Beyond the Dog
We offer pet training services for cats, dogs, and more! Allow Beyond The Dog to assist with your training, and we’ll help you develop a loving and lasting bond with your furry friend!
Throughout our many years of service, we have continuously strived to better our services. Furthermore, we aim to create and offer programs that are effective, efficient, and inclusive of all dogs. Each of our programs is created to target and treat certain behaviors your dog may display.
Beyond The Dog has almost 15 years of experience training and treating a variety of behavioral issues present in various breeds and ages of dogs. We offer our exceptional services to dog owners in Houston, TX, Austin, TX, Kansas City, MO, and St. Louis, MO. Furthermore, the programs we offer have all been designed by our Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist.
All of our programs vary in intensity, length, and price. To find out more about this, you can contact our team today. We will take the time to discuss your concern areas and find the right program for your dog. Every program is created to cover several behavioral and obedience concerns. With that in mind, it’s essential you enroll your dog in the correct program. Below you can find additional information that might aid in your decision.
Our All-Inclusive Program is one of the more intensive training options we offer. The sessions under this program last an hour and are carried out five times a week. The entire program spans a four week period, and our trainers will spend 4 of the 5 days exclusively with your dog. For the fifth day, you will be involved with the training session so you can learn our procedures and further help your dog.
Our other intensive training option comes under our Board and Train Program. This involves your dog staying with one of our trainers for a three week period. During this program, one of our trainers will work with your dog for at least 1 hour every day. Furthermore, they will schedule obedience sessions frequently throughout your dog’s stay. After the program is finished, the trainer will meet with you a handful of times to teach you the training process.
Our Executive Dog Training Program makes the perfect choice if you’re looking for a training service to adjust your dog’s behavior. Much less intense than our previously mentioned programs, our executive training option is carried out three days a week for a total of three weeks. Throughout this program, our trainer will meet with and work with your dog in a one on one capacity for two of the three days. On the third day, you will join the session where our trainer will help you become familiar with our training styles and methods.
This training program is designed to assist first time owners, new owners, and puppy owners. For the most part, our clients opt to enroll their dog in two to three sessions. These sessions are carried out sporadically to give your dog time to adjust. Each session, our trainer will closely monitor how your dog is responding to the training and are there to assist should you have any questions or concerns.
Our maintenance program is there for you to utilize if your dog has previously completed one of our more in-depth programs. It is designed to help you and your dog to adjust to your own obedience goals. Throughout this program, our trainer will help you reduce treats, and aid in off-leash obedience. They will meet with your dog two times a week and depending on the objective, you may be involved in those sessions.
Our Video Chat Training program is there for dogs and dog owners who live outside of our service areas. We understand it can be challenging to find a professional and reliable training service near you, which is why we offer this program. When you enroll your dog in this program, our trainers will observe your dog, answer any questions you have, and offer assistance with training. Furthermore, they will provide you with written protocols to aid in the process.
Beyond The Dog has been perfecting our services since 2005. Our years of experience, dedication, and credentials are unmatched by a training service in St. Louis, MO. Our cat training programs vary to cater to the needs of you and your feline friend. Furthermore, we are constantly looking for new methods to implement into our programs to ensure your cat receives the best training sessions around.
At Beyond The Dog, we offer programs to all sorts of pets and our cat programs have been around as long as our dog programs. Most people think of cats as untrainable, however, here at Beyond The Dog, we believe all pets are trainable! Much like our dog training programs, we can carry out our cat training services right from your home.
Our programs are designed to fit the needs of you and your cat. Each program was carefully crafted by our Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist and offers a wide range of training services. We can even train your cat to walk with a leash! Below you will find more information pertaining to our training programs which might aid in your decision.
This is our most intensive program for cats and kittens. The focal points within this program are aggression, minor behavioral issues, and severe behavioral issues. Our trainers will work with your cat two times a week for a total of three weeks. Every third day, you, the owner, will be included in the session. This gives you the opportunity to learn the training methods our trainers utilize.
