About Sam’s K9 Academy
Samantha Price (BSc Hons Animal Behaviour and Welfare)
Sam is our head trainer and owner of Sam’s K9 Academy. Since the age of 12 Sam has had a keen interest in training and helping dogs. Sam spent alot of her teenage years working in various boarding kennels and rescue centres where she handled many different ages and breeds of dogs. Sam’s interest in training and behaviour began with Rocky a rescued Shih Zhu Sam’s family owned, she took him to local training classes where she trained him to a high level overcoming many behavioural issues that he showed when he first arrived.
Sam spent 3 years studying at the University of Central Lancashire where she obtained a BSc Honours in Animal Behaviour and Welfare. After leaving university Sam went on courses with renowned canine behaviourist Gwen Bailey and became a qualified Puppy School Tutor in January 2009. Since opening the club Sam has been on numerous courses including Behavioural Courses with Gwen Bailey, Professional dog training and scent work courses with John Rogerson and a variety of workshops including TTouch, Rally-O, Agility and Canine First Aid. Today Sam owns a rescued male Saluki called Freddie, a rescued female Lurcher called Molly, a cat called Micky and three horses called Chelsey, Max and Tilly.