What is Desensitization & Counterconditioning

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(Updated 2020) How To Desensitize And Countercondition A Dog (5 Easy Steps) Introduce a fear evoking stimulus in a controlled environment at a very low amplitude and/or proximity Pair that stimulus with a very high food reward Do this for several iterations until you see your dog’s emotion change, from unsure/concerned to happy/excited when hearing, […]

How To Capture A Stray Dog?

Rescuing a stray dog

How To Capture A Stray Dog? This page contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. This means that if you click on one of the product links, Fun Paw Care will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. This helps support Fun Paw Care and allows us to […]

AKC Hoax

AKC Sham

Is the AKC A Hoax? 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, and mutilation? Not a very humane or sane one. American Kennel Club (AKC) Puppy Mill […]

Celebrity Los Angeles Dog Training and Boarding

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Celebrity Dog Trainer 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 […]

Ear Cropping, Tail Docking & Declawing Ethical?

Ear cropped and tail docked

Is Ear Cropping and Tail Docking Ethical? (Updated 2020) Throughout my dog training career, I have seen many unpleasant examples of animal exploitation.  For example, why do we dock the tails and crop the ears of dogs (mutilate and disfigure) for our pleasure?  In this article, I will be focusing primarily on Canis lupus familiaris […]

Throw Away Your Dog’s Food Bowl

No Dog Bowl

Food Bowls For Dogs (Updated 2020) Here are all of the dog/cat treats, food bowls, and pet products that we recommend Should you throw away your pet’s food bowl as Fun Paw Care, contemporary pathologists, and up-to-date Certified Dog Behaviorists and Dog Trainers advocate doing? Here’s an example. I was with a client and their […]

Dog Training, Dog Park & Exercise Expectations?

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What Are Dog’s 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 […]

Pet Ownership: Right or Privilege?

Pit Bull on Beach

Dog “Ownership” A Basic Human Right Or Privilege? (Updated 2020) Here are all of the dog training equipment, collars, harnesses, and pet products that we recommend I was speaking with a Los Angeles dog training friend of mine and we got to talking about traditional and balanced dog “trainers” with regards to corrections (typically used […]

Stray Dogs Dangerous?

Easter Island Stray Dogs

Stray Dogs, Community Dogs, Feral Dogs, Vs. House Dogs As a resident and dog trainer in Los Angeles CA, my home sharply contrasts with most other parts of the world.  On a recent trip studying canine behavior in South America, I couldn’t help but notice the stark differences between the dogs in Los Angeles and […]

“Pit Bull” Service Dog Manifesto

“Pit Bull” Service Dog Manifesto (Updated 2020) With so many citizens owning “Pit Bulls,” while throwing caution to the wind and thumbing their noses at ignorant Breed Specific Legislation and Breed Discrimination Legislation (BSL/BDL) laws, it got me thinking about how many working “Pit Bull” service dogs there are in cities with archaic discriminatory BSL […]

How to Use a Shock Collar Correctly

Shock Collar Training Abuse

Should You Use A Shock Collar? (Updated 2020) If you are considering using a dog training collar such as a shock collar (euphemistically referred to as a vibration collar, static collar, pager collar, tingle collar, tickle collar, E collar, recall collar, electric collar, positive reinforcement collar, stimulation collar, remote “training” collar, prong collar or choke […]

Things to Buy Before Getting a Puppy

What to Buy for a New Puppy (Updated 2020) This page contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. This means that if you click on one of the product links, Fun Paw Care may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. This helps support Fun Paw Care and […]

Is My Dog Obese

My dog is Obese

Is My Dog Obese? (Updated 2020) There are far too many obese dogs. Besides unhealthy dog food, and the quantity, quality, and frequency of feeding, one of the main health issues with an obese dog is that overweight dogs live on average of 2 ½ years less than a healthy dog! Dogs’ lives are already […]

Dangerous Dog Foods

Dangerous Foods for Dogs (Updated 2020) Here are all of the dog foods and treats 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 pet nutrition advice from anywhere in the world! While out […]

Hurricane and Natural Disaster Pet Care

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Dog Park Etiquette

Dog barking in park

Dog Parks Here are all of the dog park equipment, dog collars, harnesses and pet products that we use and recommend (Updated 2020) Are Fenced-In, Off-Leash Dog Parks Safe?  Most of the time no.  Dog parks have pros and cons but the negatives far outweigh the positives. Most dog parks are dangerous for your dog’s […]

My Dog Only Listens When I Have Treats

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Dog Training Is Not Dog Bribing This training guide covers how to train your dog effectively using treats, (not bribing). Common Dog Training Problems Learning Theory Basics Should I Use Food To Train My Dog? Should I Use A Dog Treat Bag How to use Food Correctly When Dog Training How To Use A Food […]

Should I Let My Dog On My Bed Or Couch

does your dog sleep on your bed

Allowing A Dog On The Bed And Couch (Updated 2020) Occasionally I get called to a behavior or dog training client’s home and there seems to be tension in the human relationship. Often, it involves how to raise a well-behaved dog, what rules they should enforce, and what should be permissible in the household. Just […]

Fireworks and Dogs

Scared Dogs and Fireworks

Fireworks And Dogs Fear (Updated 2020) In my behavior and training sessions, I see many dog separation anxiety, fear, and phobia cases where loud noises and inanimate objects are high on the list of scary stimuli. Natural disasters, earthquakes, thunderstorms, hurricanes, tornadoes, fireworks, and loud noises are disconcerting for most dogs. Many dog breeders don’t, but […]

What Dog Is Right for Me

How To Find The Best Dog For Your Family So, you have concluded that you would like to share and enhance your life with a dog and you would like to know what dog to get?  Where do you begin now?  There are numerous things to prepare for and research before bringing your new puppy […]

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