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 […]

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 […]

Abuse of The Service Dog Title

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Abuse of the Service Dog Title Fun Paw Care receives daily calls to our Los Angeles dog training office on how one can get their beloved, untrained, ill-mannered pet (not a working animal) a service dog certification/designation. When I ask them what disability they would like the service dog to mitigate or help them with, the […]

Black Dog Syndrome: Dog Training

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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 […]

Dog Training Certification, Certificates & Affiliations (part 3)

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Dog Training Certification What does a dog training certification mean and what are the barriers to entry to become a dog trainer? Sadly, there are no barriers to entry in the field of dog behavior or training, therefore anyone can hang a sign on their door or put up a website and purport to help […]

Dog Training Certification, Certificates & Affiliations (part 2)

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(Part 2 of a 3 part series) How To Choose A Dog Trainer & Behavior Specialist When To Find Another Dog Trainer: If your dog trainer and behavior specialist is not certified by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) and the CCPDT (Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers), find another dog trainer. Ask […]

Dog Training Certification, Certificates & Affiliations (part 1)

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What Differentiates One Dog Trainer & Behavior Specialist From Another? The first thing every pet parent should know is that there are no regulations in dog training and behavior. None! Shocking, I know. Fun Paw Care is keenly aware that anyone can call themselves a dog trainer, behaviorist or make a website, so what differentiates […]

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 […]

Why your dog won’t come when called

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“Why dogs don’t listen” is a constant dog training question I receive.  Guardians want their dogs to listen when called whether in the home and or on a dog walk; owners don’t like being ignored.  How can I get my dog to come or to listen to me?  When I see the interaction between the […]

The Top Ten Reasons To Train Your Dog

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The Top Ten Reasons To Train Your Dog How many of the millions of dogs that are killed every year in shelters and rescue organizations come from homes where parents never thought to train or socializing their dogs? Too many. Most of the dogs I see in shelters and rescue organizations are there because the […]

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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