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 even to think that they may have poisoned their dog training cues – gasp! Sounds dangerous! Should I see the vet? No… The good […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 the desired behavior in various environments, settings, and conditions different from the initially trained behavior in the original environment. Generalization is also known as cross contextualization and proofing (with distractions). Check […]

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. Here are all of the dog/cat and pet products that we recommend 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, […]

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 […]

Service Dog Training Responsibilities – Dog Training Miami

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Service Dog Training Companies, Not All Are Created Equal As a service dog training company in Los Angeles, Fun Paw Care takes on a great deal of responsibility for families and individuals with disabilities, educating our community and dogs. We are force-free trainers, (CDBC) Certified Dog Behavior Consultants, Certified Professional Dog Trainers (CPDT) and stay […]

Dog Collars & Techniques ~ Dog Training Miami

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Dog Collars & Techniques Ahhh, it’s been a while… I took a much needed break from writing. I have been focusing on ethology (animal behavior) and my dog training Miami clients so my writing schedule was limited. I am glad to be back in the writer’s seat. The optimist in me believes that as time […]

Why Dogs Bark – Dog Training Miami

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Dog Training Nonsense Promoted by Ignorant Media In a recent article about how to stop my dog from barking and why dogs bark titled “The Barking Dog Blues: Why Dogs Bark and What to Do About It” written by Stanley Coren of Psychology Today, the author gives some pretty awful, antiquated advice. The article covered […]

AKC, Hoax (part 2)

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AKC, Hoax (Part 2) Sleeping With the Enemy? I don’t have to go into great detail for the general public to know how much harm and destruction puppy mills inflict on dogs, cats and inevitably families that end up buying these health stricken victims. You can read the plethora of position statements on my Dog […]

AKC Hoax

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AKC Hoax (Part 1 of 2) While dog training, Los Angeles pet parents witness many sham organizations but perhaps none quite as ubiquitous and paradoxical as the AKC. What type of club values a tradition that trumpets and fully supports pain, dismemberment, torture, and mutilation? Not a very humane or sane one. However, the AKC encourages barbaric, […]

Celebrity Miami Dog Training

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Here at Fun Paw Care we counsel many celebrities in the world of entertainment, business, fashion and society about dog training and behavior both with four legs and two. We want to highlight and send a warm thank you to my friends Naomi Campbell and Vladislav Doronin for ensuring that they receive the best dog training and […]

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 […]

Miami Dog Training Case Study

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Dog Training in Miami and Behavior Modification: Case Study   A day in the life of a Miami dog trainer and how I know positive reinforcement dog training is the most effective and humane way of training and behavior modification.  (Names have been changed for the privacy of my client)   I was finishing a […]

“Pit Bull” Service Dog Manifesto

“Pit Bull” Service Dog Manifesto With so many citizens owning “Pit Bulls” in Miami Dade County, throwing caution to the wind and thumbing their noses at the ignorant Miami Breed Specific Legislation and Breed Discrimination Legislation (BSL/BDL) ban, it got me thinking about how many working “Pit Bull” service dogs there are in Miami. “Pit […]

Humane Society of Greater Miami Ignorance

Why does the Humane Society of Greater Miami support Cesar Milan out dated,“traditional and/or balanced”, force based, dominance theory and punitive style dog trainers? Are they ignorant or do they just not care about the welfare of animals? UPDATE: Not only is it immoral to subject companion animals to abuse, but it  is now illegal […]

Is it Safe to Fly with Your Dog or Cat?

Is it Safe to Fly with Your Dog or Cat?   While dog training in Miami and South Florida one of the questions we get asked often is “How should I get my dog, cat, bird or pet to another part of the country?” This seems like a straight forward question, one that should be […]

“Random” Canine Aggression (part 2)

(Part two of a two part series) (Dog owner and guardian are used interchangeably through this article)   In our first article about “Random” Canine Aggression, we discussed issues not only pertaining to Miami dog training, but training, behavior and dog aggression at large and how it initiates, propagates and flourishes.   Here are some changes […]

“Random” Canine Aggression (part 1)

(Part one of a two part series) (Dog owner and guardian are used interchangeably through this article)   Is there such thing as “random” canine aggression?  In the dog training world “good” advice gets passed around like a bottle of whisky in a homeless shelter.  To the untrained eye it may appear that canine aggression […]

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 […]