Barbara is a Karen Pryor certified training partner, CPDT-KA knowledge assessed trainer, holds memberships in the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, Pet Professional Guild and she is a Canine Good Citizen evaluator. She is also a trainer for the Pets for Vets Minneapolis Chapter, which provides animals to Veterans who could benefit from having a trained companion pet. Her company also provides training for Secondhand Hounds foster families to improve the skills of dogs in foster care to help them to prepare for their future forever homes. She also offers group classes to adopters once their adoptions have been finalized. Barb has taught group classes ranging from puppy to advanced, Canine Good Citizen prep, agility and custom private training. Her broad background and years of experience helps to get dogs and their pet parents off to a great start. If problem behaviors arise, she guides her clients with science based positive solutions and provides custom training plans for behavior modification. She enjoys training with her 3 dogs Smash, Max and Lil' Miss. Lil' Miss was her training partner at the Karen Pryor Academy and she is a Certified Canine.