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Take a Hike… With Your Dog!

Walks around your neighborhood can become so ho-hum for your dog. Workouts at the gym can be so boring for you. So, why not step out in style by going on an adventurous hike with your canine pal? I regularly take short, doggy vacations with our dogs, Kona and Emma that include daily hikes lasting from one to several hours.... Read more
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Unleashing Ways to Give Relief to Your Dog with Seasonal Allergies

Welcome to spring time in Texas! Seasonal allergies may find you sneezing and reaching for the tissue box. But allergic reactions to trees, plants and grass in your dog may cause him to lick, scratch and nibble on his itchy skin and paws. The Dallas metroplex actually ranks 19th among the worst cities in the United States for allergies due... Read more
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Aggression Seminar at WAGD

We will be offering a two-day aggression seminar with Mike Shikashio at WAGD Richardson on Saturday, April 9th and Sunday, April 10th. This seminar will include lecture, video, and hands on training for pet owners and pet professionals alike! Read more
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Can We Talk? How Dogs Chat with Their Tails

Dogs “talk” a lot with their tails. Be aware that tail movement signals various canine moods, but to properly “read” a dog, you must size up the entire body language on display, and not just what’s happening with the tail. Unfortunately, far too people zero in on a wagging tail and regard it as the human equivalent of a friendly... Read more
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WINTER WEATHER UPDATES

2/25/22 WINTER WEATHER UPDATE: Both WAGD facilities will be back open on Friday, 2/25 during normal business hours. 2/24/22 WINTER WEATHER UPDATE: Both of our WAGD facilities will remain closed today (2/24), due to icy road conditions. We should be able to open Friday (2/25), but will continue to monitor the road conditions. 2/23/22 WINTER WEATHER UPDATE: Our facilities will... Read more
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UKI Agility Trials at WAGD!

We are very excited to announce the start of UKI agility trials at WAGD Richardson. Our next two trials will be in April and May. April Premium May Premium (coming soon!) Questions? For all paper entry queries, or specific show questions, please email Meagan Johnson: trial@whatagreatdog.com Read more
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Preventing Puppy Pandemonium

Just got a puppy? Brace yourself for what I call the Wonder Year. The arrival of a pup may cause you to wonder where your sanity went. Pump up your level of patience because puppies are energetic, curious and sometimes, fearless. One way they investigate is by taste testing their surroundings. They also tend to swallow things that they shouldn’t.... Read more