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Misc Fun Stuff

Dog Running Craze(d): Info and Video

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!

WATER WATER WATER!

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!

 

Steven Appelbaum – “Dog Whisperer?”

Steve Shows Off His Dog Whispering Skills

After co-hosting an online podcast show called “Love That Dog Hollywood” with Addie Daddio, Steve takes a few minutes to shoot a quick YouTube video. During the filming, Steve showcases his “dog whispering” skills (in fun) and helps get a message out to the audience.

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Animal Behavior College
Makes The Front Page For A Local Arizona Newspaper

At ABC, we are focused on animal safety and care. Our school is owned, operated, and staffed by animal lovers who have a STRONG passion for all animals.  With summer upon us an important issue for pet owners to be aware of is that there are over 5,000 pets that drown in pools every year, often because they are not trained to find the pool steps.  ABC does what it can to get the word out and give the pet owning community safety tips around pools.  We are always happy to read that others join our cause on pool awareness.

Recently, the Arizona newspaper, Ahwatukee Foothills News featured an article by Diana Martinez about Lisa Maldonado, who is an ABC dog training graduate and mentor trainer.  Lisa teaches Canine Pool Safety and Exercise Training to help save animals lives in Arizona.  In the same issue, reporter Travis Roemhild, wrote a front page cover story article about our certified dog training program at Animal Behavior College.

If Only People Could Do What Cats CAN Do!

Natural Feline Athletes

The greatest human athletes from all over the world are now competing in London. They are so exciting to watch! Can you imagine if they had the ability to do what some of these amazing cats can do?

Having the ability to professionally work with cats can put you into an extremely exclusive niche in your community of local trainers. We have a continuing eduction program that focuses exclusively on cats. Click here for more information about our “Cat Training and Management” program!

I am just not sure if the swimming or diving events would be very popular. :)

Shooting ABC’s New TV Commercial

From a cool, green park perfect for pet romping to the warm, friendly surroundings of a professional veterinary clinic, Animal Behavior College’s new television commercial will cover relevant and appropriate ground.

Director of Photography Rob Archer and cast prepare to shoot a scene.

Yesterday, our company spent most of a Sunday shooting scenes for new TV commercials. Staff members, students, alumni and company friends all came out to help, have fun and show off their Furry Friends. We’ll be releasing behind-the-scenes photos and videos over the coming weeks to give an idea of what to look for. We’ll also give dates for when to keep an eye out for this project on your favorite TV shows. Continue reading

ABC Founder & CEO On San Diego TV

Our school started as the germ of an idea in the head of one man: Steve Appelbaum. Steve took his love of dogs, his ability to train them and a whole lot of gumption and turned them into Animal Behavior College, the largest animal career vocational school of its kind in North America.

The creation of  ABC was full of twists and unexpected turns. You can read that story here. Fully realizing the love and concern that all pet owners have for their Furry Friends, Steve established his business on a specific set of training principles that he devised with business partner Debbie Kendrick. Read those training principles here. Below, see Steve give a lecture to ABC students about the in’s and out’s of creating their own pet businesses.

On Wednesday, July 25, Steve will be on live television in San Diego: KUSI/TV 51′s “Good Morning San Diego.” Steve is guesting in two segments: first, he’ll talk about tuition options for military spouses; next, he’ll discuss summer safety tips for your dog.

Steve’s got more appearances coming up. We’ll keep you posted as they get close. Tell your friends and family — your school is growing and we’re getting the word out! (Video soon to follow!)

DOGGY FlashMOB!

Flashmob (as defined here on Dictionary.com)

“a group of people mobilized by social media to meet in a public place for the purpose of doing an unusual or entertaining activity of short duration”

Flashmobs are a really fun event to watch or be involved in. Whether you are a participant in the “Mob” or simply happen to be at a location where a flashmob dance event erupts, its quite amazing to experience and always sure to bring smiles.

It seems that a few talented canines and their owners who found a great way to do a Doggy Flashmob and entertain a few lucky people who happen to be where the event occurred.

How Can Dogs Do A Flashmob? Watch Here!

Mmmmm… I wonder if anyone could ever get a bunch of cats and their owners to a “Catmob”?