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ABC Certified Dog Trainer Database

Animal Behavior College, Inc. (ABC) is proud to offer dog owners the ability and convenience to search for an ABC Certified Dog Trainer in their area.

While this directory only represents a small fraction of ABC graduates, each dog trainer has a working dog obedience school or company and has successfully completed ABC’s Dog Obedience Instructor Training Program. Requirements for graduation include the extensive study of the scientific principles of how dogs learn, in addition to a hands-on externship with dog training professionals.

What is an ABC Certified Dog Trainer

ABC Certified Dog Trainers understand how to teach new behaviors through luring, shaping, capturing or molding and have mastered the behavioral principles of operant conditioning.

ABC Certified Dog Trainers have studied to use positive motivation training techniques as their primary training tool which will allow your dog to learn the desired behaviors while keeping alive the unique spark that makes your dog so special to you.

An ABC Certified Dog Trainer:

At the completion of our program we hope as an ABC Certified Dog Trainer you will:

  • Love all dogs and their people too
  • Believe that all new behaviors should be taught through luring, shaping, capturing or molding
  • Do not subscribe to nor condemn other dog training professionals for their beliefs
  • Understand the benefits of professional dog training with operant conditioning
  • Have lots of tools in the toolbox and know how to use them
  • Know there is always more to learn and attend seminars, workshops and conferences as often as possible
  • Have a strong sense of ethics which is applied in their business practice
  • Have patience and understand that anger and abuse have no place in dog training
  • Are professional at all times
  • Treat your students (both two and four legged) with respect, kindness, empathy, compassion, kinship and encouragement
  • Are passionate about living and working with dogs
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Animal Behavior College, Inc. is proud of the commitment made by our students.  We understand how challenging the program can be and congratulate all students who succeed in becoming ABC Certified Professional Dog Trainers.  That being said, we are a learning institution and do not represent, warranty or guarantee products or services furnished by our graduates.

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