Covid-19 and Pets

Coronavirus and pets

Coronavirus And Pets (COVID-19 update) We are OPEN. In these stressful times, rest assured, as always, my number one concern is of the safety of the pets and families I work with. One of the many benefits of my non-volume approach to dog training, dog boarding, and optimal pet care is a reduction in the […]

Dog Trainer Certification & How To Choose a Dog Trainer

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How To Choose a Dog Trainer & Dog Trainer Certifications Feel free to use the navigation below to jump to the appropriate section. Dog Training Industry Problems How To Become A Dog Trainer What Are Dog Trainer Certifications And Certificates? Why Are Independent Certification And Testing Organizations So Important? Recommended Dog Training And Behavior Certifications […]

Abuse of The Service Dog Title

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Abuse of the Service Dog Title (Updated 2020) Fun Paw Care receives daily calls to our Los Angeles dog training office asking how someone can get their untrained, poorly behaved pet a service dog certification. When I ask them what disability they would like the service dog task trained to help them, the answer is […]

Spotlight: Austin Pets Alive!

Austin Pets Alive! Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) is a unique animal welfare organization focusing specifically on ensuring that more pets remain alive in municipal shelters across Austin, TX, thereby increasing their chances of being adopted by loving families. Fully funded by a myriad of corporate supporters, the APA! has been rigorously working towards making Austin […]

Spotlight: 4 Paws 4 Patriots

4 Paws 4 Patriots 4 Paws 4 Patriots is a non-profit organization that provides service dogs and specialized training to veterans with disabilities absolutely free of charge. Fully funded by donations and a variety of fundraising events throughout the year, this organization makes the most out of every dollar by working with animal shelters, contract […]

Spotlight: The San Francisco SPCA

San Francisco SPCA One of the most common questions we receive here at Fun Paw Care over our decades in dog training, behavior, and trumpeting animal welfare organizations is, which organizations we support or would donate too. Which is why we began this monthly series highlighting wonderful dog training and animal welfare organizations. This month, […]

Spotlight: Freedom Service Dogs of America

Freedom Service Dogs of America

Freedom Service Dogs of America This month, we are featuring an exceptional company by the name of Freedom Service Dogs of America! Freedom Service Dogs (FSD) is a not-for-profit organization that greatly improves the lives of people with disabilities. They provide service dogs to people of all ages and occupations, from children with Autism to […]

What Pet Care Professionals Need to Know

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Animal Behavior – Vital Knowledge For Pet Professionals (Updated 2020) What do dog walking, dog hotels, dog boarding, dog kennels, dog groomers, dog daycare, 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 dogs safe, […]

A Pit Bull vs. A Honda

Pitbull and Honda

Pit Bulls And Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) (Updated 2020) The shocking similarity between a “Pit Bull” and a Honda Accord. Perverted enough, a car and a dog are both considered things and objects under the law to be owned.  Perhaps for the objects, this makes sense, but this should be found shocking for the living, […]

Dog Owner, Cat Owner vs. Dog Parent, Cat Parent

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Dog Owner or Dog Parent? (Updated 2020) As long as we oppress other living beings, we will create a culture of oppression. Dog Owner, Cat Owner vs. Dog Parent, Cat Parent. What’s The Difference? The Case to Move Beyond Dog & Cat Ownership It is time to evolve and move beyond ownership and live in […]

Dogs & Yoga Health Benefits

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Dogs & Yoga Health Benefits Dogs & Yoga = Doga. Both are things I love, but let me be clear, I am not an expert on Yoga. The former I have spent decades loving, while the later I am a premature novice, and by no means a yogi. That being said, the concept of Doga […]

Top 11 Reasons to Spay & Neuter Your Dog

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Should I Spay And Neuter My Dog? (Updated 2020) Before clients look for a spay and neuter clinic, they come to me for behavioral training and spay/neuter advice. Spaying and neutering is a hot topic. Almost as controversial as what to feed my dog. When I first wrote this spay/neuter article years ago the data […]

9 Dog Training & Class Time Management Tips

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Dog Training Tips and Time Management (Updtead 2020) 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 […]

Service Dogs: Many Asian Countries Setting a Good Example

Service Guide Dogs

Service Dogs In Asia A guide dog is trained to lead visually impaired people, while a service dog – otherwise known as a service animal – is specially trained to assist a person with a variety of physical and mental disabilities. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a service dog’s duties range from […]

How to Find Pet Friendly Apartments | Moving With A Pet Resume

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Pet-Friendly Apartments When Moving With a Dog or Cat (Updated 2020) Here are all of the dog and pet products that we recommend when searching for a pet-friendly apartment How important is a dog resume or CV, curriculum vitae? A dog resume is very important if you live in Los Angeles or any large city. […]

Dog Training and Family Participation

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Family Dog Training  (updated 2020) I get many calls around the holidays for dog training. Los Angeles families adopt pets for the holidays when everyone is happy and hopeful. However, when a person gets a dog as a surprise for a loved one or when one family member does not want a dog or is […]

Poisoning A Dogs Training Cue

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Poisoning A Cue (Updated 2020) Poisoning anything sounds dangerous 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. The good news is, it won’t kill you or your dog. The bad news is, your dog gets confused, tops responding […]

14 Things Your Dog Trainer Wishes You Knew

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Dog Trainer Secrets (Updated 2020) Here are all of the dog aggression equipment, collars, harnesses and pet products that we recommend Ever wonder what your dog trainer secretly wants you to understand if you want to be a great dog training student or client? Of course you do, who doesn’t. Every pet parent needs to […]

Steve Guttenberg, Russell Hartstein & Fun Paw Care

Service Dogs and homeless dogs

Steve Guttenberg Teams Up With Russell Hartstein Dog training and behavior modification are not only my career of choice but my passion. As a natural extension of this passion, I thrive on turning homeless dogs into service dogs to help others. The largest reason why millions of dogs and cats are killed in our shelter […]

Steve Guttenberg, Russell Hartstein & Fun Paw Care

Ability Explosion, Service Dogs Miami Beach

Celebrities & Service Dogs The Ability Explosion Luncheon and Simulation Event was a huge success, even for homeless and service dogs alike. The mayor Philip Levine and the commissioners graciously participated in the event to bring awareness to the obstacles and challenges others face on a daily basis. Awareness and compassion bring change. The day […]

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