It happened in an instant. The gardener left the gate open and the family dog was lost. TWO years later and more than 3,000 miles away, someone clear across the United States positively identifies this lost dog by its microchip and successfully reunites him with his concerned family. An “amazing journey” in real life! Click the video below to watch this astonishing story.
Thankfully, stories like this are becoming more common because of microchipping: a system that combines technology and old fashioned database management to help lost pets of all kinds to be returned to their worried families. Is your pet microchipped? And equally as important, is your contact information current in the system? Click to read our guide. And, if necessary, call your vet and update your contact info today!
Dogs Do Dramatic “Play Dead” Tricks – “BANG!”
Of all the dog tricks that entertain owners, dogs and onlookers alike, one of the most fun is the ‘ol “Bang! Play Dead” trick. It’s fun to teach, to do, and can be a really great trick to strengthen the bond between you and your pooch. Some dogs may take a while to learn it, so be ready to be patient. The end result will be well worth it when your dog realizes they got it right! For tips on “How To Teach Your Dog To Play Dead”, click here!
This Performance is “Red Carpet” Worthy!
Is your dog’s performance of this trick “dramatic?” Tell us about it in the comments below!
“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!!
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!
“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!
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
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
Driving With Your Dog – Tips For Safer Traveling
Animal Behavior College believes pet owners benefit from as much information as possible on proper care for dogs. Safety while driving is not only a topic for vet training programs or those in animal jobs. It is for all individuals who love their dogs and want to ensure optimal safety standards when transporting their animal.
While humans think nothing now days of wearing seat belts themselves, it is also important to minimize risk of the family dog. Since most car accidents resulting in serious trauma for humans is the result of not wearing a seatbelt (64%), it is important to value the life of your dog in the same manner. Thrown against a window, door, or even you as the driver, your dog can experience similar trauma if unrestrained. A 20 pound involved in an crash at 50 miles per hour will become a projectile able to exert 1000 pounds of force against what ever it hits. The Automobile Association of America (AAA) estimates that unrestrained pets cause more than 30,000 accidents per year. That is why Animal Behavior College stresses restraining your dog while driving.
Foods Poisonous to Dogs
Not 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
Exercise As Best Medicine For Dogs & 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