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Meet Your Instructor! Deb Helfrich, Gold Star Dog Training LLC Email: deb@goldstardog.com Deb is owner of Gold Star Dog Training LLC, based in Fairfax, Vermont. 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.

Deb has been a therapy dog handler since 1996 and the volunteer Director of Training and Certification for Therapy Dogs of Vermont (TDV) since 2005. Deb also volunteers with German Shepherd Resource and Rescue Center, Inc., as an adviser on dog training and behavior to the organization’s Board of Directors and author of articles for their newsletter and educational programs. She’s happy to answer any questions about classes—so drop her an e-mail if you have any!

We've had inquiries about bringing children to the classes.  Due most importantly to liability and safety issues and secondly to space constraints, we CANNOT have children present at class. These training sessions are for adult participants and their dog only.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Deb directly or Kelly at the Recreation Office at 524-1500 X266

--Only ONE additional family member may attend with the person who is enrolled; one adult (18 or older) will be the primary handler/be allowed to hold the leash in class.
--That additional family member must be 14 or older (if under 18, can only observe).

DOG/PUPPY ESSENTIALS: BASIC TRAINING AND SOCIAL SKILLS

This is our "ALL YOU'LL EVER NEED DOG CLASS" , This 6-week basic class covers all you need to:
1. UNDERSTAND YOUR DOG: through learning how your dog communicates and why he does what he does--includes our powerful program for building a confident, socially-savvy dog


2. HAVE A WELL-BEHAVED DOG: yes, we cover the basic obedience stuff--walking nicely on leash, coming when called, and more--using a simple training approach you can use well after the class ends

3. BOND WITH YOUR DOG: through gentle touch techniques, fun games, and understanding your dog's unique personality.
*Note: Dogs are not to be brought to the first session. Needed equipment will be discussed at the 1st class. To review all class policies/restrictions (regarding vaccinations, aggressive dogs in class, youth participants, etc.) in advance of sign-up, please go to http://www.goldstardog.com/classes.php



BEYOND BASICS - Pre-requisite: Deb's BASIC dog class (or approval from the instructor)

(Dog Training) 5-week class. Time to take off the training wheels! This class is the next step after our Basic Training and Social Skills. This class takes your training to the next level. What’s the next level? Well, that’s the beauty of this class- You decide! Like many exercise classes that show you various intensity levels of a given exercise, this class shows you the basic, intermediate, and advanced version of each exercise. This permits perfect fit training for you and your dog! If your dog’s heeling is fantastic, we’ll help you take it to the next level. If your sits are still a challenge, we’ll go back a level and reinforce the basics. The atmosphere is supportive yet challenging. The emphasis is on what you want to achieve with your dog within the exercises we teach, and then giving you the instruction and proper exercises to achieve your goals.

Instructor: Deb Helfrich, Gold Star Dog Training

*Note: Dogs are not to be brought to the first session. Needed equipment will be discussed at the 1st class. To review all class policies/restrictions (regarding vaccinations, aggressive dogs in class, youth participants, etc.) in advance of sign-up, please go to http://www.goldstardog.com/classes.php


 


 


Gold Star Dog Training
  • Please read info sheet below before registering.
  • Payment must be made at time of registration.
  • Once registered, no refunds are issued unless class is cancelled.
  • We cannot accept wild-dog canine crosses (i.e. wolf hybrids)

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Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
 
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Dog/Puppy Essentials (6 weeks) 
16 and up  N/A  Tu  07/18/2017 - 08/22/2017
5:45 PM - 6:45 PM

St. Albans City Hall Auditorium
$135.00 R, $166.00 NR
 
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Dog/Puppy Essentials (6 weeks) 
16 and up  N/A  Tu  11/07/2017 - 12/19/2017
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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$135.00 R, $166.00 NR
This class if for owners and their dogs. No class on 11/28.
 
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Beyond Basics (5 weeks) 
16 - 99  N/A  Tu  01/30/2018 - 02/27/2018
6:45 PM - 7:45 PM

St. Albans City Hall Auditorium
$115.00 R, $147.00 NR
 
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Beyond Basics (5 weeks) 
16 - 99  N/A  Tu  07/18/2017 - 08/15/2017
6:45 PM - 7:45 PM

St. Albans City Hall Auditorium
$115.00 R, $147.00 NR
 
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Dog/Puppy Essentials (6 weeks) 
16 and up  N/A  Tu  11/07/2017 - 12/19/2017
5:45 PM - 6:45 PM

St. Albans City Hall Auditorium
$135.00 R, $166.00 NR
This class if for owners and their dogs. No class on 11/21.
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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