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Wag & Train Dog Training Minneapolis2019-09-17T09:28:16-06:00
bad dog wanted

BAD DOGS WANTED:

Do you think you have a bad dog?
Actually, at Wag & Train, we don’t think there are any bad dogs.

But, it’s common (and normal!) to get frustrated, sad, desperate, and mad when your dog is behaving badly. 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 us help. Together, we can get their tails waggin’!

LET US HELP!

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

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& 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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Real Facebook Reviews!

  • 5 star review  Kari is simply amazing. She understands how dogs think, and is spot-on with the science of animal behavior. As if that wasn't enough, Kari is an exceptional person who has the gift of helping owners understand their canine charges and how to best meet their needs. Following the approach supported by veterinary behavior and animal behavior science, her approach is free of intimidation, bullying, and fear- making the dogs and people she helps learn in a gentle and stress-free environment. People, this works! I am truly honored to call her a colleague and friend. My respect for her as a professional and person couldn't be higher.

    thumb Lorena Patti
    8/12/2015
  • 5 star review  Wag & Train was the best thing we did for our dog! Kari taught us how too communicate correctly with our dog through the "positive training" method and we could not be happier seeing our dogs behavior completely change. I would highly recommend them for training or rehabilitating your dog!

    thumb Kristen Korneev
    8/03/2015
  • 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
    5/24/2016
  • 5 star review  Kari is AMAZING!!!!!!! We were at our limit with our Male Lab Prince. After he had ripped the cable box off the house, chewed the starter off the lawn mower, chewed the wires under my husbands truck twice and just was completely out of control. THANK GOD we found Kari. Prince is now a completely different dog and we can't imagine our lives without him. He's now the dog we always wanted. Thanks Kari!!!! We don't know what we would have done without you.

    thumb Heather Bing Howe
    10/25/2017
  • 5 star review  Excellent dog training services from a caring and positive trainer!!

    thumb Erica Lieberman Campbell
    4/21/2015
  • 5 star review  I found Kari after an extensive search and interview process with several trainers across the metro area. After I met her and heard about her positive approach to dog (a-hem, people) training, I knew she was the right choice. One thing you can always be sure of with Kari is her commitment to what is best for the individual dog. Highly recommended!

    thumb Ashleigh Weatherill
    4/18/2015
  • 5 star review  We tried bringing our Bordeaux, Otis, to another trainer with absolutely no success. Kari had been recommended to me by multiple people so I finally called her. And I'll never bring a dog to anyone else. We needed more than a trainer. We needed a behaviorist. She helped us curb Otis' dog aggression as well as taught us ways to divert his attention before his aggression is ever triggered. I just wish we had brought Otis to Wag & Train sooner. Thank you Kari. Any dog I get from here on out will be trained by Wag & Train.

    thumb Jarrod Ligrani
    8/04/2015
  • 5 star review  We had our first day with Kari today and our rescue Boston Terrier Cartman. WOW. Amazing the tools she coached us to use in just our first home training. We signed up for the 3 In-home package. Cartman has anxiety and fear around strangers and it feels so awesome to have some tools to help our fur baby have a better life! He learned so fast - mike and I are the ones who need practice. She is warm and friendly and very accomodating with our schedules even during a holiday week. She was referred to us from Cartman's daycare Bark and Play.

    thumb Carleen Clearwater
    12/20/2015
  • 5 star review  Kari's kind and patient approach to training has made a huge difference in our house! Our shelter pup came with some behavior challenges that were exacerbated by a negative training experience. We're so thankful for Kari's academic behavior expertise, practical experience, and compassionate and positive training methods. And she communicates well with people (not just dogs!) providing us with the tools and support we need to continue to learn together.

    thumb Ann Schwab
    7/31/2015
  • 5 star review  Kari and her staff are fantastic. Kari worked with us to help our highly anxious and fear aggressive middle dog become a wonderful family pet. He was growling at and terrified of our toddler. Kari's guidance transformed this crazy dog into my little girl's best friend. We had to do a lot of work to get there, and Kari helped us through every step, including working with our vet to medically manage some of his anxiety. This dog had been traumatized by previous trainers and punitive training. Kari demonstrated how to turn his behavior around using positive training and some good meds. He was a new dog after working with Kari. She was also great with my "naughty, but normal" dogs who really enjoyed basic, positive training with her. We will be back in class soon with our new puppy and are really looking forward to working with Kari again.

    thumb Teresa Barnes
    8/26/2015
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