Mesa AZ, Dog Trainer, Dog Training, Behaviorist
PHOENIX , AZ AREA: (602) 708-4531
OR, if you are out of this area, inquire about a telephone or e-Lesson
Email: [email protected]
I’m a premier Mesa dog trainer. I’ve trained many dogs in Mesa, AZ. That Newfoundland you see in the header at the top of this web page lived in Mesa. When I met this family, they had 11 kids, 4 dogs, 2 cats, and a desert tortoise. Their 9 month old Newfie was untrained and wildly out of control, running away when given an open door, sitting on the cats if let inside, pooping in the house, stealing food from the table, and a terrible jumper. OH… and you couldn’t walk her on a leash; she pulled like a freight train. We got all that sorted out, and the owners have become good friends. About a year later, I asked the owners if they’d let me photograph her for my web page. I remember when she came to the studio with 4 of the kids in tow. She was great, and as you can see, the photo shoot when perfect. Then… tragedy struck. About six months later, they found out she had contracted Valley Fever, and it went to her brain. It was incurable, and about 6 months after this photo, Lucy passed away. I went over to their home, and… well, let’s just say it was a sad evening. Need a reference? I’ll let you talk to them about the training. They just had a too-busy household and things got out of hand. But, they did the responsible thing, trained their dog, and all is now terrific. Sam Basso is a professional dog trainer and behaviorist, in the Phoenix/ Scottsdale metropolitan area. He’s known for being fun, kind, intelligent, and humane. Sam Basso has a unique personal touch. He has appeared on his own TV show, been a guest radio expert, gives seminars, publishes a dog related blog, does rescue volunteering, and is active in promoting animal welfare and fair dog laws.