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SOPHISTICATED ANIMAL MINDING
 

MEET THE TRAINER

SAMANTHA SCHMIDT

I am a long-time animal lover who grew up in NYC with 2 Great Danes, a boxer, 3 sisters and my parents. I attended Convent of the Sacred Heart where instead of sports- I walked dogs as a business all through high school. In those years,

I built quite a business and knowledge of animals. I learned what things worked, what did not work and how to “read” the dogs that I walked.

 

Off I went to Tulane, where, sadly, no dog walkers were needed. So, I started to study animal behavior and train dogs. I found that I was able to enhance the communication between a dog and its family. I also found I was able to adjust the expectations of the human family. I realized how rewarding this work was – and have never stopped.

 

This means I have been training dogs and people since 1985 and I still love it just as much as I did on day one. I learn something new from every dog and every owner. Dogs are live, individual beings; therefore, one method does not apply to every dog. People vary just as much, and I search to find a productive way to instruct each individual owner as well.