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Adopt a Shelter Dog – Training Shelter Dogs – Students Saving Lives


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Students Saving Lives
 was started by Debbie Kendrick, Vice President of Animal Behavior College, in 2004. Our mission is to train dogs in shelters in hopes of helping them become more adoptable and less likely to be returned to a shelter in their life. Obedience training for dogs is a key component to a happy and fruitful life.

At ABC we ask each student in the dog training certification program to volunteer ten hours at a local animal shelter or rescue to train shelter dogs. Since its inception in 2004, the Students Saving Lives program has collectively donated over 100,000 hours of time to training dogs in shelters.

We are passionate about helping dogs and cats find their forever homes. Please adopt a pet don’t buy one. Find out more about Animal Behavior College’s Dog Training program at www.animalbehaviorcollege.com

Adopt A DOG! Save a Life – One Family’s Fantastic Story

The Story of Daley the Beautiful German Shepherd
Adopt A Dog

Rebel Ernst and her husband wanted to rescue a dog.  They saw a picture of Daley, a 3 1/2 year old German Shepherd, on Petfinder.com and immediately fell in love. Daley soon had her forever home.  I was so touched by the truth of Rebel’s blog post.  Not only is it a great story, it’s one that Rebel took the time to post it to our Facebook wall. It made me smile to know that the Ernsts are just like everyone here at Animal Behavior College (ABC)–they love and care for animals.

Read Daley’s Story by Rebel L. Ernst: https://www.facebook.com/AnimalBehaviorCollege/posts/10151691251447983?notif_t=like

Here at ABC, we’ve decided to share our love of animals in a more visual way. Our marketing team (myself included) and employees from every department have pitched in to create videos that showcase our dedication to pets of all kinds. The videos were also created to share Animal Behavior College’s core values with people throughout the U.S. & Canada. People just like us.

We love dogs and we love cats, too. We are animal lovers to the bone.

Over the last few months, I have been steadily working on our Open Your Heart video series.  Everyone here at ABC wants to share these great messages and help raise awareness and get more pets rescued and  adopted each and every day.

Did you know an untrained dog is more likely to be returned to a shelter after being adopted? This is a big reason why Animal Behavior College was founded by Steven Appelbaum 15 years ago.  Steven immediately brought aboard Debbie Kendrick, a stellar local dog trainer who had worked with Steve at his previous company. Together, they set out on a mission to change the dog-training world. While they knew the two of them could not train every dog in every city, they could teach animal lovers to become dog trainers. Those newly minted dog trainers could then train more dogs throughout North America.

By also educating animal lovers on how to work with their pets, ABC-certified dog trainer help ensure fewer dogs and cats are returned to rescues/shelters. They save animals’ lives.

Speaking of which, did you know that in the process of becoming dog trainers, our students have volunteered more than 93,000 hours in rescues and shelters across North America? We’re not bragging, were are simply telling you, our faithful fans, so you can help us spread the words: Adopt. Spay. Neuter. Train. Love.

Rebel Ernst shared Daley’s Story with us and now we’ve shared it with you. Hopefully, you will tell or share this post on Facebook or by email with other animal lovers.

We would also love to hear your stories. Leave your comments below, Like Us on Facebook and/or send us your adoption and rescue stories to Anthony@dawgbiz.net.

Want to do more? Enroll in Animal Behavior College today. We offer three certification programs, Dog Training, Veterinary Assistance and Dog Grooming, for people across North America who are just like us.

The Story of Daley the Beautiful German Shepherd    Adopt A Dog

Adopt A DOG! Save a Life – One Family’s Fantastic Story

Animal Behavior College Dog Training School

Animal Behavior College Employees Open Their Hearts

Animal Behavior College – Dog Training School


At Animal Behavior College our company is built on the belief that together employees and the students of ABC can help save animal lives.

Animal Behavior College began offering Dog Training Certifications in 1998. Our Founder, Steven Appelbaum believed that training dogs can lead to saving their lives. A well trained dog will be more likely to be adopted to a forever home, and less likely to end up in a shelter to begin with. This passion of Loving pets, Adopting them. Spaying or Neutering, and Training pets has been handed down to employees and students of Animal Behavior College for over 14 years. Now over 10,000 dog training graduates across the U.S. and Canada, we are proud of all our ABC Certified Dog Trainers. ABC Dog Trainers save lives. Together we can change the world. If you are interested in becoming a Dog Trainer please contact our Admissions Department at (800) 795-3294.

We are the #1 Dog Training School in North America. Offering Dog Training Certifications, as well as certifications in Dog Grooming and Veterinary Assistance.

All of the dogs, cats, and animals shown in this video were adopted, rescued, or saved by an Animal Behavior College employee.

Animal Behavior College – Dog Training School

The Story of Max told by Kimberly – Animal Behavior College Employee

 Open Your Heart & Join Us In The Fight to Save Animal Lives


Max, Animal Behavior College, dog rescued named max

This is the story of Animal Behavior College employee Kimberly’s dog, Max.

Max Was Rescued from
the Streets of Georgia

I’m Max and while roaming the streets of Georgia a rescue found me and brought me to California. I had mange, mites, worms, and a double ear infection but my mommy Kimberly adopted me and after a few months, nursed me back to health…now I’m a senior dog living the good life. She said I had won the lottery… but now she says that she did!!  I like to sit in my wagon for long walks and I enjoy relaxing on my own chase lounge when we are camping.

Come Visit Us this weekend Sunday September 15th at Woodley Park in van Nuys, CA for Bestfriends.org – Strut Your Mutt, Save, Adopt and Train shelter dogs. Help raise money for Best Friends Animal Society www.bestfriends.org