Dog Training Services In Miami & South Florida
Dog trainer Miami, Broward, Palm Beach Counties and South Florida
Fun Paw Care is proud to be the Miami dog training and pet care service chosen by most South Florida’s Veterinarians. We take great pride volunteering our time and expertise to teach dog training, ethology (scientific knowledge of species-specific behavior) and cognitive ethology to the staff and volunteers of humane societies and dog rescue organizations throughout Miami and South Florida.
Rest assured that we will help you with all of your dog training and behavior needs. We will provide the much needed relief to you and your pet so that you may experience the joys of a well-behaved pet.
The Standard of Dog Training and Pet Care Excellence
Let Fun Paw Care, pet experts and professional Miami dog trainer with over 25 years of experience, a Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) (There are only 2,000 CPDT-KA’s worldwide!), certified through the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT), a Professional Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), awarded Certified Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Evaluator by the American Kennel Club (AKC), awarded STAR Puppy Evaluator by the American Kennel Club (AKC), Miami’s only Professional Member of The Pet Professional Guild (PPG) and Member of the Animal Behavior Society (ABS), show you how to communicate with your pup using force free, science-based, positive reinforcement gentle training methods. Dog training is essential for a healthy and happy pet and family. Dog training is fun and includes lifestyle fundamentals such as proper socialization and good manners. All lessons are private one-on-one dog training sessions in your home.
Fun Paw Care does not teach aversive dog training methods or practice dominance theory.
When veterinarians and celebrities in the world of entertainment, business, fashion and society think of Miami dog training and behavior they call Russell Hartstein, CPDT at Fun Paw Care. We have been dog training in Miami for many years but also provide dog training in South Florida and New York. Not only does Fun Paw Care have the best dog trainer in Miami and New York, we have the most educated, experienced and professional Miami dog trainers. Our service areas cover not only Miami dog training but dog training Broward, dog training West Palm Beach and New York dog training. Fun Paw Care’s Certified Professional Dog Trainers and behavior professionals provide a one-on-one sophisticated service in the privacy of your own home to provide you with the solutions to your pets training or behavioral issues. We now provide a wide circumference of dog training in South Florida, Manhattan and around the country.
There are many things to think about when bringing home a puppy for the first time. The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior says that early socialization is essential to a happy and well-adjusted dog. We began puppy training in Miami many years ago and have expanded to puppy training in Broward, Palm Beach counties and New York City. We are here to guide you through every step of the puppy training process. The age of 1 – 4 months is the critical learning period for puppy training. Research shows that behaviors learned during this time frame have a tendency to stick throughout the puppy’s life more than at any other age. It is therefore critical to put your pup on the path to success, harmony and balance within this highly influential time frame.
For all of your puppy training Miami and South Florida needs Fun Paw Care will be there to teach you and your puppy all there is to know about puppy training and behavior. You can rely on Fun Paw Care to offer the most up-to-date scientifically proven, positive reinforcement, gentle approach to start your relationship off on the right paw for the rest of your puppy’s life. Puppy training is vital for a well-balanced, healthy, long and happy life with your pup. Our service areas cover not only puppy training Miami but puppy training Broward, puppy training West Palm Beach and puppy training New York. Fun Paw Care’s Certified Professional Dog Trainers and behavior professionals provide a one-on-one sophisticated service in the privacy of your own home to provide you with the solutions to puppy training in South Florida and around the country.
(Puppy Training is designed for puppies 8-16 weeks)
New puppies are wonderful but they should come with instructions. During each customized visit we will socialize your pup to its new environment by introducing sights, sounds, noises and smells in your home. As puppy training experts, we have helped thousands of pups (and their parents) get through the challenges of house-breaking, potty training, socializing, teething, biting, barking, leash skills and more. We will also begin to introduce the fundamentals of sit, down and come.
1 Hour - $200.00 & Up
Daily Dog Walking & Dog Training
Daily Dog Walking & Miami Dog Training is an excellent way to practice your dogs skills and good manners. Fun Paw Care’s assistant/dog trainer or veterinary technician will work with your pet while out for their daily dog walk to help instill the obedience training and/or behavior modification plan laid out by Russell, CPDT. During this customized service, good manners and obedience skills will be reinforced using Russell’s science-based, positive reinforcement, gentle approach. This is a great way for your pup to get extra practice with there basic skills such as sit, down, stay, heel and come. When dog training is consistent and repetitive dogs learn very fast.
1 Hour - $65.00
Online Dog Training
Don’t let distance stop you from dog training. Whether you would like a dog trainer in Miami, Broward or Palm Beach or live in New York or overseas, we can help with all of your dog training and behavioral needs. For clients who have multiple residents or live outside of South Florida, Russell, CPDT-KA offers remote dog training via telephone or video chat. Russell walks 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 – $150.00
Semi-Private Group Dog Training Lessons
Would you and your pup’s friends like dog training 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 savings worth barking about.
1 Hour - $100.00
Dog Obedience Training
Clicker/Marker training is an operant conditioning method that creates a reward-based relationship with the pet and owner. We recommend this advanced training 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 - $200.00 & Up
Dog Behavior Modification
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, ethology (scientific knowledge of species-specific behavior) and cognitive ethology to help clients improve their pet’s behavior. If you are at your wits 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 dog training methods to modify your dog’s behavior. We educate owners 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 approach, gentle, force-free methods and positive reinforcement dog training combines operant conditioning, classical conditioning, counter conditioning, desensitization, and habituation and is successful in treating mild or severe cases of fear-based, aggression and problem behaviors such as:
- House Soiling
- Leash Pulling
- Destructive Behavior indoors and/or outdoors
- Begging for food (during mealtime, etc.)
- Bolting out the door
- Jumping on people
- Aggression (both dog-dog and dog-human)
- Resource Guarding (toys, food, bed, room, etc.)
- Fear or Anxiety of noises, people, other animals, storms and/or walks
- Separation Anxiety / problems when home alone
- Obsessions (vacuums, mailmen, UPS trucks)
- Excessive barking
- Wheel Phobias (bicycle, skate board, roller blades, car, etc.)
1 Hour – $200.00 & Up
All-Inclusive Miami Dog Training, Behavior Modification & Boarding
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 and give them the best education, dog training, behavior modification and care a pet can get. Dog training, behavior modification and dog boarding will take place in a cage-less, private, spacious, impeccably clean home, with one-on-one,100% undivided personal care and attention taught by a master certified professional dog trainer and behavior modification specialist.
This is a first class, highly specialized, catered and customized 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 training and behavior modification methods depending on your pet’s needs: Classical conditioning, operant conditioning, counter conditioning, desensitization, socialization, integration, habituation, basic, mid and advanced level obedience training and your pets customized training and behavior modification program.
Although at least 3 hours a day of intensive Miami dog training and behavior modification is guaranteed, our love for dogs and drive to train and rehabilitate each dog successfully typically have us putting in far more time than that.
During your absence your pet will receive:
- An intensive, hands on custom dog training, behavior modification and boarding program taught and supervised by a master certified professional dog trainer and behavior modification specialist.
- 3 hours a day for 7 consecutive days of intensive dog training and behavior modification sessions
- Daily Dog Report Cards with frequent pictures and/or videos
- At least 5 walks per day
- Feeding, hydrating, dog walking, cuddling, playing, swimming, medications and exercise schedules maintained per the pet parent’s instructions
- Calming canine classical music, scientifically proven to calm and sooth pets
- All that the Dog Boarding Miami package offers
- All-inclusive overnight and day care