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Cats Are Very Special People!

Does the cooler weather mean your cat is prowling more than ever? Whether it’s cleanliness, health, transportation or simply understanding them, your cat — and his needs — are covered in this post. Click below to read any of the articles you need to improve the comfort and safety of your Feline Furry Friend!

And for music lovers, (especially of the band Collective Soul) check out this clip!

Winning Dog Act Shows What’s Possible!

If you’re a fan of variety acts like we are, then you LOVED last week’s winner on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” The Olate Dogs are a troup of Furry Friends who do completely amazing stunts in a seemingly effortless way. By way of background, click here for the act’s website, Click here for background information on the act from the Hollywood Reporter, and click here for more background in the LA Times. Then, watch the video… but be sure you brace yourself in advance for one of the most amazing examples of canine artistry (with some help from their loving trainers) you’ll ever see!

With an act like this, it’s only appropriate that part of their prize package includes a headliner stretch in a showroom in Las Vegas — home to the best variety acts in the world. What’s the best trick your dog can do? Please post it in the comments section below!

ABC At SuperZoo!

Planning to create a pet-centered business around your ABC certification? Looking for ways to improve the clinic, grooming salon, pet store, shelter or animal hospital where you already work? Then the place to be for the best ideas is the national show for pet retailers, SuperZoo, at the Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Convention Center… and it opens today!

Come by the Animal Behavior College booth (#583) and talk about animal careers, professional opportunities through continuing education, and how to help your pets through the last hot days of summer. There’s no better time than now to pursue an animal career in this $50+ billion (2011) industry and we’re there through Thursday to help answer career questions, provide advice and get you on the right track.

If you’re in the Las Vegas area this week, stop by the Animal Behavior College booth for some good conversation and air conditioning. You’ll be amazed at what you learn!

 

“Breed Spotlight” Extra – American Staffordshire Terrier

Astonishing Video: Extreme Agility Training!

Some videos must be watched more than once!

With over 1.5 million views on YouTube, TreT (the American Straffordshire Terrier shown) is trained in parkour and has become a worldwide canine celebrity. This video compels you to watch over and over in wonder.

By way of background, the American Straffordshire Terrier is sometimes referred to as the “cousin” of the American Pit Bull. These dogs can be great pets when properly socialized. Eager to please and especially responsive to those who understand their innate need for a strong pack leader, the  Straffordshire requires time, exercise and discipline for best results. Possessing those traits, however, may allow dedicated Staffy owners to glean some of the remarkable results seen in this video!

If you have an active lifestyle and understand the needs of these dogs, they make loyal and loving  family pets.

Dog Running Craze(d): Info and Video

Does your dog get all the benefits of a good run? Even in the summer, you can regularly run and exercise with your pet. It’s good for you, it’s good for him (or her) and it reminds everyone of the fact that a tired dog is a happy dog. Evenings and mornings present the best opportunities during these overheated days of late summer.

If you like to exercise with your dog along for company, click here to read our tips to get the most out of your time together. Dog parks provide a huge variety of opportunities for dogs — good and bad. Click here and click here for two different articles on how to make intelligent use of dog parks. Finally, if your dog is on the heavy side, click here to better understand the special consideration they may need.

Running is a great opportunity for bonding, releasing energy and doggy fun. With a little knowledge and a well-chosen opportunity, it could become as fun for your dog as it is for the Boxer in the video below!

WATER WATER WATER!

Videos of dogs chasing Frisbees is always a winning combination… but underwater? Yep. Click and watch the talented (and daring) Wonder Dog for yourself. And with so much of summer still left, click here to refresh yourself on good water safety policies that all dog trainers should know, and click here for pet groomer tips on different types of pet shampoos to get the chlorine out afterward!

Does your dog have a special water-related trick? Post it in our comments section below!

 

Steven Appelbaum Featured on 77WABC Radio With Laura Smith

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Animal Behavior College president, Steven Appelbaum, was a guest on New York’s prestigious 77WABC Radio show, “Living Better with Laura Smith”.  Steven talked with Laura about ABC’s certified dog training, pet grooming and veterinary courses and the MyCAA program sponsored by the Department of Defense which offers free tuition to military spouses who qualify.   Yes, cats can be trained and Steve discussed the Cat Management & Training continuing education program along with ABC’s Pet Nutrition and Diet, Pet Sitting and Dog Walking, and Training Shelter Dogs courses.

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LIve Puppy Cam!

This is possibly the most adorable — and purposeful — litter of puppies on the Internet! These six beautiful Golden Retriever pups are getting the training and grooming necessary to help recently returned members of the military transition back into home life. Good work. Serious work. And work deserving of attention and gratitude. Explore their webpage at http://explore.org/#!/live-cams/player/service-puppy-cam and please share their story!

New Radio Commercial

Starting this week, there’s even more exposure for Animal Behavior College on the airwaves… now we have a new radio commercial! It began running yesterday in a small but growing number of towns across America and you’ll be hearing more of it as the summer rolls on. Tell your family and friends to keep their ears open (or refer them to this page) and click below to give a listen so you’ll “know it when you hear it!”

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ABC Summer Radio Commercial

A new radio ad campaign and an upcoming television ad campaign… whether you’re pursuing a program in dog training, pet grooming or veterinary assisting, we’re creating lots of exposure for your success so that your hard work will pay off better than ever!