Kari Bastyr

Kari BastyrKari Bastyr, MS, VSPDT, CDBC, owner of Wag & Train Animal Behavior Specialists, specializes in animal behavior and dogs with severe behavioral problems. She 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.

In 1993, Kari received a B.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis, and earned a Masters Degree in Animal Behavior in 1995, both from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, MN.  While in the graduate program at St. Cloud State University, she studied several species of animals including humans, cats, dogs, monkeys, pigeons, rabbits, rats, and wolves.

After receiving her Master’s Degree, she began working with Dr. R.K. Anderson and Ruth Foster, co-inventors of the Gentle Leader, and worked enthusiastically with Dr. Anderson to expand her knowledge and techniques for rehabilitating anxious and aggressive dogs.

Kari moved to Denver in 2001, started Wag & Train as her own business, and began successfully and positively training dogs in the Denver Metro Area.

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