Dog Trainer Program Alumni Benefits


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Alumni Benefits for ABC Certified Dog Trainers

Graduates of our Dog Trainer Program are eligible to join our free ABC Alumni group where they can enjoy several exclusive benefits. These benefits include lifetime access to the curriculum online, Alumni job board, a free listing in our searchable dog trainer directory and much more.

Job Board

Looking for a dog training job is made easier with our private job board exclusive to ABC Alumni. Here, you can find the employer name, description and job requirements, and contact information. Employers from across the U.S. and Canada use our job board to find their next dog trainer, providing you the opportunity to find a job wherever you're located. 

ABC Certified Dog Trainer Directory

Dog Training Alumni are eligible to be listed in ABC’s Dog Trainer Directory for free. Pet owners often search online for a dog trainer in their area. Creating a profile in our directory allows pet owners to find you and potentially use your dog training services. This directory is exclusive only to ABC Dog Trainer Program graduates who join the ABC Alumni group.

Personalized Website

ABC offers our ABC Certified Dog Trainers a low-cost turnkey website they can use for their dog training business. This website can be easily customized to include your own content, images and several design elements. You can update it as often as you’d like; this website is in your control. Your website also comes with a built-in contact form, so potential clients can easily reach you and set up an appointment.


Animal Behavior College is associated with many top pet industry organizations, several of which offer ABC Alumni discounts on their products.

  • Nationwide Pet Insurance (formerly VPI): Nationwide offers a 5% discount on pet insurance to ABC Alumni.
  • Business Insurers of the Carolinas: Active U.S. ABC Alumni receive discounted rates on liability policies and bonds.
  • LMS Prolink: Offers Canadian ABC Alumni business liability insurance for dog training.
  • Dog*tec: Dog*tec offers an exclusive Business Starter CD available for purchase by ABC Dog Trainer Program Alumni only. In addition, dog*tec offers our alumni a $50 discount on The Full Business CD for Trainers.
  • E-Training for Dogs: ABC Certified Dog Trainers (ABCDT) are eligible for 25% off all Ethology and Behavior webinars offered online by E-Training for Dogs.

Free ABCDT Polo Shirts

ABC Dog Trainer Program Alumni can receive two ABCDT polo shirts for free—just pay shipping and handling.

Lifetime Curriculum Access

Our ABC Alumni have lifetime access to the most up-to-date curriculum for our Dog Trainer Program. Our dog trainer course can be used as a point of reference throughout your dog training career.

Business Building Tools

Along with your professional business website, you’ll be able to use any of our example forms and templates. These legal documents include agreements for private dog training lessons, group dog training classes and kennel training. When you don’t have the time to draft up these essential business documents yourself, you can use any one from the Alumni Center and customize it to your liking!

ABCDT Facebook Group

Alumni of the ABC Dog Trainer Program can join our private Facebook group and network with other ABC Certified Dog Trainers. With alumni across the United States and Canada, you have the opportunity to connect with an exclusive community, meet many other dog trainers and learn about their experiences. This is also a place where you can ask fellow dog trainers questions, give advice or post interesting information.

Online Library

ABC Alumni have access to an exclusive online library where you can find dozens of articles related to dog training. Written by dog training experts and professionals in the field, these articles provide valuable information to supplement your learning.

Short Term Programs

ABC offers Short Term Programs to supplement your learning and enhance your skill set. Many of these programs are beneficial to ABC Certified Dog Trainers and expand on knowledge learned in the dog training course. Our Short Term Programs include: Training Shelter Dogs, The Art of Selling and Teaching Private Lessons, Pet Sitting and Dog Walking, Pet Massage, and Pet Nutrition and Diet.

Alumni Store

Impress your dog training clients with professional business materials. We’ve teamed up with Vistaprint to offer our ABC Alumni apparel and accessories branded with the ABC Certified Dog Trainer (ABCDT) logo. Shop online, and start your business off on the right foot. 

Paw Prints Newsletter

Every quarter, Animal Behavior College publishes the Paw Prints newsletter. In this newsletter, you can read about the latest marketing techniques, stay updated on the latest pet industry information, receive product discounts and much more. In addition, ABC Alumni have the opportunity to contribute to the newsletter.

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