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 […]

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, […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

Doggie Daycare Los Angeles CA

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 […]

Dog Daycare Problems – Dog Daycare Los Angeles

Doggie Daycare Los Angeles CA

Dog Daycare Dangers A friend and client had asked me to watch over their gorgeous dog whom I previously trained very well when he was a puppy. I was very excited to see him and to see how well he was doing. When I first saw him he was wearing his standard flat buckle collar […]

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?

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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 […]

Throw Away Your Dog’s Food Bowl

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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 behaviorists and dog trainers advocate doing? Here’s an example. I was with a client and their gorgeous […]

Stray Dogs Dangerous?

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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 […]

Dog Park Etiquette

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Dog Parks Are Off-Leash Dog Parks Safe?  Most of the times no.  Dog parks have pros and cons but the negatives far outweigh the positives. Most dog parks are dangerous for your dog’s health. Here are some reasons why.  Learn what to be cautious of and why you shouldn’t bring your dog to an off-leash […]

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 […]

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