Originally from Holland NY, she moved to Phoenix in 2010. She grew up loving all types of animals and always helped train her family dogs, she even tried training her cats.
Sam adopted her 2nd dog Luna, who was extremely shy and timid. Not knowing how to work with her, she decided to go back to school for dog training since she still loved working with dogs. She enrolled in Animal Behavioral College with the intent on just learning to help her own dog, but fell in love with helping owners work with their pets.
She was paired up with Karen Watson as her mentor for ABC and was introduced to All 4 Paws. She loved everything about them and all the people (and of course dogs) that when she was asked to stick around she immediately said yes.
Sam specializes in shy/timid dogs and reactive dogs. She helps build dogs' confidence and trust in their owners, as well as the owner’s trust and confidence in their dog. She loves seeing a timid dog come out of their shell and trust their owner and the joy it brings the owners that they have helped their dog.
Currently has a certification in pet nutrition, dog cognition, Pet First Aid & CPR, and is working on additional online courses to expand her knowledge. Attended Aggression in Dogs Seminar (Defensive Handling and Training)
Sam is currently also:
I'm available for: Private Classes, Group Classes, & Board and Train.
I currently have 5 pets, 2 dogs and 3 cats:
Pembroke Welsh Corgi - Sherlock
American Staffordshire Terrier / German Shepherd Mix- Luna
Domestic cats - Axl, Angel, and Mr. PoePoe