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Katianna Pihakari

Katianna joined the WAGD trainer team as a part-time agility instructor in 2023.  She is a long-time agility competitor and previously trained seeing eye dogs.  Katianna started attending agility classes in 2013 with the new love of her life, Tonza, a Dachshund/Cocker Spaniel mix. Additionally, she and Tonza earned their therapy dog certifications, and participated in local therapy dog programs for... Read more
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Paige Varvel

Paige Varvel joined the WAGD staff in January 2023 as an agility instructor. Paige had a passion for animals from a very young age, and has built her career in various areas of the animal care and rescue fields. She has her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from Texas A&M University, and had the honor of working with Glen... Read more
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Ryan Shaw CPDT-KA

Ryan joined WAGD in May of 2011, teaching Agility and Pet Manners classes. Ryan worked in the commercial construction industry for 22 years. When she earned her CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer)  in 2013, Ryan left the corporate world to pursue her dream of working with and training dogs as a full-time profession. Ryan’s utilizes positive reinforcement training methods, including... Read more
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Meagan Johnson FDM, CPDT-KA

Meagan Johnson is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (Knowledge Assessed)  through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers and a Certified Family Dog Mediator (FDM). Meagan joined the WAGD staff in 2018. Meagan has worked with families and their dogs around North Texas and virtually since 2012. She teaches Agility, Tricks, Rally, and Pet Manners classes, while also working one... Read more