Barbara has lived with no less than 4 dogs by her side For decades, she is known as an expert with dogs and Miniature Schnauzers and she is an stellar Miniature Schnauzer breeder.
I so love dogs, training dogs and helping others to know more about dogs.
You see it all began as a result of growing up with several different breeds of hunting dogs in a rural area of Bellingham, Washington. Our home was home to not only dogs but other kinds of animals as well. We even domesticated a motherless feral racoon baby that my father found in the wild while hunting. We did successfully domesticate “Ringo” the wild racoon.
My father possessed a successful innate ability to train, relate and care for dogs and neighbors and friends would seek his knowledge and I so admired him for this. He use to always say “you can recognize a good man by the fact that he loves dogs!” Consequently, I wanted to follow in my father’s footsteps so, I decided to buy my own AKC registered purebred dog. After my decision to invest in a dog for myself, at 13 years old, I went to the library to begin my research reading pages and pages of the Complete Book Of AKC Dogs. I really enjoyed looking at the photographs and learning about the different breeds of dogs, their temperaments and characteristics. It was a fascinating journey learning about the incredible differences between the different breeds of dogs.
After, I invested into purchasing a top of the line AKC German Shepherd with bloodlines from Canada and Germany I immediately joined 4-H for dogs. I started and continued an obedience training program for 4 years and competed in both obedience and confirmation with my gorgeous “Vonnie”, under the tutelage of a professional breeder.
This is what led me to who I am today with an insatiable passion and a thirst to learn more and more about dogs and to pass that knowledge on to educate others.
Fast forward, after owning several different breeds of dogs over the years I found the Miniature Schnauzer to be best suited for our family. The results of successful interactions, training, and breeding dogs over the years I discovered how little the masses knew about dogs. I love working with first time puppy owners and teaching them from A-Z about how to care, love and train their puppy.
Consequently, I now step up to the plate committing to equip, educate and empower others to have an excellent experience and relationship with their dogs.
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