Puppies ages 2-12 months

Puppy Manners and Behavioral Wellness Program

Did you just bring a new puppy home? Are you wondering how you are going to live through the puppy stages? It is 100% normal to be freaking out- Raising a puppy is hard!  But getting through puppyhood doesn’t need to cause too many grey hairs if you have a step-by-step program to make sure you raise a calm, confident, and friendly member of doggie society.

The program focuses on:

  • potty training
  • crate training
  • biting/mouthing/nipping
  • jumping
  • basic commands
  • interaction with children
  • chewing and destruction
  • barking
  • leash walking
  • front door manners
  • and impulse control behaviors
  • but can also be tailored to fit your needs.

Not only will your puppy learn good manners, you will learn how to train your puppy calmly and confidently and make it fun for everyone involved. With knowledge and experience working with a variety of behavioral issues, I enjoy helping every puppy reach his or her full potential. As a VSPDT certified trainer, you can rest assured that I use and teach force-free, pain-free techniques that are effective in helping your dog fit happily and harmoniously into your life. No need for leash-jerks, prong collars, choke chains, shock collars or other forceful, painful methods.

Beginning January 20th, 2021, all of my dog and puppy sessions will be online.

Your first session is 75-90 minutes long, and additional sessions are typically 50-60 minutes.  All sessions include a lesson plan, plus a detailed overview of your homework after each meeting.

1st Online Session: $150
Additional Online Sessions: $110

Call or email Kari at 612-578-1299 or kari@wagandtrain.com to set up an appointment!

“Kari- Thank you so much for the detailed and easy to follow written puppy plan. It was so nice to meet with you. This is exactly how I wanted training with my puppy to happen: A positive experience without any pressure to ‘perform’ and lots of good advice. We had such a mellow dog last night from all the training and mental exercise, he was totally passed out… and no witching hour!”  Carole R. and Ryker

“Kari- We are so thankful that we found you! Breck is a changed puppy in the last few days. Of course he has his moments, he is a puppy after all! But, truly, overall, he’s so good! He’s picking up everything you taught us, yay!” Megan B. and Breck

“Kari- We are already seeing huge improvements at home with Abby since implementing all your advice from Wednesday!  You are so helpful!” Jasmine W. and Abby