Barbara was a LBDTC member from 1976 to 1990. She rejoined the club in 2018 and has been providing Beginner/Advanced Obedience training for 1 year. She has also trained at Philadelphia Dog Training where she Apprenticed under PHA (AKC dog handlers – confirmation). Barbara is on the Board of Directors for the Welsh Springer Spaniel Club of America and was the Shelter Manager at the Norfolk & Virginia Beach SPCA.

Barbara has 52 years of experience with Labrador Retrievers, Welsh Springer Spaniels, and American Cocker Spaniels. She has bred 5 litters resulting in 5 AKC champions and 1 AKC CD.

She has exhibited in AKC confirmation shows (25 AKC Champions), obedience (2 dogs) and TDI Therapy (3 dogs). She judged AKC sweepstakes for Golden Retrievers and Welsh Springer Spaniels and an all breed local show for Welsh Springer Club of South Wales – UK.