Business Hours:

Monday- Friday: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

***Starting the week of June 5th we will no longer be accepting 6 week & 4 week long course purchases, the Trainer is pregnant and due the end of July! Class purchases can be made once the baby has arrived and the Trainer has time to heal! We are accepting Private lesson purchases at this time!***

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Hello! I’m Samantha,
an Experienced in home Dog Obedience Trainer
based in Berlin, WI


Hello I’m Samantha Schmidtke but most people call me Sami. I am a graduate from the Petco Positive Dog Training program in May 2019. 



Prior to my dream career I worked at a Veterinary clinic in Baraboo (Baraboo Valley Veterinary Clinic) for two years right out of high school. I also worked at a dog boarding facility in Wisconsin Dells (Pampered Paws) for about a year and a half. I have worked retail and as a Petco Positive Dog Trainer in Petco since I moved to Berlin in 2019.

About Me:

Dog training has always been a dream of mine since I was a little girl. My hometown is Baraboo, WI. I am a full-time stay at home mom of a two year old son and we have a baby girl on the way due at the end of July 2022, I train dogs as a hobby! I have 7 rescued fur babies in addition to my kids,  A beautiful long haired female German Shepherd named Maya, a super spunky female Shih Tzu/ Poodle Mix named Ms. Silvia and a very special female Shetland Sheepdog named Ruth. I also have two cats named Fat-fat and Tink that are both wonderfully weird in their own ways, two Chinchillas and a few fish, as you can tell animals are my whole life and I am so excited for this new adventure as a Private Dog Trainer!

How Dog Training with me works:

As the owner you have the choice to have me come to your home for classes (not applicable until Trainers baby is born late July and everyone is healthy) or for you to come to my home for additional distraction. 

Step 1:

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

Step 2:

  • Decide on what class best suits your families and your dogs needs with the trainers guidance

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

Training Requirements:

  • Must be up to date on Rabies Vaccinations and Distemper Vaccinations

  • Flea/ Tick prevention plus other vaccinations such as kennel cough are preferred for your dogs safety



Basics Courses

6 Week Basics Courses Teach : Eye Contact, Come, Sit, Down, Up, Off/ No Jumping, Park It, Place, Stay, and Leash Walking

6 Week Basics Extension Courses Teach: 

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

4 Week Crash Courses Teach:

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.

Priced @ $50 per Hour

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

Specialty Courses

Backyard Basics Agility:

 Teaches the fundamentals of a fun backyard hobby for you and your dog to enjoy

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)


Is a certification that prepares your dog for additional training in service/ therapy work, this certification also proves your dog is controlled in a public setting

Backyard Basics Agility : $ 300

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy : $200

AKC CGC : $ 300

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




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