On August 10, 2018

What is your dog saying?

Saturday, Aug. 11, 1 p.m.—CASTLETON—Dog trainer Deb Helfrich will hold a program on Saturday, Aug. 11 at 1 p.m. about dog communication, at the Castleton Free Library.

What is that dog saying? Is a yawn always just a yawn? Why does a dog shake off even when it’s not wet? Is a tail wag always friendly? Learn all about how dogs communicate and what they say with their bodies. Deb Helfrich will demystify dog communication, explain how dogs express themselves, and explore how we can all live safely and happily together.

Deb Helfrich is the owner and co-founder of Gold Star Dog Training LLC, based in Fairfax. She has been a therapy dog handler since 1996 and the volunteer director of training and certification for Therapy Dogs of Vermont (TDV) since 2005. In this role, she manages the testing and evaluation of new therapy dog teams, oversees a statewide team of testers and evaluators, and is responsible for all policies and guidelines related to therapy dog certification. She also created the TDV’s first training programs in 2008.

The program is free, accessible and open to humans only. Please leave the pups comfortably at home. Light refreshments will be served.

Castleton Free Library is located at 638 Main St., Castleton. For more information, call 802-468-5574.

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