At What a Great Dog! Training Center, we know that happy dogs lead to happy owners. We strive to provide a welcoming, positive and effective training experience for every dog that walks through our doors. Success for us is the wonderful feedback we receive from owners who are happy – and often amazed! – by our approach and our results.
But don’t take just our word for it. Browse customer reviews for both our Frisco and Richardson locations below. And if you’re a WAGD customer, please select “Write a Review” below to let us know about your experience.
So happy with our experiences at WAGD in Richardson. Shelby, Our trainer for Manners 1, has been amazing. She is so patient with great methods based on positive reinforcement; she really understands dogs and shares great tips on how to help your dog learn good behavior. It's been amazing to see how much my dog Nora has improved in a short period of time; Shelby's methods have really improved home life for us and especially our other dog and 3 catsI was especially impressed with their approach to the COVID shutdown; offering online training and when they reopened their professional approach has really shown through. As always the facility is spotless, everyone is wearing masks, providing hand sanitizer and maintaining social distancing. It is apparent they really care about the health and safety of their clients.
19:47 13 Jun 20
Great place to train the dog.
19:23 02 Mar 20
We brought our puppy Jaq here for Manners I and have signed up for Manners II. Everyone here is very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. Kristi, our trainer, breaks the lessons down into easy bits that form the building blocks fir further activities. Agility looks like a blast but we have a ways to go first.
17:26 26 Feb 20
Awesome trainers and great setup for new pups. And they have a wonderful store with all the goodies for our babies!
14:10 21 Feb 20
I promised them I would give them a good review for helping my husband and I find a dog trainer. Now this place does have Dog Trainner’s for inside the facility but they work in , but they do not have at home facilities for customers. But they do have a list of people that the company trusted to have all refer customers to proper trainers. But the employee I talk to at this place was very kind and helpful for me getting the proper trainer I needed to help me integrate my two females with my young male puppy.
18:09 20 Feb 20
Good quality staff
01:25 17 Feb 20
Love this place. My dog really loves this place
00:23 30 Jan 20
19:24 26 Jan 20
fantastic location we've been taking your dog here for quite some time and would definitely recommend anyone who's in need of dog training or also Doug toys treats or food this is a great place.
16:43 20 Jan 20
Great place for all things Dogs!!
22:38 05 Jan 20
Great people, very interested and knowledgeable in their craft. Beautiful, clean, modern facility. Huge place with lots of activity going on, both inside and out. My (canine) baby was particularly interested in the agility ring. I'm looking forward to working with them as Petro gets older!
20:13 31 Dec 19
Great and convenient place for your dogs
21:46 23 Dec 19
04:28 08 Dec 19
Amazing staff and extremely knowledgeable trainers. The retail shop has a wonderful selection and the staff is knowledgeable about the different food, treats, and toys!
13:23 28 Nov 19
Very nice facility! The staff was great and my dog had a blast.
03:03 22 Nov 19
Love being able to train agility in a climate controlled facility with awesome turf with an excellent instructor. So very glad we have this facility! It is awesome to be able to train all year, in all weather. Thanks to Jody Lolich for always being willing to help problem solve when an issue crops up. Maverick, Charm and I are so glad we're able to train at WAGD Frisco.
19:26 19 Nov 19
Great experience so far, really enjoy the atmosphere and the staff is stellar! Can't say enough good things about how kind friendly and considerate they are to you and your furbaby!
02:46 13 Nov 19
love the staff. Jean May is an awesome trainer!
19:50 06 Nov 19
Great trainers, great facility, wonderful people.
06:52 27 Oct 19
Great deal on nail trims
10:48 26 Oct 19
The community is extremely fortunate to have this place. Great people, great facility, and of course great dogs.
23:58 28 Sep 19
Clean, great facility, dogs love it
17:46 08 Sep 19
Love the variety of interactive toys and puzzles!
18:05 21 Aug 19
1 session with dog and we were all trained. Clean place with happy professional people. We're going back for more training soon.
20:19 15 Aug 19
Great training, great staff, great placea
00:20 11 Aug 19
This place is awesome. My dog got a private lesson and wow I'm so impressed and shocked at the skills I have now.
03:23 31 Jul 19
Nice place with nice staff
20:30 23 Jul 19
Caring and Experienced
21:15 20 Jul 19
Went there for a fundraiser for the Richardson Animal Shelter. Very friendly
23:17 11 Jul 19
They are so knowledgeable about dog behavior, & they have terrific merchandise.
