Your pet deserves the very best trainer Miami has to offer!
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Welcome to Fun Paw Care!

Fun Paw Care was founded by renowned animal behaviorist Russell Hartstein, a pet expert, (CDBC) Certified Dog Behavior Consultant and (CPDT) Certified Professional Dog Trainer in Miami. Since Fun Paw Care’s inception, dog training, puppy training and service dog training has expanded to Broward, Palm Beach and Manhattan. With over 25 years of dog and puppy training, service dog training, dog walking, dog boarding and cat sitting experience, the Fun Paw Care team provides the most current, humane and science-based methods, utilizing force-free positive reinforcement to train and care for your loved ones. When other dog trainers and behaviorists need help with a dog training or behavior problem they turn to Russell Hartstein and Fun Paw Care for their decades of excellence and expertise. Fun Paw Care is a community of people who are passionate about pet care, ethology and dog training. Miami and South Florida know they can count on us.

The Standard of Dog Training and Pet Care Excellence

 

Dog Trainer Certifications, Professional Affiliations & Achievements

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Jane Goodall & Russell Hartstein

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Mayor Philip Levine & Russell Hartstein


  • 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
  • Miami’s only Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) There are fewer than 200 CDBC’s worldwide!
  • 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)
  • Miami’s only member of  the Association of Animal Behavior Professionals (AABP)
  • Member of the Animal Behavior Society (ABS)
  • Awarded the prestigious Certificate of Recognition, by Mayor Philip Levine, the Commissioners & the City of Miami Beach
  • Awarded Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Evaluator by the American Kennel Club (AKC)
  • Board member & liaison of the Disability Access Committee (D.A.C.) appointed by two consecutive Mayors, Matti Herrera Bower & incumbent Philip Levine of Miami Beach for service dog training and community leadership expertise.
  • Head trainer, coordinator and proudly recommended by Veterinarians, Humane Societies and Rescue Organizations throughout South Florida
  • 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.

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Miami’s Premier Dog Trainer Russell Hartstein

By Professionals, for Professionals

Rest assured that we can help you with all of your dog training, puppy training, service dog training, behavior, boarding, pet sitting, cat boarding, and dog 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.

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

  • Our passion and dedication involves perfecting our pet families experience, education, training and offering sophisticated pet care services. Fun Paw Care’s highly personalized and 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 implementing the most up-to-date scientific knowledge in dog training and ethology all while holding 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 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, Safety, Respect and Accountability
  • Our attention to detail and client experience is unsurpassed
  • We have the most accomplished, experienced and educated professional behavior team in Miami, Broward and Palm Beach bar none
  • Our passion, relentless commitment to excellence and continuing education on the newest force free training techniques and advances in the industry are unparalleled
  • We de-emphasize volume and cater to unique schedules and individuals both human and dog
  • 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 animal behavior
  • Master Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) and Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT) encompassing over 25 years experience
  • Anit-Scale
  • 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 behavior modification techniques

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.

We are proud to be the behavioral consultants and trainers chosen by South Florida’s Veterinarians, Humane Societies, Rescue Organizations and pet stores. Russell is Miami’s only Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC), one of less than 200 CDBC’s worldwide, certified by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) and a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT) certified by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT), the only independent, psychometrically sound, international testing and certification body. The IAABC and CCPDT certification tests are put together by an independent council of world renowned doctors and scientists 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, behaviorists and dog trainers including the founding members of the IAABC.

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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Pet Services

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Dog Training

Whether it’s been a long time since you’ve owned a puppy, you’re a first time owner, or your dog is uncontrollable and has serious behavioral problems, if you are looking for dog training in Miami or South Florida, we can help.

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Puppy Training

Whether the issue is that your puppy is too energetic or just plain difficult, the seasoned professionals at Fun Paw Care can help stop your puppy’s bad habits and form great ones. Some of the many areas we work on are biting, chewing, barking, leash training, socializing and house training.

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Service Dog Training

Our premier service dog training is individually catered to your disability and schedule. If you are a person with a disability that would benefit from a trained service dog, we can help. Fun Paw Care trains service dogs in your home or ours.

Working dogs, ESA, Therapy dog training sitting on platform training

CGC, Therapy Dog, & ESA

The standard of Dog Training and Pet Care Excellence

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Dog Walking & Running

The key to a happy dog is walks, walks and more walks. Let Fun Paw Care take your dog/s out for exercise around the neighborhood with plenty of physical and mental stimulation and T.L.C. with our dog walker Miami services.

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Dog Boarding & Dog Sitting

Leave your pet in the hands of a professional pet sitter that will care for your pet as their own and provide one-on-one, 100% personal care and attention while you are away. We offer only the best dog boarding Miami and pet sitting services.

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Cat Boarding & Cat Sitting

Our cat boarding & cat sitting services are the perfect solution for professionals with busy lifestyles or when on vacation.

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Additional Services

Looking for something different than dog walking, dog boarding, pet sitting and Miami dog training? Services don’t fit what you’re looking for? Just ask, we always do our best to customize and cater to parents and pet’s needs.

Your pet deserves the very best trainer Miami has to offer!
Get started with our Miami and South Florida dog training, puppy training, dog boarding, pet sitting & dog walking services.