St. Louis MO aggressive dog training near me

Led by a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist

Leaders in Animal Behavior

Dog training is our specialty and animal behavior is our passion! Our team of Certified Professional Dog Trainers receives extensive training in the science of behavior and works directly under the supervision of our Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist, Certified Dog Behavior Consultant, and a Training Mentor. With that level of experience and expertise to draw from, it’s no wonder they are the very best at what they do! Beyond the Dog trainers set themselves apart with the knowledge, dedication and passion they bring to training your pet – and that translates into results you can count on.

What is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist?

Certified Applied Animal Behaviorists (CAABs) are board-certified individuals who meet an extensive list of requirements set forth by the Animal Behavior Society. Comprehensive experience, contributions to the field of animal behavior, a doctoral-level education, and recommendations from colleagues are all among the criteria which must be met. Currently, the United States is home to just over 50 Certified Applied Animal Behaviorists and Beyond the Dog is lucky to call one of them our own! When you choose Beyond the Dog, you can feel confident that the programs and protocols, designed by Dr. Kristyn Echterling-Savage, are effective, ethical and grounded in the science of behavior.

Hear More About Our Training Philosophy

Below, you can watch Dr. Kristyn Echterling-Savage and Sean Savage, our founders, talk about our company’s beliefs and training style. Once you see the passion they have for helping animals and animal owners, you’ll understand why Beyond The Dog is the right choice for you.

Beyond The Dog offers extensive and comprehensive training programs to cater to the needs of every animal. 
At Beyond The Dog, we train more than just dogs and cats. We also offer our services to those with more exotic pets such as parrots and pigs. No matter which training service you require, you can expect our programs to be efficient, thorough, and tailored to you and your animal’s needs. We cover a wide variety of training techniques from aggression to obedience, anxiety and fears, and everything in-between. Furthermore, we can do all of this right from your home! Our trainers travel across the St. Louis area for your pet’s and your convenience.


(314) 873-1213