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ABC Dog Training Students Lend A Helping Hand

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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.”

Dog 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

Rope Toys for Dogs

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Dog Toys

Dog Toys

Rope toys are twisted, or woven, cotton ropes that come in various designs. Some have multiple knots while others have bones, hard plastic handles or rubber balls attached to them. They have many esteem-building benefits for dogs. With rewards come risks as well. Learn how you can play with your dog that maximizes fun through interactive play without creating any behavioral issues down the road.

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ABC’s Dog Training Program Requirements

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Dog Trainer Certification Program

Educational and Physical Requirements

Dog Training Schools

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 dog training school.

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How to Teach a Dog to Shake Paws

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Shake a Paw

How to Teach a Dog to Shake

Dog trainer schools, like Animal Behavior College, that promote the well-being of your pooch love to pass on fun dog training tips as well as essential ones. Teaching your dog how to shake hands or the “give me your paw’” trick 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