ABC Founder and CEO Steve Appelbaum helps get your Furry Friend safely and comfortably through the holiday season!
Congratulations Shaunee! ABC’s Success Story Contest Co-Winner
At Animal Behavior College, we hear a lot of success stories from our enrolled students and graduates. The wonderful testimonies are always a treat for us to hear and are great reminders to all of us here at ABC that the lives of people and animals are bettered because of our programs.
Our most recent contest asked for ABC students (past and present) to submit video testimonies of “success stories”. We had TWO winners that won the contest. Continue reading
Driving With Your Dog – Tips For Safer Traveling
Animal Behavior College believes pet owners benefit from as much information as possible on proper care for dogs. Safety while driving is not only a topic for vet training programs or those in animal jobs. It is for all individuals who love their dogs and want to ensure optimal safety standards when transporting their animal.
While humans think nothing now days of wearing seat belts themselves, it is also important to minimize risk of the family dog. Since most car accidents resulting in serious trauma for humans is the result of not wearing a seatbelt (64%), it is important to value the life of your dog in the same manner. Thrown against a window, door, or even you as the driver, your dog can experience similar trauma if unrestrained. A 20 pound involved in an crash at 50 miles per hour will become a projectile able to exert 1000 pounds of force against what ever it hits. The Automobile Association of America (AAA) estimates that unrestrained pets cause more than 30,000 accidents per year. That is why Animal Behavior College stresses restraining your dog while driving.
Foods Poisonous to Dogs
Not sure what foods might be toxic to your dog? Animal Behavior College shares valuable information for pet owners and those seeking animal jobs. It is part of their ongoing commitment as one of the premiere vet assistant schools in the United States. What you don’t know can seriously hurt your dog. ABC encourages pet owner awareness of food items that can be dangerous to your puppy, from the table or your own treat bag. Continue reading
Rope Toys For Dogs – Knowing The Risks and Rewards
Dog 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
How to Pick A Healthy Dog – Choosing The Best of The Pack
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.
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.
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
Dog Trainer Schools, like Animal Behavior College, that promote the well being of your pooch, love to pass on fun training tips as well as essential ones. Teaching your pup how to shake hands or ‘give me your paw’ is a great way to keep the fun going.
A great way to teach this fun trick is to capture the behavior, reward it and then name it. Since most dogs will paw you to get your attention, it is easy to ‘catch’ the behavior.
Here is a simple way to teach the ‘shake’ cue. Continue reading
Tips On How To Train Your Dog To Rollover
Teaching your pooch to rollover is a fun trick to practice but it also can be a ‘gateway’ cue for additional training like teaching your dog to relax. Since many cues build upon other cues, teaching your dog as many cues as possible can offer good exercise while building a ladder to other training. Rollover is just such a gateway cue.
Initial steps to train your pup to rollover are these: Continue reading