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Susan Barwig

In Memorium

Canine Training Systems was founded in 1987 by Susan Barwig and she remained the driving force behind Canine Training Systems until her passing in 2000. Her contribution to the German Shepherd dog and dog sport was tremendous. Susan is greatly missed by many and her legacy will live on through our continued dedication to dog sport, the advancement of training techniques, and innovative products for our customers. Creator and Producer of over 60 Canine Training Systems Award Winning Titles. Author of three dog books, including winner of "Best Technical Book of the Year". Professional Educator at the School of Education at the University of Denver and the University of Colorado for eleven years. Consecutive three time Schutzhund World Team Member in Belgium, Hungary and Italy.


  • Creator/Producer of over 60 Canine Training Systems titles and two books.
  • The German Shepherd Book
  • Schutzhund Theory and Training Methods(Barwig and Hilliard)
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