Puppy / Dog House Training Program
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My house training program works.
It is proven.
I’ve used it with young pups to older adult dogs successfully. It’s been used on just about any breed of dog you can think of, and it still worked. And it will work for you if you follow the program diligently.
1.) Common House Training Mistakes
2.) A House Training Disaster
House training is a paper and pen session, running between 60 to 120 minutes, depending upon the number of questions you have. Follow up is free, and I want you to call or email me if you are having any difficulties. My program is extremely detailed, to ensure that your dog is housetrained. It isn’t a quick fix, but it does work and won’t cause your dog any harm.This lesson includes a.) If you live in the Phoenix area, you get an in-home lesson; b.) my 95 page e-Book called 100% House Trained; and c.) one year of free email follow up
MY HOUSE TRAINING BOOK IS TEMPORARILY NOT FOR SALE… ONLY IN PERSON PRIVATE LESSONS ARE BEING OFFERED RIGHT NOW AS I RE-WRITE THE LATEST VERSION…
If you don’t live in the Phoenix, AZ area, you can still buy the book and get personalized email follow up from me. You will still get your dog house trained properly, because I’ll teach you all you need to know.
House training is the first formal thing we teach a dog. And many people do it wrong. They yell, spank, swat, scare and intimidate their puppies when they have accidents in the home. None of this works, and it has the poisonous effect of permanently damaging the dogs relationships with people
The House training process should be enjoyable for your dog. Dogs, and especially puppies, can be irrevocably harmed by harsh treatment. If you are getting angry with your dog, then you are doing things wrong, and you aren’t giving your dog enough time, opportunity, and rewards to do the right thing.
Some dogs won’t be housetrained until they are two years old, even with the best methods. It takes time for their minds and bodies to mature. I think a major reason it takes some dogs a long time to be housetrained is because of the relationship between the size of their bladders relative to the size and metabolism of your dog. A very large puppy with a very small bladder might take a while to potty train. The bladder might fill up very fast. So, make the process enjoyable for yourself. My mom taught me a good lesson about dogs. She taught me to enjoy the puppy, and not be impatient for the puppy to be an adult. A puppy can’t do what an adult dog can do. They are silly and fun and dopey and clumsy and going through a lot of changes. If you don’t start appreciating your dog you have, and believe in your dog that he can be housetrained, then you are going to try a quick fix that is going to do lots of harm in the long run. Patience is a choice. Patience is a decision to work through the learning process with your dog. You have to choose to be patient, to let your dog learn, to hold your temper and never get angry with your dog.
After you’ve been taught my House training program, then you’ll realize that if your dog is still pottying in the house, then it’s your fault, not your dog’s. Forgive your dog. Blame yourself. Forgive yourself. Then, re-read all the Rules and see which ones you are not doing. You are missing something.
Here is the first chapter of my book:
The Definitive Guide For Teaching Dogs How to Not Defecate or Urinate in the Home
By Sam Basso
Professional Dog Trainer
Copyright © 2006 by Sam Basso
All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced, printed, distributed, modified, transmitted, sold or re-sold in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, emailing, internet publishing, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission from Sam Basso.
Published by Sam Basso. First Edition www.SamTheDogTrainer.com
Manufactured in the United States of America
All photographs are courtesy of the authors except where otherwise noted
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: Pending
The concepts in this book have been developed through years of personal experience and study, and are designed to teach the general concepts to pet owners how to house train any healthy dog. However, the authors are in no way responsible for errors or omissions which could cause harm to the instructor or dog. If you are having questions or difficulties in understanding, following and/or implementing the suggestions in this book, we highly recommend contacting the authors for a personal consultation. Even though this book is meant to be a comprehensive guide about house training, unique situations can arise which might not have been addressed directly by the authors.
