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    Ready to give your pup the best possible start? Our positive, reward-based methods leverage the latest research for raising and training a GREAT pup! We strongly recommend taking all three steps of our highly acclaimed program.
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    Ready for your dog to listen to you and have behavior you’re proud of? Want to have fun while you train? Our comprehensive Manners program will get the results you want.
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    Effective online training programs that fit ANY schedule … and ANY dog! Experience an in-depth, self-paced training program with exclusive WAGD videos and training materials.
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    Private sessions with our training staff are available to help you and your dog work on special skills or work through persistent behavior challenges. See our openings.
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Our Story

What A Great Dog’s Story

In 2007, Maureen Patin founded What a Good Dog! Training in a horse barn in Prosper. With the support of her husband, Harold, she left a long career as an executive with PepsiCo to follow her dream. Already a life-long dog enthusiast, she had experience in competitive obedience, and teaching basic obedience classes for a local parks and rec department. Maureen’s vision was to build a dog training facility that would ignite a passion for training in pet owners. 

Testimonials

  • "Really nice folks great facility lots of wonderful information and they have the greatest little toy shop food stop for your dog or for your pets to really great place to take anybody who needs a few lessons."    
    - Peter Stawicki
  • "Amazing staff and extremely knowledgeable trainers. The retail shop has a wonderful selection and the staff is knowledgeable about the different food, treats, and toys!"
    - Mark Hewitt
  • "My dog and I just finished Manners 1. Such an amazing facility. Meaghan was a wonderful trainer and was able to explain things in a way that helped you relate to your dog's behavior. I really appreciate the time she would take to answer questions and help the dogs be as best as they can be. We can't wait to sign up for Manners 2 with her!"
    - Riley Moreno
  • "I don’t have enough great things to say! We have been bringing our lab here since she was a puppy and we love it! She definitely wouldn’t be the well-trained dog she is today without his awesome facility!"
    - Kelsey Gordon
  • "We enrolled our 14 week old Great Dane in Manners 1 and had a great experience. Our trainer, Rhea, was knowledgeable, very helpful with extra tips and tricks, and loves all dogs. In addition to our great trainer, the facility is spacious and clean. We also picked up some healthy treats and toys in their retail store where the employees were very helpful and friendly. We are looking forward to Manners 2!"
    - Karina Koonce

News

Thanksgiving Enrichment Stuffing Recipes
Need some Thanksgiving stuffing recipes for this week for your dog’s weekly...
RAD Agility Trials Coming to WAGD Richardson!
We will be having our first Reactive And Distracted Agility trial on 11/21-22
Holiday Schedule for WAGD
Click here for the full holiday schedule with all upcoming closures.