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Tips on Adopting a Dog

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Dog Adoption Tips

Tips on Adopting a Dog

Having a dog can be an exciting addition to your life and home. Yet, how to choose a dog can be a challenge. Even people who become a dog trainer or have an interest in animal careers understand the type of dog, a breed’s unique characteristics and the location to buy a dog can be a daunting task. Animal Behavior College provides valuable tools that can help the process so your adoption experience becomes a responsible and gratifying one. Continue reading

Stop a Dog From Barking

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How to Get a Dog to Stop Barking

How to Get a Dog to Stop Barking

Wondering how to stop your dog from barking? Dog training school Animal Behavior College understands the challenges faced when teaching a dog to stop barking. Many dog owners experience their dogs barking at inappropriate times. ABC’s certified dog trainers offer tips on how to get a dog to stop barking. Continue reading

How to Teach a Dog to Shake Paws

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Shake a Paw

How to Teach a Dog to Shake

Dog trainer schools, like Animal Behavior College, that promote the well-being of your pooch love to pass on fun dog training tips as well as essential ones. Teaching your dog how to shake hands or the “give me your paw’” trick is a great way to keep the fun going.

A great way to teach this fun trick is to capture the behavior, reward it and then name it. Since most dogs will paw you to get your attention, it is easy to catch the behavior.

Here is a simple way to teach the “shake” cue. Continue reading

How to Teach Your Dog to Roll Over

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Tricks to Teach Your Dog

Tricks to Teach Your DogTeaching your pooch to roll over is a fun trick to practice, but it can also be a gateway cue for additional training like teaching your dog to stay. Since many cues build upon other cues, teaching your dog as many cues as possible can offer good exercise while building a ladder to other training. Roll over is just such a gateway cue.

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How to Teach a Dog to Stay

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Teaching a Dog to Stay

Teaching a Dog to Stay

A leader in dog training schools, Animal Behavior College prepares students for one of the most basic pet exercises in animal careers: the stay cue.

Many pet owners love to enjoy the outdoors with their pets. For some, this can be challenging if your dog has not mastered the stay cue. Whether you are at a social outing, a dog park or any other public location, you will want to train your dog to stay when confronted with increased distractions.

The stay cue is a great exercise to increase your dog’s capacity to tolerate distractions, building his attention span while increasing his focus and response to you. As with all learning cues, repetition is important until the cue is successfully learned. Continue reading

How to Train Your Dog to Come

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Training a Dog to Come

Training Your Dog

An outstanding dog training school will cover many areas of interest for individuals interested in an animal career. Dogs need consistency, clarity and reliable follow-through in their training, just as much as pet owners themselves. Animal Behavior College is a leading school for dog trainers that offers students and pets the best practices in how to overcome training problems.

One of the most common concerns pet owners have is teaching their dogs to come on cue while out in public. When effectively undertaken, you and your dog can master this fundamental technique, saving time and frustration for each of you.

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How to Train Your Dog to Sit

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Teach Your Dog to Sit

How to Train Your Dog to Sit

What’s the best way to teach your dog to sit? Animal Behavior College, a leading dog training school, sets the bar for teaching positive principles of training. One of the best dog trainer tips is teaching your dog to sit on cue in the early stages of training.  Teaching and positively reinforcing the sit cue early in training will often result in this behavior becoming the default or presented behavior when your dog is seeking attention.

Why? The simple answer is that it has worked in the past. Let’s break this down. There are four major components that make up the learning process for you and your pup.

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Veterinary Assistant Jobs

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Tips on Getting a Vet Assistant Job

Veterinary Assistant Jobs

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, animal care and service workers have better than average employment prospects through 2016 due to an increasing pet population. This prediction is supported by data from The Los Angeles Times, which shows the number of cats and dogs as pets increase by 2.4% in 2009 to reach 169 million. However, the long-term effects of the recession may temper that outlook somewhat so it’s important for a veterinary assistant to set him or herself apart from the field in order to gain employment. The following tips can help job seekers land animal careers in a competitive market. Continue reading

How to Get a Job at an Animal Hospital

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Animal Hospital Jobs

Animal Jobs

Whether you’re considering a career as a certified veterinary assistant or are already enrolled in a program, it is important to explore the various job opportunities in your field and discover what it takes to land a job as a vet assistant. While there are many venues to choose from, here is a brief overview of the requirements and opportunities at an animal hospital or emergency center.

Animal hospitals and emergency centers hire both experienced applicants and recent graduates from veterinary assistant schools like Animal Behavior College. Most applicants should have experience in general practice procedures. Although experience is preferred, many hospitals are willing to hire and train ambitious, motivated veterinary assistants who demonstrate a desire to work and learn in a fast-paced environment.

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Veterinary Assistant Program

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Certified Veterinary Assistant Training Program

Veterinary Assistant School

Become a veterinary assistant through Animal Behavior College.

If you’re considering a career change and love animals, becoming a veterinary assistant is a very practical choice. While there are thousands of veterinary assistant schools out there, it is important to select a high quality program that is within your budget and current lifestyle. After all, you may not have the luxury of quitting your current job in order to complete the program. The following is a quick overview of why people choose Animal Behavior College’s (ABC) Certified Veterinary Assistant Training Program over any other vet assistant school in the country.

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