Barbara Coakley became involved with TAO K9 Unleashed after meeting and training her personal dogs with Suzanne Aaron, TAO K9 Unleashed owner and head trainer. Barbara brought home her first rescue animal at the age of nine and has not stopped since then – she was devoted to helping animals and that devotion has not ceased. Barbara is a head trainer for TAO K9 Unleashed, where she participates in teaching group training, as well as doing private lessons and evaluations. She also serves as committee lead on the training committee for Coco’s Cupboard Inc. She is passionate about training and helping people with their dogs.
Barbara is originally from Long Island, New York, where she was a Police Detective until she retired from the Suffolk County Police Department and relocated to Fayetteville, GA in 2003 She lives with her two daughters, Kristin and Lauren, along with her dogs Finn, Zora, and, Nemo as well as Kurt the cat.