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About Us

A Trained Dog is a Happy Dog

We're excited to share our rich history and our dedication to providing top-notch dog training services. With over four decades of experience, we've evolved from a family-owned business founded by Billy and Susie Wagner in 1975 to a multi-generational team that includes their sons, Billy Jr. and Charles Malone, and Billy Jr.'s daughter, Morressa.

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Our Story

In 1975, after a life-changing accident, Billy Wagner found his calling in an unexpected place - a veterinarian clinic parking lot. Watching the challenges dog owners faced, he knew help was needed. His past experiences in the 82nd Airborne Division and Vietnam, where he witnessed disciplined, obedient dogs, inspired him. William Koehler's books on dog training and a chance encounter with a former Air Force dog trainer ignited his passion.

Over the years, the pieces fell into place, leading Billy to become a dog trainer. His dedication to understanding William Koehler's methods and his unwavering love for dogs shaped his path.

"A TRAINED DOG IS A HAPPY DOG!" became his mantra. Obedience training became his life's work.

Today, Wagner K9 School, a family-owned business, continues the legacy. Billy's sons, Billy Jr. and Charles, have over 35 years of dog training experience. Charles Malone Wagner now leads the school, ensuring the Wagner tradition lives on.Morressa will be 26 years next month. Morressa is a walking encyclopedia of knowledge with all things dogs. She can spout out a dogs breed by looking at them or a photo and also tell you everything about every breed. What their purpose is and their genetic backgrounds. And why they behave as they are bred to work in different ways. She is unreal!

Wagner K9 School is not just about training dogs; it's about transforming lives, one obedient dog at a time.

Sign up for our expert dog training services at Wagner K9 School. Join our in-school boot camp or enroll in our classes for effective and professional obedience training. Unlock a harmonious relationship with your furry friend in Charlotte, NC.

Where Disney Magic meets Canine Obedience

At Wagner K9 School, we embrace a training approach that marries the enchanting world of Disney with the same time-tested techniques employed in training seeing eye and police dogs. It's this unique blend of magic and practicality that sets our method apart and leads to canine success stories.

 

We train your furry friend using a blend of the Disney-inspired techniques that brought beloved characters to life and the foundational methods used in training seeing eye and police dogs. Through a combination of voice commands, hand signals, and body motions, we create a magical connection between you and your pet.
 

Ever played the chase game with your pup as they dash after something that catches their interest? Our training equips you with a command that turns the page on that habit, preventing your dog from getting into unwanted trouble. 

After laying a strong foundation with obedience commands like Heel, Sit, Sit-Stay, Down, Down-Stay, and Come, “place” (go to your bed) “break / free”. “Obedience training isn’t just all work and no play. We want our dogs to enjoy working and just being with us. We use various rewards like verbal praise, food rewards and play/tug to show our approval of a job well done. We don’t “work for free” and neither should our dogs!

We delve into character-building. We address common problems such as digging, chewing, barking, lack of confidence, jumping, fighting, and aggressive behavior toward humans or other animals. This holistic approach empowers your dog to become a well-rounded, obedient, and happy companion.

At Wagner K9 School, we believe that by incorporating the magic of Disney and the wisdom of seeing eye and police dog training techniques, we can make your dog's training journey an enchanting and successful adventure!

Sign up for our expert dog training services at Wagner K9 School. Join our in-school boot camp or enroll in our classes for effective and professional obedience training. Unlock a harmonious relationship with your furry friend in Charlotte, NC.
Sign up for our expert dog training services at Wagner K9 School. Join our in-school boot camp or enroll in our classes for effective and professional obedience training. Unlock a harmonious relationship with your furry friend in Charlotte, NC.

Meet The Team

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