20:59 08 Jul 19
Really nice folks great facility lots of wonderful information and they have the greatest little toy shop food stop for your dog or for your pets to really great place to take anybody who needs a few lessons
07:07 04 Jul 19
Love the staff. Gabie great trainer!
00:19 03 Jul 19
Always a great experience and such an amazing and caring staff. Our puppy will not stay anywhere else but here.
00:54 20 Jun 19
Good to have an indoor training facility. I hope they stay a long time.
20:28 19 Jun 19
Super! The best imaginable.
23:52 29 May 19
It's our favorite store. We also love our Trainer Shelby who is always helpful getting us through rough patches. I highly recommend group training and private training here.
Dianna J. McDonald
05:19 21 May 19
Lots of services and mostly great staff.
14:55 20 May 19
This is a great place to get dog training and it also had an excellent pet shop.
02:03 06 May 19
Best training facility I have found in DFW. HIGHLY recommended!!
22:55 29 Mar 19
Love this olace and the staff. Beautiful facility in Richardson.
13:47 15 Mar 19
06:22 20 Feb 19
Amazing staff, clean facility, great selection of toys, harnesses/leashes, food, and treats!
02:57 07 Feb 19
Best place for dogs
13:05 06 Feb 19
Great atmosphere with capable instructors. My husky is learning good manners.
22:46 30 Jan 19
13:18 19 Jan 19
They have very good trainers.
00:13 19 Jan 19
Great trainers. Big facility. Good merchandise in store.
16:48 01 Dec 18
22:53 29 Nov 18
Great for learning the Best way to handle my puppy so he's not left on the side or even the back of my life, he's part of my family.
03:10 18 Nov 18
Great training options as well as food and treats.
13:33 29 Oct 18
A) Best dog training service in thecity.B) i was a little late in taking my dog there.C) trainer is excellentD) the kibble and special training specials are too good. My bailey loves it.E) Is a good outing place for my dog.
17:21 05 Sep 18
great facility and trainers.
20:08 17 Aug 18
Great place for training dogs, the instructors are very helpful and patient. The facility is very clean and friendly.
13:12 01 Aug 18
I've been training my dogs here since they opened in Frisco years ago and they continue to be better each year.
22:18 20 Jul 18
Nice place, very clean and organized. The trainers are great and the retail store has hard to find products.
02:53 08 Jul 18
Had a great first experience. The facility is amazing and the staff is all wonderful as well. Highly recommend.
11:29 15 Jun 18
Great training in a comfortable environment. They make making great dogs fun!
10:41 12 Jun 18
Great facility with awesome staff!!!
02:25 27 May 18
Huge facility and top notch staff.
18:02 29 Apr 18
An awesome way to bring a shy dog out of his shell. The staff is amazingly supportive.
19:54 18 Apr 18
A few weeks ago, I participated in two Agility Fun Runs at What a Great Dog! This was the first time my 15 month old dog, Toby, had the opportunity to do agility at a place other than where he'd been trained. It was overwhelming for him. He was afraid of things he hadn't seen before and reactive to the other dogs. It could have been a bad experience for both of us if it weren't for Megan. She was so patient with us and very generous with her time and suggestions on how to help him through the challenges. I love my dog but was at a loss on how to deal with the reactivity. His well being is more important to me than how he does in agility - or any other sport. Megan had the exact same perspective and helped me throw parties for Toby, for even the smallest accomplishments. She made it fun for him and helped me relax. While we didn't accomplish much with respect to agility - we made tremendous progress in how we work together. Thank you Megan and Thank you What a Great Dog.
23:47 17 Apr 18
Just finished manners 1 and I was worried that my dogs stubborn streak might hinder us, but the instructor and the facility made everything so easy and personal! Loved coming every week!
23:42 17 Apr 18
Training is fairly priced, employees are nice, and they have a good selection of toys, treats, and accessories.
15:18 17 Apr 18
My dog and I just finished Manners 1. Such an amazing facility. Meaghan was a wonderful trainer and was able to explain things in a way that helped you relate to your dog's behavior. I really appreciate the time she would take to answer questions and help the dogs be as best as they can be. We can't wait to sign up for Manners 2 with her!
16:29 15 Apr 18
We had great experiences in both Manners 1 and Manners 2. Definitely suggest going here for training.
