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Become a Member of the most prestigious and sophisticated elite Los Angeles Dog Training, private luxury Dog Boarding, and curated Dog Daycare Los Angeles private Members club! The only integrative care, holistic, comprehensive, health and wellness, dog training school, private luxury dog boarding, and customized dog daycare, owned and operated by a certified dog behaviorist, trainer, ethologist, and nutritionist. One of just a few worldwide with these credentials!
We are honored to be partners in your and your pet’s life and well-being. We take this opportunity and commitment very diligently and seriously. Through our boutique, non-volume, catered approach to optimal health and wellness, we are able to focus on individual care and fulfillment in all aspects of a pet’s experience and well-being, not a compartmentalized fraction of the whole dog. We offer a first-class, comprehensive, preventative approach to pet care where we are passionate about fulfilling every aspect of your dog’s experience and life.
Traditional dog kennels and daycare centers are fundamentally and structurally flawed. Not only are there no actual certified dog behaviorists or trainers on-site, but your dog is stuffed into cookie-cutter dog boarding and daycare environments that are offensive and stressful at best and dangerous at worst to your dog’s behavior, senses, and well-being. Understanding that dogs are individuals, that don’t do well in large groups and play best in twos, are just a few of the many aspects to consider when creating a healthy environment for pets.
In response to this unregulated dog training, dog kennel, dog daycare and pet industry sorry state of affairs, we created a non-volume dyadic customized dog daycare and species-specific luxury dog boarding designed, developed and operated by renowned certified dog behaviorist and pet expert with over 30 years of pet experience, Russell Hartstein. We do this by taking a novel approach to wellness, looking at the whole dog: mental, physical, emotional and nutritional. We are world-class experts and have dedicated our lives to each of these respective fields to fully enrich your dog’s education and experience by focusing on complete, whole health. We have combined all the best of our Los Angeles dog training, boarding, daycare, and nutrition services that are all paramount to your dog’s optimal health and offer these comprehensive Membership packages to you. As life should be, filled with health, love, care, and fulfillment: Welcome to our family!
If you struggle to find the best information, resources, and care for your pet and you won’t settle for anything less, you have come to the right place. At Fun Paw Care we don’t believe pets should be treated as second class family members. If you believe that your pet deserves the very best in life, you will be interested in joining our sophisticated private pet club!
Membership has its perks:
This is the most exclusive, comprehensive, holistic canine health and wellness program offered in Los Angeles. Sophisticated service for prestigious pets. Optimal integrative care for your pet includes daily education, fear/force-free positive reinforcement dog training while they are in our care for dog daycare or luxury dog boarding. This educational, therapeutic approach is lifelong and preventative that focuses on helping dogs with poor, inappropriate behaviors and helps instill, refine and reinforce appropriate behaviors throughout your dog’s life and during their dog boarding or doggie daycare stay with us. Appropriate manners and dog obedience skills will be reinforced using Russell’s unique fear/force-free positive reinforcement, healing and gentle, scientific approach. This is the optimal way for your pup to practice daily preexisting behaviors such as sit, down, stay, and come. When training is daily, gentle, consistent and repetitive, dogs learn to self-soothe, build confidence, trust, and learn quickly without stress or anxiety.
Partner with world-class certified dog behavior, training, nutritionist and pet experts to be your family’s lifelong pet partner and canine concierge. We provide optimal care for your pets while you provide optimal care for yourself at work, play, travel, and adulting.
For the traveling wanderlust who loves the companionship of a dog but also values having introspective self-care, alone time and traveling the world. Perfect for:
White-Glove, Premier, VIP Services. You have entered the holy grail. The pinnacle of pet care, concierge, and optimal pet care services. Welcome to our family. Our elite Platinum Club Membership includes:
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*Per family pet
*All Platinum Memberships are 1-year term contracts
Our Gold Club Membership is designed for pet parents that prefer to have a more intimate relationship with a world-renowned behaviorist and pet expert and uniquely designed services. Our Gold Club Membership is a partnership that is more comprehensive than our Silver Club Membership but less comprehensive than our Platinum Club Membership. Our Gold Club Membership will help you and your pet in all areas and life stages of your pet’s development providing assistance and optimal pet care throughout your pet’s life.
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*Per family pet
*All Gold Memberships are 1-year term contracts
Designed for pet parents that have discriminating taste and want the best Dog Boarding in Los Angeles and pet care a family can get but don’t travel as often or need our services as frequently. For pet parents that understand and appreciate expert attention to detail and deserve world-class optimal services in all areas of your pet’s life.
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*Per family pet
*All Silver Memberships are 1-year term contracts
Your dog deserves the best dog training in Los Angeles.
Fun Paw Care is the only Certified Dog Behaviorist and Trainer-owned-and-operated private members-only luxury dog boarding, dog daycare and dog training school in Los Angeles. With 30+ years of happy-dog experience, we train dogs (and thrill parents) in Malibu, Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, Downtown Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Venice, Manhattan Beach, Westwood, Marina Del Rey, Calabasas, Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, Hollywood, Palos Verdes, and elsewhere in Greater Los Angeles. Read on to see what makes us different, or contact Fun Paw Care today.
Russell is a gifted trainer. Thank you for your dedication and compassion for training & helping homeless dogs.
Dr. Jane Goodall
…Russell is sweet and very effective when handling my very different dogs and I have seen amazing dog training and behavior results since their introduction. If you are looking for someone who has the utmost respect for your animal, is prompt and courteous, and values education and safety above all else, Fun Paw Care is the last place you need to look.
TED Talks Founders, Vanessa Wurman, and family
Russell is not only one of my dearest friends, but the guru of dog training, behavior and all things dog!
Thank you so much Russell for your help and dog magic!
Alan Faena & Ximena Caminos
Thank you for all of your help and the best dog training…Brilliant! Love & Light
Naomi Campbell & Vladislav Doronin
Thank you so much for your dog training and behavior services. We really appreciate your generous dog training donation to our event and foundation.
Dwyane Wade & Gabrielle Union
You are so impressive; I cannot believe how much you know about dogs and how fast the dogs are learning. Thank you for training our dogs and helping us!
The Bee Gees, Barry Gibb and family
I’ve not seen a trainer with his level of experience and ability in my almost 20 years of practice in South Florida. For the people and pets that make up the VCA Animal Hospital family, there’s no one we trust more with dog training, care and behavior issues than Russell and Fun Paw Care…
Dr. Mike Tenzer, VCA Animal Hospital
As a veterinarian I have known Russell for some years… His dedication, professionalism, depth of knowledge and passion for animals are evident…The techniques he utilizes and teaches are clear and effective… I am over the moon to have his help and will not hesitate to recommend Fun Paw Care to all my clients, family and friends.
Dr. Lori Walter
Wow, Russell is proof that you don’t need to have a heavy hand for dogs to learn quickly. You’re amazing, we’re converted! Thank you so much, for your help.
Gabrielle Anwar & Shareef Malnik
What an amazing change you have made in our lives and the lives of our little Pekinese, Lulabelle!! We had many trainers over the last 3 years before meeting you. We consider it a miracle that we met you…
Dr. Carol K. & Lulabelle