You have a V.I.P. (Very Important Puppy), and they deserve the very best puppy training Los Angeles California has to offer.
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Learn how to choose a dog trainer, and how we teach and apply compassionate, humane, and the most up-to-date scientific research in positive reinforcement puppy training, behavior, and ethology. For many people, adopting or buying a puppy is a new experience, or maybe you just haven’t had a puppy to care for in a long time. Learn all there is to know about puppies, proper husbandry, socialization, play, nutrition, developmental stages, and upbringing to avoid costly behavior problems down the road. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!
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Read on to find out more about each of our 3 specific dog training services.
When should you start training? Yesterday! There is no “too early” to start training; the earlier, the better. Here are just some of the many areas our Certified Puppy Behaviorist and Trainer will discuss and teach:
Contact Fun Paw Care to see what the best puppy training in LA can do for you.
There are many things to think about when bringing home a puppy for the first time. The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) says that early socialization is essential to a happy and well-adjusted puppy. We have been puppy training for decades and are here to guide you through every step of the training process.
The age of 3 weeks – 13 weeks is a sensitive/ critical learning period. Research shows that behaviors learned during this time frame have a tendency to stick throughout the puppy’s life more than at any other age. It is therefore critical to put your pup on the path to success and to train, educate, and socialize a puppy within this highly influential time frame.
For all of your pet behavior needs, Fun Paw Care will be there to teach your family and your puppy all there is to know about puppy training and behavior. You can rely on Fun Paw Care to offer the most up-to-date scientifically proven, positive reinforcement, gentle approach to start your relationship off on the right paw for the rest of your puppy’s life.
Training is vital for a well-balanced, healthy, long, and happy life with your pup. Do not let distance stop you from receiving a world-class education and master trainer. Fun Paw Care’s trainers will travel to your home or will video, telephone, and/or teach remote puppy classes for out of town families. Fun Paw Care’s Certified Dog Behavior Consultants and Certified Professional Dog Trainers provide a sophisticated and safe one-on-one service in the privacy of your own home.
We apply all of our skills and decades of experience to help train your puppy no matter how old they are. We are Fear-Free Certified Puppy Trainers and our puppy training services use force-free, gentle positive reinforcement dog training techniques to help your pet behave better and become more responsive.
Pet parents are also taught how to communicate with their puppies, so that all training may be reinforced at home, and the person-puppy relationship can grow stronger. Learn why we never recommend choke chain, prong collars, or shock collars. Or if your puppy is now an adolescent, adult or senior dog, please visit our dog training page to learn more.
(In Certified Dog Behaviorist/Dog Trainer’s home facility)
If you don’t have the time, skill or expertise to train your puppy, Fun Paw Care’s Puppy Boot Camp is the best in the business at puppy training and solving puppy behavior problems.
Fun Paw Care’s world-renowned Puppy Boot Camp has been used by hard-working professionals like yourself, celebrities and politicians alike. To see what makes Russell’s boarding and training camp for puppies unique, optimal and effective at puppy training, behavior modification problems, and assessing a puppy’s emotion, cognition, nutrition and puppy training problems, please visit our dedicated Puppy Boot Camp page for many more details about our elite and exclusive puppy boarding and training program.
(In parent’s home & designed for puppies in their neonatal, transitional, socialization, sensitive, and integration periods, from 1-21 weeks and for puppies in their juvenile period and older, ~21 weeks +)
Other trainers and behaviorists come to Russell to solve difficult and complex behavior and training problems. As a Certified Dog Behaviorist, Trainer, and Nutritionist, Russell utilizes his vast experience, knowledge of the science of learning, ethology (scientific knowledge of species-specific behavior) and cognitive ethology to help pet parents improve their puppy’s behavior.
Puppy behavior modification is appropriate for all behavior problems, in particular, mild to serious types of behavior problems and disorders. Our training methods are humane, non-confrontational, force-free, and are designed to decrease household stress and improve the human-animal bond.
Russell uses positive reinforcement puppy training when teaching. During each customized visit, a Fun Paw Care Certified expert puppy trainer will socialize your pup to their new environment by introducing sights, sounds, noises and smells in your home. Russell uses food rewards when teaching your puppy because that is the most proven, humane and effective way to train a puppy.
Additionally, Russell focuses on husbandry, nutrition, enrichment, play, and early-stage, time-sensitive, developmental cognition, social and physiological functioning. Each of these stages is a period of time when puppies are particularly sensitive to environmental influences.
As a puppy behavior, training, and nutrition expert, Russell has helped thousands of puppies (and their parents) get through the challenges of puppy potty training, socializing, teething, biting, barking, leash skills, and more. We will also begin to introduce the fundamentals of sit, down, stay, and come.
