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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

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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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Success Stories

Real Facebook Reviews!

  • 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  We adopted a senior dog (Chance) who was in the shelter for 5mos and labeled with "behavioral issues". We were told he had dog reactivity, however dog aggression was still a question. We asked Kari for help. With her instruction, guidance and reassurance our dog became confident with himself and us and he has responded very well to the positive reinforcement training. Within 6mos he had his first play date with a dog that went off without any issues. We could not have done it without Kari's help. Please consider adopting senior pets. They really aren't too old to learn.

    thumb Janis Lutrick
    September 2, 2015
  • 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
  • 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  Wag & Train was great for our dogs, and we especially like that the techniques are all positive- we didn't want to choke or shock our dogs to get them to behave. I highly recommend Wag & Train! Sean

    thumb Sean Ladd
    August 4, 2015
  • 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
    October 25, 2017
  • 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  I have worked with Kari for at least 13 years! I have gone through her obedience classes personally and worked with her professionally through the giant breed rescue I run! She has been a tremendous asset to the organization, helping us with some very challenging behavioral cases to make the dogs more adoptable. She uses positive reinforcement training methods and is highly effective. I highly recommend Wag & Train!

    thumb Lindsay Polumbus Condon
    July 31, 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  My 6 year old dog went through the puppy classes with Wag & Train and now my new puppy is going through the same classes! Wag & Train is wonderful!! Kari and everyone else are wonderful and so helpful!

    thumb Lisa Cecchini
    July 30, 2015
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