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Wag & Train Dog Training Minneapolis2019-10-11T08:31:32-06:00
bad dog wanted

BAD DOGS WANTED:

Do you think you have a bad dog?
Actually, I believe dogs don’t behave badly. I believe they are having a hard time.

But, it’s common (and normal!) to get frustrated, sad, desperate, and mad when your dog’s behavior is out of control. Is your dog a selective listener? Does your dog take you for a walk? Is barking your dog’s favorite hobby? Is your dog aggressive with people or other dogs? Let me help.

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I am thrilled to announce that Judy Borsheim has purchased Wag & Train Colorado. She will be making it her own by branching off and starting Star Dog Training and Behavior Specialists! Email Judy at stardogdenver@gmail.com

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Colorado Dog Training

We Take Pride in What We Do for You
& Your Best Friends

Meet Wag & Train Owner, Kari Bastyr (and Paisley too!)

Kari Bastyr, MS/CDBC/VSPDT, specializes in animal behavior & dogs with severe behavior problems.

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Success Stories

Real Facebook Reviews!

  • 5 star review  Kari is amazing. She has a gift with animal behavior and can help you through every step (including selection... who knew there was a temperament test for that?). From puppy class through agility and behavior, she's got you covered. Kari will give you the tools to make you relationship with your animal successful.

    thumb Staci Beck Giovino
    April 21, 2015
  • 5 star review  I completely credit Kari and Wag &Train with the fact that i can not only take my dog out in public, but also get compliments on her good-girl skills! Kari basically saved my life when my dog started exhibiting fear-based reactivity. Though she worked with us about 4 years ago, I still use the skills and tricks I learned in Level 1& 2 manners and private training sessions every single day. If you want to bond with your puppy/new dog, learn some basic dog-handling skills, and get into their little fuzzy minds, call Kari!

    thumb Lauren Roady
    August 5, 2015
  • 5 star review  I have worked with Kari and her team of trainers and highly recommend any of the Wag & Train services! I have had private sessions with Kari as well as group classes and I have always been satisfied. If you have a puppy, you must sign up for the puppy socialization classes- the Wag & Train trainers are very knowledgeable about what your puppy needs to be the best he/she can be, and you get to spend time with puppies of all shapes and sizes!! I appreciate that Kari uses only positive reinforcement with the dogs and she teaches owners why that is so important to the dog and their development. When your dog is happy they really do behave better- and your relationship with your dog can continue to grow! My dog- and my entire family- are grateful to Kari and her positive training techniques!

    thumb Sharyn L Kline
    September 10, 2015
  • 5 star review  I took my French Bulldog puppy Carson to positive puppy 1 class with Kari. I started him at 10 weeks and 4lbs to socialize him and Kari was so awsome with him. He was always the littlest one in the class but she helped him not get trampled in the play. I am so happy I chose Wag and Train for the little love in my life. I couldn't say enough about what a positive experience we are having.

    thumb Justine Miraldi
    May 24, 2016
  • 5 star review  I have worked with Kari with my dogs and recently put my new puppy in the board and train while we were on vacation. My poor puppy had girardia and Kari made sure she took really good care of her and even went out of her way to get her extra meds. Never one complaint with the extra work, only lots of pictures and praise! Love her!

    thumb Susan Paris Stanley
    July 31, 2015
  • 5 star review  Being involved in animal rescue, Kari was the first call we made for dogs in the Denver-area that needed behavioral training prior to being adopted. She was ALWAYS friendly and timely with her communication. The reason why the rescue always reached out to Wag & Train is because of the great amount of knowledge Kari has and her willingness to share it and really teach people about dog behavior. She is a passionate animal lover and has a heart of gold -- exactly what I would want in someone that is working with me and my dog.

    thumb Laura Aquilina
    July 30, 2015
  • 5 star review  Wag & Train was recommended to my by my vet when I brought my French Bulldog puppy in for his very first visit! I signed up for the puppy classes, and the Manners classes. And, we even had trouble potty training, and Kari came over for a private session at our house, and got us sorted all out. Thank goodness! We now have a very well behaved and socialized 7 month old on our hands. Having a puppy is seriously hard work, and thank goodness for Kari and her crew to be there to support us! Now life is easy and we just relax and snuggle! 🙂

    thumb Aurora Lopez Sisneros
    August 4, 2015
  • 5 star review  Wag and Train is wonderful! We started working with Kari nearly 10 years ago and have been fans ever since. Our dogs have benefitted from Wag and Train's positive, gentle and intelligent approach to behavior modification and training. Our dog Xander, who came to us as a puppy with anxiety and socialization issues, blossomed once we went through classes with Kari. We are very involved in animal welfare and rescue, and love how Kari is just as passionate about it! We are grateful for all she does for our community. FIVE STARS! (y)

    thumb Tracy Mackey-Burlingame
    August 4, 2015
  • 5 star review  Our 5 and a half year old Lab retriever mix Sophie was having a really really hard time on her leash. She would get aggressive on walks, pull, whine, and just overall have a bad time. It was hard to take her anywhere for fear that she would become agitated and be aggressive to other dogs. She was perfectly friendly and sweet with dogs off leash, but when on leash she transformed into a completely different dog. After trying multiple different leashes and harnesses we finally decided to get professional help, and we could not be happier with our decision to reach out to Kari. Even after our first session with Kari we noticed a HUGE difference. She talked to us about Sophie’s anxiety, and suggested different types of walking and training techniques that help dogs like her gain more confidence and lessen their anxiety. It was as much a training session for Sophie as it was for us. We completed a total of three sessions with Kari, and in that time Sophie became such a more confident dog. We have even been able to walk her in Washington Park, and take her on busy hikes with no issue. We really appreciate Kari’s techniques, and love that she took the time not only to train Sophie, but also to teach us about ways we can be better parents to Sophie. We would recommend Kari in a heartbeat to anyone!

    thumb Veronica Anne
    October 21, 2016
  • 5 star review  Kari is a very knowledgeable, and incredibly talented dog trainer. She only uses positive techniques which are very important to me. Highly recommended!!!

    thumb Neika Steiner Smessaert
    August 1, 2015
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