About Fun Paw Care

The Standard of Pet Care Excellence

Fun Paw Care was founded by dog behavior, training and pet expert Russell Hartstein, CDBC, CPDT  for his love and deep knowledge of animals, and because most dogs are killed for bad behavior than any medical illness.

In addition, Russell was saddened that there were no safe or trusted animal behaviorist experts that provided comprehensive and optimal pet care, taking into account a dog’s behavior, training, boarding, daycare, health, nutrition, and enrichment.

To make matters worse, the dog training, behavior, and the pet care industry are completely unregulated. Scary, I know. In this unregulated industry, lousy, outdated advice gets passed around like a bottle of Maddog at a college bar. There is a dearth of accurate, up-to-date scientific evidence-based knowledge and a plethora of misinformation, myth, and harmful outdated advice.

This is how the elite Fun Paw Care Club Membership came into existence. We partner with parents to provide non-volume based, integrative, and complete pet care in all life stages and areas of a pet’s life.

It is important to understand that dog training is the only science and discipline where one is teaching two different species simultaneously, both beginners, how to communicate. Learning is an art and science and the approach of Fun Paw Care’s positive reinforcement dog training. Los Angeles dog, and cat parents, along with their pets, can learn to understand one another better and cohabitate and improve their loving bond with our services.


Fun Paw Care has received prestigious awards such as keys to the city for our countless dog training, behavior, and animal welfare work with thousands of homeless dogs and cats and been recognized by many mayors, city commissioners, CEOs, celebrities, veterinarians, professional dog and pet organizations, and world-renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall. The Fun Paw Care team is also an A+ Accredited Business with the BBB.

Millions of companion animals are killed year after year. A disproportionate reason for this is a culture clash and a misunderstanding between the way a human perceives the world and acts upon it compared to other species. Our passion and goal are to educate both two-legged and four-legged animals to improve their bond, teach new behaviors, skills, help save relationships, and invariably see the joy emanating from the faces of clients and their pets.

Our passion and dedication involve perfecting our pet family’s experience, education, training, and offering sophisticated pet care services. Fun Paw Care’s highly personalized, customizable pet care services are for those discriminating individuals that know and appreciate the best. Our deeply instilled culture, personified by our extraordinary hand-selected team, continues to get stronger.

We are based in Los Angeles and have built a reputation on reliability, trust, and integrity in Beverly Hills, West Side, South Bay, Greater Los Angeles, and around the country, teaching the most up-to-date scientific knowledge in dog training and ethology and as animal advocates, environmentalists, and vegans, we hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards beyond any organizations minimum standard. In a business with no regulation, we strive to go above and beyond our client’s expectations. If you are looking for elite dog training, dog behavior, and pet care services in Los Angeles, you have found the best.

Russell has brought together a premier team of educated, experienced, passionate, professionals that are experts in animal behavior and pet care. All of Fun Paw Care’s team members pride themselves on education, experience, honesty, integrity, professionalism, problem-solving, providing balance, and offering a safe, clean, utopian environment for your pet.

The Fun Paw Care team is an A+ Accredited Business with the BBB and open to discuss all behavioral problems, training situations, and durations to create your unique personalized package. If you are interested in any of our dog training, dog behavior, dog boarding or dog daycare services, please contact the highest referred dog trainers in Los Angeles today!

All professionals at Fun Paw Care are Licensed, Bonded, Insured to the highest degree possible, and certified in CPR and First Aid for cats and dogs.

Fun Paw Care’s Ideologies


  • Teach in the most efficient, clear and concise way possible for all individuals, pets, and family
  • Make learning fun and enjoyable for both animals at the end of the leash
  • Our dog training in Los Angeles opens up lines of communication so that both species understand one another
  • Provide unmatched service, passion, quality, transparency, ethics and integrity with all Fun Paw Care family members
  • Anit-Scale


  • Fierce individualism creates unique sentient beings and mandates the treatment of such. Individualism supersedes breed, litter, superstition, stereotype, dam, and sire
  • Never compromise quality, passion, education, values
  • Mutual respect built on knowledge, compassion, and kindness
  • De-emphasize volume
  • Respect, professionalism, and accountability
  • We adhere to the strict practice above and beyond, Least Intrusive Minimally Aversive (LIMA), the standard of medical doctors


Early on, I learned the Golden Rule: “Treat people as you would like to be treated, and they will do the same.” We go above and beyond this principle, and extend this doctrine to all sentient beings. We treat every client (two-legged and four) as our family and provide the most knowledgeable, science-based etiology, and dog training protocols to date. We use force-free, humane, and pain-free dog training methods without the use of punition or intimidation. We treat our Fun Paw Care team members and every client as part of our family with compassion and exceptional experiences.


Giving back is essential to life, love, and growth. We are proactive in our communities, volunteer, and support the voiceless and homeless pets. Our Fun Paw Care guarantee is a cornerstone of our dog training mission statement. We take our careers seriously. We regularly teach and take continuing education classes and seminars to keep ourselves up-to-date on the latest scientific breakthroughs in dog behavior and dog training techniques.


Fun Paw Care A+ Accreditation BBB



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