About Me


Barbara Williams, has lived with no less than 4 dogs by her side.  She is known as an excellent dog trainer and Miniature Schnauzer Breeder. 

You deserve to be in her circle of influence and to learn from her.




Barbara Williiam

Dog Coach, Trainer, Breeder

Heart to Heart I teach you to teach your dog.


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 raccoon baby that my father found in the wild while hunting. We did successfully domesticate “Ringo” the wild raccoon.

My father possessed an innate ability to train dogs successfully, to relate and care for dogs. As a result, 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!”

My desire to follow in my father’s footsteps is why I train dogs, reach out to connect with dogs and people to improve the dog world today.

At a young age, I yearned to buy and own a  purebred AKC dog.   After my decision to invest in a dog for myself, then I went to ask for my father for permission to  and he asked “why do you want another dog? We all ready have 4 of them.”   I told him I wanted my very own dog, but I would share with my sisters and brother.”   Dad said, “We must agree on the breed of dog, also, you will have to care for your dog, and you will go to the library to begin research, so we can agree on the breed you are choosing and why….. I have veto power.”

So, I started to walk to the library and I began to read pages and pages of the Complete Book Of AKC Dogs. Looking at the photographs and learning about the different breeds of dogs was so much fun, and it was exciting to read about all the different breeds,  their temperaments and characteristics. It was a fascinating journey learning about the incredible differences between the various breeds of dogs.

After, I invested to purchase a top of the line AKC German Shepherd with bloodlines from Canada and Germany I immediately joined dog training.       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 dog trainer and 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  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.


Our family of dog lovers, breeders and trainers are your puppy experts.

Barbara Williams

Founder of Puppy Training ASAP