Barbara Mah Training Director
Barbara Mah has been involved in dog training for 19 years and has an extensive background in behavioral problem solving, and both basic and competition obedience. She has trained in agility since 1991 and has been teaching and competing since 1993.
Barbara has taught a number of seminars in California and out of state . She is the owner operator of Stars and Stripes Agility Training Center in Chino, California and offers 18 (and growing rapidly) classes weekly in Puppy through Advanced/Masters levels as well as private lessons.
Her students have achieved the highest titles in USDAA, AKC, and NADAC as well as the only Triple Crown Winner in agility history. At a recent USDAA World Cynosport Games competition, 1 of her current students placed third in the 12" division of the finals.
MAD watch presentation Steve Carazo (Tazru) and Franz Miller (Houston)
Barbara currently competes with one Pembroke Welsh Corgi. "Winkie" (Now retired) MX, MXJ, MAD, JM, RM, SM, a 12 year old, was the 5th Corgi in the U.S. to achieve a MAD (Master Agility Dog) title and only needed 2 Gamble legs to complete her ADCH (Agility Dog Champion) title. She has qualified for and competed in the USDAA Nationals annually since 1995, and at the AKC Nationals. In 1996 she received a Top Ten award for USDAA and was consistently in the Top 10 in her breed for the AKC Front and Finish standings. "Aerial" AX, AXJ, MAD, RM, SM, a 7 yr old Corgi has competed for 4yrs and is currently in USDAA Masters Level, but currently on hiatus due to autoimmune hemolytic anemia. Aerial has also appeared in commercials for Animal Planet. "Seeker" the current addition is a puppy in training.
Barbara emphasizes a solid working relationship between handlers and their dogs and believes above all, agility should be fun for BOTH members of the team! She stresses a positive approach to team building and training and encourages the development of strong handling skills to provide clear, consistent direction from the handler to their agility partner.