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Animal Behavior College Programs are Ideal for Career Changers

A Young Girl Holding A Clock And Making FaceMany people are re-examining their careers and making a change. Some are pursuing their passion for pets in an animal-related career by enrolling in Animal Behavior College programs in hope of either starting a business or working for someone else. Now may be the time to make the move, as the employment outlook appears promising. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment of animal care and service workers in the U.S. will grow 23 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.

“Pets today are living longer, eating healthier and receiving more services from groomers, veterinarians and trainers,” Said Steven Appelbaum, president and CEO of Animal Behavior College. “The College has seen increased enrollment in our programs as demand for these skills   continue to provide excellent employment opportunities for our graduates.”

People spend a lot of money on their pets. In fact, the American Pet Products Association (APPA) estimates that Americans will spend $58.51 billion on their pets this year for food, veterinary care, supplies and over-the-counter medicine, pet grooming and boarding and pet purchases combined. High turnover and rapid employment growth is expected to provide excellent job opportunities in the areas of pet training, grooming and veterinary staff.

Animal Behavior College prepares students by offering three certification programs, Dog Obedience Training (DOP), Veterinary Assist Program (VAP) and Grooming Instruction Program (GIP), giving students the education and training necessary to compete. By combining a comprehensive education with hands-on, practical experience in an open-enrollment format that is online and convenient, students acquire essential tools, training and expertise necessary to succeed. The three Certification Programs include:

Dog Obedience Instructor (DOP). This program teaches training techniques using positive reinforcement. Students learn behavioral principles and practical ways to incorporate them into their training regimen. They learn training basics, safety, effective problem solving and pet first aid while gaining hands-on experience and an opportunity to participate in an externship with a mentor. For more information, visit http://www.animalbehaviorcollege.com/dog-trainer/

Veterinary Assistant (VAP). Students learn techniques used for handling and working with animals in a veterinary hospital, as well as situations most often encountered. The curriculum covers office, hospital and examination room procedures, surgical preparation and assistance procedures and radiology and ultrasound imaging to name a few. Students also gain hands-on experience and career building, resume writing, financial planning and effective interviewing skills. This program also provides an externship at a veterinary hospital under the guidance of a mentor. For more information, visit http://www.animalbehaviorcollege.com/VeterinaryAssistant/

Grooming Instruction (GIP). Students learn grooming techniques, health and safety, dog and cat grooming, clipper use and scissor control techniques, body styles and breed specific cuts and pet CPR and first aid. Students learn ergonomics and ways in which to perform tasks without causing any strain or damage to their joints and muscles. This program also includes a hands-on externship. For more information, visit http://www.animalbehaviorcollege.com/Grooming/

DOP and VAP students attain significant business-building tools to help them succeed in the industry. They learn everything from how to create a business plan to budgeting and marketing techniques. Additionally, they learn skills necessary to work as an employee in the pet industry like resume writing and job searching.

ABC also offers a variety of continuing education programs (CEPs) on several subjects including, cat management and training, pet nutrition, pet massage, pet sitting and training shelter dogs. These programs help students to enhance their skills and increase their knowledge base.

Animal Behavior College Job Openings in Valencia, CA

Dog Obedience Externship Coordinator

Externship Coordinators are responsible for working with our students and keeping them on track as they progress through their hands-on externship. The main focus of this position is to formulate business relationships with professional in the animal industry and set up our students with these mentors.

Animal Behavior College Dog Obedience Externship Coordinator Position

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to

  • Establishing and negotiating relationships with dog trainers
  • Pairing students with mentor trainers to complete their hands-on training
  • Communicating directly to students and mentors via phone conversations and email
  • Grading evaluation forms
  • Monitoring students’ progress
  • Researching for Mentor Trainers and interviewing them
  • Data entry

 

Requirements

  • Prior animal related experience is a must!
  • Internet Savvy
  • Type a minimum of 40 WPM
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent customer service and people skills
  • Friendly, outgoing, and positive demeanor
  • Well-organized and self-driven
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to multi-task
  • A team player who enjoys working closely with other office personnel

Hours are generally 8:00-4:30pm although staff works to fit the needs of potential students so hours sometimes vary.

This job opening is for the Animal Behavior College – Valencia, CA Campus.

To apply for this position please send resume with a cover letter to:
Cris Acuna at misscris@dawgbiz.net

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Animal Behavior College (ABC) is a highly reputable nationwide vocational school specializing in animal related career training courses. Our programs offer individuals a unique educational format by combining distance learning and a hands-on training component. Our staff of animal care experts are dedicated to enhancing the human-animal bond while giving our students the tools to ensure their success in their chosen profession.

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Job Opening: Dog Obedience Externship Coordinator

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Animal Behavior College (ABC) is a highly reputable nationwide vocational school specializing in animal related career training courses. Our programs offer individuals a unique educational format by combining distance learning and a hands-on training component. Our staff of animal care experts are dedicated to enhancing the human-animal bond while giving our students the tools to ensure their success in their chosen profession.

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Job Opening: Grooming Instructor

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Animal Behavior College is seeking a professional groomer for our grooming vocational program.

Who We Are

Animal Behavior College (ABC) is a highly reputable nationwide vocational school specializing in animal related career training courses. Our programs offer individuals a unique educational format by combining distance learning and a hands-on training component. Our staff of animal care experts are dedicated to enhancing the human-animal bond while giving our students the tools to ensure their success in their chosen profession.

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