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Drinks & Thanks


QUICK NOTE AS OF Monday, 10/15/12: Reservations are going quickly to this extremely exclusive event. Please RSVP to by midnight tomorrow (Tuesday, 10/16/12) to insure you can attend!

If you’re an ABC student, graduate or mentor trainer who’s attending the Association of Pet Dog Trainers Convention in Covington, Kentucky, later this month, we have a special opportunity for you! Continue reading

Video of Our Commercial Shoot!


Check out our new video — it’s all about the day we shot our new commercial that will debut later in 2012! Let us know what you think by posting your comments below. Next time they ask about your studies, you can now tell your family and friends that there’s a new commercial for Animal Behavior College coming up, and they can find out about it here.

For more information, click here for our dog obedience program, here for our veterinary assistant program, and here for our pet groomer program!

Tips For Dogs In The Wilderness


While taking a hike last weekend in a park that borders a major wilderness area just north of Los Angeles, we saw this sign on the right posted prominently on the main message board at the trailhead. It got us thinking about a few things. First, the local rangers were being incredibly thoughtful  in assembling tips to help dogs and their masters in the area. Second, was anything missing from this list that mattered?

This sign is specific to the Southern California area. Do you have a tip, idea or piece of advice that would help hikers, campers and others who strike out for adventure with their Furry Friend at their side? We’ve listed some of our best tips and guides below. What would you add? And the more specific to your terrain the better — desert, plains, heat, snow, bugs, weird wildlife, consider all of it.  All ideas are useful when it comes to keeping our pets safe, comfortable and happy!

Finally, after you’ve read all our tips, come back and watch this dog navigate a big pile of leaves the **proper** way!

New Dogs, New Cats: Same Home


A dog and cat sitting next to each other on the grass

Bringing a new dog home for the first time takes patience and understanding. Introducing a new dog and hoping he gets along with the resident pet requires preparation. Continue reading

Five Tips for Fall Pet Preparedness


Seasons change and so should the way you prepare your dog to meet the world! We’ve assembled our best tips for reintroducing your Furry Friend to cool weather (plus one for fun in the leaves and cool air) that you can put to immediate use. Continue reading

Cats Are Very Special People!


Does the cooler weather mean your cat is prowling more than ever? Whether it’s cleanliness, health, transportation or simply understanding them, your cat — and his needs — are covered in this post. Click below to read any of the articles you need to improve the comfort and safety of your Feline Furry Friend!

And for music lovers, (especially of the band Collective Soul) check out this clip!

Winning Dog Act Shows What’s Possible!


If you’re a fan of variety acts like we are, then you LOVED last week’s winner on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” The Olate Dogs are a troup of Furry Friends who do completely amazing stunts in a seemingly effortless way. By way of background, click here for the act’s website, Click here for background information on the act from the Hollywood Reporter, and click here for more background in the LA Times. Then, watch the video… but be sure you brace yourself in advance for one of the most amazing examples of canine artistry (with some help from their loving trainers) you’ll ever see!

With an act like this, it’s only appropriate that part of their prize package includes a headliner stretch in a showroom in Las Vegas — home to the best variety acts in the world. What’s the best trick your dog can do? Please post it in the comments section below!

End of Summer Pet Tips


Helping your dog transition out of hot weather doesn’t have to be hard –especially with our top 10 summertime guides gathered here for you! Every dog trainer, pet groomer and veterinary assistant student will find value here.

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ABC At SuperZoo!


Planning to create a pet-centered business around your ABC certification? Looking for ways to improve the clinic, grooming salon, pet store, shelter or animal hospital where you already work? Then the place to be for the best ideas is the national show for pet retailers, SuperZoo, at the Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Convention Center… and it opens today!

Come by the Animal Behavior College booth (#583) and talk about animal careers, professional opportunities through continuing education, and how to help your pets through the last hot days of summer. There’s no better time than now to pursue an animal career in this $50+ billion (2011) industry and we’re there through Thursday to help answer career questions, provide advice and get you on the right track.

If you’re in the Las Vegas area this week, stop by the Animal Behavior College booth for some good conversation and air conditioning. You’ll be amazed at what you learn!