Get Started - What a Great Dog! Training Center
June 19, 2015

Get Started

Puppy younger than 16 weeks?

We recommend you get started with our Puppy Programs right away. Early training and socialization is the best way to help your pup develop into the perfect companion for your family. Group classes help your pup learn that being around strange dogs and people is no big deal. And, that’s a crucial lesson for an excellent companion! No evaluation is required for pups of this age to start their training.

Older Puppy or Adult Dog older than 16 weeks?untitled (18 of 20)

We love group classes! The dogs learn to be calm and focused on their person EVEN with strange dogs and people nearby. Many dogs are able to start off their training in one of our group classes. However, others will benefit from a private session to get prepared for the excitement of a group class. Your dog is probably ready to join a group if you can answer “yes” to the following questions:

  1. Will your dog be relatively calm (not barking, growling or hiding) in a room with strange dogs and people?
  2. Will you be able to get your dog’s attention and keep him under control with strange dogs and people nearby?

If you answered “yes” to both, go right ahead and book your Class Readiness Evaluation. This group session will confirm the best starting point.  If your answer is “no” to one or both of these questions, we’d like to first get you started with a private lesson. Sign-up for a Private Lesson and we’ll give you the tools and strategies you need. If you prefer the individual attention of private lessons, you’re welcome to work through any of our class offerings in that mode.

You can book any group service online by clicking the appropriate link. Private lessons are booked by contacting us at 214-297-3000 for assistance.

Experienced Handler (competition level)?

You’re going to love what you see at WAGD! Whether you are new to dog sport or a seasoned competitor, we have a class that you and your dog will love. WAGD’s competition level instructors include top trainers in each of their disciplines. And, our facilities are truly world class. Our goal is to help you get to the top of your game AND have a great time doing it!

Drop us an email at and we can arrange for an evaluation or a class drop-in to determine the best spot for experienced handlers to plug-in and join the fun.


Class Progression