Founded in 1998, Animal Behavior College has had an extensive history in providing curriculum organized by professionals. This focus has provided a beneficial learning experience for both the student and the animals they choose to have a career with. When ABC originated, the very first program to be offered was the Dog Obedience Program. Since then Animal Behavior College has continued to regularly innovate the canine educational program with science based research that consistently raises the standard of training for anyone who is looking to be certified with ABC. Since the initial program, the diverse animal career educational offerings have expanded to Cat Training, Pet Grooming, Veterinary Assisting, Aquarium Maintenance, and recently — the Zookeeper Assistant Program. With each available online program, it is ensured that with a certification from Animal Behavior College you will be receiving valuable knowledge in animal career education that any vocational school has to offer.
For over 20 years, the Dog Training Program has done consistently well as our initial animal education program. But with the educational offerings expanding to the Cat Training Program, becoming an ultimate pet trainer at Animal Behavior College has become more accessible than ever.
We interviewed one of our graduates, who understood the value of taking both the Dog Obedience Program as well as the Cat Training Program in order to further benefit her career.
Check out what she had to say so that you can determine for yourself why you should become the ultimate pet trainer.
Q: Why did you decide to take both ABC’s Dog Obedience Program and ABC’s Cat Training Program?
A: “I completed ABC’s Dog Obedience Program back in 2010, before the Cat Training Program was offered. I wanted to have a career doing something I loved. As I started my business, PALS Dog Training, LLC., I realized that a high percentage of my dog family clients also had cats. The decision to get my Cat Training certification was a business decision and a heartfelt decision. At age 6 I was rescuing cats in Maine. The ability to help the entire family was a plus.”
Q: How has taking both programs helped with your career with animals?
A: “My business has grown now that I offer both canine and feline training. I have the satisfaction that I am helping both the cat and dog adjust in the home.”
Q: What do you recommend to those considering taking both?
A: “I highly recommend taking both the dog and cat training programs through ABC. First, you set yourself apart from the competition. Secondly, you have satisfaction knowing that you are making a difference for the entire family.”
Q: How does your training approach differ since you have taken the programs for training both types of pets?
A: “My training approach is and always will be force free, positive training. The amount of time spent at one session is less when working with cats. The approach is similar with both cats and dogs. You just need more patience with cats!”
Amy Lear, BS, CPDT-KA
AKC GCG and S.T.A.R Puppy Evaluator
ABC Mentor Trainer