Right this way to great manners!

Ready for your dog to listen to you and have behavior you’re proud of? Want to have fun while you train? Then this 6-week class is for you!

We’ll train the following core behaviors: Sit, Down, Place, Come, Stay, Walk on a Loose Leash, and Leave It. Best of all, your dog learns to calmly handle the distractions of other people and dogs. We use positive, reward-based techniques to help you build your relationship with your dog and get great results.

This class is geared toward dogs and puppies 16 weeks of age and older. Ideally, puppies should attend as many Puppy Preschool sessions as possible, prior to starting Manners 1.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  We’re having a system issue with our online enrollments for this class. Please use the schedule below to find an available class that works for you. Then to enroll, call us at 214-297-3000 (Frisco) or 972-677-7094 (Richardson). Thank You! 

  • Enrollment – six consecutive weekly 50-minute class meetings at your designated day/time
  • Included Materials – Class book, clicker and access to homework videos
  • Class Fee – $168
Private make-ups for missed classes may be scheduled at the discounted rate of $30 / half hour. After enrollment, watch for a confirmation email with important details.

For Manners 1, please call to enroll 214-297-3000 (Frisco) or 972-677-7094 (Richardson). Thank You!

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Your Instructors

  • Founder / Head Trainer

    Maureen Patin CPDT-KA
    Maureen Patin CPDT-KA founded What a Great Dog! Training Center in 2007. She is the Head Trainer for both WAGD locations and the online learning division, Great Dog Online. Maureen earned her certification from the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. She keeps current on the latest evidence-based, positive training techniques through online courses and attending seminars. Maureen utilizes positive, […]
  • Head Pet Manners Trainer

    Ashley Johnson, KPA-CTP
    Ashley joined the What a Great Dog! staff in February 2013. She is the Head Trainer for WAGD’s Pet Manners program. Ashley is a Senior Trainer, teaching Pet Manners and Rally. Ashley is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner and an AKC CGC Evaluator. She utilizes positive, science-based training techniques for both dogs and people! Ashley is a key […]
  • Pet Manners Trainer

    Alyssa Copeland
    Alyssa joined the What a Great Dog! team in 2019 and completed the Karen Pryor Academy Dog Training Foundations and WAGD’s Trainer Education Program in 2020. She teaches Pet Manners at the Richardson location. Alyssa has always had a passion for dogs, having grown up in a family that competed with dogs in conformation, agility, and competitive obedience. She also participated in […]
  • General Manager of WAGD-Richardson

    Ashton Gray
    Ashton Gray has been a member of the What a Great Dog! team since September 2017. They teach Trick Dog classes, Manners classes, and they’re the General Manager at the Richardson location. Ashton completed the WAGD Trainer Education program in 2017 and is an AKC CGC Evaluator. Their greatest joy is helping owners build stronger relationships with their dogs through […]
  • Pet Manners Trainer

    Brittany Wingfield
    Brittany joined the What A Great Dog! Team in January 2017. She enjoys teaching pet owners all about positive training, building relationships and communicating better with their pups. She has her Bachelor of Sciences in Biology from the University of Louisville and got hooked on training while volunteering at The Louisville Zoo in 2010 watching sessions with sea lions, bears […]
  • Pet Manners Trainer

    Clemmie Jones, KPA-CTP
    Clemmie Jones, KPA-CTP, joined What a Great Dog in 2019. She is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner, and she completed the WAGD Trainer Education Program in 2020. Clemmie first started working with dogs as a volunteer puppy raiser for Canine Companions for Independence (CCI), an assistance dog organization, in 2013. She went to work in the CCI kennels […]
  • Pet Manners Trainer

    Dan Bohun
    Dan teaches Pet Manners classes, Puppy Preschools, and private lessons at our Frisco location. Dan has been an avid dog lover from a young age; growing up with multiple dogs and later having his own. He previously worked in the healthcare field, specifically in hospital management with over 20 years in the materials department. In 2018, Dan and his wife […]
  • Pet Manners Trainer

    Diane Cocchiara
    Diane Cocchiara joined WAGD back in 2018! She teaches Pet Manners, Puppy Preschools and Private Lessons. She completed her Karen Pryor Academy Dog Trainer Foundations course in 2018 and WAGD Trainer Education Program in 2019. She is currently working on her certification through the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers. Diane has two dogs of her own, Eugene a Lab/Hound […]
  • Specialty & Pet Manners Trainer

    Gabi Vannini
    Gabi Vannini joined the WAGD staff in fall 2018. She teaches agility, obedience, rally, and tricks. She is an AKC CGC and Trick evaluator. Gabi is certified in dog training through CATCH Canine Trainer’s Academy. Gabi competes with her own dogs and has titled in obedience, agility, rally, conformation, lure coursing, dock diving, barn hunt, tricks and herding. She has […]
  • Pet Manners Trainer

    Jean May
    Jean joined What a Great Dog! in April of 2017. She teaches Pet Manners classes and privates at both locations. Jean has always had a passion for dogs and the desire to work with them. She has a degree in Emergency Management and recently retired from the emergency responder world after 20 years. She joined the staff of WAGD to […]
  • Senior Pet Manners Trainer

    Kristi Bass, CPDT-KA
    Kristi joined the What a Great Dog! team in 2016. She is a Senior Trainer, teaching Pet Manners in both group classes and private lessons at our Frisco location. While working with dog playgroups in the daycare setting, she became fascinated by canine behavior. After 8 years in banking, she decided it was time to change careers.  She completed the Karen […]
  • Pet Manners Trainer

    Laura Arasmith Wilson
    Laura Arasmith Wilson joined the What a Great Dog! team in 2018. She teaches Pet Manners in both group classes and private lessons at our Frisco location. She also teaches our Enrichment Seminar: Beyond Squeaky Toys! In 2013, Laura graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She has since interned with the […]
  • Pet Manners Trainer

    Macy Holdrich
    Macy joined What a Great Dog! in August of 2019. She teaches Pet Manners at our Richardson location. She enjoys teaching clients how to build a relationship with their dogs using positive reinforcement training so that they can experience the joy of training together! Macy has a passion for positive, reward-based dog training and continues to learn though attending workshops […]
  • Agility & Senior Pet Manners Trainer

    Meagan Johnson
    Meagan Johnson joined the WAGD staff in 2018. Meagan has worked with families and their dogs since 2012. She teaches Agility, Tricks and Pet Manners group classes and privates. Meagan dove deep into learning the science of force free training as she trained her first dog, Twig. Twig went on to become her first competitive agility dog in 2012. She […]
  • General Manager of WAGD-Frisco

    Rachel Vogt
    Rachel has been a member of the What a Great Dog! team since November of 2018. She is the General Manager for the Frisco location, and teaches Pet Manners. She completed the WAGD Trainer Education program in 2019. Rachel has been training dogs since she acquired her first Labrador Retriever while in college. Rachel started attending classes at WAGD with […]
  • Nose Work & Senior Pet Manners Trainer

    Robin Cameron KPA-CTP
    Robin Cameron KPA-CTP joined What a Great Dog! in January 2016. She is a WAGD Senior Trainer who teaches Pet Manners, Nose Work and Reactive Dog classes. Robin is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner. She focuses on developing the human-canine bond by helping people understand dog behavior and teach new behaviors and skills with positive, science based methods. […]