DOG TRAINING AND THE DIGS SCHOOL VIOLENCE REDUCTION PROGRAM

I have spent a considerable amount of time and brainpower regarding the problem of youth violence, especially the so-called school...

Dog Training Mistakes

DOG TRAINING MISTAKES

Dog Training Mistakes: Everyone makes handler errors. From novice to expert, everyone makes mistakes... Sam Basso is a Phoenix / Scottsdale...

 
 
 

THE PIT BULL DEBATE IS OVER

The pit bull debate is over. The bans have failed. Pit bulls have proven to be good family dogs. Untold numbers of innocent dogs killed....

DOG TRAINING AND CONSCIENTIOUSNESS

What is probably the most important aspect of dog training that I want all my students to understand? Conscientiousness... Sam Basso...

 
 
 

HAPPY EASTER!

Happy Easter, everyone! Sam Basso is a Phoenix / Scottsdale dog trainer and behaviorist located in Phoenix AZ. This is a political...

DOG TRAINING, ANIMAL WELFARE, AND TAKING CREDIT

If you are committed to a noble cause, you dedicate your life to finding solutions. That is the way of life: you see many needs, one...

 
 
 

DOGS: THE FIREFOX BOOK

“Many had at least one “plantation dog” whose whole job was to keep the hogs and cows out of the corn... Lots of times cows would push...

CAN A DOG BE MADE CHILDPROOF?

Can a dog be trained to be 100% safe around all children, no matter what the child does around or to the dog? I get these inquires...

 
 
 

IS YOUR DOG ANY GOOD?

Is your dog any good at... Coming when called? Greeting guests? Meeting strangers and strange dogs? Not destroying your home? If not,...

DOG TRAINING THE ONE THING

What one thing could you do, starting today, to improve your dog's behavior? Consider this... Sam Basso is a Phoenix / Scottsdale...

 
 
 

DOG TRAINING WHEN TEASING BECOMES AGGRESSION

It is never a good idea to tease a dog. Teasing is different than play... Sam Basso is a Phoenix / Scottsdale dog trainer and behaviorist...

DOG TRAINING WHEN

I find that I often am a better trainer / coach when I'm tired. My work is smoother with the dogs and the people. I had a long day...

 
 
 

DOG TRAINING BREAKING POINTS

Every dog has breaking points, physically and mentally. Thus, it is wise to set limits as to what stimuli your dog has to deal with......

DOG TRAINING TURNING POINTS

Life has turning points. These are key events, or milestones, in your life that change you forever. Dogs also have turning points....

 
 
 
Therapy Dog

THERAPY DOG

Scooter Pie, one of my students, scored 109 percent on his Pet Partners recertification last week! Sam Basso is a Phoenix / Scottsdale...

MAINTAINING A PROPER MENTAL ATTITUDE DURING YOUR DOG TRAINING LESSONS

If you don't learn and practice the proper mental attitude during your dog training lessons, you will not get the most out of the lessons,...

 
 
 

HELP, MY DOG IS BROKEN!

You are making breakfast. Without looking, your sleeve brushes your plate off the edge of the counter, it falls to the floor, and shatters....

Should I Get A Second Dog?

SHOULD I GET A SECOND DOG?

I am a big believer in having extras... I don't just buy one tube of toothpaste, I buy 2. Two milks, two pairs of shoes, etc. You will...

 
 
 
What Is The Difference Between Good and Great Dog Training?

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GOOD AND GREAT DOG TRAINING?

I have three levels of dog training classes: Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced. Most students just do Basic, primarily because they...

Is It OK To Take A Dog Training Break?

IS IT OK TO TAKE A DOG TRAINING BREAK?

I have 4 students taking a dog training “break”? Here is my view on training breaks... Sam Basso is a Phoenix / Scottsdale dog trainer...

 
 
 



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