tools we need to help our dog become more confident. He has already shown so much progress in the three weeks of working with him.