18:17 14 Apr 18
Great place to train your dog!!!
16:38 14 Apr 18
Great learning experience for my dog and me n
16:36 14 Apr 18
We have taken Ashley Johnson for Manners 1 & 2 Would recommend What a Great Dog to anyone!
23:20 10 Apr 18
Outstanding dog training facility. Very patient and helpful instructors. We're making definite, albeit slow, progress with our Golden!
15:12 10 Apr 18
The facility is awesome and Shelby our trainer was patient, knowledgable and awesome!
01:03 10 Apr 18
What a great start!!! We will definitely be back for manners two!! Thank you so much for all your help!! Ready for more!!!
23:54 09 Apr 18
The perfect place for training my puppy! I made sure to do my homework and now I honestly get told all the time what a good boy he is!
00:38 06 Apr 18
This is a great place to bring your dog for training! The staff is well prepared for all types of training and other students and dogs are also aware of non-greeting policies and are patient. The trainers I have had have shown sincere care for how my dog is progressing.
00:34 06 Apr 18
Really kind and experienced staff! I have a very hyper golden retriever puppy and the staff was so helpful in showing me how to train him to be calmer around people/other dogs. I highly recommend Brittany Wingfield!
16:33 27 Mar 18
Love WAGD! One of my 5 dogs just finished Manners 2 and we're registered for Manners 3. The staff are knowledgeable and it's easy to learn. They have a good variety of food, treats and toys - the healthy stuff - at good prices.
19:07 25 Mar 18
Love this place! Jack the bulldog does too!
Anna Beth Cole
04:19 22 Mar 18
Bodhi LOVES What a Great Dog! He loved having Jean as his trainer, she was so patient with him and always knew how to get him undistracted. Everyone that works there always has a smile on and are so helpful! Thank you for making it such a fun place for my puppy!
01:04 22 Mar 18
Great sessions. Instructor was really awesome..
13:24 19 Mar 18
Manner 1: Puppies - we all learned a lot. Awesome stuffBack for Manner 2
02:57 19 Mar 18
We took our 4 month old Goldendoodle here for Manners 1 and Puppy Socialization and I can't say enough good things about it! The facility is clean and very organized. All the staff are friendly and the little store is quite a treat for my dog full of fun and healthy items. Definitely worth a visit if you are looking to train your puppy or dog. They know what they are doing!
15:32 18 Mar 18
Finished up first six weeks of Manners 1 training! It’s well worth it. Our dog picked up all basic manners like sit, down, stay in place etc!
19:14 17 Mar 18
This place is awesome for training our puppy!! The staff is super knowledgeable, friendly and engaging!!
17:59 17 Mar 18
I don’t have enough great things to say! We have been bringing our lab here since she was a puppy and we love it! She definitely wouldn’t be the well-trained dog she is today without his awesome facility!
16:08 17 Mar 18
We loved bringing our golden retriever puppy to manners 1! Jean May was friendly and very knowledgeable. We learned a lot about puppy training, treats, toys, and development. Would definitely recommend
16:07 17 Mar 18
Awesome place with knowledgeable trainers. We have a 4 mos old lab that graduated from puppy manners 1. She learned a TON and had some FUN!!
15:15 11 Mar 18
Very nice facility with knowledgeable trainers. Retail shop has tons of variety!
Joy L. Touchstone, MD
20:29 10 Mar 18
Great early training experience for me and my puppy.
16:11 06 Mar 18
I could not be happier with the training my dog and I received at WAGD. It’s all positive reward based training, you end up with a dog who truly wants to work for you! Many thanks to the trainers at WAGD.
16:08 03 Mar 18
Great experience for our dog. Highly recommend.
Thomas & Sara Bexley
16:14 02 Mar 18
We just completed puppy manners 1 and absolutely loved it. Our pup did great and we are excited to start puppy manners 2. Ashley is a great trainer and would highly recommend her.
20:19 01 Mar 18
Great trainers. They are knowledgeable and approachable. They really care about their students and want them to be successful. The training areas are spotless. The store has great training equipment and treats.Highly recommend this facility!
23:07 28 Feb 18
A clean facility with friendly, knowledgeable instructors.
