Samantha has been training dogs in a professional setting since 2008. In 2011, she graduated from UMBC with a Bachelor’s in Biology and from a local Dog Trainer University program. She became an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator shortly thereafter.
Over the last 11 years, Sam has worked with a variety of different breeds. Her main focus has been on making each dog a safe, enjoyable and trustworthy companion. Since AKC Obedience is a venue that reinforces these goals, we use its titles as a standard for training.
Sam has trained and shown the following dogs to these AKC Obedience (and Rally) titles.
- Maltese – CD, CDX, UD, UDX, OTCH (8 High in Trials, and 12 High Combined Scores)
- #1 Toy Dog and High Scoring Maltese at AKC’s 2011 National Obedience Invitational
- #2 Toy Dog at AKC’s 2014 National Obedience Championship
- Labrador Retriever – CD, CDX (video)
- Golden Retriever – CD
- Labrador Retriever – CD (video)
- German Shepherd Dog – CD, CDX (video)
- Golden Retriever – CD, CDX, RN, RA, RE, RM, RACH (video)
- Doberman Pinscher – RN, RA, RE, CD, CDX, UD (video)
- Golden Retriever – CD, CDX, RN, RA, RE, RM, RACH
- All American – RN
Sam has also dabbled in other venues including AKC Agility.
You can listen to the origin story of Leash Free Living here.
Learn more about Sam’s personal dogs here.