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...

 
 
 

WHY DO WE TRAIN OUR DOGS?

Because you and your dog are not going to learn new skills during an emergency. I play a bit of “What If” with all my students so they...

DOG TRAINING EXERCISES

When I first started out training dogs professionally, I used the same exercises that I learned from the classes I took. I then added...

 
 
 

DOG TRAINING: BELIEVE WHAT YOU SEE

A major human behavioral error is believing what isn't true instead of what is true. I regularly see this in dog training. Here is...

DOG TRAINING: FLUSTERED?

It is normal to feel flustered when learning something new, or when increasing your skills to the next level. It is also normal for...

 
 
 

DOG TRAINING: SKIN IN THE GAME

I teach and practice that good dog training requires students to have some skin in the game. That means they have to be involved in,...

DOG TRAINING: THE LEARNING CURVE

Dog Training: The Learning Curve: The Learning Curve is a graphical representation of how learning increases over time. As a general...

 
 
 



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DogMag has great information about dogs care and training, not to mention the best stories ever about dogs. The Designer Breed Registry looks forward to checking DogMag out... Read more ...

4 Home Remedies for Your Dog's Stiff Joints

4 Home Remedies for Your Dog's Stiff Joints

I am lucky enough to work in veterinary medicine. I LOOOOOVE dog training, but interesting enough I also love veterinary medicine. We joke at work that it is an addiction. I... Read more ...

GIVEAWAY: Win a Cat Lover's Metal Sign

GIVEAWAY: Win a Cat Lover's Metal Sign

We've just added two new metal signs to our PawZaar gift store, each sure to put a smile on a cat lover's face! These vintage-style tin signs are each 8 x 12 inches and created... Read more ...

Wordless Wednesday: Intruders in My Barbeque

Wordless Wednesday: Intruders in My Barbeque

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Dogs Make A Difference Smiley Book Giveaway

Dogs Make A Difference Smiley Book Giveaway

We are excited to be going to MIPTV in Cannes in April to pitch our new TV series “Dogs Make A Difference”. Watch the trailer for my favorite episode Dogs and Kids below. To... Read more ...

Dog Found Dead In Plane's Cargo Hold After Transatlantic Flight

Dog Found Dead In Plane's Cargo Hold After Transatlantic Flight

An airline statement maintains the dog was loaded correctly into the hold, contradicting an earlier report from TMZ. Read more ...

How Howie The Dog Helped This Couple Get Back To A Normal Way Of Life

How Howie The Dog Helped This Couple Get Back To A Normal Way Of Life

Jim, a USMC combat veteran, suffered from PTSD after war and was in a really rough state. He frequently fell into trance-like episodes of anxiety and depression. These episodes... Read more ...

Protect Your Pup from These Top 10 Most Common Household Poisons

Protect Your Pup from These Top 10 Most Common Household Poisons

The ASPCA ® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) and its Animal Poison Control Center have released the top list of common household toxins most... Read more ...

Heavy chewing dog? They'll go peaNUTS over this durable USA Made bone

Heavy chewing dog? They'll go peaNUTS over this durable USA Made bone

Finally, a safe, ultra-durable chew toy that will keep your dog busy for hours! Our power-chewers here at the iHeartDogs office have been testing the Love To Chew ™ YumBones... Read more ...

What to Know About the Boxer Dog Breed

What to Know About the Boxer Dog Breed

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Wondering, “Why Does My Dog Have Diarrhea?” Get the Answers

Wondering, “Why Does My Dog Have Diarrhea?” Get the Answers

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