Seminars & Workshops (Members)
Seminars & Workshops
We offer several seminars & workshops every year. Our goal is to offer a variety
of different trainers, each with their own training methods. Please
check back frequently to see the seminars & workshops.
Barbara Currier has been training dogs for over 10 years. She started riding horses when she was a small child and into her college years successfully competed in the show jumping ring. She graduated from University of New Hampshire with a degree in Animal Science specializing in small animal and equine. Barbara also has worked in the veterinary field for over 15 years in many positions ranging from technician to receptionist. In 1998, Barbara adopted her first dog. A 9 month old Chihuahua that had many behavioral problems and was eventually diagnosed with a chemical imbalance. Through her quest to make his life as well-adjusted as possible she became intensely involved with training and behavioral rehabilitation. She has worked with many well-known trainers over the years including Gail Fisher, Patricia McConnell, Turid Rugaas and many others.
Shortly after adopting her Chihuahua they got involved with agility. In 2004 Barbara and her husband Michael were relocated to VA and shortly after she started teaching agility at All Dog Adventures (fka All Dog Playskool) in Richmond VA. It was there that Barbara was introduced to Susan Garrett and her amazing foundation based training that is centered around impulse control and relationship building with your dog. She continues to train with some of the best handlers in the world including Tracy Sklenar, Kayl McCann, Jaakko Suoknuuti, Janita Leinonen and Jenny Damm and has implemented what she has learned from them into her training program. Barbara is a OneMind Dogs Assistant Coach and is so grateful for all she has learned from her OMD family and enjoys teaching what she has learned to others.
Barbara is the head dog trainer for the F.I.D.O Program run at Georgia Tech which creates wearable computing for military, SAR, and service dogs.
Barbara has also worked as an animal wrangler for Marvel’s Ant-Man, 90 Minutes in Heaven, TV series Satisfaction, and various commercials.