Professor Barbara Currier

Professor Barbara CurrierBarbara has been training dogs for over 15 years.  She currently resides in Cumming GA with her husband, Mike and their 6 dogs. She is the owner and head instructor of Party of 2 Agility in GA. 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.  She continues to train with some of the best handlers in the world including Tracy Sklenar, Anthony Clarke, Susan Garrett, Greg Derrett and Laura Derrett and has implemented what she has learned from them into her training program.

  While living in VA Barbara also started her own in home training and behavioral rehabilitation business.  She was the trainer for Richmond Boxer Rescue and also assisted Southeastern Virginia Golden Retriever Rescue in assessing some of their dogs.  Barbara has worked extensively with many rescue organizations including Chihuahua and Rottweiler Rescue while living in NH.  She is a certified Canine Good Citizen Evaluator (CGC) for the American Kennel Club (AKC) and is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT).

She has successfully competed a variety of sizes and breeds of dogs including Chihuahua, Rottweiler, Belgian Sheepdog, Beagle, Poodle, Border Collie and Parson Russell Terrier. She has competed at the World Cynosport Games and made it to the semi-finals with her Poodle, Mystery. Mystery finished 11th overall in the 12” division at the World Cynosport Games.

Professor Barbara Currier

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Contacts 101: How to train incredible stopped contacts from the ground up (Fall 2015)

This class will teach you to train and proof fast, reliable, and independent stopped contacts on the dog walk, a-frame and seesaw! This is also a terrific opportunity for anyone wanting to re-train their contacts and build a better...

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Contacts 101: How to train incredible stopped contacts from the ground up (Fall 2016)

Instructor: Barbara Currier
Start Date: October 24, 2016
Registration Closed: November 7, 2016

This class will teach you to train and proof fast, reliable, and...

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Contacts 101: How to train incredible stopped contacts from the ground up (Spring 2016)

Instructor: Barbara Currier
Start Date: April 5, 2016
Registration Closed: April 18, 2016 @ 9 pm Eastern

This class will teach you to train and proof fast,...

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Contacts 101: How to train incredible stopped contacts from the ground up (Winter 2015)

This class will teach you to train and proof fast, reliable, and independent stopped contacts on the dog walk, a-frame and seesaw! This is also a terrific opportunity for anyone wanting to re-train their contacts and build a better...

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Foundation Weaves

This course will teach you step by step how to teach amazing 12 weave poles to your dog.  By the end of the course they will be doing simple sequneces with 12 straight poles.

Faculty: Barbara...

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Weave Re-Do! (2013)

Improve your dog’s understanding of weave entries and increase drive and motivation to stay on task through all 12 weave poles.

Category: Obstacle Skills
Level: Puppy,...

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Weave Re-Do! (2014)

Improve your dog’s understanding of weave entries and increase drive and motivation to stay on task through all 12 weave poles.

Category: Obstacle Skills
Level:...

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Weave Re-Do! September 17, 2012 Session

Improve your dog’s understanding of weave entries and increase drive and motivation to stay on task through all 12 weave poles.

Faculty: Barbara Currier
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