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April Veterinary Assistant Program Student Of The Month – 2013

ABC Veterinary Assistant Program Student of the Month –  April 2013

Shayna Thiebold

ABC Veterinary Assistant Program Student of the Month –  April 2013

Shayna Thiebold lives in beautiful Orange County, Calif., and is the proud owner of a four-year-old American pit bull named Mia Amore and a four- year- old Puggle named Emily. Her passion for the American pit bull is what led her into the veterinary field. Shayna is an active advocate of the breed;  she is their voice and they are her reason. Continue reading

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

ABC Dog Training Program
Student of the Month
April 2013

Michael Ryan

April – Dog Obedience Instructor Program Student Of The Month – 2013 Michael Ryan

Hailing from Kirkwood, Mo, Mike Ryan is proud to call himself an ABC graduate. Having grown up with all sorts of creatures—from dogs to chickens and even a monkey—Mike entered the ABC program with an understanding and love of all animals. In particular, his 10-plus years breeding German shepherds gave him a special connection with dogs. Like many of our students, Mike spent most of his life in other careers, first in the military and then pouring concrete, until he made the decision to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a dog trainer. He found ABC online and doesn’t regret the decision to enroll. He really appreciated the staff’s desire to go above and beyond in explaining a concept or assisting him with any questions. Continue reading

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COACH KRISTIN MORRISON

Solid business building guidance is hard to come by, and proven advice targeted to pet business owners is even tougher to find. So when ABC’s founder and CEO Steven Appelbaum read Six-Figure Pet Business,  a new book by pet business coach Kristin Morrison, he was not only taken by surprise Continue reading

Seven Tips for Problem Dog Behaviors

Dogs are just like people: mostly well-adjusted and a little neurotic… and sometimes equal amounts all at once! Accepting this fundamental conflict is part of being a pet owner. If your dog has their “less than perfect” moments that cause you a smile or a sigh… no worries. All dogs do. However, if your dog demonstrates more serious behaviors that cause you or anyone nearby to feel fear, uncertainty or Continue reading

March Grooming Instruction Program Canadian Student Of The Month – 2013

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

Krystal Tyers

ABC Grooming Student of the Month - Canada - Krystal Tyers

Krystal Tyers lives in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada and is currently a part-time groomer for a small shop there. She has been working as a groomer for five months and plans on staying at her current shop to learn as much as she can from her boss. Continue reading

March Dog Obedience Program Canadian Student Of The Month – 2013

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

Cindy VanFrankfoort

Dog Obedience Instructor Program Student of the Month March 2013 - Cindy VanFrankfoort
Cindy VanFrankfoort, of Peterborough, Ontario Canada, has worked in the veterinary field for 23 years as an office manager, and is involved in competitive Flyball. She also assists with puppy classes and volunteers at the local humane society. Cindy enjoyed teaching beginner Flyball training so much, she looked into dog training and found Animal Behavior College. The program sounded very interesting to her since it covered topics Cindy was interested in. Continue reading