The Definitive Guide For House training Any Dog
By Sam Basso
Professional Dog Trainer
Table of Contents
Two Books In One
THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE FOR HOUSETRAINING ANY DOG
CHAPTER ONE: Find The Good In Your Dog
CHAPTER TWO: Know Your Objective
CHAPTER THREE: Use This House training Program For All Dogs
CHAPTER FOUR: The Proper Frame Of Mind
CHAPTER FIVE: You Need One Good Manager
CHAPTER SIX: Treat Your Team Properly
CHAPTER SEVEN: Be Aware Of Your Dog’s Programming
CHAPTER EIGHT: How To Clean Up
CHAPTER NINE: Selection Of A Potty Area
CHAPTER TEN: Start A House training Journal
CHAPTER ELEVEN: Signaling
CHAPTER TWELVE: Start Teaching The Correct Behaviors
CHAPTER THIRTEEN: Public Potty Manners
CHAPTER FOURTEEN: The Digestive System
CHAPTER FIFTEEN: Miscellaneous
CHAPTER SIXTEEN: Common House training Mistakes
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: Crate Training
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN: Use Of A Kennel
CHAPTER NINETEEN: Play Fetch
CHAPTER TWENTY: Socialize Your Puppy
CHAPTER TWENTY ONE: Real Life Examples
CHAPTER TWENTY TWO: Putting It All Together
CHAPTER TWENTY THREE: The Test
Two Books In One
Some people like to read and some don’t.
Some people just want a To Do list. They’ll tell me: Don’t tell me why, just tell me what to do and I’ll do it. And if I want more details, I’ll let you know.
Then again, some people want to know all the details. They want to know WHY? before they act.
So, this book is really two books in one.
Section One is for folks that just want a To Do List. They don’t want to read this entire book, yet they need to have a program that will get their dogs housetrained properly. If that is you, then go right to Section One and start working your house training program today.
Section Two is for readers who want to know everything there ever was to know about house training a dog. Similarly, if that is you, then start here and go from cover to cover. I believe, if you are patient, you’ll find that you will get more out of this book if you read it twice, all the way through.
The idea, when writing this book, was to write the ultimate house training book, so that there would never again be any reason for anyone to ever need to write another book on house training. This book was designed to fit the needs of every dog owner and trainer.
So, choose how you want to read this book and use it. This book is for you. It is also for your dog!
Why You Need To Read This Book Today
Some people will ask, Why do you need a book with this many pages to house train a dog? Here’s why:
Unfortunately, much of what you have heard, read and learned about house training a dog is wrong.
I have found most trainers, dog training books, veterinarians, groomers, kennel operators, breeders and dog owners don’t understand how to properly house train a dog. I felt it was about time someone correctly, clearly, specifically and completely taught dog owners the best way to house train any dog, regardless of the age or breed of dog. Some trainers think of you as an idiot if you can’t get your dog housetrained. But when you ask them for specifics on how to solve many of the house training problems people encounter, they run out of answers. They don’t know the answers.
When I see a dog owner having trouble house training their dog, I don’t consider them an idiot. I feel sorry for them because they are not enjoying their dog the way they could. And I feel sorry for the dog, because it doesn’t know what to do, and is oftentimes getting in trouble for things it doesn’t know how to solve on its own.
So here are my secrets to house training a dog properly. It is all here. This method has been proven to work over and over again. In this book, you have everything you need to know, and everything you want to know, about all aspects of house training.
The more books people write about dog training, the more difficulty dog owners are having figuring out the right solution to their house training problems. There is so much confusion, and so much bad advice hurting so many dogs, it was about time someone wrote a comprehensive book explaining everything about house training, especially how to do it the right way.
Over the years, this House training Program has been used to successfully train countless dogs and dog owners. This program has been used successfully with every type of house training problem imaginable. Because I have dealt with countless house training situations, I have been able to devise effective solutions to most house training problems.
For example, many people don’t believe their dogs can be housetrained. They let the problem go on so long, and make the problems so bad, they finally gave their dogs away because they didn’t know what else to do. Then the next owner has to do those things the first owners should have done right in the first place. Unfortunately, people end up applying either outdated or inappropriate methods to house train their dogs, and they end up wrecking many good dogs. Sometimes, the problems are so bad they can’t be fixed. It doesn’t have to work out that way. There are solutions to most dog training and behavioral problems. This book tells you all you need to know to do it properly.
