Megan Bender, B.A., CPDT-KA
Megan brings an abundance of knowledge and experience to the Houston team. In addition to being a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, she is a registered evaluator for AKC’s Canine Good Citizen programs. Her passion lies in working with families and their fur children to improve their bond to the fullest potential.
Prior to Beyond the Dog, Megan worked as a trainer and supervisor at a daycare and boarding facility. In addition to private lessons, she led a variety of group classes, including obedience, reactivity, agility, tricks, and CGC prep. She also trained employees to recognize the subtleties of dog body language to promote the safest and happiest environment for all the dogs. Megan has also worked as an assistant in a veterinary office and volunteered at her local shelter, prior to working as a trainer.
Megan graduated from the University of California at San Diego with a degree in Economics. She worked in the investment banking industry after college, until deciding to jump into the animal world full-time. A native Californian, Megan grew up in Sacramento before moving to San Diego. She has now ditched the beach for the green lands of Houston. Megan lives with her boyfriend, John, and their cat, Ryder. In her free time, Megan enjoys going to breweries and having game nights. Her favorite season is also football season. Go Texans!