Buck’s Story: Board and Train and Separation Anxiety


I was at the end of my rope, desperate to find an answer to Buck’s behavioral issues. My husband and I knew that boxer puppies needed attention and care, but at 7 months old, Buck was showing signs of more than simple puppy energy. While searching the internet I entered “K-9 trainer, separation anxiety, Kansas City.” I found Beyond the Dog and read about Sean and Kristyn, and their positive training methods and their board and train program. Immediately I felt this was the solution for Buck. After discussing the program with my husband, I called for more information about Sean and Kristyn’s techniques of positive training to get a sense of what could be done about Buck’s separation anxiety. Kristyn was incredibly helpful and explained their plan for addressing Buck’s behavioral issues as well as his basic obedience training.

The difference in Buck’s behavior is incredible. He is calm and confident and his obedience is amazing. Buck loves Sean and really is motivated to please him. It is apparent that Sean and Kristyn care about animals and have a real passion for their well-being. Any time we have had questions Sean and Kristyn have been more than willing to advise us on how to address our concerns. Although Buck may never be happy to be alone, we now have the tools to help Buck cope when we are away.

We left Buck a nervous, anxious puppy and Sean returned him a well-balanced, confident dog. This program works, and has made our lives, and Buck’s life, much more enjoyable.

–Renee and Buck