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 day care, 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 […]

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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Dear Unethical Organization, What happened when we were best buds, and nothing could tear us apart? I miss those days and yearn for them back. Do you remember when you were young and you heard through the grapevine that your best friend said something negative about you? Do you remember the feeling of emptiness, cognitive […]

Mock Trials Dog Training Los Angeles

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Dog Training Mock Trials Ensure a Confident Happy Dog Here in an arid, dry and warm climate, greater Los Angeles dog training, LA is prone to earthquakes, fires, and mudslides, LA residents are constantly reminded of Mother Nature in all of her splendor and awe – natural disaster preparation. But how many people actually prepare […]

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 […]

SPARCS and the Winds of Change

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Dog Training & Science Conflate!   Being an 800 pound gorilla is great as long as you have a monopoly and market share (looking at you APDT). So how does a behemoth slide into obscurity? Case studies have been written on Eastman Kodak and others who have failed to embrace technology, who were either too […]

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 […]

Pets’ Trust Blog/Vlog: Dog Training Miami

Does life mean something to you? It does also for our animals! Don’t be a fool, vote Yes on # 240 Pets Trust Miami

Pets’ Trust Follow Up: Dog Training Miami   It doesn’t happen very often that I feel there is something to be proud of here in Miami, but this is one of those rare moments and a great first step for Miami, a municipality that is not known for its progressive nature, animal rights laws or […]

The Pets’ Trust : Miami Dog Training

Does life mean something to you? It does also for our animals! Don’t be a fool, vote Yes on # 240 Pets Trust Miami

Pets’ Trust Miami   While you are sitting back, relaxing, drinking your coffee and deliberating, 70+ friendly puppies and kittens just got killed by poisonous injection in Miami and will never have the opportunity to live, love, and to share their joy for life with a family.  This is why you must vote yes on […]

Best Veterinarians in Miami

Best veterinarians in Miami

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   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 ones pet non-stop (“Obie” the morbidly obese Dachshund), at the pet’s demand and will, is considered responsible?  What is “the line” […]

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 […]

End BSL – BDL in Miami Today (lack of results)

Shame is brought to Miami Dade Residents   From a dog training in Miami perspective and a human perspective I am sick to my stomach!  Ignorance combined with a horribly worded ballot, asking a double negative (we wonder the motive) gave Miami Dade voters no chance of eradicating prevailing stupidity.  I am thoroughly embarrassed and […]

My Dog Only Listens When I Have Treats

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Dog Training is Not Dog Bribing   Does your dog only become compliant once the refrigerator door opens up, or when you are in the kitchen?  You ask your dog to sit or lay down and he looks at you like you are crazy and like he/she has better things to do and can’t be […]

When Your Dog Dies

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When Your Dog Dies  There comes a time when the inevitable will occur, your dog or cat has died, or you have to put them down.  You knew the time was coming; you could see it in their eyes.  Your pet’s health was diminishing, and it was becoming frighteningly clear what had to be done.  […]

Fireworks and Dogs

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Fireworks and Dogs *Updated July, 1st 2018 Fun Paw Care sees many separation anxiety, fear and phobia cases where loud noises and inanimate objects are high on the list or 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 […]

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 […]