Best Mesa AZ Dog Trainer, Dog Training, Behaviorist

Mesa AZ, Dog Trainer, Dog Training, Behaviorist

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Sam Basso
PHOENIX , AZ AREA: (602) 708-4531
OR, if you are out of this area, inquire about a telephone or e-Lesson
Email: [email protected]

Lucy is one of my Mesa AZ students. She was OUT OF CONTROL when I first met her, nearly 9 months old and without any training. Today, she’s as nice and obedient of a dog as anyone could want.

I’m a premier Mesa dog trainer. I have a lot of students in Mesa, AZ.  I am a well known and respected dog trainer and behaviorist for the entire metropolitan area. You can see, by searching the internet, I am asked by the local TV media about dog issues. I am well known in the animal rescue world, and am the Founder of Citizens Animal Welfare Society. I am co-founder of PATCHES, a project to build and operate a privately run animal shelter to supplement what the County does. I do expert witness work for attorneys. I have a partner in another business where we offer specialized therapy dog training and support to various organizations. I don’t use harsh training methods. I’ve trained all ages and a wide variety of breeds in all parts of town. This is a central business area for me, and I’m in the vicinity of your place almost every day. Setting up lessons is as simple as letting me know what you are dealing with, and then arranging an evaluation or lessons, from puppy lessons, to obedience, to behavior modification. I can do lessons at most times of the day, and sessions will be scheduled in relation to where my other appointments are each day (because I have to plan a weekly route, and I HATE being late).

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.

Let’s set up to train your dog. Where are you located? When are you available?

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.

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