Trial Helper Program
In December 2006, the GSSCC introduced a National Trial Helper Certification program.
GSSCC Judge and Teaching Helper Jim Chrisp has been appointed by the GSSCC executive to lead the program. Assisting Jim are President Darin Clarke, National Level Helper Duane Roul and member at-large Juergen Fischer. They report to the GSSCC executive board.
The objective of the program is to:
A: Provide “standardized” education and trial helper training
B: Increase the number of trial helpers in the GSSCC
C: Promote membership involvement and participation through ongoing helper education
D: Facilitate GSSCC objectives to protect and improve the German Shepherd Dog breed as outlined in GSCCC Bylaws
All GSSCC trials MUST have GSSCC certified trial helpers.
All GSSCC certified trial helpers must abide by the GSSCC Policy Manual Section 12 Helper Program:
HELPER PROTOCOL - Date of revision by Board: Jan. 2017
12(a) All helpers must be certified through the GSSCC helper program.
12(b) In 2007, the GSSCC Board of Directors approved the GSSCC helper program. All helpers,members and judges will follow this program.
12(c) Helpers are selected independently for the Canadian German Shepherd Dog Championship trial and the Sieger Show Working Classes.
12(d) GSSCC certified trial helpers will only accept monies for any helper work they perform from any GSSCC member or GSSCC club only as reimbursement for their expenses and per diem the same as any GSSCC Judge.
12(e) A GSSCC certified trial helper can receive sponsorship in the form of equipment from companies.
12(f) A GSSCC certified trial helpers income must not be derived by teaching and or training dogs in Schutzhund/IPO/ VPG ( IGP).
Date of Revision: March 2019. Membership E- vote.
Helper Program Programme des Helpers
Teaching Helper Application
Request for Helper Seminar (see official documents page)
Helper reciprocal agreement between USCA and GSSCC
The GSSCC Board of Directors has unanimously approved the following reciprocal helper agreement between the GSSCC and the UScA.
(1) All helper's must comply with the hosting club's (USCA or GSSCC) organizational Helper regulations and policies.
(2) Helpers wishing to do helper work in a Reciprocating organization's trial must have:
A. Letter or email from the their Helper Committee Chairman stating the current classification of the helper and that the helper is in good standing. This must be turned into the hosting organization's Helper Committee Chairman a minimum 14 days before the event they want to work.
B. For club level events: the helper must be classified to work front and back half of club level trials in their member organization.
A. Letter from the their Helper Committee Chairman stating the current classification of the helper and that the helper is in good standing. This must be turned into the hosting organization's Helper Committee Chairman a minimum 60 days before the event (for Regional Championships) or deadline of selection submission (National Championships).
B. Helper must submit copies of their entire helper book to hosting club's organization's Helper Committee Chairman a minimum 60 days before the event (Regional Championships) or deadline of selection submission (National Championships).
C. For helpers wishing to work a Championship event, the helper must submit a video of a trial that they have worked within one year of the submission . This must be done a minimum of 60 days before the event (Regional Championships) or deadline of selection submission (National Championships). The video must be submitted to the hosting organization's Helper Committee Chairman. All helpers must meet the minimum practical requirements and ability of the hosting club's Helper Program in order to be approved to work a Championship event.