Dog groomers are among the most sought-after professionals within our industry–and the demand for qualified personnel will continue to grow for years to come. Becoming a Dog Grooming professional might not sound like the most employable career in the pet care industry, but there is an overabundance of companies locally and nationally that are hiring experienced groomers and newcomers to the field.
Animal Behavior College offers a combined online and hands-on Dog Grooming certification program that teaches Pet Health and Safety, Dog Grooming basics, and How to Bathe, Brush, and Dry the animals, as well as the use of Clippers and proper Scissoring techniques. This course also covers Cat Grooming, Business Building, Hands-on Training, and the Professional Dog Groomers toolbox.
Just last month, there were a half-a-dozen graduate students discussing their choice of profession on Facebook. From the July 30th section of the Animal Behavior College Facebook Timeline:
Shelbi Richey wrote,
I can say that I am very happy with my ABC experience. I took the Dog/Cat grooming course. The people I had to speak with to get enrolled were very efficient with timing, and seemed to really care about my education. I never felt as if I was in the dark or had unanswered questions… I was very lucky to do my externship at such a great salon with a good teacher, that was KEY! I feel you need to be VERY dedicated to learning this business if you sign up for classes, due to the amount of reading you have to do, if it’s not something you’re very passionate about, it may become hard to follow or get boring for you. The book stages were easy to read though, and even had humor so it didn’t feel like you were reading a history book. I even convinced my sister to take the same course and she is on her way to graduating now. I give ABC an A!
Suzette Sabie said,
I have opened up my own Grooming Shop in less than 1 yr!!!!
Julia Creadore wrote,
I’m currently in my externship stage & absolutely loving it! I can’t wait to graduate & start working with dogs full time! You’ll love the experience! I’ll never be sorry for choosing ABC! If you’re a natural reader, you’ll be able to absorb the written material quite easily! I was excited to read & learn everything I could, and value the knowledge I’ve gained more than I can ever describe! During my externship, I’m seeing everything I learned from Stages 1-9, being put into action & it’s amazing just how much easier it is to understand what I learned once I see it with my own eyes! You’ll love ABC!!!! Good luck in whatever you choose to do!
This morning, I was reading through Groomer to Groomer magazine, on the first page was a full page PetSmart ad that boasted about offering Dog Grooming positions, as well as Salon Managers and Professional Bathers–and full-time work. And not only a full-time job with medical benefits, but PetSmart also offers dental, 401K, tuition reimbursement, paid holidays, vacation and sick pay.
It’s not only the major pet store chains looking for the Dog Grooming help either. Kimberly A. Bandusky of a local Mokena/Tinley, Ill., shelter is also in need of a Dog Groomer.
She said, “The shelter I teach classes at is in need of a groomer.”
The list goes on and on; a few months back we posted a Spotlight on the Student of the Month, Jeff Damon. Jeff, an ABC graduate who started his animal career as a volunteer at shelters, is expanding his knowledge by completing ABC’s grooming program http://goo.gl/VQFpfZ
Read more about things to know when considering a career as a Dog Groomer.
Animal Behavior College Students lend a helping hand by donating their time and skills to help train the dogs at a local Los Angeles Animal Shelter. Best Friends Animal Society is located just north of Los Angeles in Mission Hills, CA.
The Best Friends Animal Society has over 250 dogs on site and enjoys having a close relationship with Dog Training facilities who can lend a helping hand. Best Friends Animal Society Manager, Mike Harmon said “Since we opened this facility last year, we’ve wanted to work with dog training schools as a way to have … a regular source of trainers.”
One benefit to the students helping to train dogs at the Best Friends Animal Society is having a well established, proper facility to complete the 10 hours of volunteer time, for the Dog Training Certification Program.
Our friends at Best Friends are fantastic and we would like to extend a special thanks for opening the doors to our Dog Trainer Classroom Program Students, for what seems to be a win-win, for our students and the Best Friends facility.
Great job students! Thanks for going that extra step to make the visits during the semester, a wonderful experience for the dogs, and for Best Friends Animal Society.
Best Friends Animal Shelter in Los Angeles, CA – Mission Hills CA
Can Cats be Trained?
They sure can. Anyone who owns a cat knows that they are intelligent, inquisitive beings.
Most people associate obedience training with terms that include stay, heel, come, down etc. However, obedience training is only one type of training.
While that might seem obvious to some, it is at the core of every successful training program. Cats might find different things rewarding to them than dogs but that doesn’t mean they can’t be rewarded and can’t learn. Instead of a scratch behind the ear or tossing a stick, both of which will send the typical Golden Retriever into bliss yet earn you a blank stare or contempt with many cats, try a catnip toy or a delectable treat.
What to Know About Cat Training
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Taking the time to train a cat involves a future of companionship, friendship, excellent behavior and many long happy years together.
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Congratulations to Sally Eccleston, co-winner of ABC’s Dog Training Video Success Story contest!
Due to health issues, Sally was unable to continue her 35-year painting career. A life-long dog lover, she decided to change to a career where she could work with and maybe even help dogs, especially those with behavioral problems and shelter animals. After considering a variety of job options including opening her own dog walking business, Sally still felt there was a hole in her plan. Then, one night after seeing an Animal Behavior College commercial on TV, she realized that what was missing was knowledge. Continue reading
Squeaky Dog Toys – Training Pros and Cons
Animal 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.
Long Line Dog Training Tips
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
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
How To Stop Dog Barking
Wondering how to stop your dog from barking? Dog Training Schools like Animal Behavior College understand the challenges faced when teaching a dog to stop barking. Skills taught in animal careers that ensure success are important to identify when choosing an effective program. One very common behavior many dog owners experience is barking at inappropriate times. ABC’s professionals offer tips on how to teach a dog to stop barking once it has started. Continue reading
Veterinary Assistant Jobs – Tips on How to Get a Vet Assistant Job
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, animal care and service workers have better than average employment prospects through 2016 due to an increasing pet population. This prediction is supported by data from The Los Angeles Times that shows the number of cats and dogs as pets increasing 2.4% in 2009 to reach 169 million. However, the long-term effects of the recession may temper that outlook somewhat, so it’s important for a veterinary assistant to set him or herself apart from the field in order to gain employment. The following tips can help jobseekers land animal jobs in a competitive market. Continue reading
Land a Job at an Animal Hospital
Whether you’re considering a career as a certified veterinary assistant or are already enrolled in a program, it is important to explore the various job opportunities in your field and discover what it takes to land a job as a veterinary assistant. While they are many venues to choose from, here is a brief overview of the requirements and opportunities at an animal hospital or emergency center.
Animal hospitals and emergency centers hire both experienced applicants and recent graduates from veterinary assistant schools, like Animal Behavior College. Most applicants should have experience in general practice procedures. Although experienced is preferred, many hospitals are willing to hire and train ambitious, motivated veterinary assistants who demonstrate a desire to work and learn in a fast-paced environment.