The holidays are done and now you find yourself with a new dog. How is your new Furry Friend fitting in as a member of your family? Continue reading
ABC Dog Training Program Student of the Month – January 2013
Zenith “Beirne” Beaty
Zenith “Beirne” Beaty, a Cleveland resident, is currently interning at Play Dog Excellent! with dog trainers Nancy Miller and Julie Jones-Thornton. She’s been involved with Institutional Advancement for higher education for the past 30 years and started working with the rescue Cleveland for a No Kill City as a foster mom, temperament assessor and transportation coordinator. Later, Beirne became a short-term hospice foster for older dogs, turning some of their lives around and finding them forever homes. Beirne is planning to offer dog training classes that emphasize positive reinforcement methods for the rescue’s foster families. Continue reading
Staying strong when life throws you gigantic curves can be a tall order. This is what makes the story of ABC Certified Dog Trainer Angie Ade truly unique: sleeping in her van and with the help of friends Continue reading
ABC Veterinary Assistant Program Student of the Month – January 2013
Ana Avolio, born in Romania and raised in Lyndhurst, Ohio, has always had a passion for animals. She has cared for a variety of pets throughout her life and is so dedicated to them that she once made a giant cage to give her birds more room to fly. Ana loves the feeling she gets when returning a once-sick animal back to its family, happy and healthy. After graduating the ABC Veterinary Assistant Program, Ana was hired by her externship location, Laurel Springs Animal Hospital. Continue reading
ABC Dog Obedience Instruction Program Canadian Student of the Month– January 2013
Diane Stene, a resident of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, is a now-retired pharmaceutical representative specializing in women’s health. Her love of dogs combined with her volunteer work at the animal shelter prompted Diane to pursue a second career in dog obedience training.
Now that Diane has completed her final exams, she is ready for the next step: starting her own dog consulting company. She plans to help first-time dog owners with choosing the right dog, preparing their home, housebreaking and initial training.. Diane will continue to be involved with her local animal shelter, volunteering her training knowledge on a regular basis. She’s glad to have completed the ABC Certification and feels that the program supplied so much needed support and assistance. This coupled with her mentor trainer’s guidance has given her the confidence and hands-on experience she needed to become a successful dog trainer within the industry. Continue reading
Thinking of bringing home a new Furry Friend to be a member of your existing pet family? Just a little preparation and pre-planning can go a long way towards keeping the peace in the pack! Continue reading
Our holiday party pretty much blew the roof off and there is evidence of a FABULOUS time! Here are more names and faces of ABC staffers you might know! (Thanks to Marketing Exec Marc for the photos!) Continue reading
Did you know that military spouses may qualify for free tuition at Animal Behavior College?
Steven Appelbaum, Animal Behavior College (ABC) founder and president was interviewed on “Army Wife Talk Radio” on Monday, December 3, 2012. The radio program is designed specifically for Army wives by Army wives. Continue reading
Animal Behavior College celebrated the season with its annual holiday gala, this year held at the festively accommodating Hyatt Regency Valencia. Dressed to the nines, ABC’s staff came out for great food and great fun, capping off another successful year!
(Thanks to ABC’s Margueriet in Admissions for most of the pix!)
You’ve mulled and deliberated and made the decision: time to get your first dog. CONGRATULATIONS! Years of joy, love and fun await. This guide is intended to help you make a small handful of important decisions that can make all the difference in adopting the right dog for your specific situation. Continue reading