MIAMI, FL., August 25, 2014 (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 -- Veteran dog behavior specialist Russell Hartstein of Fun Paw Care has passed the exam for certification from the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. Passing the exam makes Mr. Hartstein one of fewer than 200 certified dog behavior consultants in the world.
The International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) was founded in 2004 with the intention of creating a set of standards and practices for animal trainers worldwide. Their mission statement promises to support a “Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive” approach to animal training. Animal behavior therapy is currently unregulated, and the IAABC uses the association to give pet owners a way of discerning quality animal trainers based on their certification. Hartstein received the accreditation after achieving high marks on the exam.
Hartstein is what the Miami Beach Community Newspaper called the “vegan CEO” of Fun Paw Care. Hartstein has worked with famed primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall’s Root & Shoots foundation to provide support for the Miami Dade Animal Shelter. Dr. Goodall has praised Hartstein for his “dedication and compassion for training and helping homeless dogs.” Hartstein has worked with many animals over the years, including the dog of celebrity Naomi Campbell, who thanked him for providing “the best dog training” Miami, FL has to offer.
When asked why he sought certification from the IAABC, he stated, “Our industry is not regulated in the same way as others, like the food industry or medical profession. The IAABC wants to create standards to compensate for that. I want my clients to know that I care about providing the best, most humane service to the animals I work with. Becoming a certified dog behavior consultant was one great way to show my dedication to the work I do.” When looking for dog training, Miami, FL residents can turn to Harstein, who is now an official member of a select group of behavior therapists who have demonstrated a commitment to ethics and moral integrity when it comes to the treatment of animals.
To get in touch with Russell Hartstein, local pet owners can contact Fun Paw Care by calling (786) 372-0299 or visiting their location at 900 16th St, Miami, FL 33139. Learn more about the company by visiting them online at http://www.funpawcare.com.
About Fun Paw Care
Miami-based Fun Paw Care offers highly personalized pet care services. Their relentless commitment to excellence and continuing education on the newest force-free dog training techniques and advances in the industry are unparalleled. They have a team of certified trainers that have been in the business for over 25 years. Their services include dog behavior therapy, dog walking, boarding for cats and dogs, and service dog training.
Russell Harstein, Fun Paw Care, http://funpawcare.com, +1 (786) 372-0299, [email protected]