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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’!
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Kari Bastyr Colorado Positively Certified Victoria Stillwell

We Take Pride in What We Do for You
& Your Best Friends

Meet Wag & Train Owner, Kari Bastyr (and Paisley too!)

Kari Bastyr, MS/CDBC/VSPDT, specializes in animal behavior and dogs with severe behavioral problems.

Real Facebook Reviews!

  • 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
    8/01/2015
  • 5 star review  I couldn't have asked for a more skilled, insightful and compassionate trainer. Kari helped us, human and canine, begin to recover from a really bad training experience. Her pup, Paisley, is also the perfect training side kick - calm, self possessed, and unbelievably patient. Lewis had some serious behavior problems and fear. Kari has taught us how to better understand him, build safety and trust, and learn that people and other dogs are good! We still have a way to go, but Lewis is already a totally different dog!

    thumb Bettina Harmon
    7/31/2015
  • 5 star review  Kind and compassionate, efficient and effective. Kari is everything you want in a dog trainer! I love her force free methods and amazing results!!! Call Kari, you won't regret your decision.

    thumb Dale Ward
    8/04/2015
  • 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
    7/30/2015
  • 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
    9/10/2015
  • 5 star review  I LOVE Wag & Train and Kari and her crew! Kari has trained for Safe Harbor Lab Rescue for many years, and has literally saved the lives of some of our rescued dogs who came to us with behavioral problems stemming from past poor training methods or just plain neglect. Each dog she works with is treated as an individual and her positive training methods have without exception yielded wonderful results and very happy Labs and adopters!

    thumb Leslie Pratt Brown
    8/01/2015
  • Judy Borsheim is amazing! She was willing to be flexible with our schedule and came right to our home to see the issues where they happen, and tailored the training to our unique needs. she was also so supportive when our dachshund Stormaggedon started having back pain again. she truly cares about our dog, and I 100% trust her advice and council. so glad to have a friend who I can turn to on this journey toward giving our dog his best life 😊

    thumb Sarah Whitnah
    10/19/2018
  • 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'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 has helped me with 3 dogs - in all cases, she met the dog where they were behaviorally and provided me with the tools and training to help them (as opposed to the trainers who train the dog and ignore me, leaving me unsuccessful and frustrated when they leave). Whether you have a puppy, a new-to-you dog, or a dog that has some frustrating behaviors, Kari will help you find the path to a lifetime of rewarding canine companionship!

    thumb Katy Loughney
    4/19/2015

Dog Training Services Denver

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    Pawsome Puppy
    Saturday June 1

    $125.00$250.00
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    Pawsome Puppy
    Tuesday May 28

    $125.00$250.00
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    Good Dog Grade School
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    $0.00$150.00
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    $10.00$75.00
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    Good Dog Grade School
    Starts Tuesday May 21

    $0.00$150.00
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    Good Dog Grade School
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    Pawsome Puppy
    Monday May 20

    $125.00$250.00
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    Good Dog Adventure School
    Starts April 20

    $199.00

Dog Training Services Minneapolis

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