Sam Picken

Sam has always had a passion for working with animals,having spent many years working with horses and volunteering at the Ottawa Humane Society.   After working with many different dogs with their own unique behavioural challenges, Sam decided the best way she could help dogs and their future families was by becoming a dog trainer so that she could learn the tools to set them up for success. Sam’s passion and enthusiasm for dog training clearly expresses itself in her classes. She believes that building a solid relationship between the human and animal through clear communication is fundamental to helping them progress through both training and real life situations.
Sam’s current partner is a smooth collie named Percy. They have started their training journey in Sport Detection, Pet Tricks, and have even dabbled in water dog rescue.