If your dog isn’t housetrained, you are probably going to give your dog away. If you are at that point right now, you need to seriously ask everyone in your family: Who might end up being our dog’s new owner? Will the new owner abuse our dog? Will the new owner train our dog, or will they pass the problem along again to someone else? Could we be making mistakes that could end up wrecking our dog? Do we love our dog enough, as a family, to change what we are doing to make this work?
If you are having troubles house training your dog, then you need to buy this book, read it all the way through, and do everything suggested! You can’t count on the next owner doing it right, and you can’t count on the next owner treating your dog well. It is all up to you¦ but you aren’t alone, because this book is here to help make sure it works out. However¦
You need to read EVERY word and every page of this book to understand it completely. Don’t skim through this book and expect it to work for you. There are reasons why each sentence and word is included in this book. This book is a result of many years of teaching dog owners how to have a dog which doesn’t defecate or urinate in the home. The real world examples used, the sequence of each point¦ everything¦ has been included to teach you important lessons so you do everything right with your dog!
Besides, who wants to step in, look at, or smell feces or urine on their floor? Who wants filth in their homes? I know I don’t! It is dirty and full of germs. When it comes to my dogs, I am willing to do whatever it takes to get my dog housetrained, and to do it right the first time.
House training is one of the most important lessons you can teach your dog. It is important because if you don’t get your dog housetrained, you will probably give your dog away to a shelter, or leave it outside indefinitely (which is a form of serious neglect and harmful to your dog). If house training is carried out in the wrong way, it can set off a huge number of other behavioral problems later on, such as problems with bonding, aggression, fearfulness, teaching the dog to run away from you, and difficulties in training obedience commands. So, if you do the house training incorrectly, you can wreck your relationship with your dog, and possibly make your dog unwanted by anyone else. Shelters are already overfilled with unwanted dogs. Unwanted dogs, if no one will adopt them, will eventually be killed by the shelter using a lethal injection or toxic gasses, to make room for dogs people will want to adopt. So, this is a life and death matter when it comes to your dog!
The first formal thing people teach their puppies is how to be clean indoors. House training is the first formal lesson we teach a puppy. This puppy doesn’t know anything, yet, the typical owner expects their dog to know what to do, and when the puppy potties in the house, the punishments start: hitting, yelling, slapping, rubbing their noses in feces, grabbing the pup by the collar, isolation in a laundry room or backyard, spraying with a squirt bottle¦ the list goes on and on. Now, none of this is fair to, or good for, the pup, nor is it good for an older dog. It isn’t fair because puppy pottying ISN’T a form of disobedience, requiring corrections and authority. These punishments aren’t good for the puppy, or any dog, since they teach them to fear the approaches of family members and doesn’t address teaching the dog how to potty outside and to be clean inside. Therefore, it should be clear, how you house train your dog will sets the stage for how your dog will relate to people for the rest of its life. You either make life go well, or you blow it, through abuse and neglect, and possibly wreck your dog to the point no one can fix what you have messed up. It is your choice.
However, most people, including many dog trainers, veterinarians, groomers, and even experienced dog people don’t know a thing about canine learning and behavior. So, they start yelling, screaming, spanking and chasing a puppy whenever it urinates or defecates in the house. They grab the pup by the collar, drag it over to the accident, and rub its face in the mess. They confine the pup to an indoor room, unsupervised, and force the pup to relieve itself indoors. Some leave the young dog alone too many hours, which either teaches the dog to hold its feces and urine for too many hours (and getting comfortable with being full and not emptying themselves, and thus never signaling they have to go potty), or causing health problems because the dogs aren’t relieving themselves frequently enough.
