Resources

Beyond the Dog Videos

How to Prevent a Dog from Chewing on Inappropriate Items

Would you like to prevent your dog from chewing on inappropriate items? In this video, Kristyn teaches a Presa Canario to chew on his toys. Appropriate toy play is the first of several steps in preventing inappropriate chewing!

How to Teach Dog Obedience - Stay

One of the most critical dog obedience behaviors is stay. In this video Kristyn begins teaching a mixed breed dog the stay command. Using this method, your dog could be doing a stay in as little as a few days!

How to Teach Dog Obedience - Come

Coming when called is an often sought after obedience behavior. Not only is it convenient, it is a safety behavior! In this video, Sean teaches a small, mixed breed the first step of many in this important dog obedience behavior!

How to Teach Puppy Obedience - Sit

Sitting is one of the first obedience behaviors most people try to teach their puppy. Sitting on command is the basis for high level dog obedience and manners. In this video, Sean teaches a Puggle puppy to sit on command.

How to Teach a Puppy to Be Comfortable at a Veterinary Visit or Grooming Appointment

Routine health exams and medical care as well as basic grooming are the basis of good pet health. Pets will receive better care the better behaved they are. In this video Sean teaches a Viszla puppy to become more comfortable with similar handling.

Publications About Beyond the Dog

Publications by Beyond the Dog

  • Echterling-Savage, K. R., DiGennaro Reed, F. D., Miller, L. K., Savage, S. (2014). Effects of Caregiver-Implemented Aggression Reduction Procedure on Problem Behavior of Dogs. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 18, 191-197.

Professional Presentations

  • Echterling- Savage, K. R. (2012, February). Increasing Appropriate Owner Use of Counterconditioning. Webinar presented at the Association of Pet Dog Trainers online seminar.
  • Echterling-Savage, K. R. (2011, November). The Effects of a Performance Feedback Package on Owner Acquisition of a Treatment to Reduce Aggression in Dogs. Seminar presented for the Department of Applied Behavioral Science at the University of Kansas. Lawrence, KS.
  • Echterling-Savage, K. R. (2011, July). Increasing Treatment Integrity in the Use of Classical Counterconditioning to Reduce Aggression in Dogs. Paper presented at the joint conference of Animal Behavior Society and the International Ethological Conference. Indianapolis, IN.
  • Echterling-Savage, K. R. (2011, May). A Comparison of Classical Counterconditioning and Differential Reinforcement of Alternative Behavior. Paper presented at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention. Denver, CO.
  • Echterling-Savage, K. R. (2011, May). The Effects of an Implementation Package on Owner Use of Classical and Operant Counter-Conditioning. Poster presented at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention. Denver, CO.
  • Echterling-Savage, K. R. (2010, April). A Comparison of Classical and Operant Counterconditioning. Pro-seminar meeting of the Department of Applied Behavioral Science at the University of Kansas. Lawrence, KS.
  • Echterling-Savage, K. R. (2007, November). Detecting and Treating Aggression in Dogs. Seminar presented for the Department of Applied Behavioral Science at the University of Kansas. Lawrence, KS.

Other Presentations

  • Echterling-Savage, K.R. (2013, August). Reducing Aggressive Behavior During Veterinary Visits. “Lunch and Learn” for the staff at Camelot Court Animal Clinic. Leawood, KS.
  • Echterling-Savage, K.R. (2013, July). The Use of Functional Analysis in Dog Training. Guest speaker for Heartland Positive Dog Training Alliance meeting. Overland Park, KS.
  • Echterling-Savage, K. R. (2011, October). An Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment. Guest lecturer for ABS 509. University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS.
  • Echterling-Savage, K. R. (2011, October). Noncompliance: When Kids Don’t Do as They’re Told. Guest lecturer for ABS 486. University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS.
  • Echterling-Savage, K. R. (2011, September). The Use of Behavior Analysis to Treat Problem Behavior Across Several Species of Companion Animals. Guest speaker for ABS 100. University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS.
  • Echterling-Savage, K. R. (2011, April). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Chapters 1 & 2. Guest lecturer for ABS 509. University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS.
  • Echterling-Savage, K. R. (2011, March). The Use of Behavior Analysis in Animal Training. Guest speaker for ABS 100. University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS.
  • Echterling-Savage, K. R. (2010, October). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Chapters 2 & 3. Guest lecturer for ABS 509. University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS.
  • Echterling-Savage, K. R. (2010, September). Dog Training: Why Behavior Analysis? Guest speaker for ABS 100. University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS.
  • Echterling-Savage, K. R. & Savage, S. M. (2010, February). Reducing Anxiety Associated with Veterinary Visits. “Lunch and Learn” for the staff at Eagle Animal Hospital. Riverside, MO.
  • Echterling-Savage, K. R. (2010, January). A Review of Severe Problem Behavior in Dogs. Guest speaker for ABS 100. University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS.
  • Echterling-Savage, K. R. & Savage, S. M. (2010, January). Monitoring Aggression in Dogs: How to Avoid Getting Bitten. “Lunch and Learn” for the staff at Piper Heritage Veterinary Clinic. Kansas City, KS.
  • Echterling-Savage, K. R. & Savage, S. M. (2010, January). Making Veterinary Visits Stress Free for Dogs and Staff. “Lunch and Learn” for the staff at Petworks. Overland Park, KS.
  • Echterling-Savage, K. R. & Savage, S. M. (2009, December). How to Detect Precursor Behavior and Reduce Reactivity in Dogs. “Lunch and Learn” for the staff at No More Homeless Pets Kansas City. Merriam, KS.