18:42 25 Feb 18
IzzyB and I learned so much at Puppy Manners. We are excited to start Manners 2. I totally recommend What a Great Dog. 👍🏻
Ricardo Tena Jr
18:24 24 Feb 18
Super friendly staff and trainer! Highly recommend visiting and seeing dogs train or come bring your pup
01:53 20 Feb 18
Just completed Puppy Manners 1 with Ashley Johnson. She’s extremely knowledgeable and really took the time to help us with training methods we struggled with. Looking forward to Manners 2!
01:09 20 Feb 18
We enrolled our 14 week old Great Dane in Manners 1 and had a great experience. Our trainer, Rhea, was knowledgeable, very helpful with extra tips and tricks, and loves all dogs. In addition to our great trainer, the facility is spacious and clean. We also picked up some healthy treats and toys in their retail store where the employees were very helpful and friendly. We are looking forward to Manners 2!
00:53 20 Feb 18
We absolutely love WAGD! The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Our puppy learned so much in Puppy Manners 1 - looking forward to Manners 2
17:28 19 Feb 18
Awesome trainers and great facility!
13:09 05 Feb 18
The people here are certified and REALLY know their stuff. Highly recommended!
05:53 17 Jan 18
Very nice place to shop for your dog, get advice, or train your dog with the variety of training opportunities they offer. Staff is very friendly and helpful. The only downside is that it can be a little pricey but price is fair for the quality of service and products they offer.
03:32 29 Dec 17
WAGD Richardson is a wonderful place to train your dogs! Lots of activity options, fantastic trainers and cool retail space!
03:20 23 Dec 17
Awesome trainers and facility. My pup loves going, has learned so much.
06:17 18 Dec 17
This is a great place to get your dog trained! The people here love animals and they tend to show their affection. The trainers are very professional and helped my dog immensely.They also have picture days, for the holidays, so be sure to bring your pet by for a festive photo!
02:23 15 Oct 17
knowledgeable trainers, great facility for Dogs and their humans
15:46 15 Sep 17
Friendly service and a great place for dog lesson
04:39 12 Aug 17
What a great experience! As new dog owners, we learned so much from Ryan today and will be forever grateful for her knowledge in helping us make our good dog a great dog. I highly recommend this place and am excited to return for more owner and dog training!
00:26 28 Jul 17
05:35 10 Jul 17
What A Great Dog has amazing trainers and a great store. I would recommend WAGD to anyone who wants to train their dog, regardless of what their end goals are for the dog. My experience couldn't have been better.
23:36 26 Jun 17
Great staff and knowledgeable trainers. Everyone here is friendly. The trainers are up-to-date on the latest science-based, positive methods. They all clearly love dogs!The facility is extensive, clean, and all in good order. It is a particularly great place if you want to get into agility. (But I highly recommend their "manners" series for all pet dogs!) The store has high quality items and dog food at good prices.
16:45 23 May 17
My dog and I love this place
04:19 07 May 17
Very friendly staff
13:36 23 Mar 17
What a great facility for dog training
11:05 14 Mar 17
Great positive approach to training parents of pups!
20:53 16 Jan 17
They know what they are doing
01:10 20 Jul 16
These people are simply the best. No other place like this in dfw.
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02:28 08 Jun 16
Ashley-5 stars, I have Shelby an 8 month old tornado. she is a female yellow lab and what Ashley showed me today was outstanding.Great Detail and care to both Shelby and myself. I paid for Shelby but I got more out of it than she did.
19:42 10 Mar 14
Love this place - been going weekly for about 2 years now (before the move to the wonderful & large facility in Frisco). Great for puppies, all ages pet manners, dog sports (agility, competitive obedience, rally, nose work, barn hunt, etc), tricks, and dog lovers period. Facility, instructors, and community are top notch.
14:44 27 Sep 13
We absolutely love What A Great Dog! We're in Puppy Manners 1 right now and it's wonderful. The people are so friendly and Maureen (owner/trainer) is excellent - as I'm sure all of the trainers are. They also have a little shop as well with prices that are better than Petco/PetSmart... and they are way more knowledgable!
18:13 12 Jul 13
We LOVE this place! Our dog Duke has attended several sessions of Agility Training and we are amazed at how much he has learned. Ryan has been our trainer and we give her 2 Thumbs up. We now have a new puppy (Blue) and he will be attending Puppy Manners with Maureen who we also think is great. We are impressed with their knowledge, professionalism and the facilities can NOT be beat!Christal, Clay and Chase(Duke & Blue)