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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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Rope Toys For Dogs – Knowing The Risks and Rewards

Rope Toys For Dogs – Knowing The Risks and Rewards

Rope Toys for Dogs - Knowing How To Properly Use ThemDog Trainer Training from Animal Behavior College prepares futures for those interested in animal careers. Effective exercise and play strategies is part of the approved curriculum.  One strategy used to accomplish this is teaching the benefits of esteem-building with rope toys.  There can also be risks involved.  Therefore, it is helpful to know the ways you can play with your dog that maximizes fun through interactive play, without creating any behavioral issues down the road.

Rope toys are twisted or woven cotton ropes that fall into several categories.  Some have multiple knots.  Others have bones, hard plastic handles, or rubber balls attached to them.  You’ll want to select rope toys that have significant length to them and will not fit into your dog’s mouth if playing alone or using them for a teething tool. Continue reading

The Long Line—Uses Described by ABC Dog Training Professionals

Long Line Dog Training Tips

Long Line Dog Training Tips by Animal Behavior College

Animal Behavior College prepares people interested in animal careers by offering dog training classes, but also excels at giving dog owners tips to enhance their dog’s training.  It is one of the characteristics as a leading animal behavior source that sets ABC apart nationally.  How to effectively use the long line is a topic having great benefits for dog owners.  As such, teaching pet owners its uses is an example of ABC’s ongoing commitment to dog training. Continue reading

ABC’s Dog Training Program – Educational and Physical Requirements

ABC’s Dog Training Program Educational and Physical Requirements

Become a dog trainer, click here to enroll today!To get accepted into Animal Behavior College’s dog training program, students must meet specific educational and physical requirements. This is because our three-part program consists of academic study, volunteer work and a hands on externship, all of which demand a certain education level and physical ability. Read on to find out if you qualify to enroll in our exciting program.

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How to Pick A Healthy Dog – Choosing The Best of The Pack

How to Pick A Healthy Dog – Choosing The Best of The Pack

How to Pick a Dog

Are you wondering how to pick a healthy dog?

Animal Behavior College knows and shares the basics for selecting and choosing the best of the pack, whether it’s a purebred, a rescue dog, or from the litter down the street.  Of course, that’s not to suggest you wouldn’t want to adopt a ‘special needs’ dogs.  Some individuals welcome the opportunity to provide a loving home for less-than-perfect-puppies.  Yet, a pet owner still should understand what they are getting to reduce problems down the road.

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Where To Buy Dogs? Try Thinking Differently…

Where To Get a DogWhere to Get a Dog

There are a number of places you can buy your next dog.  Animal Behavior College suggests advantages and disadvantages for several common sources that can help you narrow your dog-buying search. Individuals interested in animal careers, or folks who become a vet assistant, also offer invaluable information to clients that eliminate some of the more frequent mistakes that can occur.  Categories are listed below for the informed pet owner to take advantage of.
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What To Know About Cost Of Dog Ownership

Cost of owning a dog

How Much Does It Cost To Own A Dog?

It is easy to fall in love with free puppies in a box.  Yet, there are often hidden costs once you get the pick of the litter home.  Animal Behavior College shares some obvious costs and also the less obvious costs of dog ownership.  Whether your puppy is initially free or you’ve paid a purchase price from a breeder, certain expenses hold true for owning a dog.  Anyone in animal careers from vet assistant schools to dog trainers, groomers, or dog walkers understand basic information on likely expenses as outlined below. Continue reading

Benefits Of Dog Ownership

Benefits of Dog OwnershipBenefits of Dog Ownership

There are multiple reasons people want to own a dog.  Animal Behavior College, an expert in teaching others how to become a dog trainer, also prides itself in providing general information on pet care and ownership.  They know that some folks want a dog for security reasons.  For others, it may have been a life-long dream that they are now ready to act on.  Sometimes, it’s children that spur the impulse.  Whatever the reason, ABC offers useful tips to consider when examining your motivations in dog ownership. Continue reading