What Pet Care Professionals Need to Know

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The Most Vital Piece of Knowledge for Any Pet Care Business What do dog walking, dog hotels, dog boarding, dog kennels, dog groomers, dog daycare, dog trainers, dog nutritionist, and all pet professionals need to know? What is the singular most vital piece of knowledge and essential component of any pet business to keep dogs […]

9 Dog Training & Class Time Management Tips

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Dog Training Tips and Time Management When training canines, time management is ultra-important. It is what separates great dog trainers from mediocre ones. Time and timing are the utmost important factors in just about every dog training class or private session scenario. Without good timing, you are confusing your dog and families at best. I […]

Moving With A Dog Resume – Pet Friendly Apartments

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Moving With a Dog or Cat How important is a dog resume or CV, curriculum vitae? If you live in Miami, New York or most major metropolitan cities, VERY. What?! I can hear you asking, why is a dog resume necessary? If you want to live with your dog, cat or pet, a resume is […]

Dog Training Tools vs Teaching

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Tools vs Teaching One of the most common dog walking scenes across the country is a pet parent being pulled down the street while walking their dog. Sometimes I am lucky enough to see a dog wearing a front attaching harness however it is often without the benefit of being taught or learning anything. How […]

The Foible of Inclusivity in “Teaching”

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Why LIMA isn’t enough Disclaimer: I practice Buddhism which regardless of which lineage you follow has nonharm to all sentient beings as the core value and practice. So the ethics and morals in which I follow oftentimes do not align with dog training organizations I am a part of. LIMA, (Least Intrusive Minimally Aversive) does […]

Dog Walking & Dog Boarding, Miami & Industry Problems

Dog Walking, Dog Boarding & Pet Sitting, Oh My!    What’s wrong with Dogvacay, Rover, Thumbtack and most other dog boarding, dog walking, pet sitting and doggie daycare services? 1-3   There are some great dog walkers/handlers and responsible, knowledgeable dog boarding individuals out there, but the majority are downright scary and disgraceful.4 How is […]

Dog Daycare Problems (Part 2) – Dog Daycare Los Angeles

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Dog Daycare Things to Look for: There are simply too many situations or reasons to mention why dog daycare would be unhelpful or downright harmful for your dog to mention. We think the cons substantially outweigh the pros in many situations. Some of the modus operandi and many shortfalls and questions to ask of dog […]

Throw Away Your Dog’s Food Bowl

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Pros & Cons of Stuffed Toys & Interactive Food Games (Updated 2019) Should you throw away your pet’s food bowl as Fun Paw Care, contemporary ethologists and up-to-date certified behaviorists and dog trainers advocate doing? I was with one of my clients and their gorgeous Portuguese Water Dog named Charlie (name changed) who is a […]

Best Veterinarians in Miami

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Best Veterinarians in Miami   What makes a veterinarian, their staff or their office great?  In visiting hundreds of veterinarians in Miami and around the country there are stark differences between not only the education of each of the veterinarians but between the staff and their office spaces as well.  Here are some questions and […]

Dog Joy or Dog Pain: Miami Dog Training

Dog Joy or Dog Pain: Los Angeles Dog Training I appreciate science and facts because even the most pugnacious, intransigent, ignoramus will be hard pressed to argue. If the data changes, so do scientists. Many pet parents may not realize this, but they have the power to choose a relationship with their dog built on […]

Is My Dog Obese

My dog is Obese

Is My Dog Obese? (Updated 2020) Is Dog Obesity a Crime?  I am not averse to providing my opinion on many subjects pertaining to the voiceless crowd (AKA, animals) so how is it that feeding one’s pet non-stop (“Obie” the morbidly obese Dachshund), at the pet’s demand and will, is considered responsible?  What is “the […]

Money, Happiness, Nature and Pets

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Money, Happiness, Nature and Pets A day does not go by when an animal or element of nature does not put a smile on my face.  As a young boy living in New York, making pilgrimages to central park was my idea of nature.  I always felt so at home, a sense of peace, calm […]

Dog Park Etiquette

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Dog Park Etiquette Dog park Los Angeles etiquette guidelines for pet parents and their dogs. (Updated 2020) Here are all of the dog park training equipment and products that we recommend Pet Parent Awareness How many times have you been in a dog park or a dog beach, and you glance around and pet parents […]

My Dog Only Listens When I Have Treats

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Dog Training is Not Dog Bribing (Updated 2020) Here are all of the dog/cat and pet products that we recommend Does your dog only become compliant once the refrigerator door opens up, or when you are in the kitchen?  When you ask your dog to sit or lay down does he looks at you like you’re […]

Fireworks and Dogs

Scared Dogs and Fireworks

Fireworks and Dogs (Updated 2020) Fun Paw Care sees many separation anxiety, fear and phobia cases where loud noises and inanimate objects are high on the list of scary stimuli. Natural disasters, earthquakes, thunderstorms, hurricanes, tornadoes, fireworks and loud noises are disconcerting for most dogs. Many dog breeders don’t, but should, socialize, enrich, habituate and desensitize […]

Abuse of The Service Dog Title

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Abuse of the Service Dog Title Fun Paw Care receives daily calls to our Los Angeles dog training office on how one can get their beloved, untrained, ill-mannered pet (not a working animal) a service dog certification/designation. When I ask them what disability they would like the service dog to mitigate or help them with, the […]

How to Stop my Dog from Jumping on People

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How to Stop my Dog from Jumping on People Do you come home after being out for a while to find your dog jumping all over you?  When you have guests come over is your dog the first one to greet them at the door with a welcoming display of annoying jumps?  This is undoubtedly […]

Dog Training Certification, Certificates & Affiliations (part 3)

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Dog Training Certification What does a dog training certification mean and what are the barriers to entry to become a dog trainer? Sadly, there are no barriers to entry in the field of dog behavior or training, therefore anyone can hang a sign on their door or put up a website and purport to help […]

Dog Training Certification, Certificates & Affiliations (part 2)

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(Part 2 of a 3 part series) How To Choose A Dog Trainer & Behavior Specialist Indicators that should tip you off to move on and find another dog trainer in David Letterman fashion: If your dog trainer and behavior specialist is not certified by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) and the […]

Dog Training Certification, Certificates & Affiliations (part 1)

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What Differentiates One Dog Trainer & Behavior Specialist From Another?  Fun Paw Care is keenly aware that anyone can call themselves a dog trainer, behaviorist or make a website, so what differentiates one dog trainer from another? The world of dog training is rife with fly-by-night startups, people dog training part-time, people watching a dog […]