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DOG TRAINING

Looking for obedience training? We will train your dog with you in his everyday environment for

the best results

PERSONALIZED WEEKLY & MONTHLY DOG CARE

Busy schedule? Let us

make it easier to keep your dog at her best with scheduled check ups

GERIATRIC/UNIQUE NEEDS DOG CARE

Have an older dog or a dog with specific health or movement needs? We will help you find solutions to help you and your dog live happily

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.

 
 

ABOUT US

We train dogs for basic obedience and some behavioral work. Our focus is on individual, customized training. We come to you and work out how to have your dog fit into your lifestyle from today on throughout its life. We like to meet anyone and everyone who handles the dog in order to comprehend the full picture and aim for consistency for the dog.

We especially focus on safety in a busy city environment including the use of safe equipment and commands. We use positive methods that both the dogs and owners will enjoy. We believe training should be fun and productive; it should be a time that deepens your relationship with your dog and grows the bond between you. We can teach you and your dog all of the basic obedience commands and then we can teach you the fun stuff!

 

GET IN TOUCH

CONSULTATION

Your first consultation is 60-90 min.

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CONTACT INFO

sjs@nyc.rr.com

(212) 737 - 0065

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