While taking a hike last weekend in a park that borders a major wilderness area just north of Los Angeles, we saw this sign on the right posted prominently on the main message board at the trailhead. It got us thinking about a few things. First, the local rangers were being incredibly thoughtful in assembling tips to help dogs and their masters in the area. Second, was anything missing from this list that mattered?
This sign is specific to the Southern California area. Do you have a tip, idea or piece of advice that would help hikers, campers and others who strike out for adventure with their Furry Friend at their side? We’ve listed some of our best tips and guides below. What would you add? And the more specific to your terrain the better — desert, plains, heat, snow, bugs, weird wildlife, consider all of it. All ideas are useful when it comes to keeping our pets safe, comfortable and happy!
- Work Out With Your Dog
- The Battle Against Fleas & Ticks
- Microchipping Your Furry Friend
- Camping With Your Dog
- Backyard Dangers
Finally, after you’ve read all our tips, come back and watch this dog navigate a big pile of leaves the **proper** way!
We all have a dominant and lesser-dominant hand. Science, in exploring brain activity, architecture and operation, is finding that this could be true for our pets as well. Continue reading
Bringing home a new pet for the first time takes patience and understanding. Integrating a second pet – and hoping they get along with the first — takes even more! Continue reading
Seasons change and so should the way you prepare your dog to meet the world! We’ve assembled our best tips for reintroducing your Furry Friend to cool weather (plus one for fun in the leaves and cool air) that you can put to immediate use. Continue reading
Does the cooler weather mean your cat is prowling more than ever? Whether it’s cleanliness, health, transportation or simply understanding them, your cat — and his needs — are covered in this post. Click below to read any of the articles you need to improve the comfort and safety of your Feline Furry Friend!
- Giving Oral Meds to Cats & Dogs: http://bit.ly/NzZXYR
- Reading Cats: http://bit.ly/RxCysy
- Proper Grooming for Long-Haired Cats: http://bit.ly/R89UIt
- Grooming Accessories for Cats & Dogs: http://bit.ly/Qhmgxc
- Brushing Cats: http://bit.ly/SgpqqN
- Bathing Your Cat: http://bit.ly/Ns3HZQ
- Transporting Your Cat: http://bit.ly/T0rMpI
And for music lovers, (especially of the band Collective Soul) check out this clip!
If you’re a fan of variety acts like we are, then you LOVED last week’s winner on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” The Olate Dogs are a troup of Furry Friends who do completely amazing stunts in a seemingly effortless way. By way of background, click here for the act’s website, Click here for background information on the act from the Hollywood Reporter, and click here for more background in the LA Times. Then, watch the video… but be sure you brace yourself in advance for one of the most amazing examples of canine artistry (with some help from their loving trainers) you’ll ever see!
With an act like this, it’s only appropriate that part of their prize package includes a headliner stretch in a showroom in Las Vegas — home to the best variety acts in the world. What’s the best trick your dog can do? Please post it in the comments section below!
Helping your dog transition out of hot weather doesn’t have to be hard –especially with our top 10 summertime guides gathered here for you! Every dog trainer, pet groomer and veterinary assistant student will find value here.
Planning to create a pet-centered business around your ABC certification? Looking for ways to improve the clinic, grooming salon, pet store, shelter or animal hospital where you already work? Then the place to be for the best ideas is the national show for pet retailers, SuperZoo, at the Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Convention Center… and it opens today!
Come by the Animal Behavior College booth (#583) and talk about animal careers, professional opportunities through continuing education, and how to help your pets through the last hot days of summer. There’s no better time than now to pursue an animal career in this $50+ billion (2011) industry and we’re there through Thursday to help answer career questions, provide advice and get you on the right track.
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.
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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.