About this pro
2 years in business
1 hire on Thumbtack
Passionate and knowledgeable!Nov 12, 2016
Sam is a professional who knows what she’s doing when it comes to training! She’s patient and always makes sure to take her time so that are done right the first time while also making sure to explain the training techniques effectively to their owners. My dog Apollo was a mess when we adopted him, extreme separation anxiety, food aggression and a number of other problems. Yet after a couple of sessions with him when she was in the area, he blossomed and we've been able to continue training on our own through her guidance. I can’t wait to work with her more in the future when we're in the area!Nov 3, 2016
As a dog trainer myself, I have personally trained with Sam. Sam has wonderful people skills and can manage well, does well with answering questions and can properly demonstrate skills needed to show how things should be done with their dog. She connects with dogs very well and has an incredible understanding of the dog world, whether it be mentally or physically. Sam is also a talented groomer and does an incredible job! Sam is a wonderful trainer, groomer and overall great pet professional. You won't be disappointed in her!Nov 10, 2016
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- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?The first thing I tend to do is talk to clients over the phone, to discuss what they're looking for in their trainer, and what issues they're having with their dog. I want to make sure that we're both clear on our expectations and realistic in the goals we set for your dog.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am certified as a CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed) through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. I continue to pursue knowledge every day, and never consider my education complete.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?From a very young age, it was clear to most of my family that I was a 'dog person'. Things like body language came naturally to me, seeming to know the right way to interact with each dog I came across. When I moved out on my own (and across the country), naturally, I jumped at the chance to finally have my dream dog. In the past few years, my life has only been enhanced because of it.