THEN THE BAD STUFF STARTS TO HAPPEN: If you treat a dog roughly, or neglect them, or do stupid training, you will pay a price. Sometimes the price is you have to put the dog to death, because you made the dog into a biter. Let’s say you are one of those people who yells, screams, chases, spanks, drags your puppy outdoors by the collar, and/or rubs your pups face in feces when it potties in your home. Should it be any surprise, when the dog is an adult, your dog is scared of you, or decides to fight back, or won’t come when called, or it bites you when it is handled around the collar, or it guards food and toys, or it still urinates and defecates in the house?
What so many people don’t realize is the rough handling they did with the pup at the beginning caused other serious behavioral problems once their dog became an adult. In the end, blaming the dog or the breed for problems which were in truth of their own creation, they abandon the dog to a shelter and get another dog, only to repeat the process all over again. If this isn’t a definition of animal abuse, what else would qualify?!
You might be saying to yourself at this point: I DID DO all of this rough stuff with all of my previous dogs, and it worked. Well, maybe you were lucky. Or maybe others wouldn’t agree if they met your dog. Or maybe you had a dog who took what you dished out and still figured out how to potty outside. But the true test of a training method is whether it works for every dog, not just one dog. You see this all the time in the dog world. You find all these so-called experts out there who only work with one breed of dog, or one type of dog, so they figure all dogs work their way. And when their stupid methods don’t work with your dog, well, you must have a stupid dog! Or you are doing it wrong. Or you should get rid of THAT breed and get their breed. Well, there is a different solution: get another trainer! These folks are idiots and they will wreck your dog.
I don’t blame you. I blame bad training from poor quality trainers.
So here is your first homework:
a.) Read each and every page of this book!
b.) When you have read this whole book, from cover to cover, THEN begin house training your dog.
If you take shortcuts and skim the material, you will make mistakes and could set back your whole House training Program. The amount you paid to get this book is only a small percentage of what I have charged people to teach them in person how to house train their dogs. This book reveals many of my dog training secrets. This is the kind of information you won’t find in other books or training classes. So treat it this information with care, and DON’T LOSE THIS BOOK! OK, with that said¦ let’s begin!
This House training Program will work on normal dogs of any age and of any breed. This program will work for you and your situation. But, you must follow all these rules, with a good dose of common sense, or you will have flaws in your handling of the situation and your dog will continue to potty indoors.
As I’m writing this book, my current dog, a 5 year old Doberman, Dillon, is about to pass away as a result of an inherited heart disease called Cardiomyopathy (an abnormally enlarged heart). It is a result of poor breeding practices. Cardiomyopathy is particularly nasty for Dobermans, because once it manifests, they don’t live long.
On a personal level, my friend, my pal, my dog is not going to live much longer. Yes, I’m sad. And I’ve been depressed about it since I learned of his condition.
They say he has about 3 to 6 weeks to live. So, I have him on several medications, I’m feeding him a special diet, and I’m trying to make it easier on his heart. Hopefully, all this effort will extend his life a bit longer.
One major side effect of the drugs is frequent urination. My dog now has to urinate frequently¦ all day, and all night long. It is like having a young puppy all over again.
One day, your dog might be in the same situation. Maybe not from heart disease, but from old age. When dogs get very old, their kidneys often start to fail. I remember when my dog, Kate, was about 10 years old, her kidneys started to fail as a result of old age. So she had to urinate every few hours, like my current dog.
In both cases, I was SO glad my dogs were housetrained!
Even though they had to urinate frequently, like young pups, they didn’t have any accidents in my home, because I could read when they had to go, and they let me know, as well.
At the same time, I’m now making plans to get a new pup. The sadness of losing current my dog will soon be replaced with joy through obtaining a new puppy. Yet, I’m going to have to start all over again with this new dog. He or she won’t know a thing about what to do, and I’m going to have to do all I’m going to instruct to you to do in this book to ensure my new pup gets housetrained properly, because I know: It’s no fun having a dog that isn’t housetrained.
It is no fun to have to clean up messes in your home. Is no fun to have a house or room which smells like stale urine. It is no fun to step in feces in your bedroom in the middle of the night.
I’ve experienced all of that, and I’ve learned the proper way to prevent and deal with those types of problems¦ and more. And I’m going to show it all to you in this book.
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.