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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  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.

    thumb Jill Reisdorf
    9/06/2017
  • 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
    12/20/2015
  • 5 star review  Kari is awesome, my dog scribbles and i had some issues and she helped me to correct these. Scribbles is a pit bull and very smart and stubborn when it comes to listening. With Kari' s help she is becoming a fantastic member of the family. Thank you Kari...

    thumb Cory Hersom
    9/06/2017
  • 5 star review  I found Kari about 16 yrs ago when I brought home a puppy for my 8 yr. old dog and was having issues. I found her because she was the only person in CO with a Master’s degree in Animal Behavior. I've never looked back. Kari’s kind methods, knowledge and concerns not only for the dogs but me are unsurpassed. She has worked miracles! She gives us tools and training for success as long as you follow her instructions! I've watched Kari's expertise grow and her business thrive. She is currently helping me with dogs #5 & 6. She’s helped with everything from puppy training, potty training (which is amazing!), aggression and separation anxiety. I have and continue to HIGHLY recommend Kari. There is no better.

    thumb Tanja Smith
    7/30/2015
  • 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  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  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!

    thumb Bridget Chamberlin
    7/12/2018
  • 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  Kari is awesome! She helped my very fearful, anxious and aggressive shelter dog become calm, and be able to be around other dogs successfully! She came into our home and taught us exactly what to do to help our dog feel safe, and it worked 100%! Now my fur baby is 15, and living out her last years as a very happy dog.

    thumb Cassi Haberler
    8/04/2015
  • 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
    8/04/2015

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 November 27

    $150.00
  • DENVER
    Good Dog Grade School
    Starts January 21

    $150.00
  • DENVER
    Good Dog Grade School
    Starts December 3

    $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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