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 Sleep in my Bed

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Dogs 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 as with […]

Fireworks and Dogs

Scared Dogs and Fireworks

Fireworks And Dogs Fear (Updated 2020) Fun Paw Care sees many 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 should, socialize, enrich, habituate and […]

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 […]

Black Dog Syndrome: Dog Training

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Black Dog Syndrome (BDS) Why are there so many black dogs and cats in shelters?  Is there also discrimination towards black dogs in dog training? Los Angeles shelters and many all over the country kill far too many adoptable pets each year, many of which are black. More black dogs and cats get killed each […]

The Power of a Dog or Cat to Change Your Mood

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Pets Are Great For Your Health (Updated 2020) It was a gloomy rainy day out and I wasn’t looking forward to venturing out into the rain and wind. That is until I saw my first Los Angeles dog training client for the day and their gorgeous German Shepherd Dog and Golden Retriever smothered me with […]

Cesar Millan the “Dog Whisperer”

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Dog Whisperer? What is a “dog whisperer”? In reality, it is typically someone who understands dogs through the science of ethology and cognitive ethology. In no way does someone’s claims of being a dog whisperer give them the right to abuse a dog. In order to communicate with a dog and understand them and vice-versa, […]

The Top Ten Reasons To Train Your Dog

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The Top Ten Reasons To Train Your Dog How many of the millions of dogs that are killed every year in shelters and rescue organizations come from homes where parents never thought to train or socializing their dogs? Too many. Most of the dogs I see in shelters and rescue organizations are there because the […]

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