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Private Dog Obedience and Specialty Training based in Berlin, WI

Business Hours
Mon - Fri
10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Meet the Trainer:


Hello I’m Samantha Schmidtke, but most people call me Sam. I am a full-time stay at home mom of a two year old boy and we just welcomed a baby girl in July! I am originally from the Baraboo, WI area and moved to Berlin in 2019.  I spent my childhood researching dogs and everything I could learn about them. My main focus with dogs is  how to use dog psychology to assist in basic training/ relationship building  between the owner and their dogs.


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  • Certified in Positive Dog Training through Petco as of April 2019

  • Approved AKC CGC Evaluator 

  • Approved AKC S.T.A.R Puppy Evaluator

  • Worked as  Veterinary Assistant for 2 years

  • Worked in a Dog Boarding/ Daycare Facility for 2 years


***As the owner you have the choice to have the Trainer come to your home for classes (not available at this time) or for you to come to the Trainers home for additional distraction (children may be present during classes as the trainer is a stay at- home mom)***

Health Requirements

- Current Rabies Vaccination

- Current Distemper Combo Vaccination

- Monthly Flea/ Tick Prevention Preferred

- Kennel Cough Vaccination Preferred

Step 1:

  • Contact me for your mandatory free phone call/ text/ e-mail consultation regarding your dog

Step 2:

  • Decide with the Trainer what class best suits your family and your dogs needs 

Step 3:

  • Set a day and time of the week that works for you and the Trainer

  • Classes are held Mon- Fri once a week for an hour

Step 4:

  • Trainer will contact you day before your first class for a friendly reminder

Step 5:

  • Have your dog on leash, training treats and Vaccination history ready for you or your Trainers arrival at your first class




Ask about our Current Sale!!!

***Dog Training Courses are available in the Trainers home ONLY at this time ***

Basics Courses

6 Week Basics Course Curriculum :

Eye Contact, Come, Sit, Down, Up, Off/ No Jumping, Park It, Place, Stay, and Leash Walking

6 Week Basics Extension Course Curriculum: 

Leave It, Heel, Wait w/ People, Wait at the Door and Drills with Distance/ Distraction / Duration

4 Week Crash Course Curriculum:

Eye Contact, Come Tips/ Tricks, Sit, Down, Stay and Leash Walking Tips/ Tricks

6 Week Basics : $250

6 Week Basics Extension : $275

4 Week Crash Course : $160

Travel Charges outside a 10 Mile Radius of Trainers home round trip : $0.75/ mile

Private Lessons

101 Private Lessons:

Are a great way to brush up on already trained cues or a great way to zero in on specific items with your dog. You have the ability to Choose what your dog will learn in the hour that you have the trainer with you

Private Lesson Bundles:

4 week course that is tailored to you and your dogs specific needs at a discounted price

101 Private lessons Priced @ $50 per Hour

Private Lesson Bundles: $160

Travel Charges outside a 10 Mile Radius of Trainers home round trip : $0.75/ mile

Recommended Prerequisite Courses

Therapy Dog (Animal Assisted Therapy Work):

- 6 week Basics course with AKC S.T.A.R. add- on (if applicable)

- 6 Week Basics Extention course

- 6 week AKC CGC test prep course

- Private lessons as needed for additional practice for evaluation 

Service Dog: 

- 6 week Basics Course 

with AKC S.T.A.R. add- on (if applicable)

- 6 Week Basics Extention course

- 6 week AKC CGC test prep course

- Private lessons as needed for specific task training

***Tiny Paws Dog Training LLC is not a Certified Therapy Dog Testing Facility, we are here to help you find a program after basic training and prepare your therapy dog team for testing in an AKC approved Therapy dog Program***


Not every dog has a suitable temperament to become a Service animal or a Therapy Dog, Ask the Trainer today how to determine if your dog could be a good fit!

Specialty Courses

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy:

Is a way to show how well behaved your puppy is for their age group and a fun activity to complete as a team (This is a 6 week puppy basics add on)

AKC CGC (Canine Good Citizen):

This certification offers the title "CGC" through AKC and prepares your dog for additional training in service/ therapy work, this certification  shows your dog is controlled in a public setting

AKC Community Canine:

Is the Advanced Level of the Canine Good Citizen Certification, this Certification offers the title "CGCA" through the AKC and is completed in real situations

AKC Urban CGC:

A step beyond AKC CGC and AKC CGCA, this is a Certification that shows your dog is controlled and well behaved in an urban setting

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy : $50 add- on to Puppy Basics Course

AKC CGC : $ 300

AKC Community Canine "CGCA": $315

AKC Urban CGC : $330

Travel Charges outside a 10 Mile Radius of Trainers home round trip : $0.75/ mile



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