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Driving With Your Dog – Tips For Safer Traveling

Driving With Your Dog – Tips For Safer Traveling

Driving Safely With Your DogAnimal Behavior College believes pet owners benefit from as much information as possible on proper care for dogs.  Safety while driving is not only a topic for vet training programs or those in animal jobs.  It is for all individuals who love their dogs and want to ensure optimal safety standards when transporting their animal.

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While humans think nothing now days of wearing seat belts themselves, it is also important to minimize risk of the family dog.  Since most car accidents resulting in serious trauma for humans is the result of not wearing a seatbelt (64%), it is important to value the life of your dog in the same manner.  Thrown against a window, door, or even you as the driver, your dog can experience similar trauma if unrestrained. A 20 pound involved in an crash at 50 miles per hour will become a projectile able to exert 1000 pounds of force against what ever it hits. The Automobile Association of America (AAA) estimates that unrestrained pets cause more than 30,000 accidents per year. That is why Animal Behavior College stresses restraining your dog while driving.

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Foods Poisonous to Dogs – Avoid Giving Your Dog Any Of These Items

Foods Poisonous to Dogs

Foods Poisonous To DogsNot sure what foods might be toxic to your dog? Animal Behavior College shares valuable information for pet owners and those seeking animal jobs. It is part of their ongoing commitment as one of the premiere vet assistant schools in the United States. What you don’t know can seriously hurt your dog. ABC encourages pet owner awareness of food items that can be dangerous to your puppy, from the table or your own treat bag. Continue reading

ABC Promotes Exercise As Best Medicine For Dogs & People

Exercise As Best Medicine For Dogs & People

Exercise as Medicine for Dogs and People

A professional school for dog trainers, such as Animal Behavior College, will be the first to tell you how important exercising your dog is, with at least 30 minutes recommended per day.  Even with factors of age, breed, and current health issues, you’ll want to preserve and invigorate them with exercise levels appropriate to their needs.  Many pet owners also enjoy physical activity and exercising together can save time, build greater companionship, and increase a healthy lifestyle for both of you. Continue reading

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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Animal Behavior College Dog Training Program FAQ

ABC’s Top Dog Obedience Instructor Program Question – Job Placement

Animal Behavior College Dog Obedience Instructor Program

One of the most frequently asked questions about Animal Behavior College (ABC) Dog Training School is whether the program offers students possible job placement opportunities. After all, changing careers in this economy can be a scary step and students need reassurance that ABC will open the right doors to a long-lasting successful career.

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Dog Chewing Problems? Try Using Redirection | Dog Training Tip

Dog Chewing Problems? Kong Toy Redirection Dog Training Tip

Kong Toys are often used as a chewing diversionHere’s the bottom line… All Dogs Chew. Most dog owners don’t have issues with chewing dogs as long as they are chewing only on things they are allowed to chew on. Dogs are naturally born with the need to chew and require stimulation. They’ll get bored if they don’t anything to stimulate them and boredom can lead to bad behavior and costly unwanted chewing. Don’t expect to completely stop your dog from chewing, instead teach them to chew on appropriate items only. Dog Toys, like the Kong Dog Toy, are recommended by many professional dog trainers to help keep your dog stimulated for hours. The Kong toy has kept many dog owners happy when it’s been properly used in obedience training and for chewing redirection. Continue reading

Rawhide for Dogs – Dog Training Tip and Recommendation

Rawhide for Dogs – Tips on Getting the Right Rawhide for Your Dog

Rawhide for Dogs - Tips on Selecting Safe RawhideDog training schools don’t just teach people how to train dogs; they also provide valuable information about dogs’ habits and how to keep them healthy. Dog owners will often be challenged when it comes to solving their dogs’ chewing habits. Most likely, the moment their first pair of $200 shoes is destroyed, they will frantically call their Animal Behavior College Certified Dog Trainer for suggestions. Your trainer, in addition to providing other training advice meant specifically for chewing problems, will most likely advise you to find an alternate item such as a rawhide chew. Redirecting a dog’s attention is an essential aspect of dog training that requires careful consideration and educated decisions.

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Dog Crate Training – How Crate Training Works

Crate Training for Dogs – Understanding the Benefits Crate Training

Crate Training Dogs - Tips and BenefitsDog Training Schools know the value of using crates for more than traveling with your pet.  While pet travel with crates is an essential and safe way to house your pet, particularly when flying, crates have additional uses.  Crate usage can be of particular benefit in the effective management of behavior by both dog trainers and pet owners in a comfortable and secure environment for a limited duration.

Dogs are den animals with wolves for their ancestors.  Wolves live and feel safe in caves and dogs have inherited the same sense of safety in small spaces.  A crate provides just such a secure environment and can be used as an excellent tool for training. Continue reading

Dog Training Treats That Help

Dog Training Treats That Help

Dog Training With TreatsDog Training Schools know that treats are an effective tool in training your dogAnimal Behavior College loves to help trainers and pet owners alike in understanding their value, as well as possible pitfalls when using treats.

Like other rewards, treats can be incorporated into a valuable training regimen but they can also be overdone.  It is important to know the best usage and type of treat that will benefit your training and yield the best results.

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Squeak Toys For Dogs – Fun Training Tool Tip

Squeaky Dog Toys – Training Pros and Cons

Squeak Toy Dog Training TipAnimal Behavior College, a leading Dog Training School, promotes healthy play toys that invigorate interaction between dogs and their owners.  Most all dogs enjoy squeaky toys and they can be great tools for fetching, tug-of-war, and stretching games.

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