Barbara Doran, CPDT-KA

My journey into dog training started at age nine through 4-H. My dog and I earned numerous awards in obedience and junior showmanship, including an AKC Companion Dog obedience title.

In college I majored in Psychobiology (the biological basis of behavior) and had the great fortune to work with some of the industry’s groundbreaking leaders. I interned at David Premack’s primate linguistics facility in Honey Brook, PA, and with the National Zoo at their research facility in Front Royal, VA studying Pere David Deer. I was also a research assistant with Marc Bekoff, University of Colorado, studying Coyotes in Rocky Mountain National Park. Upon graduation I ventured into corporate America, ultimately becoming a marketing executive for an international insurance corporation. I left that in 1995 to join my husband in a creative services venture—a field I still work in today.

My relationship with DTCCC started with a puppy kindergarten class in 2000. In 2003 I joined DTCCC as an instructor and earned my CPDT-KA in 2006. My current Cairn terrier, Ted, and I are having fun with conformation, freestyle, rally, tricks, and obedience. I have previously been both the President and a member of the Board of Directors of DTCCC.

I am a professional member of the APDT and also belong to the Cairn Terrier Club of America. I enjoy continuing my professional training through a variety of media channels.

It is an honor to share my passion, education, and experience with others who are looking to build loving and trusting relationships with their canine partners.