Barbara Nagy is the founder of Patience Unlimited Professional Dog Training with more than 35 years of experience as a dog trainer and instructor. Barbara’s career in dog training began in 1983 in New Jersey when a seven week old Doberman Pinscher entered her life. Her name was Patience. Patience Unlimited is a tribute to this extraordinary dog. Barbara’s education includes, but is not limited to, various seminars, apprentice work, self-study, training camps, and workshops with many high level trainers on the East Coast
In 1987, Barbara attended the Volhard Motivational Method Dog Training Camp and Instructor School in New Hampshire with Patience and has been using the Volhard Method ever since. Even though Barbara has many tools to draw from, she finds her students to be the most successful with the Volhard Motivational Method, but will draw from these other tools when needed.
Barbara’s Doberman Pinschers have achieved titles with the AKC, UKC, DVG, ATTS, DPCA, NACSW and Bright & Beautiful Therapy Dogs, Inc. Barbara started a R.E.A.D. Program for a local school in NJ in 2004 with her Doberman Jetta (Destiny’s Power of Faith CDX RA CGC, BH,WAC, ThD). Jetta received a Certificate of Honor with The AKC, Award for Canine Excellence (ACE Award) and a Certificate of Honor Centennial Service Award in the category of Therapy Dog with The Doberman Pinscher Club Of America .
Barbara and her Dobermans have also done commercial work: television commercials, music videos,
and print ads for Animals for Advertising in NYC.
Cenza, Ch Goldgrove Touch of Class CDX RA ROM NW2 ATTS CGC and
Quaid, Ch Irongates Neon Cowboy CD RN ROM CGC
Both are continuing to compete in many AKC Sports & NACSW K9 Nose Work.
Since moving to Arizona in 2012, Barbara has trained and competed in AKC Obedience with several Dobermans from OR, NV, CA, and AZ. In addition to competing, Barbara conducts group classes and private lessons in all levels of Obedience, including Rally, Nose Work (both Competition and Pet ) and Behavior.
Barbara is an Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI) and member of the National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW), an Evaluator for the AKC Canine Good Citizen Program, Consultant for Volhard Dog Nutrition, Member of the International Association of Canine Professionals, The Doberman Pinscher Club of America, and The Desert Valley Doberman Pinscher Club.
Barbara believes obedience training is the foundation for all dog sport venues. Whether competing or family pet Barbara educates dogs in how to live in a human family through the skills of basic obedience and also educates the owner in the world of their dog.
"I have been blessed with the unconditional love of wonderful dogs and, in return, I dedicate my career to improving the relationship between all dogs and the owners that I have the privilege of knowing" …… Barbara