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 important component of any pet business in […]

How to Potty Train Your Dog

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Errorless House Training Guide   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 amount of questions and the difficulty people were having with potty training their dogs. Sadder still, is that many of […]

A Pit Bull vs. A Honda

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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 about, cat and dog pictures and arm-chair experts? Probably the most common faulty argument I hear from many well-intentioned smart […]

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

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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 […]

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 […]

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 to even think that they may have poisoned their dog training cues – gasp! Sounds dangerous! Should I see the vet? No… The […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]

Dog Training Tools vs Teaching

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Tools vs Teaching   One of the most common dog walking scenes across the country is a pet parent being pulled down the street while walking their dog. Sometimes I am lucky enough to see a dog wearing a front attaching harness however it is often without the benefit of being taught or leaning anything.How […]

The Foible of Inclusivity in “Teaching”

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Dear Unethical Organization,   What happened when we were best buds and nothing could tear us apart? I miss those days and yearn for them back. Do you remember when you were young and you heard through the grapevine that your best friend said something negative about you? Do you remember the feeling of emptiness, […]

Steve Guttenberg Teams Up With Fun Paw Care

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Steve Guttenberg Teams Up With Fun Paw Care to Support Service Dogs & Homeless Dogs in Conjunction with 2 Noteworthy Charities!   I am thrilled to announce: film star, actor, dog lover and one of my closest friends, Steve Guttenberg will be teaming up in support of Fun Paw Care to raise awareness for service dogs […]

Journalistic Integrity and Dogs

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Dogs and Journalists, Oh My!   Have you ever played the game, how many inaccuracies can you find in one article by large media outlet newspaper? It is fun but quite sad. This is not to single out a specific newspaper but to focus on the systemic problem affecting media and journalists today. It is […]

Accessible Miami Beach

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Sabrina Cohen Accessible Beach   “The only disability in life is a bad attitude,” and by this metric there were no disabilities as far as the eye could see. A core tenet in life is to give back, volunteer, and to make life as fulfilling, enjoyable, and empowering for others as possible. This includes offering […]

8 Reasons Why Dogs Are Not Pack Animals

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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 our social lexicon and used incorrectly. Many people recite parlance they hear in […]