Trial Helper Program
IMPORTANT NOTICE: With regards to the upcoming Canadian National Championships, there are a number of changes to the National Helper selection process. With the ever-changing covid restrictions in place, province to province, the Helper Committee felt that it would be difficult, if not impossible to stage three National Helper seminars. For this reason, the applicants will submit a video(high quality) of one full IGP 3 routine, to the Helper Committee. The deadline for this application will be September 1/2021. Also, because of the absence of these seminars, Regional level helpers are unable to attend and possibly move up to National level. Therefore, for this Championship only, Regional level helpers will be able to apply, and also be considered.
Il a plusieurs changements au processus de sélection des Hommes d'Attaque pour le Championnat National Canadien. Avec l'évolution des restrictions liées à la COVID, et les différences d'une province à l'autre, le Comité des Helpers a conclu qu'il serait difficile, sinon impossible de tenir 3 séminaires d'homme d'attque nationaux. Pour cette raison, ceux désirant postuler devront soumettre une vidéo (de haute qualité) avec une routine d'IGP3 complète, au Comité des Helpers. La date butoir pour poser sa candidature sera le 1er Septemebre 2021. Aussi, comme il n'y aura pas de séminaires, les Homme d'Attaque de niveau régional ne pourront pas participer avec la chance de monter de grade au niveau National. Pour cette raison, exceptionnellement cette année, les Homme d'Attaque de niveau Régional pourront postuler et être considérés pour le National.
GSSCC 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.