Dog Training Tools vs Teaching

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Dog Training 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 dog harness however it is often without the benefit of being taught or learning anything. […]

The Foible of Inclusivity in “Teaching”

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All Dog Training Methods Should Not Be Sanctioned Why LIMA isn’t enough Disclaimer: I practice Buddhism which regardless of which lineage you follow has nonharm to all sentient beings as a core value and practice. Hence, the ethics and morals that guide me do not align with dog training organizations I’m part of. The most popular […]

Steve Guttenberg Teams Up With Russell Hartstein of Fun Paw Care


Steve Guttenberg Teams Up With Russell Hartstein Of Fun Paw Care Supporting Service Dogs & Homeless Dogs in Conjunction with 2 Noteworthy Charities! I am thrilled to announce: film star, actor, dog lover, and one of my closest friends, Steve Guttenberg will be teaming up in support of Fun Paw Care to raise awareness for […]

Journalistic Integrity and Dogs

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Dogs and Journalists Don’t Mix Have you ever played the game, how many inaccuracies can you find in one article by a 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 Dogs Are Not Pack Animals

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Are Dogs Pack Animals? Here are all of the dog aggression equipment, collars, harnesses and pet products that we recommend Check out our dog training services if your dog is in the Greater Los Angeles or Southern California area or our phone and video consultations to get help from anywhere in the world! (Updated 2020) […]

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

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Dogs In The Kitchen (Updated 2020) Here are all of the dog products mentioned in this article and pet products that we recommend Check out our dog training services if your dog is in the Greater Los Angeles or Southern California area or our phone and video consultations to get help from anywhere in the […]

Let’s Get Naked

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Stripping Down With Your Dog (Updated 2020) How many of you have ever left the house to take your dog for a walk or to dog training outdoors without your phone? Not, many I would guess. I would like to suggest that you leave your phone behind and reap the great rewards of being “naked” on […]

The Science of Dog Training

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Dog Training Is Simple (As long as you change) (Updated 2020) Do you want to change or do you want your dog to change when dog training? Los Angeles California families are often surprised to hear that they must change if they want their dog’s behavior to change. Even during our Los Angeles Dog Boot […]

My Dog Doesn’t Like Toys

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Generalization in Dog Training

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The Importance Of Dog Training Generalization (updated 2020) 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 out our dog training services if your […]

Morals and Ethics of Dog Breeding

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Rescue Don’t Buy (Updated 2020) “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. Here are all of the dog training, equipment, collars, harnesses, and pet products that we recommend Although my article focuses on irresponsible journalism and a specific dog breed (Briard’s) one can extrapolate […]

Sports For Dogs or People


Ethics of Dog Sports Is that an oxymoron? Who regulates dog sports ethics? Dog sports, breeding, conformation, agility, obedience competition, working dogs…etc., are all so common that many don’t even blink an eye when they are mentioned. But who is looking out for a dogs’ rights and welfare? Dog Sports Analogue To People The well-off […]

Dogs in Extreme Sports

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Do Dogs Belong In Extreme Sports? Here are some scenarios that  I have seen on the news lately. A dog is stuffed into a backpack and worn by the pet parent as he base-jumps off a cliff. A dog is hooked up to a sling line and is dangling precariously, thousands of feet above a […]

Service Dog Training Responsibilities – Dog Training Los Angeles

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Service Dog Training Companies Not All Dog Training Companies 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 […]

Why Dogs Bark – Dog Training Los Angeles

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Dog Training Nonsense Promoted by Ignorant Media I teach parents how to stop dog barking regularly. So when a colleague sent me an article about how to stop my dog from barking and why dogs bark written by Stanley Coren of Psychology Today, I was shocked at the author’s awful, antiquated dog training advice. The […]

Dogs Are Equipment & Property? – Dog Trainer Los Angeles

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Pets Have No Rights (Updated 2020) In the United States and in most countries around the world, specieism persists while all other earth nonhuman animals (hereinafter called animals) are disregarded and afforded no rights. This is the sad state of affairs that needs to change for all animals to coexist, thrive, and live healthy lives. […]

Pet Store and Puppy Mill Dogs – Dog Trainer in Los Angeles CA

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Puppy Mills Online And In Stores (Updated 2020) Many people cannot resist the urge to buy a dog or cat from a puppy store or online website (most of which are puppy mills) or dog breeders, where the unscrupulous, unethical purveyors display dogs and cats like shiny inanimate objects. The real problem occurs once the […]

Doggie Daycare Problems (Part 3) – Dog Trainer Los Angeles

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Is Dog Daycare Safe For Dogs In Fun Paw Care’s final series about dog daycare, kennels, and dog boarding in Los Angeles, we discuss the suitability of these environments for pets. Dog daycare is not suitable or appropriate for most dogs. Most daycare facilities are primarily concerned with profits and not the health or well […]

Roots & Shoots Jane Goodall Teams up with Russell Hartstein of Fun Paw Care

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Jane Goodall Teams Up With Russell Hartstein There are very few times in life when you get to meet a hero. Dr. Jane Goodall is thrice a hero of humanity, animals, and the environment. When she came to Miami and asked if I would work with Roots & Shoots to choose a charity of my […]

Dog Daycare Problems (Part 2) – Dog Daycare Los Angeles

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Dog Daycare Questions To Ask & What To Look For There are simply too many situations or reasons to mention why a great dog daycare would be healthy for your dog and why a poor dog daycare would be unhelpful or downright harmful for your dog. We think the cons for most dog daycares substantially […]

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