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ABC Dog Training Students Lend A Helping Hand

Dog Training students volunteer at Best Friends Animal Society in Mission Hills, CA.

Animal Behavior College Dog Training Students volunteer at Best Friends Animal Society in Mission Hills, CA, located north of Los Angeles, CA.

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.”

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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

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

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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Shake a Paw Dog Training Tip

Train Your Dog to Shake a PawHow to Train Your Dog to Shake a Paw

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