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March – Dog Obedience Instructor Program Student Of The Month – 2013

ABC Dog Training Program Student of the Month – March 2013

Debbie Gravitt

Debbie Gravitt lives in Galva, Ill., a small town of 2,300 people. She teaches dog training at the Marquis Pet Resort and Spa in Bishop Hill, a neighboring town about 8 miles away. Debbie worked for a veterinary clinic and after taking her puppy through a training class there, she fell in love with the training aspect. She still works part time for the veterinary clinic and also does part-time work for the resort in its daycare room. Continue reading

March Veterinary Assistant Program Student Of The Month – 2013

ABC Veterinary Assistant Program Student of the Month –  March 2013

Doreen Hull

ABC - Veterinary Assistant Student of the Month (March 2013) - Doreen Hull

Doreen Hull lives in Hubbard, Ohio, with her five cats and five dogs. A flight attendant for the past 27 years, her first passion was working with animals; however, when she graduated from high school, there were as yet no online education programs. Upon discovering Animal Behavior College, Doreen knew it would be a perfect fit for her busy lifestyle. She was able to volunteer for her externship at Best Friends Animal Rescue, which was a lifelong dream. Continue reading

February’s Grooming Instruction Program Canadian Student Of The Month – 2013

ABC Grooming Instruction Program Canadian Student of the Month– February 2013

Roxana Liu

Roxana Liu - ABC Grooming Student of the Month - February 2013

Roxana Liu sharpened her pet grooming skills at Bridletowne Warden Animal Hospital in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, as part of the ABC Pet Grooming Program. During her externship, Roxana worked alongside the head groomer, Regina, to learn how to wash and trim a variety of dog and cat breeds. Once she became an ABC Certified Groomer, Roxana was hired as a part-time groomer by the salon, where she continues to add to her grooming knowledge. Continue reading

The Yellow Dog Project

Occasionally it’s a good idea to give some dogs a bit more room when they’re out and about, whether it’s due to their own fears, ongoing training issues, inherent aggression, recent surgery/illness or any of a variety of other reasons. Perhaps you have a dog like this or have seen one. Wouldn’t it be helpful if we all — dog owners and “civilians” alike — could identify those in-need dogs easily, reliably and from a safe distance when there is still room to accommodate them? There’s a growing movement to make this so. Continue reading

February’s Grooming Instruction Program Student Of The Month – 2013

ABC Grooming Instruction Program Student of the Month– February 2013

Pam Kathesier

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Pam Kathisier, who lives and works in Colorado Springs, Colo., is a full-time independent contractor for Annie’s Pet Salon. Annie’s Pet Salon offers a variety of grooming services, including, nail trims, ear cleaning, expressing anal glands and haircuts for both dogs and cats. Pam became a certified groomer last summer and has been employed as a groomer since last October. While she did not have a good experience with the first salon she worked with, Pam is now at a shop that fits her grooming philosophy. Continue reading

February’s Dog Obedience Program Canadian Student Of The Month – 2013

ABC Dog Obedience Instruction Program Canadian Student of the Month– February 2013

Sheena Hnatuk

Sheena Hnatuk - Animal Behavior College Canadian Student of the Month February 2013

After a stint in the military as a motor vehicle driver, Sheena Hnatuk returned to her hometown of Gibbons, Alberta, Canada, where she works as an assistant manager at Shoppers Drug Mart. Wanting a career that provided an income as well as personal fulfillment, Sheena enrolled in ABC and became a certified trainer. Sheena is currently giving private-lessons and is looking forward to building her clientele and being able to work full time as a dog trainer. Continue reading