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. It’s not hopeless- there is a lot you can do to help communicate with your dog better, I promise!

~ Is your puppy biting and out of control?
~ Is your puppy using your living room as her toilet?
~ Is your dog a selective listener?
~ Is your dog taking you for a walk?
~ Is barking your dog’s favorite hobby?
~ Is your dog aggressive with people or other dogs?

Let me help.



Minneapolis, MN
Meet Wag & Train Owner, Kari Bastyr (Paisley and Turtle, 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
  • Certificate: The Basics of Canine Nutrition
  • 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.

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