We offer two Conformation classes at What A Great Dog! Training Center:

Conformation Handling: These single-session classes are structured for all levels of handlers and dogs/puppies. This class will help build your teamwork in the show ring, smooth handling techniques, proper gaiting speed, movement patterns, ring etiquette, and ring procedure.

New handlers will feel welcome and experienced handlers will get plenty of tips and insight. These classes are purchased as single sessions. We encourage pre-enrollment to ensure a space is available for your dog.

Show Dog Superstars: Show Dog Superstars is a foundation class to get you, and your pup, ring ready. This class is ideal for puppies and people looking to try out conformation! *Note: you do NOT have to own a purebred to enroll, but there are not currently any conformation events that allow mixed breeds.* Please bring a crate (or an additional adult) as some exercises are done without your dog. 

  • Conformation Handling: $20 per dog (Purchased as single sessions)
  • Show Dog Superstar: $210 / Six consecutive weekly 50-minute class meetings at your designated day/time

If no classes are listed, we don’t currently have a class scheduled.  Please call us at 972-677-7094 and ask to be placed on the “Interest List”.  When enough people are interested, we’ll schedule a class.  Thank You!

Your Instructor

  • Adrian Phillips
    Adrian joined WAGD in 2022 as a Pet Manners and Conformation Handling trainer.  They have been involved in the world of show dogs for over 10 years, handling multiple breeds in the conformation ring. They got their first show dog, an Icelandic Sheepdog named Andi, in 2014.  Adrian and Andi have some very impressive accomplishments in the breed ring. They […]