Misc Fun Stuff
In just over two weeks (11/4), we’ll set our clocks back an hour and return to Standard Daylight Time. The good news is we’ll get an extra hour of sleep in the process. Continue reading
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If you’re an ABC student, graduate or mentor trainer who’s attending the Association of Pet Dog Trainers Convention in Covington, Kentucky, later this month, we have a special opportunity for you! Continue reading
Check out our new video — it’s all about the day we shot our new commercial that will debut later in 2012! Let us know what you think by posting your comments below. Next time they ask about your studies, you can now tell your family and friends that there’s a new commercial for Animal Behavior College coming up, and they can find out about it here.
Animal Behavior College Graduate, Shelly Tarr, Shares Her Story in the Local Newspaper
We love to hear when our graduates are featured in the news. Shelly Tarr, a resident of Knightstown Indiana, is a double program graduate and she received certification in Animal Behavior College’s Dog Obedience program and the Veterinary Assistant program. Shelly’s husband is an active military member and through the Military Spouse Career Advancement Program (MyCAA), she qualified for free tuition. Shelly’s husband did not have to relocate during her studies. If the family had moved, since ABC offers home learning combined with a hands-on externship program, Shelly could have received her instruction anywhere in the United States, and she would have been able to continue her courses seamlessly.
Even Students with the Busiest of Schedules Can Achieve An ABC Certification
Like many ABC students, Shelly was challenged with time constraints throughout her course. She held down a job and raised her children, and it was the program’s flexibility that made it manageable.
Shelly is now working with animals as the stable manager for the Indiana Ceremonial Unit Caisson Platoon (pictured on the right). At the stables, she grooms, trains, walks, and cares for the platoon’s horses. She receives inquiries about dog behavioral challenges, and she is always happy to advise and council people about solutions to help curb unwanted behavior. She feels that she is actively taking a role in helping to prevent animals from being abandoned to the local animal shelters and she is very proud of that!
Congratulations Shelly Tarr!
If you’d like to read more about Shelly Tarr, click here to be taken to the full article.
Astonishing Video: Extreme Agility Training!
Some videos must be watched more than once!
With over 1.5 million views on YouTube, TreT (the American Straffordshire Terrier shown) is trained in parkour and has become a worldwide canine celebrity. This video compels you to watch over and over in wonder.
By way of background, the American Straffordshire Terrier is sometimes referred to as the “cousin” of the American Pit Bull. These dogs can be great pets when properly socialized. Eager to please and especially responsive to those who understand their innate need for a strong pack leader, the Straffordshire requires time, exercise and discipline for best results. Possessing those traits, however, may allow dedicated Staffy owners to glean some of the remarkable results seen in this video!
If you have an active lifestyle and understand the needs of these dogs, they make loyal and loving family pets.
Does your dog get all the benefits of a good run? Even in the summer, you can regularly run and exercise with your pet. It’s good for you, it’s good for him (or her) and it reminds everyone of the fact that a tired dog is a happy dog. Evenings and mornings present the best opportunities during these overheated days of late summer.
If you like to exercise with your dog along for company, click here to read our tips to get the most out of your time together. Dog parks provide a huge variety of opportunities for dogs — good and bad. Click here and click here for two different articles on how to make intelligent use of dog parks. Finally, if your dog is on the heavy side, click here to better understand the special consideration they may need.
Running is a great opportunity for bonding, releasing energy and doggy fun. With a little knowledge and a well-chosen opportunity, it could become as fun for your dog as it is for the Boxer in the video below!
Videos of dogs chasing Frisbees is always a winning combination… but underwater? Yep. Click and watch the talented (and daring) Wonder Dog for yourself. And with so much of summer still left, click here to refresh yourself on good water safety policies that all dog trainers should know, and click here for pet groomer tips on different types of pet shampoos to get the chlorine out afterward!
Does your dog have a special water-related trick? Post it in our comments section below!