Dogs of Lincoln Road – Dog Trainers in Miami 03-30-2014

Dog Trainers in Miami (16)

Dog Trainers in Miami – Tip of the Day How to stop my puppy from biting? Puppies are God’s way of saying sorry about all the unsavory characters in humankind. 🙂 But let’s face it; mouthing puppies with razor sharp teeth do not make it fun to be in the presence of these little four-legged […]

Dog Rescue Miami – Puppy Training Miami

Dog rescue Miami, puppy training miami

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 Breed Specific Legislation Irony

Pit Bull discrimination

Miami Breed Specific Legislation Irony   At Fun Paw Care we tend to hear some pretty off-the-wall, contradictory and uneducated dog training, behavior and breed advice but breed specific legislation (BSL) is high up on the totem pole. How ignorant and ironic is it that Miami-Dade commissioners defer to the better judgment of the UKC […]

Dog Training, Dog Park & Exercise Expectations?

dog expectations

Do dogs get acclimated or accustomed to exercise, dog training or the dog park and do they come to expect these activities?   Let us first define expectations (premeditated resentments) as is most commonly used. An expectation is to live in the future. Dogs do not live in the future nor do they sit around […]

Pet Ownership: Right or Privilege? (Part 2)

Is Dog Ownership a Right or Privilege?

Is Pet “Ownership” a Basic Human Right or a Privilege? If you haven’t read part 1 of, is Pet “Ownership” a Right or Privilege, now would be a good time to do so. For all of us that makeup Fun Paw Care this is a rhetorical question because it is so obvious that being a […]

Miami Dog Training Case Study

Dog Human Bond

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dogs in the City (Part 2)

Dog Space Problem?   When I hear someone opine how much they love dogs but don’t have enough space to take care of one, I wonder, is this a space problem or a laziness problem? Although there are many unique challenges to raising dogs in the city, space does not have to be one of […]

Things to Buy Before Getting a Puppy

(Updated Jan 15th, 2018) What to Buy for a New Puppy Whether you are seeking help for dog training in Los Angeles or looking to adopt a puppy from your local humane society or shelter (that only advocates force-free, positive reinforcement behavior and training), the list of items to acquire and prepare for before you bring home […]

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 […]

“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 […]

Dog Discrimination Laws

I am a friendly boy

Dog Training in Miami and Similarities in Human Psychology   Through the filter of our Miami dog training eye, who do you think wrote this and why do you think this pertains to Miami (hint: and other BSL/ BDL municipalities)? It wasn’t written for the pet industry or about any specific dog or breed.   Overreaction […]

Positive Dog Training vs. “Traditional” Dog Training: Semantics or Huge Difference? (part 3 of 3)

Dog Trainer Miami

Positive Reinforcement Dog Training or Just Marketing Hype? Are Dog Trainers Really Force-Free Positive Reinforcement-Based or Just Marketing Hype? It is very trendy now for dog trainers to say that they are “positive reinforcement dog trainers” as they pop your dog’s leash, suggest you eat before your dog, sleep in a higher more comfortable position […]

Positive Dog Training vs. “Traditional” Dog Training: Semantics or Huge Difference? (Part 2 of 3)

Dog Trainer Miami

Facts About Dog Training Methods There is so much confusion amongst the general public about which dog training methods to use because of idiotic reality shows and hypothetical constructs and myths that float around the internet. Ironically this confusion has not been cleared up by the humane societies and veterinarians in the Miami area. The […]

Money, Happiness, Nature and Pets

Dog Training in the park

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 […]