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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’!
Are you in Minneapolis or Denver?

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  As the editor and publisher of Mile High Dog magazine, I give Kari and Wag & Train my highest recommendation. Kari regularly contributes compelling and relevant training and behavior articles to our publication and she is one of Denver's finest. It's always a joy to work with such a passionate and devoted professional. Keep up the great work!

    thumb Jennifer Brauns
    9/14/2015
  • 5 star review  Excellent dog training services from a caring and positive trainer!!

    thumb Erica Lieberman Campbell
    4/21/2015
  • 5 star review  Kari is the best! I love that she only uses positive reinforcement! We are grateful that she helped us find a wider gentle leader that we didn't even know existed. Our Lab tolerates it way better than the standard width.

    thumb Julie King
    7/31/2015
  • 5 star review  We tried bringing our Bordeaux, Otis, to another trainer with absolutely no success. Kari had been recommended to me by multiple people so I finally called her. And I'll never bring a dog to anyone else. We needed more than a trainer. We needed a behaviorist. She helped us curb Otis' dog aggression as well as taught us ways to divert his attention before his aggression is ever triggered. I just wish we had brought Otis to Wag & Train sooner. Thank you Kari. Any dog I get from here on out will be trained by Wag & Train.

    thumb Jarrod Ligrani
    8/04/2015
  • 5 star review  I completely credit Kari and Wag &Train with the fact that i can not only take my dog out in public, but also get compliments on her good-girl skills! Kari basically saved my life when my dog started exhibiting fear-based reactivity. Though she worked with us about 4 years ago, I still use the skills and tricks I learned in Level 1& 2 manners and private training sessions every single day. If you want to bond with your puppy/new dog, learn some basic dog-handling skills, and get into their little fuzzy minds, call Kari!

    thumb Lauren Roady
    8/05/2015
  • 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 is simply amazing. She understands how dogs think, and is spot-on with the science of animal behavior. As if that wasn't enough, Kari is an exceptional person who has the gift of helping owners understand their canine charges and how to best meet their needs. Following the approach supported by veterinary behavior and animal behavior science, her approach is free of intimidation, bullying, and fear- making the dogs and people she helps learn in a gentle and stress-free environment. People, this works! I am truly honored to call her a colleague and friend. My respect for her as a professional and person couldn't be higher.

    thumb Lorena Patti
    8/12/2015
  • 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
  • 5 star review  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! 🙂

    thumb Aurora Lopez Sisneros
    8/04/2015
  • 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

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 $20 – $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.

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  • Wag and Train Gift Card

    Gift Card
    Wag & Train Classes

    $20.00$150.00

Dog Training Services Denver

  • DENVER
    Good Dog Grade School
    Starts January 21

    $150.00
  • DENVER
    Good Dog Grade School
    Starts January 5

    $150.00
  • DENVER
    Good Dog Grade School
    Starts November 17

    $150.00
  • Wag and Train Gift Card

    Gift Card
    Wag & Train Classes

    $20.00$150.00

Dog Training Services Minneapolis

  • Positively Puppy Class Wag and Train Drop In

    Pawsome Puppy Class Minneapolis – Starts January 2

    $150.00
  • Minneapolis:
    One-on-One Dog Training
    for Anxiety, Fear, and Aggression

    $525.00
  • Adult dog one-on-one training Minneapolis

    Minneapolis:
    One-on-One
    Adult Dog Training

    $350.00
  • 50% Deposit One-On-One Dog Training

    Minneapolis:
    Deposit for Anxiety and Aggression
    Package

    $50.00
  • Wag and Train Gift Card

    Gift Card
    Wag & Train Classes

    $20.00$150.00

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