Author Archives: Kari Bastyr

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Positively Expert: Kari Bastyr

Kari Bastyr, MS, VSPDT, CDBC, is a certified VSPDT trainer with Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Training, certified by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, and a member of the Animal Behavior Society. Kari is the founder of Wag and Train Animal Behavior Specialists in Denver, CO.


The Ultimate Dog Adoption Survival Guide

Posted on: April 27, 2015 - 1 Comment

Adopting a dog? Work in animal rescue? This is the ultimate guide for adopting a dog and successfully and safely acclimating that dog to your family and home.

Ouch, My Puppy is Biting Me! The Importance of Attending Puppy Class to Teach Bite Inhibition and Play Skills

Posted on: September 15, 2014 - 1 Comment

Kari Bastyr, Denver-based VSPDT and owner of Wag and Train, discusses puppy mouthing and the importance of attending a puppy class to ensure proper socialization and bite inhibition before your puppy grows into an adult.

Puppy High School

Posted on: September 10, 2014 - No Comments

Thankfully, many people know and understand that puppies need lots of training, socialization, and focus on creating good impulse control when they are younger. But many stop at a few puppy classes, and don’t continue through adolescence. This could have dire consequences later on, when the puppy becomes a teenager and starts developing bad habits Read More