Fun Paw Care offers comprehensive, premier pet care and dog training classes Los Angeles pet parents rely on. We offer a sophisticated array of obedience training and behavior modification consultations, as well as puppy training classes. In our top-notch boarding and training service, your pet will begin to behave better, become well trained, be happy, fulfilled, and stimulated while you’re away so that you return home to a well-mannered and better behaved dog.
Puppies can be a handful, but our puppy training classes will help make them better behaved so that they become better companions. We teach your pup great manners and habits, how to act, curb biting, teach them potty training and many other desirable behaviors. Equally important, we help puppy parents learn the best way to communicate with their puppy to get incredible results from our training.
Fun Paw Care does not teach aversive dog training methods or practice dominance theory.
Daily Dog Walking & Training is an excellent way to practice your dog’s skills and good manners. While on their daily walk, Fun Paw Care’s assistant dog trainer or veterinary technician will work with your pet to instill the obedience and/or behavior modification plan laid out by Russell. During this customized service, good manners and obedience will be reinforced through Russell’s positive reinforcement, science-based, and force free methods. This is a great way for your pup to get extra practice with basic skills such as sit, down, stay, heel, and come. With consistent and repetitive dog training classes, Los Angeles dogs will learn quickly and retain this knowledge, leading to a lifetime of obedience.
1 Hour – $72 & Up
Don’t let distance stop you from attending our premier dog training classes. Whether you would like a dog trainer in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, Miami, or live in New York or overseas, we can help with all of your dog training and behavioral needs. For clients who have multiple residences or live outside of South Florida, we offer remote classes via telephone or video chat. We walk customers through the same instruction that he would provide if he were in your home doing a private one-on-one dog training or behavior modification session.
1 Hour – $225
Would you and your pup’s friends like dog training lessons together? Just gather three or more dogs together and receive the same awesome science-based, positive reinforcement education, dog obedience training, behavior modification, coaching, and skills but at half the price for each pup! Now that’s a saving worth barking about.
1 Hour – $100
Clicker/Marker training is an operant conditioning method that creates a reward-based relationship with the pet and parent. We recommend this advanced method for all pets, especially dogs that demonstrate nervous tendencies or those that need to build confidence. It is also great for teaching fun skills and tricks such as Sit, Stay, Sit – Stay, Down, Down – Stay, Come, Loose Leash Walking, Heeling, Play Dead and Give Paw.
1 Hour – $245 & Up
We often solve problems that other dog trainers and behaviorists are not willing to take on or cannot fix. We utilize the science of learning theory, ethology (scientific knowledge of species-specific behavior) and cognitive ethology to help clients improve their pet’s behavior. If you are at your wit’s end and need a behavioral problem solved, you have come to the right place. This service is appropriate for mild to serious types of dog behavior problems and disorders. Our methods are humane, non-confrontational and designed to decrease household stress and improve the human-animal bond. We utilize non-aversive, positive reinforcement and gentle methods to modify your dog’s behavior. We educate parents on how to recognize, handle and modify their body language, behavior, energy, and environment which helps your dog learn at the fastest rate possible. In many cases, this change along with our scientific, positive reinforcement approach is the realization and key to rehabilitating your dog in the shortest amount of time and restoring balance and harmony in your relationship. Our scientific, evidence-based approach, gentle, force-free methods and positive reinforcement combines operant conditioning, classical conditioning, counter conditioning, desensitization, and habituation and is successful in treating mild and severe cases of fear-based, aggression and problem behaviors such as:
1 Hour – $245 & Up
Does your pet have special needs or require extra work in certain problem areas? Do you have a busy schedule and don’t have the time to work with your dog? Drop your dog off with us for one week or longer to give them the best education a family and dog can get and an investment far cheaper than college! Dog training, behavior modification, and dog boarding will take place in a private, spacious, impeccably clean facility, with one-on-one,100% undivided personal care and attention taught by a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) (one of less than 200 worldwide!) and Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT).
This is a one of a kind, first class, highly specialized, catered, customized and comprehensive service where each program is designed specifically to meet the needs of each individual pet. Each package will include the following non-aversive, positive reinforcement and behavior modification methods depending on your pet’s needs: Classical conditioning, operant conditioning, desensitization, counterconditioning, socialization, enrichment, house training, integration, habituation, generalization, proofing, stimulus control, fluency, basic, mid and advanced level obedience methods and your pet’s customized behavior modification program.
Although at least 4 hours a day of intensive hands-on training lessons and behavior modification is guaranteed, our love for dogs and ambition to train and rehabilitate each dog successfully typically leads us in putting far more time than that. Los Angeles pet parents can rest easy, knowing that during your absence, your pet will receive:
Your pet deserves the very best trainer Los Angeles & Miami has to offer!
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Thank you Russell 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 South Beach Animal Hospital family, there’s no one we trust more with training, care and behavior issues than Russell and Fun Paw Care…
Dr. Mike Tenzer, South Beach 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