Kristyn Echterling Savage, PH.D., CAAB, BCBA-D

Kristyn Echterling Savage, PH.D., CAAB, BCBA-D

Meet Dr. Kristyn Echterling-Savage. She is the CEO and co-founder of Beyond the Dog, LLC. More than just an animal lover, Dr. Kristyn Echterling-Savage studied at the University of Kansas. Here she earned her Master’s degree in Behavior Analysis. Once she finished her Master’s she then received her Ph.D. in Behavior Analysis. After that, she became one of the 50 practicing Certified Applied Animal Behaviorists in the nation. Additionally, Kristyn is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Dr. Echterling-Savage also plays a primary role in assisting Beyond the Dog’s trainers in their designated service areas. Together with Sean, she has developed all of the training programs at Beyond the Dog. Additionally, her primary focus is on research and the significance of building and improving relationships between pets and their owners. Also, she enjoys sharing her knowledge with others.  Dr. Echterling-Savage passes on her experience to Beyond the Dog’s trainers, helping them establish the most effective behavior solutions.

Dr. Echterling-Savage is also actively involved in the research. Her primary focus in her research is to improve the methods trainers use to treat their four-legged clients. She even strives to develop techniques to transfer her treatments to owners so they can continue training long after their program has ended. Dr. Echterling-Savage has shared her research with many professionals at conferences and seminars throughout the United States.

Dr. Kristyn Echterling-Savage currently lives in the Houston area. Here she spends her time assisting trainers and guiding owners to establish and maintain a healthy relationship with their pets. She shares her home with a variety of pets, which include a sulcata tortoise. Dr. Kristyn Echterling-Savage also spends her time passing on her knowledge to her two children.