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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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& 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
  • 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
  • 5 star review  I met Kari about 9 years ago when I was searching for help with my Siberian Husky puppy. Turns out she specialized in Huskies because she owned one! I had tried other trainers and methods... Kari was the only one who not only taught me a positive and effective way to get through to my dog but she also taught me how to better care for him overall... Tips I had no idea were so important. She is a plethora of doggie information and always takes time to answer questions for me even though I am not currently a client. I am forever grateful for her patience and love for dogs... It changed my Miles forever and ultimately helped me to make him a certified therapy dog. She has all the tools anyone needs to help them make massive changes... In a positive way... With your dog. It's not an overnight fix... Though things will change immediately... It is a daily lifetime change that will forever impact the way you understand and communicate with your best friend. Love Kari Bastyr!!!

    thumb Rene Sheridan
  • 5 star review  Wag & Train was great for our dogs, and we especially like that the techniques are all positive- we didn't want to choke or shock our dogs to get them to behave. I highly recommend Wag & Train! Sean

    thumb Sean Ladd
  • 5 star review  I have worked with Kari for at least 13 years! I have gone through her obedience classes personally and worked with her professionally through the giant breed rescue I run! She has been a tremendous asset to the organization, helping us with some very challenging behavioral cases to make the dogs more adoptable. She uses positive reinforcement training methods and is highly effective. I highly recommend Wag & Train!

    thumb Lindsay Polumbus Condon
  • 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
  • 5 star review  I have worked with Kari with my dogs and recently put my new puppy in the board and train while we were on vacation. My poor puppy had girardia and Kari made sure she took really good care of her and even went out of her way to get her extra meds. Never one complaint with the extra work, only lots of pictures and praise! Love her!

    thumb Susan Paris Stanley
  • 5 star review  We had our first day with Kari today and our rescue Boston Terrier Cartman. WOW. Amazing the tools she coached us to use in just our first home training. We signed up for the 3 In-home package. Cartman has anxiety and fear around strangers and it feels so awesome to have some tools to help our fur baby have a better life! He learned so fast - mike and I are the ones who need practice. She is warm and friendly and very accomodating with our schedules even during a holiday week. She was referred to us from Cartman's daycare Bark and Play.

    thumb Carleen Clearwater
  • 5 star review  Kari is AMAZING!!!!!!! We were at our limit with our Male Lab Prince. After he had ripped the cable box off the house, chewed the starter off the lawn mower, chewed the wires under my husbands truck twice and just was completely out of control. THANK GOD we found Kari. Prince is now a completely different dog and we can't imagine our lives without him. He's now the dog we always wanted. Thanks Kari!!!! We don't know what we would have done without you.

    thumb Heather Bing Howe
  • 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

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