Register Now

Dog Training- Basic Training & Social Skills Register View Cart

This program is currently unavailable. Click here to view all of our current programs.

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 before registering.  See link below to the policies.

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.

  • You must read and understand the Goldstar Dog Training Class Policies before registering. See link below.
  • The instructor reserves the right to enforce any limitation, and to do so at any point during the course.
  • Dogs do not attend the first class.

Registration Information
  • All Registrations are done online and there are two payment options.
  • At the end of Checkout you will have the option to pay online or offline.
  • 1. Online Payment Option is with a credit card (A convenience fee of $2 or 3.5 % is added, whichever is higher). Using this option your balance is paid in full and the person you are registering is enrolled in the programs that you have chosen. The Online Payment Option is available until the deadline (if there is one stated), or the day before the program begins, or in the case of a weekend program the Thursday before, as list are delivered on Friday.
  • 2. Offline Payment Option is paying with check or cash that can be mailed, using the drop box, or bringing in to the Rec. Office. Please include the receipt that is generated after you register. The Offline Payment Option, closes a week prior to the start of a program or deadline to register. This is done so that mailing in payment reaches us prior to the start of the program.
  • NOTE: the person you are registering is not enrolled until payment is received when using the Offline Payment Option.
  • When the Offline Payment Option is closed you can come into the Rec. Office to register and pay with cash or check.
  • No registrations are accepted after the second meeting of a program. Some programs do not allow registration after the first meeting of the program or after the deadline date.
  • Please create a household account prior to coming in if you don't have one already.
  • Program numbers are checked one week prior to start date to see if minimum number is met. If not a program can be cancelled due to low enrollment.
  • Don't Wait! Register Early! (A program can be cancelled due to low enrollment).

* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

 Return to Programs    View All Activities