What is a service dog? The United States Code of Federal Regulations for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which took effect March 15, 2011, defines a service animal as “any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability.”
How do I get a service dog? There are many ways to pursue service dog training. Los Angeles dog training from Fun Paw Care is individually catered to your disability and schedule. If you are a person with a disability who would benefit from a trained service dog, we can help. Fun Paw Care trains service dogs, therapy dogs, psychiatric service dogs and emotional support animals in your home or our facility to make you and your service dog as happy as possible. We improve the lives of people and their working companions.
How can I get a service dog? Fun Paw Care does not breed or sell service dogs. We help choose and train your dog to become a service dog. There are many different types of working service dogs. Fun Paw Care trains service dogs in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles California, Greater Los Angeles and all over the country for specific tasks to mitigate a plethora of disabilities. Service dogs and other working dogs that we train are:
Russell Hartstein was a member of the Disability Access Committee (D.A.C.), for 10 years! Appointed by two consecutive Mayors for his years of dedication and vast contribution to the community, people with disabilities and training service dogs.
A percentage of all Fun Paw Care sales goes toward volunteering and giving back via animal advocacy: rescuing and fostering homeless dogs and cats, and giving back via free community educational seminars.
If you want the very best service dog training Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Malibu and Greater Los Angeles has to offer, choose Fun Paw Care, proudly recommended by veterinarians, humane societies, and rescue organizations throughout Los Angeles, the West Side, South Bay, and California.
Service Dogs, Emotional Support Animals (ESA), Therapy Dogs, what are they and what’s the difference? If you are confused about your dog’s training criteria, your rights, or the laws regarding the different designations between different types of working dogs, this is the service for you! Service dogs, Emotional Support Animals, and Therapy Dogs are not all the same or even related. If you are confused about the difference between the three different classifications/titles of dogs, the nuances, intricacies, and differences between them, we will explain them to you and help you make an educated decision about what is right for you, your family and your dog.
During our phone call you will receive:
Don’t let all of the subtle yet important differences in training dog labels stop you from understanding your rights, the laws and the differences between a Service Dog, an Emotional Support Animal, or a Therapy Dog. Don’t fall behind when it comes to laws and training. Don’t get ripped off online being sold useless, unnecessary “certifications”, patches, jackets, titles, or doctor notes. Keep in mind, in many states it is now a misdemeanor or felony to misrepresent your dog’s abilities and/or title.
Whether you would like a service dog trainer, emotional support animal trainer, therapy dog trainer or to learn more about the canine good citizen test or any other rules and regulation regarding dogs and working animals, we will help. Regardless if you live in Los Angeles, California, Miami or overseas, call today to receive the most up-to-date rules, regulations, and laws as they pertain to you and your family dog, all in one place.
1 Hour – $245
Service dogs are traditionally trained at a service dog training facility and then after a period are paired with a person with a disability. Although we do not sell service dogs, we offer this service listed below (Los Angeles Dog Boarding and Service Dog Training), on a limited basis to uphold the greatest quality, guarantee, and dedication given to each person and dog team. However, we also realize the deficiencies rampant in the service dog training industry with this type of service.
There are several problems with this model that Fun Paw Care recognized and rectified:
To combat these issues and to better serve people and our community we have developed an alternative option that is a more flexible, catered service dog training program. A Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) and Certified Professional service Dog Trainer (CPDT) will come to your home and work exclusively with you and your dog. This service offers individuals a customized, first-class, service dog training experience without any restrictions.
1 Hour – $245 & Up
Service dogs are traditionally trained at a service dog training facility and then after a period are paired with a person with a disability. We offer this service on a limited basis to uphold the greatest quality, guarantee, and dedication given to each person and dog team.
We often get asked, how can I get a service dog trained by a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) and Certified Professional service Dog Trainers (CPDT)? We began offering service dog training at our facility or in one of our trainer’s homes to cater to the busy schedules of our clients and to provide the flexibility for people who do not have the time, desire or expertise to train a service dog, therapy dog, psychiatric service dog or emotional support animal. Because of limited space, this service is limited to 1-2 dogs at a time.
* It is important to remember that in the context of the ADA, “disability” is a legal term rather than a medical one. Because it has a legal definition, the ADA’s definition of disability is different from how disability is defined under some other laws, such as for Social Security Disability related benefits.
The ADA defines a person with a disability as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity.
Your dog deserves the best dog training in LA.
Fun Paw Care is the only Certified Dog Behaviorist and Trainer-owned-and-operated private members-only hotel 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