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Meet Russell Hartstein of Fun Paw Care in Santa Monica

Today we’d like to introduce you to Russell Hartstein.

Russell, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I trained my 8 rescue dogs growing up and then trained other people’s dogs in college to make some extra money. As a vegan, I always connected deeply with animals. I fell into finance directly out of college to make my parents happy but then became depressed working in finance. I was the general partner and founding principle of a Hedge Fund, and a financier who traded in my many financial accreditations, accolades and licenses on Wall Street to help families, dogs and cats flourish together. Getting back to my roots and passion for psychology, animal behavior, training, ethology, cognitive ethology, nutrition and pet care where I find an abundance of satisfaction and fulfillment helping families, their pets and being surrounded by them.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Depression. soul searching, introspection and the meaning of life

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Fun Paw Care – what should we know?
We believe in challenging the status quo! We believe that a premier dog trainer and pet care service should transform your relationship with your dog, from one of confusion, frustration and poor behavior to one of obedience, manners, compliance, happiness and understanding.

We believe in education, perfecting communication and that dog training and learning shouldn’t hurt or be scary. Strengthen your relationship, bond and connect with your dog through the most up-to-date scientific backed information taught with profound tact, skill, acumen and compassion. Understand your dog and educate your family like never before with compassion, kindness and expertise.

I am a renowned animal behaviorist and pet expert, a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) and Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT) in Los Angeles. With over 25 years’ experience. My dog training, puppy training and service dog training have expanded to Los Angeles California. We also provide dog boarding and training, dog day care and nutrition in LA.

The team at Fun Paw Care provides the most current, humane and science-based methods, utilizing force-free positive reinforcement to train and care for your loved ones. When other dog trainers and behaviorists need help with a difficult dog training or behavior problem they turn to myself and Fun Paw Care for our decades of experience, excellence and expertise. Fun Paw Care is a community of people who are passionate about pet care, ethology, cognitive ethology, dog training and nutrition.

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
Professionalism, character, integrity, trust, passion, compassion, and unmatched quality.

Contact Info:

Dog Training Miami, Phil Levine Mayor Miami Beach & Fun Paw Care

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