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Rally Novice Polish (Ongoing)

This ongoing class will cover Novice, competition level courses with each handler’s run critiqued and suggestions offered on improving performances. Focus will be placed on developing your teamwork with your dog to produce an enthusiastic and high scoring Rally performance!

The requirement for taking this class is the completion of Rally Skills and Instructor Approval. 

Rally Advanced / Excellent Polish (Ongoing)

This ongoing class will cover nested Advanced and Excellent, competition level courses with each handler’s run critiqued and suggestions offered on improving performances.  This class is structured to flex each run based on each dog’s working level.  Focus will be placed on developing your teamwork with your dog to produce an enthusiastic and high scoring Rally performance!

The requirement for taking this class is that the team has mastered the Novice courses and has instructor approval to move into the Advanced / Excellent level. 

Your Instructors

  • 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 […]
  • Specialty & Pet Manners Trainer

    Gabi Vannini CPDT-KA
    Gabi Vannini CPDT-KA joined the WAGD staff in fall 2018. She teaches barn hunt, agility, conformation, rally and manners. She is an AKC CGC, trick, ACT test, temperament test and farm dog evaluator. Gabi competes in a variety of dog sports with her own dogs and has titled in obedience, agility, rally, conformation, lure coursing, dock diving, barn hunt, tricks […]