Your puppy will learn clicker/marker training, an operant conditioning method that creates a reward-based relationship. Clicker/marker training opens up the lines of communication between the pet parents and the puppy thus fostering understanding, clarity, and the development of the family relationship.
During this time, a puppy’s social behaviors begin to take on an adult form that primarily involves the maturing of motor capacities. We recommend this fun, and effective training method for all puppies, especially puppies that demonstrate nervous tendencies or those that need to build confidence.
Clicker/marker training is also great for teaching functional skills and tricks such as Sit, Stay, Sit – Stay, Down, Down – Stay, Come, Loose Leash Walking, Heeling, and Play Dead (Lateral Down-Stay).
Moreover, Russell educates pet parents on how to recognize, handle, and modify their body language, behavior, energy, and antecedent arrangement (environment) which helps your puppy learn expeditiously in a fun environment.
Fun Paw Care’s scientific approach, gentle, force-free methods and positive reinforcement dog training combines operant conditioning, classical conditioning, counter conditioning, systematic desensitization, habituation and is successful in treating mild and severe cases of socialization, fear-based, aggression and problem behaviors such as:
In addition, some of the techniques, protocols, and skills we will teach you are:
Sign up for our expert private one-on-one puppy training classes to solve your puppy behavior problems today!
1 Hour – $295 & Up
(In addition to the one-hour session, you receive a detailed puppy training and behavior analysis plan with abundant supporting resources)
Do you live far away from Los Angeles? Distance shouldn’t stop you from solving your puppy behavior problems or prevent you from attending our puppy training classes.
We have the best trainers in Los Angeles CA but whether you live in Beverly Hills, Malibu, Santa Monica, Greater Los Angeles California, or overseas, we can help with all of your training and behavioral needs.
For pet parents who have multiple residences or live outside of LA, We travel around the world making home visits and also offer remote training via telephone or video chat for those extra busy clients. We walk families through the same instruction that we would provide if we were in your home doing a first-class, private one-on-one puppy training Los Angeles or behavior modification consultation.
1 Hour – $295
Your dog deserves the best dog training LA offers.
Fun Paw Care is the only Certified Dog Behaviorist and Trainer-owned-and-operated private members-only luxury dog boarding, dog daycare and dog training Los Angeles school. With 30+ years of happy-dog experience, we train dogs (and thrill parents) in Malibu, Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, Downtown Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Venice, Manhattan Beach, Westwood, Marina Del Rey, Calabasas, Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, Hollywood, Palos Verdes, San Fernando Valley, and elsewhere in Greater Los Angeles. Read on to see what makes us different, or contact Fun Paw Care today.
Russell is a gifted trainer. Thank you for your dedication and compassion for training & helping homeless dogs.
Dr. Jane Goodall
…Russell is sweet and very effective when handling my very different dogs and I have seen amazing dog training and behavior results since their introduction. If you are looking for someone who has the utmost respect for your animal, is prompt and courteous, and values education and safety above all else, Fun Paw Care is the last place you need to look.
TED Talks Founders, Vanessa Wurman, and family
Russell is not only one of my dearest friends, but the guru of dog training, behavior and all things dog!
Thank you so much Russell for your help and dog magic!
Alan Faena & Ximena Caminos
Thank you for all of your help and the best dog training…Brilliant! Love & Light
Naomi Campbell & Vladislav Doronin
Thank you so much for your dog training and behavior services. We really appreciate your generous dog training donation to our event and foundation.
Dwyane Wade & Gabrielle Union
You are so impressive; I cannot believe how much you know about dogs and how fast the dogs are learning. Thank you for training our dogs and helping us!
The Bee Gees, Barry Gibb and family
I’ve not seen a trainer with his level of experience and ability in my almost 20 years of practice in South Florida. For the people and pets that make up the VCA Animal Hospital family, there’s no one we trust more with dog training, care and behavior issues than Russell and Fun Paw Care…
Dr. Mike Tenzer, VCA Animal Hospital
As a veterinarian I have known Russell for some years… His dedication, professionalism, depth of knowledge and passion for animals are evident…The techniques he utilizes and teaches are clear and effective… I am over the moon to have his help and will not hesitate to recommend Fun Paw Care to all my clients, family and friends.
Dr. Lori Walter
Wow, Russell is proof that you don’t need to have a heavy hand for dogs to learn quickly. You’re amazing, we’re converted! Thank you so much, for your help.
Gabrielle Anwar & Shareef Malnik
What an amazing change you have made in our lives and the lives of our little Pekinese, Lulabelle!! We had many trainers over the last 3 years before meeting you. We consider it a miracle that we met you…
Dr. Carol K. & Lulabelle