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Cat Info Cat-stravaganza!

With the right training and knowledge, animal professionals can do amazing and practical things with cats. Click here for tips on giving your cat a bath without getting shredded. After a bath, your Furry Friend will need grooming attention so click here for tips on brushing your cat safely and effectively. Finally, to keep everyone involved happy, comfortable and healthy, check out our tips on keeping nature’s ongoing flea circus out of your home.

Steve Appelbaum, the president of Animal Behavior College, was recently interviewed by ABC graduate Nan Talleno on her podcast, “Teacher’s Pet” on Pet Life Radio. The topic of the interview centered around the trainability of cats. Feline behavior issues often result from owners simply not understanding what their cats are trying to tell them. Effective training not only helps lower the incidents of cats being abandoned to shelters in the first place, it also greatly reduces the statistics of them being returned due to “failed” adoptions. Steve discusses why cats are the way they are and how humans can work within the feline psychological structure  to accomplish amazing things.

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To promote the cause of cats everywhere, we at ABC have created a “Cat Management & Training” Continuing Education Program.  The goal of this course is to provide students the background,  context and tools necessary to motivate and ultimately train cats (yes, they are trainable!), as well as to provide a forum where cats can be introduced to more appropriate and positive behaviors.

We’re proud that our vet assisting and grooming students are all about cats. Our dog training grads looking to expand their professional repertoires are all about cats. And ABC’s staff and management are all about cats! Know that Animal Behavior College can keep you current on cat care, health and “management” for the duration of your professional education. Our school supports all beings of the feline persuasion!

Dog Running Craze(d): Info and Video

Does your dog get all the benefits of a good run? Even in the summer, you can regularly run and exercise with your pet. It’s good for you, it’s good for him (or her) and it reminds everyone of the fact that a tired dog is a happy dog. Evenings and mornings present the best opportunities during these overheated days of late summer.

If you like to exercise with your dog along for company, click here to read our tips to get the most out of your time together. Dog parks provide a huge variety of opportunities for dogs — good and bad. Click here and click here for two different articles on how to make intelligent use of dog parks. Finally, if your dog is on the heavy side, click here to better understand the special consideration they may need.

Running is a great opportunity for bonding, releasing energy and doggy fun. With a little knowledge and a well-chosen opportunity, it could become as fun for your dog as it is for the Boxer in the video below!


Videos of dogs chasing Frisbees is always a winning combination… but underwater? Yep. Click and watch the talented (and daring) Wonder Dog for yourself. And with so much of summer still left, click here to refresh yourself on good water safety policies that all dog trainers should know, and click here for pet groomer tips on different types of pet shampoos to get the chlorine out afterward!

Does your dog have a special water-related trick? Post it in our comments section below!


Hooah! ABC President Live on HOOAH RADIO

Did you know that military spouses  may qualify for free tuition at Animal Behavior College?

Animal Behavior College President Steven Appelbaum will be interviewed on “The Scratchin’ Post” on Hooah Radio Thursday, August 9th from 12-2 pm EDT (9-11 am PDT).  Appelbaum will talk about the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts Program (MyCAA) sponsored by the Department of Defense and explain how spouses of active military personnel can apply to attend Animal Behavior College for FREE  if they qualify.  If you love animals and have ever wondered what it takes to become a Certified Dog TrainerCertified Pet Groomer, or Certified Veterinary Assistant, be sure to tune in at

Animal Behavior College (ABC) has enrolled over 2,200 military spouses in response to fulfilling the need for portable and viable careers.  Since ABC offers home learning combined with a hands-on externship program, military spouses can receive instruction anywhere in the United States, even if they are re-located during their education.   They have an opportunity to learn the types of practical careers they can utilize to assist their families.

If you’re unable to listen to the live broadcast, but still want to find out more about Animal Behavior College and it’s programs, call us at 1-800-795-3294, or visit our home page at

Steven Appelbaum Featured on 77WABC Radio With Laura Smith

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Animal Behavior College president, Steven Appelbaum, was a guest on New York’s prestigious 77WABC Radio show, “Living Better with Laura Smith”.  Steven talked with Laura about ABC’s certified dog training, pet grooming and veterinary courses and the MyCAA program sponsored by the Department of Defense which offers free tuition to military spouses who qualify.   Yes, cats can be trained and Steve discussed the Cat Management & Training continuing education program along with ABC’s Pet Nutrition and Diet, Pet Sitting and Dog Walking, and Training Shelter Dogs courses.

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Steven Appelbaum – “Dog Whisperer?”

Steve Shows Off His Dog Whispering Skills

After co-hosting an online podcast show called “Love That Dog Hollywood” with Addie Daddio, Steve takes a few minutes to shoot a quick YouTube video. During the filming, Steve showcases his “dog whispering” skills (in fun) and helps get a message out to the audience.

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Animal Behavior College
Makes The Front Page For A Local Arizona Newspaper

At ABC, we are focused on animal safety and care. Our school is owned, operated, and staffed by animal lovers who have a STRONG passion for all animals.  With summer upon us an important issue for pet owners to be aware of is that there are over 5,000 pets that drown in pools every year, often because they are not trained to find the pool steps.  ABC does what it can to get the word out and give the pet owning community safety tips around pools.  We are always happy to read that others join our cause on pool awareness.

Recently, the Arizona newspaper, Ahwatukee Foothills News featured an article by Diana Martinez about Lisa Maldonado, who is an ABC dog training graduate and mentor trainer.  Lisa teaches Canine Pool Safety and Exercise Training to help save animals lives in Arizona.  In the same issue, reporter Travis Roemhild, wrote a front page cover story article about our certified dog training program at Animal Behavior College.

LIve Puppy Cam!

This is possibly the most adorable — and purposeful — litter of puppies on the Internet! These six beautiful Golden Retriever pups are getting the training and grooming necessary to help recently returned members of the military transition back into home life. Good work. Serious work. And work deserving of attention and gratitude. Explore their webpage at!/live-cams/player/service-puppy-cam and please share their story!

If Only People Could Do What Cats CAN Do!

Natural Feline Athletes

The greatest human athletes from all over the world are now competing in London. They are so exciting to watch! Can you imagine if they had the ability to do what some of these amazing cats can do?

Having the ability to professionally work with cats can put you into an extremely exclusive niche in your community of local trainers. We have a continuing eduction program that focuses exclusively on cats. Click here for more information about our “Cat Training and Management” program!

I am just not sure if the swimming or diving events would be very popular. :)