Dog Trainer Graduate Profile: Success and Disaster

Ashley Rendon is an ABC Certified Dog Trainer who focuses her professional efforts on public service. After making the most of her MyCAA benefits, she now works for the Red Cross, where, among a great many other responsibilities, she educates pet owners about how to include their Furry Friends in disaster preparedness planning. When necessary, she also helps those pet owners … [Read more...]

January’s Grooming Instruction Program Student Of The Month – 2013

GIP SOM = Lisa Deoppe jan 2013

ABC Grooming Instruction Program Student of the Month– January 2013 Lisa Deoppe Lisa Deoppe completed her externship with the experienced ABC mentors at Centerville Animal Hospital located in Chesapeake, Va.. At the hospital’s salon, she was able to work alongside professionals while honing her grooming skills. Lisa currently runs an in-home grooming business and doesn’t … [Read more...]

Rescue Shelter Success Stories

One of our students, Russ Gaylor, recently sent us the most extraordinary story of his volunteer training success at a local pet shelter. He reports on the challenges he faced with each dog, the strategies he used, and each dog's fate. … [Read more...]

Common Bad Dog Behaviors

Dog Behavior

How to Correct Bad Behavior The holidays are done and now you find yourself with a new dog. How is your new pet fitting in as a member of your family? We all have our quirks when it comes to behaviors that don’t quite pass social standards and dogs have them too. Dogs don’t mean to be frustrating or rude. They’re just being dogs. Until they understand the expectations of … [Read more...]

January’s Dog Obedience Instructor Program Student Of The Month

ABC Dog Training Program's Student of the month - Zenith "Beirne

ABC Dog Training Program Student of the Month - January 2013 Zenith “Beirne” Beaty Zenith “Beirne” Beaty, a Cleveland resident, is currently interning at Play Dog Excellent! with dog trainers Nancy Miller and Julie Jones-Thornton. She's been involved with Institutional Advancement for higher education for the past 30 years and started working with the rescue Cleveland for a … [Read more...]