Whether you’ve just brought home a wiggly new puppy, or adopted a rescue dog, or even want to work with a dog you’ve had for years, Gold Star Dog Training would be thrilled to help you with your training needs and goals. 

Gold Star programs are highly student-focused—we are adept at explaining concepts and helping every client feel successful.  We design training experiences that are meaningful and effective—ones that our clients can use long after class ends. A sense of humor, enthusiastic teaching style, and ability to work with a wide range of students are traits our clients seem to like about our programs!  We use positive reinforcement training—this means we never use force, pain, intimidation, or fear when working with a dog (or a human!). Our approach to helping you train your dog is easy to understand and apply, and we strive to give you tools that you can use throughout your dog’s life.

Select your choice from the options below to learn more about our philosophy and training approach, visit our library with useful resources, find classes and workshops offered in many towns throughout Chittenden and Franklin Counties (with ongoing, regular programs in Essex, South Burlington, St Albans, and Williston).