Dog Training and Family Participation

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Sabotage Dog Training   I get many calls around this time of year for dog training. Miami families adopt pets for the holidays and everyone is happy and hopeful. However, when one person gets a dog as a surprise for a loved one or when one family member does not want a dog and another […]

Help, I’ve Poisoned My Dog’s Cue!

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Yikes, I’ve Poisoned My Dogs Cue!   What the heck does that mean?! Poisoning anything sounds dangerous and nefarious which is why so many dog trainers and clients don’t realize or want to even think that they may have poisoned their dog training cues – gasp! Sounds dangerous! Should I see the vet? No… The […]

14 Things Your Dog Trainer Wishes You Knew

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14 Things Your Dog Trainer Wishes You Knew   So you want to be a great dog training student or client? Of course you do, who doesn’t. Every pet parent needs to know a few essentials in order to cohabitate with their best friend and new family member. Learning the basics of dog body language […]

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 leaning anything. […]

Journalistic Integrity and Dogs

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Dogs and Journalists, Oh My!   Have you ever played the game, how many inaccuracies can you find in one article by large media outlet newspaper? It is fun but quite sad. This is not to single out a specific newspaper but to focus on the systemic problem affecting media and journalists today. It is […]

8 Reasons Why I Don’t Allow My Dogs In The Kitchen

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Some popular dog training questions are: Should I allow my dog in the bedroom? Should I allow my dog on the couch? Should I allow my dog on the bed? Should I allow my dog in the kitchen? These are all great questions but the answer is, I don’t know, because these are personal choices. […]

Let’s Get Naked

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Stripping Down With Your Dog By a show of hands (or comments below) how many of you have ever left the house to take your dog on a long dog walk or dog training outdoors without your phone? Bueller, Bueller, Bueller? Not, many I would guess. I would like to suggest that you do so and […]

Adopt my Foster Dog Tommy, the Three Legged Wonder

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Update 08/20/2014 It is very early on and Tommy is still finishing up his medicine and de-stressing from shelter life, his neutering and amputation but as the only (CDBC) Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) and Certified Professional Dog Trainer in Miami I have observed a wonderful family pet. He exhibits no behavioral problems. Of course […]

My Dog Doesn’t Like Toys

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Why isn’t my dog interested in her toys? Why does my dog not play with her toys? Why is my dog bored? My dog has 100 toys but doesn’t play with any of them! Sound familiar? I’m often called to a behavior consultation or dog training session and asked one of those questions. The scenario […]

Mock Trials Dog Training Miami

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Dog Training Mock Trials Ensure a Confident Happy Dog Here in hot and steamy South Florida dog training, Miami residents are constantly reminded of Mother Nature in all of her splendor and awe – hurricane season. But how many people actually prepare beyond a few bottles of extra water and batteries? There are so many […]

Behavior & Dog Training, Miami & The World Over

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Dog Training Commitment   Imagine going to a personal trainer and saying, “I want to get in shape and eat healthier.” The trainer would likely put you on a program involving a healthy diet, breakdown your caloric intake, a rigorous exercise routine, personal coaching, show you the correct mechanics, motions, kinetics, and would provide encouragement […]

Generalization in Dog Training

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Generalization in Dog Training What is dog training generalization and why is it so important? Generalizing a dog’s behavior is the process of reproducing a desired behavior in various environments, settings and conditions different from the initial trained behavior in the original environment. Generalization is also know as cross contextualization and proofing (with distractions). Why […]

Morals and Ethics of Dog Breeding

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Rescue Don’t Buy   “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. After reading Nancy Kalish’s article in Psychology Today, It’s National Purebred Dog Day2, this quote came to mind. She is a professor, author and psychologist who blatantly displays her lack of compassion and […]

DLR – KISS Dog Training (part 2)

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Dog Training Miami Tip of the Day (Part 2)   KISS Dog Training Miami   The cutest dogs in Miami are below all caught impromptu by Fun Paw Care dog trainers and staff. If you like them show your support and share this series and others with your friends. There were just too many gorgeous […]

KISS Training Method

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Tip of the Day (Part 1) The KISS Method Have you ever stared wide eyed and blank faced at someone as they tried to explain something to you? Maybe while taking Harvard’s Math 551 or Topics in Metaphysics and Epistemology? If so, you will understand the retention rate (or lack thereof) after the talking head […]

Separation Anxiety in Dogs – Causes and Treatment

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What is Separation Anxiety How many of you have thought, “My dog follows me everywhere” or “My dog won’t stop scratching at the door when I leave.” Some pet parents think that it’s endearing and cute when their dog is attached to them at the hip but when it comes time to leave your beloved […]

How Long Will it Take to Train My Dog? – Dog Training Miami

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Behavior Modification & Dog Training, Time Differences   How Long Will it Take to Train My Dog? This is the most common question we receive. When going to behavior modification consultations and dog and puppy training in Los Angeles California or Miami Florida we are cognizant that our affable clients are very busy and notoriously in […]

Dog Rescue Miami – Puppy Training Miami

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Dog Rescue Miami – Puppy Training Miami Miami is a city I love, really. Otherwise I wouldn’t still be living here. But Miami is also city I love to critique. Rudeness is regular, intellect is sparse, punctuality is non-existent and refinement is foreign. I’ve had people assume a symphony is a nightclub, and art only appreciated […]

Miami Lighthouse for the Blind–Dog Training Miami (part 4) 03-16-2014

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Dog Training Miami – Tip of the Day (Part 4 of 4) Everyone supports Miami service dogs! The lovely commissioner Sally A. Heyman came out with her dogs and dog lovers from all over and service dog trainers in Miami all took part in the festivities.   Fun paw Care’s service dog trainers had a […]

Miami Lighthouse for the Blind–Dog Training Miami (part 3) 03-16-2014

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Dog Training Miami – Tip of the Day (Part 3 of 4) When you have this many gorgeous service dogs, Miami has a parade! All for a great cause of course!  The Lighthouse for the Blind is raising money to train and raise seeing eye dogs. Service dogs come in many different shapes and sizes […]