Does your cat have a tendency to scratch up furniture? Our Private In-Home Training program is the perfect solution. Furthermore, this program focuses on training cats to use the litter box. The sessions included in this training program are carried out a couple of weeks apart and last 1 hour. Our expert trainers will devise a training regime specific to the needs of your cat.
Much like our video chat training program for dogs, this option is designed for owners outside of our service areas. The number of sessions and their frequency will vary from cat to cat. Our trainer will work with you and provide you with a training procedure that works for your cat.
Beyond The Dog doesn’t just offer our training expertise to dog and cat owners. We extend our services to all sorts of animals. Our comprehensive understanding of animal behavior enables us to effectively train traditional and nontraditional pets. This includes, but is not limited to parrots, ferrets, and pot-bellied pigs.
At Beyond The Dog, we believe all animals are trainable. This belief along with our extensive knowledge of animal behavior allows us to offer our training methods to birds, pigs, rabbits, and more. Additionally, all of our trainers have vast experience working with various animals so we can confidently and efficiently carry out your animal training.
We have three training programs aimed at owners of non-traditional pets. Every training session is carried out from the comfort of your home to keep your pet’s training stress-free. Furthermore, our programs are centered around behavioral concerns such as fears, aggression, vocalization, house soiling, and more. Below you can find more information about each of our programs.
This training program spans a three week period, with sessions being held three days of each week. Two of the three weekly sessions will be one-on-one with your pet and the trainer, and you will be able to participate in the third session. This gives you a chance to learn the methods of our trainers to better direct your animal’s behavior.
Our Private In-Home Training program is designed for animals who possess traits such as inappropriate chewing, vocalization, and house soling. The training sessions involved in this program are usually held weekly or bi-weekly depending on the needs of your animal. Our trainer will work with you to design a training schedule you can use outside of the program.
Locating a quality training service for your pet is hard in any sense, however it gets significantly more challenging when you need a training service that caters to non-traditional pets. That is why we offer a Video Chat Training Program so you can access our services even if you don’t live within the service area. When you utilize this service, our trainers will set you up with a training protocol for your pet to follow and will closely monitor their progress during sessions.
Although we offer our services to dogs of all breeds, we don’t have breed-specific training programs available. However, we do understand that certain genetic and environmental factors play a part in how your dog learns. As every case is different, our trainers utilize several different methods for different brees. Certain breeds require similar training styles and this is something we also take into consideration when designing our sessions.
Beyond the Dog opens its training program to dogs of all breeds, below are some of the more popular breeds we’ve worked with:
- Boxer and Doberman
- Australian Shepherd
- German Shepherd
- Pit Bull
- Labrador and Golden Retrievers
- Yorkie, Chihuahua and Toy Poodle
- French and English Bulldogs
Our years of experience have allowed us to develop the right training methods for each breed. Furthermore, our programs cater to preventing breed-specific problem behavior while showcasing the strengths of each breed.
All of our service areas offer training for dogs of every breed. Get in touch with our team to learn more about our training programs and how our experts can help your dog.
Support animals play a vital role in the lives of so many people. Because of this, we offer training services to both emotional support dogs and service dogs. It’s important that these two roles don’t get mixed up as service animals are not emotional support animals and vice versa. At Beyond The Dog, we strive to offer inclusivity among our services which is why we work with both. We seek to educate our clients about the different roles these dogs play and the training required because of that.
Service dogs receive formal training however there is no such thing as too much training. Every dog can become more efficient. Additionally, with further training, your dog can complete the AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluation. This is the first stepping stone towards further certifications.
Emotional support animals do not require any formal training and while these animals are usually dogs or cats, they can come in the form of any species. No matter what support animal you require, Beyond The Dog is here to offer expert training services. With our help, your animal will become more obedient and reach their full potential in their support role. To learn more about the differences between support animals and service dogs, visit our support animal training page.