Barbara J. Silverstein
About Barbara J. Silverstein
NACSW Certified Nose Work Instructor
I have been involved with dog training and pet therapy since 1974. I have taken numerous courses and workshops in Animal Behavior and Operant conditioning, using clicker training and positive reinforcement to achieve success.
I have owned, trained and competed with German Shepherd Dogs, a Bouvier, and Italian Greyhounds, but have worked with many different breeds in my puppy, obedience and agility classes.
Before retiring from agility competition in Jan. 2013, I served as Training Director of the Keystone Agility Club in 2008 and 2009, and was also Trial Chairperson of KAC from 2009 -2013, running 2-4 trials each year including several regional events.
In April 2015, I completed the K9 Nose Work Certification Program with NACSW, the National Assoc. of Canine Scent Work. I am a CNWI, Certified Nose Work Instructor. I am currently training my GSD Fane NW1, and IG Shai NW2 and GSD Rina 1.5 yrs old, who passed her ORT for all odors. I have been teaching K9NW classes since August, 2014.
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I have also been involved with Pet Therapy and have been a Tester/Observer for the Alliance of Therapy Dogs(previously TDInc), since 1994 and am a Coordinator of South Jersey Loving Paws, a Pet Therapy network serving Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties.
NACSW Instructor Certificate 4/1/2015
Agility Instructor Certificate 8/97 White Mt. Agility School
Workshops/Camps: Say Yes Dog Training/Susan Garrett
Workshops/Camps: Kinetic Dogs/Mary Ellen Barry
Employment: 37 + years of teaching K-8 public school
Educaton: Glassboro State College:
BA – Special Education
MA – Reading Teacher , Rdg Specialist, Rdg Supervisor
Wilson Reading System Level II Certified