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Keep Your Professional Skills Sharp

Your ABC certification is a gateway to opportunities as wide-ranging as your imagination. But completion of your cert doesn’t mean your education has to stop. Our Continuing Education Programs (CEPs) keep you sharp and give you the tools to grow in ways you never imagined!  Continue reading

Expert Advice on Shelter Dogs

Recently, Steve Appelbaum, our founder and CEO, was interviewed on “Teacher’s Pet”, a podcast hosted by ABC graduate Nan Talleno, ABCDT.   Steve spoke about the care, needs and challenges associated with shelter dogs.  His key insight may answer some of your most immediate questions Continue reading

Dog Trainer & Veterinary Assistant ABC Double Graduate Showcased in Local Paper

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

ABC Graduate, Shelly Tarr, is the stable manager for these horses

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.

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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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!

Veterinary Assistant – Job Highlight

Vet Assistants Can Work In A Variety Of Environments…

Veterinary assistants can find it a very rewarding careerWhether you’re enrolled in Animal Behavior College (ABC) Veterinary Assistant School or considering it, deciding where to work is an important step in your veterinary assistant career. A veterinary assistant can work in a variety of environments, including animal hospitals, animal clinics, kennels, doggie daycares and grooming facilities, to name a few. Perhaps one of the most rewarding places to work, however, is at a humane society.

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How to Pick A Healthy Dog – Choosing The Best of The Pack

How to Pick A Healthy Dog – Choosing The Best of The Pack

How to Pick a Dog

Are you wondering how to pick a healthy dog?

Animal Behavior College knows and shares the basics for selecting and choosing the best of the pack, whether it’s a purebred, a rescue dog, or from the litter down the street.  Of course, that’s not to suggest you wouldn’t want to adopt a ‘special needs’ dogs.  Some individuals welcome the opportunity to provide a loving home for less-than-perfect-puppies.  Yet, a pet owner still should understand what they are getting to reduce problems down the road.

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Veterinary Assistant Jobs – Tips on Landing a Vet Assistant Job

Veterinary Assistant Jobs – Tips on How to Get a Vet Assistant Job

Veterinary Assistant JobsAccording to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, animal care and service workers have better than average employment prospects through 2016 due to an increasing pet population. This prediction is supported by data from The Los Angeles Times that shows the number of cats and dogs as pets increasing 2.4% in 2009 to reach 169 million. However, the long-term effects of the recession may temper that outlook somewhat, so it’s important for a veterinary assistant to set him or herself apart from the field in order to gain employment. The following tips can help jobseekers land animal jobs in a competitive market. Continue reading