All Master Trainers for Gold Star Dog Training are AKC-CGC Instructors/Evaluators, Therapy Instructors/Evaluators, Red Cross Pet First Aid Instructors and Certified Dog Trainers from Penn Foster.
Gold Star Master Trainer: To achieve Master Trainer status an instructor must have received all certifications given by the AKC, Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs, the American Red Cross and have completed their Formal Education through the Penn Foster Dog Obedience Trainer/Instructor. In addition to the certifications, the instructor must have at least five years of experience and be currently employed with Gold Star Dog Training.
All Gold Star Master Trainers have received Formal Education in the following:
Sensory Abilities of the Dog, Social Behavior and Communication of the Dog, How Dogs Learn, Conditioning, Applied Dog Behavior, House Training and Crate Training, Canine Equipment, Commands, Puppy Education, Teaching Tricks, Training Through Play, Behavior Problems, Basic Veterinary Issues Dog Breeds, Competition Obedience, Hunting Training, Assistance Dogs, Agility Training, Search and Rescue Training and Recreational Activities with Dogs.
Kelly Saunders - Master Trainer
Denise Hippler - Trainer