AKC Hoax

AKC Sham

American Kennel Club (AKC) Puppy Mill or Puppy Advocate? While dog training, Los Angeles pet parents witness many sham organizations but perhaps none quite as ubiquitous and paradoxical as the AKC. What type of club values a tradition that trumpets and fully supports pain, dismemberment, and mutilation? Not a very humane or sane one. However, the […]

My Dog Only Listens When I Have Treats

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Dog Training Is Not Dog Bribing (Updated 2020) Here are all of the dog/cat and pet products that we recommend Does your dog only become compliant once the refrigerator door opens up, or when you are in the kitchen? Will your dog only behave when you have food in your hand or when you open the […]

Celebrity Los Angeles Dog Training and Boarding

Celebrity Miami dog trainer

Here at Fun Paw Care we counsel many celebrities in the world of entertainment, business, fashion and society about dog training and behavior both with four legs and two. We want to highlight and send a warm thank you to my friends Naomi Campbell and Vladislav Doronin for ensuring that they receive the best dog […]

Ear Cropping, Tail Docking & Declawing Ethical?

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Ear Cropping and Tail Docking Ethics (Updated 2020) In my dog training Los Angeles, consultations I get to see a lot of unsavory things regarding animal exploitation.  For example, why do we mutilate and disfigure animals for our pleasure?  For this article, I will be focusing primarily on Canis lupus familiaris although declawing felines is […]

Unconditional Love

Unconditional love comes in all colors

Unconditional Dog Love   My dog, Cocoa, is quite far from perfect. She begs when we eat, barks at the neighbors, growls when we disturb her sleep and puts on her skids when someone tries to take her for a walk. I believe she is so smart she has US trained. I know that Russell […]

Dog Training, Dog Park & Exercise Expectations?

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What Is A Dog Expectation Do dogs get acclimated or accustomed to exercise, dog training or the dog park and do they come to expect these activities? Let us first define expectations (premeditated resentments) as is most commonly used. An expectation is to live in the future. Dogs do not live in the future nor […]

Stray Dogs Dangerous?

Easter Island Stray Dogs

Stray Dogs, Community Dogs, Feral Dogs, Vs. House Dogs As a resident and dog trainer in Los Angeles CA, my home sharply contrasts with most other parts of the world.  On a recent trip studying canine behavior in South America, I couldn’t help but notice the stark differences between the dogs in Los Angeles and […]

Is My Dog Obese

My dog is Obese

Is My Dog Obese? (Updated 2020) Is Dog Obesity a Crime?  I am not averse to providing my opinion on many subjects pertaining to the voiceless crowd (AKA, animals) so how is it that feeding one’s pet non-stop (“Obie” the morbidly obese Dachshund), at the pet’s demand and will, is considered responsible?  What is “the […]

Dog Park Etiquette

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Dog Park Etiquette Dog park Los Angeles etiquette guidelines for pet parents and their dogs. (Updated 2020) Here are all of the dog park training equipment and products that we recommend Pet Parent Awareness How many times have you been in a dog park or a dog beach, and you glance around and pet parents […]

Should I Let my Dog Sleep in my Bed

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Occasionally I get called to a behavior or dog training client’s home and there seems to be tension in the human relationship. Often, it involves dog raising issues, how to raise a dog, what rules they should enforce and what they feel is permissible in the household. Just as with child-rearing, raising a pup is […]

Black Dog Syndrome: Dog Training

Canine Good Citizen

Black Dog Syndrome (BDS) Why are there so many black dogs and cats in shelters?  Is there also discrimination towards black dogs in dog training? Los Angeles shelters and many all over the country kill far too many adoptable pets each year, many of which are black. More black dogs and cats get killed each […]

The Power of a Dog or Cat to Change Your Mood

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Pets Are Great For Your Health It was a gloomy rainy day out and I wasn’t looking forward to venturing out into the rain and wind. That is until I saw my first Fort Lauderdale dog training client for the day and their gorgeous Portuguese Water Dog smothered me with kisses and was the happiest […]

Cesar Millan the “Dog Whisperer”

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The “Dog Whisperer Abuser” Cesar Millan the autodidact “Dog Whisperer Abuser” is an easy punching bag. He’s a reality television show host, stuck in the 1930s spewing out dominance theory, dangerous and aversive training “advice” to viewers on the shameful National Geographic channel. Cesar doesn’t practice humane and more effective, positive reinforcement dog training or follow […]

Humane Society of Greater Miami Ignorance

Why does the Humane Society of Greater Miami support Cesar Milan outdated, “traditional and/or balanced”, force-based, dominance theory and punitive style dog trainers? Are they ignorant or do they just not care about the welfare of animals? UPDATE: Not only is it immoral to subject companion animals to abuse, but it is now illegal to […]

Tips For Dog Walking

Dog Walking Tips One of the questions I get asked quite often by clients for Los Angeles dog walking is how should I walk my dog?  Walking your dog should be pleasant for both you and your dog. It is your time to bond and explore your relationship in nature together. Before I begin to […]

Breed Specific Legislation / Breed Discriminatory Legislation & The Killing Of Innocent Dogs

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Breed Discrimination and Breed Specific Legislation Flaws “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Mahatma Gandhi It’s unfortunate when a society or community loses its way and starts to blame a breed for the problems humans created. This is all too common and […]

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