BARBARA SPIEGEL~ THURSDAY NIGHT
Barbara’s dog career started in 1974 managing a breed kennel and showing in conformation. Through the years she has trained and showed in obedience and agility - CGC/TDI, Rally, AKC and USDAA. At Bobbie Bhambree’s North-East Regional Dog Training Academy she had hands on dog work and apprenticeship with Karen Reilly, Nancy Field and Mary Horn in Manners and with Kris Seiter and Chris Tucci in Agility.
In more recent years Barbara continued training in obedience and agility, along with scent work and herding. Her dog, Ivan, earned his AKC Masters Preferred Bronze and Masters Jumpers Preferred and is still going at 11 years young!
When Barbara isn’t training her Golden Retriever (her 6th agility dog) in agility and field work, she gives private lessons in pet manners and foundation agility (since 2014) to puppy through adult dogs at her home agility field.