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Shakin’ All Over!

“Shake My Paw? Why Can’t I Just Lick Your Face?”

If you have a dog that knows how to “shake paw,” chances are good that you’re pretty darn proud of what your Furry Friend can accomplish. This video is a great example of how much fun it can be to teach your dog to shake paw. Listen closely to how much Sammy’s human is enjoying the process and you won’t be able to help but smile!

Sammy Might Not Be Perfect, BUT HE SURE IS CUTE!!

If this is something you’d like to work on with your dog, check out our article on “Teaching Your Dog to Shake Paw”. A little patience, consistency, and a lot of positive reinforcement can go a long way towards teaching the friendly art of the paw shake!

“The Bark Spark”

Teach Your Dog To Speak!

Even if your dog is never be able to say “I love you” as successfully as Mishka and Laika do in this video from YouTube, be confident that you can train your dog to “Speak” or bark on command. If you’re looking for tips on training your dog to SPEAK, we have a great article in our “tips” archives here.

Watch Mishka and Laika say “I Love You!”


Do you have a fun “dog talking” video? Share your YouTube video link in the comments below!

Jump, Jive and Howl!

“Extreme” Doggy Jumping

Dog Trainers often get asked 2 questions about Jumping.

The most commonly asked question is,  “How can I keep my dog from jumping on me or others?” The second is the opposite of the first: how can owners encourage the jumping behavior?” Some would even like to know, “How can I make my dog jump over something?”

We have a tip on our website that explains how training your dog to jump over objects, can actually help STOP the unwanted jumping behavior. Check out our “How To Teach Your Dog To Jump Over” article that explains how BOTH questions above can be accomplished at the same time.

Got a dog that jumps?

Share your DOG jumping video! Put it up on Youtube and put your link to it on the comments section below!

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

ABC Promotes Exercise As Best Medicine For Dogs & People

Exercise As Best Medicine For Dogs & People

Exercise as Medicine for Dogs and People

A professional school for dog trainers, such as Animal Behavior College, will be the first to tell you how important exercising your dog is, with at least 30 minutes recommended per day.  Even with factors of age, breed, and current health issues, you’ll want to preserve and invigorate them with exercise levels appropriate to their needs.  Many pet owners also enjoy physical activity and exercising together can save time, build greater companionship, and increase a healthy lifestyle for both of you. Continue reading

Animal Behavior College Dog Training Program FAQ

ABC’s Top Dog Obedience Instructor Program Question – Job Placement

Animal Behavior College Dog Obedience Instructor Program

One of the most frequently asked questions about Animal Behavior College (ABC) Dog Training School is whether the program offers students possible job placement opportunities. After all, changing careers in this economy can be a scary step and students need reassurance that ABC will open the right doors to a long-lasting successful career.

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Dog Chewing Problems? Try Using Redirection | Dog Training Tip

Dog Chewing Problems? Kong Toy Redirection Dog Training Tip

Kong Toys are often used as a chewing diversionHere’s the bottom line… All Dogs Chew. Most dog owners don’t have issues with chewing dogs as long as they are chewing only on things they are allowed to chew on. Dogs are naturally born with the need to chew and require stimulation. They’ll get bored if they don’t anything to stimulate them and boredom can lead to bad behavior and costly unwanted chewing. Don’t expect to completely stop your dog from chewing, instead teach them to chew on appropriate items only. Dog Toys, like the Kong Dog Toy, are recommended by many professional dog trainers to help keep your dog stimulated for hours. The Kong toy has kept many dog owners happy when it’s been properly used in obedience training and for chewing redirection. Continue reading

Rawhide for Dogs – Dog Training Tip and Recommendation

Rawhide for Dogs – Tips on Getting the Right Rawhide for Your Dog

Rawhide for Dogs - Tips on Selecting Safe RawhideDog training schools don’t just teach people how to train dogs; they also provide valuable information about dogs’ habits and how to keep them healthy. Dog owners will often be challenged when it comes to solving their dogs’ chewing habits. Most likely, the moment their first pair of $200 shoes is destroyed, they will frantically call their Animal Behavior College Certified Dog Trainer for suggestions. Your trainer, in addition to providing other training advice meant specifically for chewing problems, will most likely advise you to find an alternate item such as a rawhide chew. Redirecting a dog’s attention is an essential aspect of dog training that requires careful consideration and educated decisions.

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Dog Crate Training – How Crate Training Works

Crate Training for Dogs – Understanding the Benefits Crate Training

Crate Training Dogs - Tips and BenefitsDog Training Schools know the value of using crates for more than traveling with your pet.  While pet travel with crates is an essential and safe way to house your pet, particularly when flying, crates have additional uses.  Crate usage can be of particular benefit in the effective management of behavior by both dog trainers and pet owners in a comfortable and secure environment for a limited duration.

Dogs are den animals with wolves for their ancestors.  Wolves live and feel safe in caves and dogs have inherited the same sense of safety in small spaces.  A crate provides just such a secure environment and can be used as an excellent tool for training. Continue reading