You must read, understand and be willing to abide by the Gold Star Dog Training Policies before registering. See link below, under "Additional Forms & Files", for the policies.
New Dates for Winter Classes 1/9 to 2/20 (no class on 1/16)
Dogs do not attend the first class.
There are two options for registration- to attend with or without a dog (see below)
At this time, due to COVID, only 1 (one) person is permitted to attend the class with each dog.
You must read, understand and be willing to abide by the Gold Star Dog Training Policies before registering. See link below to the policies.
Dog training can feel like "One more thing you have to do". However, if you want a dog you can live with, be proud of, and which others glowingly remark “What a great dog!” Than this program is for you and your dog.
The program shows you how to have a happy, confident, well-behaved dog. It consists of 3 important skills: practical straight-up obedience (come when I call, don’t make me drag you down the street), life skills (don’t jump on my friends, chill out), and understanding your dog’s body language.
What you get:
Deb’s simple 4-step approach for teaching your dog almost anything; course booklet and weekly training guides; force-free training; ongoing free email/phone support after the class ends; and a student-focused instructor with 20+ years’ experience teaching people and dogs. And, you are going to get results while having fun!
So, to all those wiggly puppies and wonderful dogs out there: are you ready to earn your gold star (get it, Gold Star Dog Training)?
Option 1: Register with your dog
This registration option reserves a spot in class for one dog and one person. Due to covid, there can only be one person in attendance with each dog. This is to maintain a safe number of people in the class space. Exceptions cannot be made at this time, sorry. Additional family members are permitted to attend the orientation evening, the first night of class, dogs stay home that night.
Option 2: Register without a dog
This registration is for anyone who would like to attend the class without a dog. Only one person per registration due to covid.
Instructor: Deb Helfrich
Bio: Deb is the owner of Gold Star Dog Training LLC, based in Fairfax, VT. She enjoys working with dogs and their handlers to solve their challenges, build a healthy dog-handler relationship, and achieve their training goals. She is highly student-focused, adept at explaining concepts, helping every student feel successful, and creating training experiences that are meaningful and effective. Deb’s sense of humor, enthusiastic teaching style, and ability to work with a wide range of students are what clients seem to like about her.
Benefits of attending class without a Dog:
Access to Gold Star Dog Training's effective, easy-to-follow training program: Training materials, weekly step-by-step training guides, exercises, and videos.
Instructor support: To help you learn the techniques and answer questions.
Not having to delay your training if your pup is too young or you don't have a dog yet.
Maybe your dog isn't a good candidate for a group class: fearful, reactive, or out-of-control dogs need basic training just as much (if not more!), but sometimes aren't ready to join a group class. This allows you to work on your dog in the comfort and safety of his or her own home, with full training support.