Dog Trainers are a dime a dozen. I meet at least a new one a week. I am all for newcomers in the field and eager individuals who have a passion for ethology, training, teaching people and making a difference in others’ lives. However, I cringe when I hear, the callousness and cavalier attitude many have towards their profession. Even many seasoned professionals are going through the motions treating this just like a job and a way to “pay the bills”. This may be the wrong profession to have that mentality!
The part that makes me uncomfortable is that there are no barriers to entry, no mandatory regulated exams and or licenses. Because of this, when someone is temporarily out of a job, loved there dog as a child , or watches a dog training reality television show, they label themselves a “trainer” put up a web site and often do more harm than good.
Imagine if doctors, lawyers or other professions were able to do this? Crazy huh!
Dog and puppy pictures are often in random order so make sure you scroll through all of these and other posts pictures during the month if you are looking for your pup.
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I’m comin’ to getcha
You smells like dog, hoomin
Mom never taught me how to walk straight
I wish she would have used Fun Paw Care to teach her.
So, word on the street is that you have treats hoomin?
Is it true!?
Just a lil taste, K?
You had me at hello.
How I look after I eat lemon
Take that hoomin!
Hi my name is Bam, Bam Bam Bam, don’t forget to like and share me so I can win.
What a gorgeous couple
Emotional Support Animal at your service
Oooopise, I’m not a dog but I’m on a leash and I’ll have a dog soon!
Umm, what leash law?
OMG, the death ray stare.
That is one pissed off kitty
OK, I’m scarred. I’m sorry, kitty. I go away now..
Stop staring at me! pretty please.
Dude, you have something in your mouth! lol
Where, can you get it?
Do you see it?
Come on already and get it out!
I was just kidding, you don’t have anything in your mouth puppy!
Really? Yes really, you can close your mouth now.
It’s OK I likes it open
You there! Want to pet me?
Oh yea, right there sexy mamma.
You wants some cuddles too camera man?
OK, back to making your pretty black dress white with fur.
Are you happy now hoomin?
I’ll let you pet my other side as well just to make sure you are OK.
A little privacy while mommy and daddy smooch!
Oh sorry, oopsie, right, right, I’ll look the other way.
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Your pet deserves the very best dog training Los Angeles has to offer! Fun Paw Care was founded by renowned Los Angeles dog trainer Russell Hartstein, a pet expert, ethologist, Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) and Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) with over 30 years of applied behavior analysis (ABA), dog behavior, training, and pet care experience.
We are so lucky to have found Russell to train our Vizsla puppy! As first time dog owners we did not know what to look for in a trainer. After a few sessions with our first trainer we knew that an electric collar was not the way we wanted to achieve basic obedience for our highly intelligent, energetic, and sensitive Vizsla. After just one session with Russell we were so relieved to learn about his approach to training and just the overall positive energy he brought into our home. We are amazed with the progress we have made with our now 7 month old Vizsla and look forward to continue to channel his intelligence and energy in positive ways with guidance from Russell. He is the real deal. He LOVES what he does and it is reflected in every session.
Written by: Matthew T. Larkin
Fun Paw Care
Date published: 11/10/2014
5 / 5 stars
Russell is a gifted trainer. Thank you for your dedication and compassion for training & helping homeless dogs.
Dr. Jane Goodall
…Russell is sweet and very effective when handling my very different dogs and I have seen amazing dog training and behavior results since their introduction. If you are looking for someone who has the utmost respect for your animal, is prompt and courteous, and values education and safety above all else, Fun Paw Care is the last place you need to look.
TED Talks Founders, Vanessa Wurman, and family
Russell is not only one of my dearest friends, but the guru of dog training, behavior and all things dog!
Thank you so much Russell for your help and dog magic!
Alan Faena & Ximena Caminos
Thank you for all of your help and the best dog training…Brilliant! Love & Light
Naomi Campbell & Vladislav Doronin
Thank you so much for your dog training and behavior services. We really appreciate your generous dog training donation to our event and foundation.
Dwyane Wade & Gabrielle Union
You are so impressive; I cannot believe how much you know about dogs and how fast the dogs are learning. Thank you for training our dogs and helping us!
The Bee Gees, Barry Gibb and family
I’ve not seen a trainer with his level of experience and ability in my almost 20 years of practice in South Florida. For the people and pets that make up the South Beach Animal Hospital family, there’s no one we trust more with training, care and behavior issues than Russell and Fun Paw Care…
Dr. Mike Tenzer, South Beach Animal Hospital
As a veterinarian I have known Russell for some years… His dedication, professionalism, depth of knowledge and passion for animals are evident…The techniques he utilizes and teaches are clear and effective… I am over the moon to have his help and will not hesitate to recommend Fun Paw Care to all my clients, family and friends.
Dr. Lori Walter
Wow, Russell is proof that you don’t need to have a heavy hand for dogs to learn quickly. You’re amazing, we’re converted! Thank you so much, for your help.
Gabrielle Anwar & Shareef Malnik
What an amazing change you have made in our lives and the lives of our little Pekinese, Lulabelle!! We had many trainers over the last 3 years before meeting you. We consider it a miracle that we met you…
Dr. Carol K. & Lulabelle
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