Are Dogs Pack Animals?   How many times have you heard that dogs are pack animals? Propagated by autodidact reality television show hosts, the term “pack animals” is used so often that most people do not question it. It is ingrained in...
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Stripping Down With Your Dog   By a show of hands (or comments below) how many of you have ever left the house to take your dog on a long dog walk or dog training outdoors without your phone? Bueller, Bueller, Bueller?  ...
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Behavior is the Number One Killer of Dogs It is all too common to forget that behavior is a science, just like medicine. The number one killer of dogs in this country is bad behavior, not medical issues. However many rescues and...
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Update 08/20/2014 It is very early on and Tommy is still finishing up his medicine and de-stressing from shelter life, his neutering and amputation but as the only (CDBC) Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) and Certified Professional Dog Trainer in Miami I...
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Dog Training is Simple, as Long as You Change   Do you want to change or do you want your dog to change when dog training? Miami families are often shocked to hear that they must change if they want their dog’s...
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Why isn’t my dog interested in her toys? Why does my dog not play with her toys? Why is my dog bored? My dog has 100 toys but doesn’t play with any of them! Sound familiar?   I’m often called to a...
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Dog Training Mock Trials Ensure a Confident Happy Dog   Here in hot and steamy South Florida dog training, Miami residents are constantly reminded of Mother Nature in all of her splendor and awe – hurricane season. But how many people actually...
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Dog Walking, Dog Boarding & Pet Sitting, Oh My!    What’s wrong with Dogvacay, Rover, Thumbtack and most other dog boarding, dog walking, pet sitting and doggie daycare services? 1-3   There are some great dog walkers/handlers and responsible, knowledgeable dog boarding...
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Dog Training Commitment   Imagine going to a personal trainer and saying, “I want to get in shape and eat healthier.” The trainer would likely put you on a program involving a healthy diet, breakdown your caloric intake, a rigorous exercise routine,...
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Dog Training & Science Conflate!   Being an 800 pound gorilla is great as long as you have a monopoly and market share (looking at you APDT). So how does a behemoth slide into obscurity? Case studies have been written on Eastman...
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Generalization in Dog Training   What is dog training generalization and why is it so important?   Generalizing a dog’s behavior is the process of reproducing a desired behavior in various environments, settings and conditions different from the initial trained behavior in...
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Rescue Don’t Buy   “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. After reading Nancy Kalish’s article in Psychology Today, It’s National Purebred Dog Day2, this quote came to mind. She is...
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Ah, the fortune and power of money and being famous! You can do whatever you want, right? Access to the best health care, most powerful attorneys, best clothes, nicest homes and the list goes on and on. What if someone said that...
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A dog is stuffed into a back pack, and worn by the pet parent as he base jumps off a cliff. A dog is hooked up to a sling line and is dangling precariously, thousands of feet above a mountain’s jagged edge,...
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At Fun Paw Care we teach and take continuing education courses regularly, ranging in topics from ethology and dog training to cognitive ethology and husbandry. We enjoy learning, teaching and being at the forefront of the newest methodologies and research that comes...
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Miami Dog Training – Tip of the Day   How to train a puppy?   The assumption is that someone calls us to receive dog training and behavior advice, counseling and help with all things dogs and cats. However the reality is,...
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Dog Beach Miami Opening  (part 3 of 3) Dogs are awesome, but they don’t come with instructions! Pet parents and their furry family require education, coaching and dog training. Miami residents understand this and choose Fun Paw Care to educate their family...
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