Russell has been appointed by two consecutive Mayors, Matti Herrera Bower & incumbent Philip Levine of Miami Beach as a member & liaison of the Disability Access Committee (D.A.C.) for his service dog training and community leadership expertise. His commitment to training Canine Good Citizen, Therapy and Service dogs and educating families in our community is unparalleled. Do you have a disability that requires the help of a dog to mitigate your disability and help you in life? There are several different kinds of service dogs, including guide dogs, hearing dogs, mobility dogs, seizure alert/response dogs, psychiatric service dogs (PSD), and autism dogs. There are also other types of dogs with jobs that help people, including therapy dogs and emotional support animals (ESA). Every person and service dog is unique and service dogs are trained specifically to mitigate an individuals disability. Please visit our service dog page and call if you have a specific disability that a service animal would help mitigate.
We have been awarded Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Evaluators and STAR Puppy Evaluators by the American Kennel Club (AKC). Although we do not support the AKC, we train dogs to a high degree of proficiency to meet higher standards then their Canine Good Citizen certification test and evaluate and test them after they have been sufficiently trained. Setting a standard higher than being a CGC shows a commitment that you are a responsible pet guardian and that your pet exhibits exceptional manors, behavior and is well trained. You are a community leader, a trend setter and set a shining example for dogs and parents everywhere by showing what it means to be not just a loving dog guardian but a responsible, knowledgeable, respectful, loving pet parent. The CGC and similar designated criteria are regarded by many pet professionals as the stepping stone to becoming a Therapy Dog or Service Dog.
If your dog passes, they will receive a CGC Title by Fun Paw Care’s Canine Good Citizen program and be a CGC dog and may be on their way to becoming an obedience champion, Therapy Dog or Service Dog.
Please note that Fun Paw Care does not support the AKC and simply offers this service for the benefit of the general public. If you love dogs, find out why you should not support the AKC by visiting “AKC Hoax“.
1 Hour – $200 & Up
CGC Testing and Dog Training Items:
Before taking the Canine Good Citizen test, parents will sign the Responsible Dog Parents Pledge. Being a responsible dog parent is an integral part of the CGC dog training test whereby parents agree to take care of their dog’s safety, health needs, exercise, training and quality of life. In addition parents show responsibility by doing things such as never letting dogs infringe on the rights of others and cleaning up after their dogs in public places.
Once the Responsible Dog Parent Pledge is signed, parents and their dogs are ready to take the dog training test. Items on the Canine Good Citizen Test include:
Although some non-aversive equipment may be effective and helpful to prevent your dog from pulling, your dog should be trained well enough to behave without any need for such devices.
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Thank you so much Russell for your help and dog magic!
Alan Faena & Ximena Caminos
Thank you Russell for your dedication and compassion for training & helping homeless dogs.
Dr. Jane Goodall
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
Thank you for all of your help and the best dog training…Brilliant! Love & Light
Naomi Campbell & Vladislav Doronin
Russell is not only one of my dearest friends, but the guru of dog training, behavior and all things dog!
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!
Barry & Linda Gibb and family
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