About Tina Barber
Tina has been involved in
and breeding dogs for over 40 years. Besides training and degreeing 14
Schutzhund dogs for NASA, she has given seminars all over the United States
and Canada. In 1974 she spearheaded the Litter Mate X-Ray program and shared
her vision with a significant number of AKC dog clubs, especially the Large
Breed Working Dog organizations that specialized in breeds such as the
Danes, Dobermans and Rottweilers. For over thirty years she has
conducted training classes and given private instruction. Her
seminar was condensed into an article that was published in the prestigious
German Shepherd Quarterly in 1982. She has held week
long workshops on such topics as proper imprinting and socialization, as
well as the basic principles of the
Shiloh Training Method from coast to coast across North America from
Halifax, Nova Scotia to Victoria, British Columbia and the South from
Orlando, FL to California. Since 1991 she has served as President of
Shiloh Shepherd™ Dog Club
of America, Inc. as well as the Breed Warden for the
Shepherd™ Registry, Inc.
Schedule Tina for an Event
Tina as the Shiloh
Shepherd™ Breed Founder and Breed Warden is frequently asked to perform
litter evaluations and give consultations, seminars and training workshops.
Arrangements for Tina to
perform a litter evaluation on your ISSR, Inc. registered Shiloh Shepherd™
puppies must be scheduled far in advance. Please contact the
SSDCA, Inc. Secretary for available times and to confirm arrangements.
A general rule of thumb
is that an in depth litter evaluation to be performed on four or fewer
puppies will take one day plus travel time. An evaluation of 5 or more
puppies will take up to 2 days plus travel time.
1. One day travel time
must be allowed if the trip is over 100 miles each direction.
2. Mileage will be paid from the tester’s home to the site of the litter
evaluation at at the IRS reimbursement rate of $0.445 per mile (as of
3. If a rental car is required, all related expenses are the responsibility
of the litter owner(s).
4. Flight arrangements are the responsibility of the litter owner(s).
a) Proposed flight arrangements must be
approved by the SSDCA secretary prior to finalizing.
b) Any non-stop flight over 8 hours must be
first class seating.
c) All expenses incurred (airport parking,
transportation from the airport to the motel, and to and from the site of
the litter evaluation) are the responsibility of the litter owners.
Motel or hotel
arrangements and payments are the responsibility of the litter owner(s) but
must be approved by the SSDCA Secretary. Tina requires a smoking room.
For a one day litter evaluation, plan on one
night’s accommodation provided that the total travel time involved is
greater than three hours.
For a two day litter evaluation, plan on two
to three nights accommodation if the travel time involved is over three
$30 per day food allowance.
If meals are to be provided, Tina’s special dietary concerns must be
All arrangements must be made and expenses
(including the per puppy fee) must be paid a minimum of 24 hours prior to
For in depth advice about
training issues, behavioral problems, breeding questions and questions that
your breeder cannot answer, you may make an appointment for a consultation
with Tina Barber by contacting the
Secretary at 585 346-7350 between the hours of 8 and 9 PM EST.
Detailed Relationship Coefficient reports with in depth analysis from Tina
(as only she can provide) may be ordered for $90 each through the club
secretary. Please contact the secretary for the fee schedule.
a) Private training sessions are $70 per hour
plus travel expenses as per the litter evaluation guidelines.
b) Arrangements must by approved by the
approximately 8 hours (including lunch and breaks as needed)
You may choose to pay a
per-hour speaking fee ($70/hour plus expenses as per the LER schedule) or
have each person attending pay an admission fee of $45. If you choose the
latter, then you must guarantee a minimum number of attendees as per the
A local seminar (within 2
hours driving distance) will require a 10 person minimum.
A 15 person minimum will
be required for seminars within a reasonable driving distance that require
an overnight stay
A 20 person minimum will
be required for any distant seminar that will need a 2 night stay.
A 25 person minimum will
be required if travel arrangements have to include air travel plus 2-3
*A 20% discount will be
provided for all SSDCA, Inc. Chapters, in order for same to apply the $9 per
person savings towards location cost or other chapter expenses.
You may schedule Tina for
a seminar by contacting the
Secretary. If you choose to pay the per-hour speaking fee plus
expenses, then travel and motel arrangements must be approved by the Club
on Clinic (Two Days)
1. 5 hour Q&A seminar plus
2. Approximately 11 hours of Hands On
workshops and working with individuals and dogs
3. Minimum of 12 people
4. Cost is $120 per person for the two day
5. Arrangements must be approved by the