Welcome to Fun Paw Care!

Fun Paw Care was founded by renowned Miami dog trainer Russell Hartstein, a pet expert and (CPDT) Certified Professional Dog Trainer in Miami. Since Fun Paw Care’s inception, Miami dog training, puppy training and service dog training Miami has expanded to Broward, Palm Beach and Manhattan. With over 25 years of dog training, puppy training, service dog training, dog walking, dog boarding and pet sitting experience, the Fun Paw Care team provides the most current, humane and science-based methods utilizing force-free positive reinforcement to dog train and care for your loved ones. Fun Paw Care is a community of people who are passionate about dog training, ethology and pet care.

The Standard of Dog Training and Pet Care Excellence

Dog Training Certifications, Professional Affiliations & Achievements

Fun Paw Care Dog Training Miami

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  • Binghamton University, B.A. With Honors
  • Utah State University, Certified in Applied Behavior Analysis, Living & Learning With Animals, The Science & Technology of Behavior Change ~ Susan G. Friedman, Ph.D., Department of Psychology
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) through the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT)
  • Miami’s only Professional Member of the force-free, Pet Professional Guild (PPG)
  • Professional Member of The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)
  • Member of the Animal Behavior Society (ABS)
  • Awarded Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Evaluator by the American Kennel Club (AKC)
  • Awarded STAR Puppy Evaluator by the American Kennel Club (AKC)
  • Appointed by two consecutive Mayors, Matti Herrera Bower & incumbent Philip Levine of Miami Beach as a member & liaison of the Disability Access Committee (D.A.C.) for service dog training Miami and community leadership expertise
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  • Head trainer, coordinator and proudly recommended by Veterinarians, Humane Societies and Rescue Organizations throughout South Florida
  • A member of National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS)
  • Certified in CPR & First Aid for cats and dogs
  • Accredited Member of the Better Business Bureau (BBB)
  • Licensed, Bonded & Insured (For your safety, trust, comfort and peace of mind, we are insured to the highest amount possible)

All professionals at Fun Paw Care are Licensed, Bonded, Insured and certified in CPR and First Aid for cats and dogs. We are pet experts and specialize in dog training, puppy training and behavior, dog walking miami, pet sitting, cage-less dog boarding Miami and cat care.

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Premier Miami Dog Training and Pet Care Services

By Professionals, for Professionals

Rest assured that we can help you with all of your dog training, behavior, boarding, pet sitting and walking needs. We will provide the much needed relief to you and your pet so that you may experience the joys of a well-behaved pet.

Fun Paw Care is a boutique dog training Miami company, focusing on puppy training, service dog training and pet care services comprised of professionals that have dedicated their lives to pet care and are focused on pet education, professionalism, quality and experience. Our team is highly educated, reliable, ethical, experienced, trustworthy, honest, safe, behavior specialists, pet experts and dog trainers in Miami and South Florida. We love all pets as our own and train, walk and run with them daily. We are athletic and will train and exercise your pet every day mentally and physically.

Why do clients choose Fun Paw Care, the premier Miami dog training, puppy training, service dog training, dog walking, dog boarding, pet sitting and pet care service in Miami, Broward & Palm Beach?

  • Our passion and dedication involves perfecting our pet families experience, education, dog training and offering sophisticated pet care services. Fun Paw Care’s highly personalized, customizable pet care services are for those discriminating individuals that know and appreciate the best.
  • Over the years we have built a reputation on reliability, trust, integrity and teaching the most up-to-date scientific knowledge in dog training and ethology and we hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards. In a business with no regulation we strive to go above and beyond our client’s expectations.
  • We provide unmatched service, quality and integrity with all Fun Paw Care family members
  • Unlike other dog trainers and behavior specialists, we do not cut corners, work on volume or support the status quo. We never compromise quality, passion, education or experience
  • Integrity, Transparency, Honesty, Respect and Accountability
  • Our attention to detail and client experience is unsurpassed
  • We have the most accomplished, experienced and educated professional dog training and behavior team in Miami, Broward and Palm Beach bar none
  • Our passion, relentless commitment to excellence and continuing education on the newest force free dog training techniques and advances in the industry are unparalleled
  • We deemphasize volume and cater to unique schedules and individuals both human and canine
  • We are generous with our time and often exceed session limits
  • Graduate level course work in canine Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Top notch Education, Experience, Expertise & Results
  • International renowned published writer and speaker about dog training and animal behavior
  • Master Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT) encompassing over 25 years dog training and studying animal behavior
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  • Have earned every relevant, significant and important industry certification under the sun
  • Volunteer and donate our time, expertise and profits to homeless animals and animal rights groups, philanthropies, shelters and rescue organizations
  • We take our careers seriously. We regularly teach and take continuing education classes and seminars to keep ourselves updated on the latest scientific breakthroughs in dog training and behavior modification techniques

We thank you for trusting Fun Paw Care with your pet’s education, training and care, we don’t take that responsibility lightly; we are proud to be the miami dog training, service dog training and pet care service chosen by South Florida’s Veterinarians, Humane Societies, Rescue Organizations and pet stores. Russell is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT) certified by the Certification Counsel for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT), the only independent, psychometrically sound, international testing and certification body for professional dog trainers. The CCPDT’s certification test is put together by an independent council of world renowned doctors and scientist in the fields of canine and feline ethology, psychology, cognitive ethology, dog training, evolution, physiology, neurobiology, sociology, learning theory and animal husbandry. Russell takes continuing educations unit’s (CEU’s) every year based on the most current knowledge related to the animal behavioral sciences that was created by leading, world renowned veterinarians, behaviorist and dog trainers including the founding members of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). At Fun Paw Care we treat each pet as part of our family. We offer sophisticated full service professional pet care, caring for one client’s pet at a time, providing personalized 100% care and attention to each pet. Our clients appreciate and we are proud of our education, experience, passion, expertise, attention to detail and perfect safety record.

A percentage of all Fun Paw Care sales goes toward volunteering and giving back via animal advocacy: rescuing and fostering homeless dogs and cats, and giving back via free community educational seminars.

What dog training & puppy training methods are used?

At Fun Paw Care, we integrate the values of positive reinforcement and operant and classical conditioning training into all of our Miami dog training, puppy training and service dog training South Florida services utilizing Russell’s force free, positive reinforcement philosophy and decades of experience. We tackle issues facing many dogs and their owners with topics such as house training (house soiling/house breaking), jumping, socialization, habituation, behavioral problems and leash and obedience skills. We also offer an exclusive Miami dog training and boarding customized, first class service where your pet will be dog training and living in luxury, next to a huge dog park, the beach and in a large, spacious, impeccably clean dog training home.

Fun Paw Care is proud to be a vegan, green, environmentally friendly business, saving our earth for pets and humans. We welcome the opportunity to serve you.


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