Who We Are
My name is Justin Baker. I am the founder, trainer, and primary dog petter at Beyond Obedience Dog Training LLC. At its root, Beyond Obedience came about because a good friend encouraged me to get a hobby at the exact moment that we saw a guide dog training on the street. From there came volunteering with Guiding Eyes for the Blind, a career change to professional dog training, and now, Beyond Obedience.
My training process is heavily influenced by my experience raising dogs for Guiding Eyes for the Blind. Most of the work that we put into the dogs for the first 18 months of their lives is geared towards two goals: excellent manners and impeccable socialization. Together, these address the needs of every dog owner, whether you have a brand new puppy or a dog with more serious challenges.
Any discussion of Beyond Obedience should include my dog, Keeper. Keeper's most important job here is helping dogs who are scared of other dogs to get past their fears. He's really good at what he does!