Meet Samantha

Meet Samantha video made in collaboration with Pet

Love is understanding

My goal is to help bridge the gap of understanding between animals and humans and to help pets and their people have the best quality of life together. 

Throughout my entire life animals and improving human - animal relationships have been the forefront of my focus.

I am so excited to be able to share the knowledge and power of positive reinforcement training. 

 By teaching humans how to understand the animals around them and teaching the animals how to successfully communicate and live with us, we can create a happier, safer, harmonious environment and community for all.

I am an avid student, always looking to learn more effective, humane and kind ways of teaching and training with both pets and people. 

"Knowledge will bring you the opportunity to make a difference"

I have always been obsessed with animals and wanting to make a positive difference. Previously I had an amazing life teaching horse riding and training young horses. Until I had an injury which meant I moved back to the city (Devonport, Auckland) in 2014. 

 In 2015 Howlistic Help was born. Ever since I have had the pleasure of applying my love for animals and passion for helping, everyday. Training dogs, puppies, helping pets and their people live in harmony is truly a dream job and life for me.

I am always studying to further my knowledge and understanding to help make that positive difference.

I recently completed the highly regarded Living and Learning with Animals The Science & Technology of Behaviour Change by Dr Susan Friedman.  

This month I have also completed the #30Daysofcaninescience challenge by The Canine School of Science.

I am always learning and aim to provide my Howlistic pet services to not only dogs, horses and cats, but any pet of any species ​that needs help. 

I know each animal is different, and I’ll work with your family and pet to give you the specific guidance you need. Whether you’re thinking about getting an animal, have a new pet, or already own a pet with behavioral problems, I am here to help.

- Samantha Jan Jackson 

Howlistic Help

Owner & Operator 


Qualifications, courses and ongoing learning

  • Certificate in Advanced Equine Studies - Telford a Division of Lincoln University 2011

  • Certificate in Canine Body Language 

  • Certificate in PET First Aid 

  • Attendee Association of Pet Dog Trainers NZ Annual Conference 2016, 2017, 2019  

  • Attendee Natural Animal Healing - Mananda Carrigan Real Health 2016 

  • Attendee Animal Communication Workshop - Faye Rodgers 2017 

  • K9 Services & Education Liz Clough - Dog Walking Certificate 2017 

  • Grisha Stewart Empowered Puppy Learning 

  • Fear - School of Canine Science 2019

  • Nutrition & Behaviour - School of Canine Science 2019

  • Puppy Lab - School of Canine Science 2019

  • Learning and Living with Animals Science & Technology of Behaviour Change by Dr Susan Friedman 2019

  • #30DaysofCanineScience Challenge - School of Canine Science 2019

  • Currently completing Karen Pryor Academy Professional Dog Trainer certification 2020

Profesional memberships:

Association of Pet Dog Trainers New Zealand

The Pet Professional Guild

A membership organization representing pet industry professionals who are committed to results based, science based force-free training and pet care

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