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’!
Are you in Minneapolis or Denver?
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.
Dog Training Tips, Tools & Resources
Real Facebook Reviews!
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!
Kari is amazing! Right on with ANY behavioral issues we encounter. I Highly recommend!! I Iearned more in our first session with Kari than in 25 years of corporate and private training. As a seasoned dog owner and groomer i am asshamed of all prior training. Kari addresses the items necessary for a happy home, not the general sit-stay. I am a proud owner of a very well behaved bully! I'd give her 100 gold stars if the rating would let me.
We took our rescue, Wrigley, for training 4 years ago. We’ve since moved to Chicago but still sing the praises of the amazing job Wag & Train did. Wrigley had severe anxiety when left alone and had a ton of energy. Now he’s overcome his fears and is constantly getting complimented on how well behaved he is! If you are local and considering Wag & Train, I cannot express the investment you’ll be making in your pup!
Excellent dog training services from a caring and positive trainer!!
Kari and her staff are fantastic. Kari worked with us to help our highly anxious and fear aggressive middle dog become a wonderful family pet. He was growling at and terrified of our toddler. Kari's guidance transformed this crazy dog into my little girl's best friend. We had to do a lot of work to get there, and Kari helped us through every step, including working with our vet to medically manage some of his anxiety. This dog had been traumatized by previous trainers and punitive training. Kari demonstrated how to turn his behavior around using positive training and some good meds. He was a new dog after working with Kari. She was also great with my "naughty, but normal" dogs who really enjoyed basic, positive training with her. We will be back in class soon with our new puppy and are really looking forward to working with Kari again.
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.
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!
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! 🙂
Kari was incredible! She focused not only on my dog's training, but my own. I definitely understand my dog so much more. My dog and I have come such a long way thanks to Kari!
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!
The holidays are right around the corner!
How about a Wag & Train gift certificate for that special fur momma or papa?
Are you looking for the perfect gift to give someone who has just added a new puppy or adult dog to their family? A Wag & Train gift card is the perfect choice!
Our gift certificate can be purchased in denominations from $25 – $150. Our gift cards may be applied towards any class, at any time. If you would like a custom gift card – please contact us for more information.
Call Denver 303-482-1192
Call Minneapolis 612-578-1299
Gift Card$25.00 – $150.00
Dog Training Services Denver
Good Dog Grade School
Starts February 25
Good Dog Grade School
Starts November 17
Dog Training Services Minneapolis
Pawsome Puppy 2: Minnetonka- Starts April 17th$95.00
Pawsome Puppy 1: Minnetonka- Starts March 20$95.00
Pawsome Puppy 2: Minnetonka- Starts February 27$95.00
Pawsome Puppy 2: Minnetonka- Starts February 13$95.00
One-on-One Dog Training
for Anxiety, Fear, and Aggression
Deposit for Anxiety and Aggression