Sharon Lacaze joined What a Great Dog! in January 2016. She is the Head of Operations and a Co-owner of What a Great Dog! She also teaches Pet Manners classes. Sharon utilizes positive, reward-based training where owners can have fun and their dogs enjoy working.

Sharon has taken hundreds of classes with her dogs at WAGD since 2011. Sharon has attended several dog training seminars and online courses such as those offered by Susan Garrett. She is an AKC certified CGC evaluator. Sharon has also titled dogs in many sports including agility, rally (AKC and Cynosport), herding and barn hunt. Recently, she showed her Belgian Malinois, “Ripley”, to Grand Champion, start to finish in AKC owner-handled conformation.

Sharon graduated with a Business degree from the University of Oklahoma and a Master’s in Business from Southern Methodist University and has many years’ experience in the corporate world. But her true dream was to one day work with dogs every day, all day. She is excited that this dream is finally coming true! Sharon currently has two dogs, “Misty”, a Standard Schnauzer and “Ripley”, a Belgian Malinois, who are quite the “characters” and keep her very busy. Her current training endeavors with her girls are agility, sheep herding, rally, barn hunting and dock diving.