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
ABC’s Top Dog Obedience Instructor Program Question – Job Placement
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.
Dog Chewing Problems? Kong Toy Redirection Dog Training Tip
Here’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 – Tips on Getting the Right Rawhide for Your Dog
Dog 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.
Crate Training for Dogs – Understanding the Benefits Crate Training
Dog 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
Dog Training Treats That Help
Dog Training Schools know that treats are an effective tool in training your dog. Animal Behavior College loves to help trainers and pet owners alike in understanding their value, as well as possible pitfalls when using treats.
Like other rewards, treats can be incorporated into a valuable training regimen but they can also be overdone. It is important to know the best usage and type of treat that will benefit your training and yield the best results.