My Dog Doesn’t Like Toys

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(Updated January, 16th 2018) 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? What Are The Best Dog Toys? I’ll cover that below, but first a little background.  I’m […]

How to Potty Train Your Dog

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Errorless House Training Guide (Updated Jan 1, 2018) Why is potty training a dog so difficult? In my recent interview with Lifehacker titled “Ask an Expert: All About Dog Training,” I was blown away (and saddened) by the number of questions and the difficulty people were having with housetraining their dogs. Sadder still is that […]

6 Reasons Pet People Lead Better, Longer Lives

There’s a popular post being shared on the internet about how a six-year-old boy explained why dogs don’t live as long as their human counterparts. When young Shane was told his beloved dog was diagnosed with cancer and contemplating the thought of a lesser life span for canines, the lad offered this heartwarming response: “People […]

Spotlight: Austin Pets Alive!

Austin Pets Alive! Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) is a unique animal welfare organization focusing specifically on ensuring that more pets remain alive in municipal shelters across Austin, TX, thereby increasing their chances for being adopted by loving families. Fully funded by a myriad of corporate supporters, the APA! has been rigorously working towards making Austin […]

Spotlight: 4 Paws 4 Patriots

4 Paws 4 Patriots 4 Paws 4 Patriots is a non-profit organization that provides service dogs and specialized training to veterans with disabilities absolutely free of charge. Fully funded by donations and a variety of fundraising events throughout the year, this organization makes the most out of every dollar by working with animal shelters, contract […]

Spolight: The San Francisco SPCA

  San Francisco SPCA One of the most common questions we receive here at Fun Paw Care over our decades in dog training, behavior and trumpeting animal welfare organizations is, which organizations we support or would donate too. Which is why we began this monthly series highlighting wonderful dog training and animal welfare organizations. This […]

Spotlight: Freedom Service Dogs of America

Freedom Service Dogs of America

Freedom Service Dogs of America This month, we are featuring an exceptional company by the name of Freedom Service Dogs of America! Freedom Service Dogs (FSD) is a not-for-profit organization that greatly improves the lives of people with disabilities. They provide service dogs to people of all ages and occupations, from children with Autism to […]

What Pet Care Professionals Need to Know

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The Most Vital Piece of Knowledge for Any Pet Care Business What do dog walking, dog hotels, dog boarding, dog kennels, dog groomers, dog day care, dog trainers, dog nutritionist, and all pet professionals need to know? What is the singular most vital piece of knowledge and essential component of any pet business to keep […]

A Pit Bull vs. A Honda

Pitbull and Honda

The shocking similarity between a “Pit Bull” and a Honda Accord! Perverted enough, a car and a dog are both considered things and objects under the law to be owned.  Perhaps for the objects, this makes sense, but this should be found shocking for the living, breathing, feeling animal. They are both only worth the […]

Dog Owner, Cat Owner vs. Dog Parent, Cat Parent

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Dog Owner, Cat Owner vs. Dog Parent, Cat Parent. What’s The Difference? As long as we oppress other living beings, we will create a culture of oppression. The Case to Move Beyond Dog & Cat Ownership It is time to evolve and move beyond ownership and live in the 21st century with dignity, respect, tact […]

Dogs & Yoga Health Benefits

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Dogs & Yoga = Doga Dogs & Yoga. Both are things I love, but let me be clear, I am not an expert on Yoga. The former I have spent decades loving, while the later I am a premature novice, and by no means a yogi. That being said, the concept of Doga makes me […]

Top 11 Reasons to Spay & Neuter Your Dog

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My Dogs Balls Are Natural (if I only had a dollar for every time I’ve heard this…) I hear ill thought out slipshod arguments all the time. Heck, isn’t that what the internet is for, cat and dog pictures and armchair experts? Probably the most common faulty argument I hear from many well-intentioned, smart folks […]

9 Dog Training & Class Time Management Tips

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Dog Training Tips and Time Management When training canines, time management is ultra-important. It is what separates great dog trainers from mediocre ones. Time and timing are the utmost important factors in just about every dog training class or private session scenario. Without good timing, you are confusing your dog and families at best. I […]

Service Dogs: Many Asian Countries Setting a Good Example

Service Guide Dogs

A guide dog is trained to lead visually impaired people, while a service dog – otherwise known as a service animal – is specially trained to assist a person with a variety of physical and mental disabilities. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a service dog’s duties range from guiding or alerting people […]

Moving With A Dog Resume – Pet Friendly Apartments

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Moving With a Dog or Cat How important is a dog resume or CV, curriculum vitae? If you live in Miami, New York or most major metropolitan cities, VERY. What?! I can hear you asking, why is a dog resume necessary? If you want to live with your dog, cat or pet, a resume is […]

Dog Training and Family Participation

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Sabotage Dog Training I get many calls around this time of year for dog training. Miami families adopt pets for the holidays, and everyone is happy and hopeful. However, when one person gets a dog as a surprise for a loved one or when one family member does not want a dog, and another does, […]

Help, I’ve Poisoned My Dog’s Cue!

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Yikes, I’ve Poisoned My Dogs Cue! What the heck does that mean?! Poisoning anything sounds dangerous and nefarious which is why so many dog trainers and clients don’t realize or want even to think that they may have poisoned their dog training cues – gasp! Sounds dangerous! Should I see the vet? No… The good […]

14 Things Your Dog Trainer Wishes You Knew

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14 Things Your Dog Trainer Wishes You Knew So you want to be a great dog training student or client? Of course, you do, who doesn’t. Every pet parent needs to know a few essentials in order to cohabitate with their best friend and new family member. Learning the basics of dog body language and […]

Steve Guttenberg, Fun Paw Care & Sabrina Cohen Foundation

Service Dogs and homeless dogs

Dog training and behavior modification are not only my career of choice but my passion. As a natural extension of this passion, I thrive on turning homeless dogs into service dogs to help others. The largest reason why millions of dogs and cats are killed in our shelter system year after year is not because […]

Steve Guttenberg, Fun Paw Care & Ability Explosion

Ability Explosion, Service Dogs Miami Beach

Celebrities, Abilities & Service Dogs – Oh My!   The Ability Explosion Luncheon and Simulation Event was huge success, even for homeless and service dogs alike. The mayor Philip Levine and the commissioners graciously participated in the event to bring awareness to the obstacles and challenges others face on a daily basis. Awareness and compassion […]