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Inspections Over Coffee - Kari Bastyr

Kari Bastyr | MS, CDBC, CPCN

Dog Behaviorist & Canine Nutritionist

Founder | Wag & Train


Birdie | Assistant Trainer & CTT (Chief Treat Tester)

Dogs aren't 'bad'. But, it’s common (and normal!) to get frustrated, sad, desperate, and mad when your dog’s behavior is out of control. It’s not hopeless- there is a lot you can do to help communicate with your dog better, I promise!

Do you need help because your . . .

  • Puppy’s biting is causing injury and stress?

  • Puppy is using your living room as her toilet?

  • Dog is growling, snapping at, or biting people?

  • Dog is shy or fearful of strangers?

  • Dog is barking or lunging at other dogs or people on walks?

  • Puppy’s Witching Hour is making you crazy?

  • Dog’s diet is contributing to his behavior issues?

I don't believe dogs are bad. They're just having a hard time.


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If your dog is anxious, fearful, or has a bite history, I can help. Working with dogs who are afraid of people, who are leash reactive, who are terrified of everything, or who can't be left home alone, are my passion. I don't use choke, prong, or shock collars, and I won't ask you to either. I also will help you figure out how your dog is feeling, what is going on in the environment that is stressing your dog out, and if your dog's diet is affecting their gut-brain axis in a way that could be contributing to his or her behavior.
Here are some of my Client Reviews

Do you need help with your reactive or fearful dog?


The Science Dog Nutrition Masters - Wag & Train
Dogs Naturally Pet Food Nutrition Specialist - Wag & Train
Vicotria Stillwell Positively Traininig Certified Dog Trainer - Wag & Train
Pet Professional Guild - Wag & Train
Animal Behavior Spciety - Wag & Train
IAABC - Wag & Train
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