BAD DOGS WANTED:
Do you think you have a bad dog and are in need of dog training?
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. It’s not hopeless- there is a lot you can do to help communicate with your dog better, I promise!
~ Is your puppy’s biting causing injury and stress?
~ Is your puppy using your living room as her toilet?
~ Is your dog growling, snapping at, or biting people?
~ Is your dog shy or fearful of strangers?
~ Is your dog barking or lunging at other dogs or people on walks?
~ Is your puppy’s Witching Hour making you crazy?
~ Is your dog’s diet contributing to her behavior issues?
Let me help.
Meet Dog Behaviorist & Nutrition Specialist, Kari Bastyr (Birdie, too!)
- Masters Degree in Animal Behavior & Applied Behavior Analysis
- Bachelors Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis
- Certified Dog Behavior Consultant with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants
- Certified Dog Trainer with Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Training
- Member of the Pet Professional Guild
- Member of the Animal Behavior Society
- Certified Pet Nutrition Specialist
- Currently working on my Raw Pet Food Certification
- Currently working on my Fear Free Certification
I am a people trainer AND a dog trainer, and I take pride in what I do for your family. Most people are in crisis when they call me, and I do my best to provide empathetic, kind, and comprehensive help. I do not use or condone the use of shock, prong, or choke collars and I will never ask you to hurt your dog. Training should be fun and focus on building your bond and I will teach you how to do that. Here are Google Reviews from past clients whom I’ve had the privilege of working with.
Dog Training Tips, Tools & Resources
Bone Broth for Dogs
A Tribute to My Dessert Dog
My Dog is Such a Sweetheart… but He Bites People
I Went Back to Work and my Puppy has Separation Anxiety
Day Training: Teaching a Puppy to Sit for Greetings
Day Training: Working on Down Stay for Impulse Control
Growling is Good
Always Ask the Dog!
How to Manage and Prevent Barking out the Window
Is Your Dog Stubborn or Just Unmotivated?
My Top 10 Behavior Tips
Why does my dog run away when I open the front door?
Dog Dominance Theory Debunked: What Does it Really Mean?
The Ultimate Dog Adoption Survival Guide
OUCH! My Puppy is Biting Me!
The Lost Art of Butt-Sniffing