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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!

Pooling Resources: Canine Water Safety

Not All Dogs Know How To Swim

Romping in pools, lakes and the ocean is a perfectly natural thing for some dog breeds. Be aware, though, that there are breeds that don’t — or CAN’T — swim. As cute as the video below might be, dog water safety is not to be taken lightly. If you’re unsure about your dog’s natural swimming ability, click here to read our tips on introducing your dog to water properly and to find out which dogs may be safest kept OUT of the water.

“Swimming’s Not So Tough!”

Does your dog like the water? How often do you go swimming together?

Extinguishing Danger: Fire Safety For Pets

We hear stories all the time about family pets saving their owners from life-threatening emergencies. The video below shows how one lucky man was saved by his 3 dogs who woke him from a deep sleep before it was too late.

Sadly, nearly half a million pets a year are lost to house fires. Lots of people have fire safety plans for their families… but these plans don’t always include contingencies for their pets. The good news is that, with a little planning, pet owners CAN better protect their Furry Friends should the unthinkable happen. Click here to read our tips on Fire Safety for Pets.

Dogs Save Their Owner From Fire

Microchipping Your Pet

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!

Twilight Dog: Play Dead… Come Back to Life!

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!

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!