Registration for this program opens January 1st.
This 6-week class covers all you need to:
Understand Your Dog- by learning how your dog communicates and why they do what they do. This includes our powerful program for building a confident, socially-savvy dog.
Have A Well-Behaved Dog- Yes, we cover the basic obedience training--walking nicely on leash, coming when called, and more--using a simple training approach you can use long after the class ends.
Bond With Your Dog- through gentle touch techniques, fun games, and understanding your dog's unique personality.
Great for wiggly new puppies, newly adopted rescue dogs, or any humans and dogs who want help with the basics. The course covers basic obedience so that you can walk your dog without going for a drag, get your dog to sit politely on greetings, and not jump all over your friends, but it offers much more! We also teach you about how dogs communicate and learn (so you can apply our very easy dog training approach to your particular dog), and use the class to gently and productively expose your dog or pup to a range of new experiences. The course also covers “life skills” to help your dog be a fantastic companion and a mentally balanced healthy dog.
NOTE: You must read and understand the Goldstar Dog Training Policies. Please read before registering. Click on link below under "Additional Forms & Files".
Instructor: Deb Helfrich, Goldstar Dog Training
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.