One of our students, Russ Gaylor, recently sent us the most extraordinary story of his volunteer training success at a local pet shelter. He reports on the challenges he faced with each dog, the strategies he used, and each dog’s fate. Continue reading
The holidays are done and now you find yourself with a new dog. How is your new Furry Friend fitting in as a member of your family? Continue reading
Staying strong when life throws you gigantic curves can be a tall order. This is what makes the story of ABC Certified Dog Trainer Angie Ade truly unique: sleeping in her van and with the help of friends Continue reading
ABC Dog Obedience Instruction Program Canadian Student of the Month– January 2013
Diane Stene, a resident of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, is a now-retired pharmaceutical representative specializing in women’s health. Her love of dogs combined with her volunteer work at the animal shelter prompted Diane to pursue a second career in dog obedience training.
Now that Diane has completed her final exams, she is ready for the next step: starting her own dog consulting company. She plans to help first-time dog owners with choosing the right dog, preparing their home, housebreaking and initial training.. Diane will continue to be involved with her local animal shelter, volunteering her training knowledge on a regular basis. She’s glad to have completed the ABC Certification and feels that the program supplied so much needed support and assistance. This coupled with her mentor trainer’s guidance has given her the confidence and hands-on experience she needed to become a successful dog trainer within the industry. Continue reading
Thinking of bringing home a new Furry Friend to be a member of your existing pet family? Just a little preparation and pre-planning can go a long way towards keeping the peace in the pack! Continue reading
You’ve mulled and deliberated and made the decision: time to get your first dog. CONGRATULATIONS! Years of joy, love and fun await. This guide is intended to help you make a small handful of important decisions that can make all the difference in adopting the right dog for your specific situation. Continue reading
With December comes holiday roadtrips. If you’re like most people, odds are that you want to bring your Furry Friends along with you if at all possible. Do you know how to prepare your pet for a long ride in the car? Let Animal Behavior College help. Continue reading
Bad canine citizens can be good and good canine citizens can be better. We’ve got five solid dog training and pet grooming tips to help your Furry Friend improve in ways that actually matter! Continue reading
People are traveling far and wide this time of year with trips ranging from supply runs to the market (more cranberry sauce!) to cross-country plane, train and/or automobile adventures. Like to bring your Furry Friend along? You can with just a little planning… and everyone will be better off for it! Continue reading
ABC Founder and CEO Steve Appelbaum helps get your Furry Friend safely and comfortably through the holiday season!