Dog Training and Family Participation

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Sabotage Dog Training (updated 2020) I get many calls around the holidays for dog training. Los Angeles families adopt pets for the holidays when everyone is happy and hopeful. However, when a person gets a dog as a surprise for a loved one or when one family member does not want a dog this can […]

Hurricane and Natural Disaster Pet Care

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Urgent Pet Preparation For Los Angeles California Fires, Floods, Earthquakes, Hurricanes Fun Paw Care is located in Los Angeles California where earthquakes, fires, and floods are every year events. We always prepare for the worst weather and hope for the best. When a fire, storm or earthquake hits or is threatening, we contact all of […]

What Dog Is Right for Me

What Dog Is Right For Me So, you have concluded that you would like to share and enhance your life with a dog and you would like to know what dog to get?  Where do you begin now?  There are numerous things to prepare for and research before bringing your new puppy or older dog […]

Poisoning A Dogs Training Cue

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Poisoning A Cue Poisoning anything sounds dangerous 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. The good news is, it won’t kill you or your dog. The bad news is, your dog gets confused and stops responding to […]

14 Things Your Dog Trainer Wishes You Knew

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14 Things Your Dog Trainer Wishes You Knew Here are all of the dog training equipment and products that we recommend 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 […]

Pet Ownership: Right or Privilege?

Is Dog parenting a Right or Privilege?

Dog “Ownership” A Basic Human Right Or Privilege? (Updated 2020) Here are all of the pet equipment, collars, harnesses, and products that we recommend I was speaking with a Los Angeles dog training friend of mine and we got to talking about traditional and balanced dog “trainers” with regards to corrections (typically used as a […]

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 […]

Steve Guttenberg, Russell Hartstein & Fun Paw Care

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, Russell Hartstein & Fun Paw Care

Ability Explosion, Service Dogs Miami Beach

Celebrities, Abilities & Service Dogs – Oh My!   The Ability Explosion Luncheon and Simulation Event was a 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 […]

Steve Guttenberg Teams Up With Russell Hartstein of 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 […]

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 learning anything. How […]

What is Desensitization & Counterconditioning

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(Updated 2020) How To Desensitize And Countercondition A Dog (5 Easy Steps) Introduce a fear evoking stimulus in a controlled environment at a very low amplitude and/or proximity Pair that stimulus with a very high food reward Do this for several iterations until you see your dog’s emotion change, from unsure/concerned to happy/excited when hearing, […]

Fireworks and Dogs

Scared Dogs and Fireworks

Fireworks And Dogs Fear (Updated 2020) Fun Paw Care sees many separation anxiety, fear and phobia cases where loud noises and inanimate objects are high on the list of scary stimuli. Natural disasters, earthquakes, thunderstorms, hurricanes, tornadoes, fireworks and loud noises are disconcerting for most dogs. Many dog breeders don’t, but should, socialize, enrich, habituate and […]

The Foible of Inclusivity in “Teaching”

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Why LIMA isn’t enough Disclaimer: I practice Buddhism which regardless of which lineage you follow has nonharm to all sentient beings as a core value and practice. Hence, the ethics and morals that guide me do not align with dog training organizations I’m part of. The most popular ethical guidelines for dog training organizations these days […]

Journalistic Integrity and Dogs

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Dogs and Journalists Don’t Mix Have you ever played the game, how many inaccuracies can you find in one article by a 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 […]

Why Dogs Bark – Dog Training Los Angeles

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Dog Training Nonsense Promoted by Ignorant Media In a recent article about how to stop my dog from barking and why dogs bark was written by Stanley Coren of Psychology Today, the author gives some pretty awful, antiquated dog training advice. The article covered a great topic that many people face, yet failed to deliver […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 of being adopted by loving families. Fully funded by a myriad of corporate supporters, the APA! has been rigorously working towards making Austin […]

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