ABOUT YOUR TRAINER:
Originally from Long Island, New York, Sam grew up in the dog-world, Sam's parents bred Golden Retrievers and participated in obedience trials with their Golden, Sheltie, and Cocker Spaniel. At the age of 7, Sam found herself in the ring doing "Junior Handling" with their Cocker, Justice.
As Sam grew up her focus changed and she began working with persons with disabilities. She attended the University of Kansas, studying Music Therapy, specializing in children with Autism. It was there that she learned Positive Behavior Modification techniques and the true art of patience.
In 2001 Sam changed her focus back to working with animals. She ran a doggie day care facility, worked as a groomer, studied dog training, and in 2013 earned her certification with the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers. Sam also studied spiritual/therapeutic modalities, which she combines with dog training for a unique approach to helping dogs be well mannered members of our families.