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Keep Your Professional Skills Sharp

Your ABC certification is a gateway to opportunities as wide-ranging as your imagination. But completion of your cert doesn’t mean your education has to stop. Our Continuing Education Programs (CEPs) keep you sharp and give you the tools to grow in ways you never imagined!  Continue reading

Drinks & Thanks

QUICK NOTE AS OF Monday, 10/15/12: Reservations are going quickly to this extremely exclusive event. Please RSVP to angelad@dawgbiz.net by midnight tomorrow (Tuesday, 10/16/12) to insure you can attend!

If you’re an ABC student, graduate or mentor trainer who’s attending the Association of Pet Dog Trainers Convention in Covington, Kentucky, later this month, we have a special opportunity for you! Continue reading

Video of Our Commercial Shoot!

Check out our new video — it’s all about the day we shot our new commercial that will debut later in 2012! Let us know what you think by posting your comments below. Next time they ask about your studies, you can now tell your family and friends that there’s a new commercial for Animal Behavior College coming up, and they can find out about it here.

For more information, click here for our dog obedience program, here for our veterinary assistant program, and here for our pet groomer program!

Dog Trainer & Veterinary Assistant ABC Double Graduate Showcased in Local Paper

Animal Behavior College Graduate, Shelly Tarr, Shares Her Story in the Local Newspaper

We love to hear when our graduates are featured in the news.  Shelly Tarr, a resident of Knightstown Indiana, is a double program graduate and she received certification in Animal Behavior College’s Dog Obedience program and the Veterinary Assistant program.  Shelly’s husband is an active military member and through the Military Spouse Career Advancement Program (MyCAA), she qualified for free tuition.  Shelly’s husband did not have to relocate during her studies.   If the family had moved,  since ABC offers home learning combined with a hands-on externship program, Shelly could have received her instruction anywhere in the United States, and she would have been able to continue her courses seamlessly.

Even Students with the Busiest of Schedules Can Achieve An ABC Certification

ABC Graduate, Shelly Tarr, is the stable manager for these horses

Like many ABC students, Shelly was challenged with time constraints throughout her course. She held down a job and raised her children, and it was the program’s flexibility that made it manageable.

Shelly is now working with animals as the stable manager for the Indiana Ceremonial Unit Caisson Platoon (pictured on the right). At the stables, she grooms, trains, walks, and cares for the platoon’s horses.   She receives inquiries about dog behavioral challenges, and she is always happy to advise and council people about solutions to help curb unwanted behavior.   She feels that she is actively taking a role in helping to prevent animals from being abandoned to the local animal shelters and she is very proud of that!

Congratulations Shelly Tarr!

If you’d like to read more about Shelly Tarr, click here to be taken to the full article.

Hooah! ABC President Live on HOOAH RADIO

Did you know that military spouses  may qualify for free tuition at Animal Behavior College?

Animal Behavior College President Steven Appelbaum will be interviewed on “The Scratchin’ Post” on Hooah Radio Thursday, August 9th from 12-2 pm EDT (9-11 am PDT).  Appelbaum will talk about the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts Program (MyCAA) sponsored by the Department of Defense and explain how spouses of active military personnel can apply to attend Animal Behavior College for FREE  if they qualify.  If you love animals and have ever wondered what it takes to become a Certified Dog TrainerCertified Pet Groomer, or Certified Veterinary Assistant, be sure to tune in at www.HooahRadio.com.

Animal Behavior College (ABC) has enrolled over 2,200 military spouses in response to fulfilling the need for portable and viable careers.  Since ABC offers home learning combined with a hands-on externship program, military spouses can receive instruction anywhere in the United States, even if they are re-located during their education.   They have an opportunity to learn the types of practical careers they can utilize to assist their families.

If you’re unable to listen to the live broadcast, but still want to find out more about Animal Behavior College and it’s programs, call us at 1-800-795-3294, or visit our home page at http://www.AnimalBehaviorCollege.com.

Shooting ABC’s New TV Commercial

From a cool, green park perfect for pet romping to the warm, friendly surroundings of a professional veterinary clinic, Animal Behavior College’s new television commercial will cover relevant and appropriate ground.

Director of Photography Rob Archer and cast prepare to shoot a scene.

Yesterday, our company spent most of a Sunday shooting scenes for new TV commercials. Staff members, students, alumni and company friends all came out to help, have fun and show off their Furry Friends. We’ll be releasing behind-the-scenes photos and videos over the coming weeks to give an idea of what to look for. We’ll also give dates for when to keep an eye out for this project on your favorite TV shows. Continue reading

Dog Training Success Story Winner (2 of 2)

Congratulations to Sally Eccleston, co-winner of ABC’s Dog Training Video Success Story contest!

Due to health issues, Sally was unable to continue her 35-year painting career. A life-long dog lover, she decided to change to a career where she could work with and maybe even help dogs, especially those with behavioral problems and shelter animals. After considering a variety of job options including opening her own dog walking business, Sally still felt there was a hole in her plan. Then, one night after seeing an Animal Behavior College commercial on TV, she realized that what was missing was knowledge. Continue reading

Dog Training Success Story Winner (1 of 2)

Congratulations Shaunee! ABC’s Success Story Contest Co-Winner


At Animal Behavior College, we hear a lot of success stories from our enrolled students and graduates. The wonderful testimonies are always a treat for us to hear and are great reminders to all of us here at ABC that the lives of people and animals are bettered because of our programs.

Our most recent contest asked for ABC students (past and present) to submit video testimonies of “success stories”. We had TWO winners that won the contest. Continue reading

Foods Poisonous to Dogs – Avoid Giving Your Dog Any Of These Items

Foods Poisonous to Dogs

Foods Poisonous To DogsNot sure what foods might be toxic to your dog? Animal Behavior College shares valuable information for pet owners and those seeking animal jobs. It is part of their ongoing commitment as one of the premiere vet assistant schools in the United States. What you don’t know can seriously hurt your dog. ABC encourages pet owner awareness of food items that can be dangerous to your puppy, from the table or your own treat bag. Continue reading