Have you heard of the AKC Trick Dog program?  You can now earn AKC Trick Dog titles right here at WAGD. Each level of Trick Dog class will cover training at least 12 of the tricks from that level’s Tricks Checklist. Each week you’ll get a chance to demonstrate the tricks your dog mastered. If you’ve demonstrated 10 of the tricks by the end of class, you’ll earn your official AKC Trick Dog title!

Checkout the AKC Trick Dog webpage to learn more about the awesome new program and to see the Tricks Checklist for each level. Training tricks is a GREAT way to hone your training skills, while building your dog’s enthusiasm for training at the same time!

  • Manners 1 (or equivalent) to get started in the first level, Trick Dog Novice.
  • Dogs must be current on vaccinations.
  • If you are new to WAGD, dogs must first attend a Class Readiness Evaluation.
  • Review Be Ready for Group Class and WAGD Policies prior to enrollment.

If you’re unabe to find an in-facility class that works for you, checkout our online training Tricks class options. 

Your Instructors

  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]