There is a huge difference between being a trial helper and a training helper! Anne is no joke...she can also explain what she is doing...another great attribute. PLUS, she KNOWS German Shepherds. Anyone working with her is blessed. I've learned that dogs need to see all kinds of helpers....good and bad....just like training helpers need to see all kinds of dogs:-) The problem is when someone becomes a trial helper....they think they are a training helper....NOT!