What is Certification?
Certification acknowledges that you are a serious professional in your chosen field who has obtained a level of expertise through your personal study and education. Upon graduating the ABC Aquarium Maintenance Program, you will be granted certification through Animal Behavior College and will be able to use the initials ABCAMP (Animal Behavior College Certified Aquarium Maintenance Professional) after your name.
The percentage of households owning fish has risen over the past few years.1 According to the 2017/2018 American Pet Products Association (APPA) survey, the percentage of all fish owners that hire an aquarium maintenance service to maintain their tanks is 21%. This is a drastic increase over the 2015/2016 APPA survey which reports only 8% of all fish owners use a service. With the growing demand for fishkeeping services, the business potential in the industry is on the rise.
Why ABC is the Leader of the Pack
There are 5 major reasons people choose to get their education at Animal Behavior College:
- Business Building Tools
- Alumni Benefits
Certified Aquarium Maintenance Package
Given the advanced level of education, you will be unable to start our Short Term Programs until you finish the 10 stages of our Certified Aquarium Maintenace Program. If you opt to PRE-purchase our Short Term Programs when you enroll in the Certified Cat Trainer Program you will be purchasing the Certified Aquarium Maintenance Package.
Pet sitting and Dog Walking
In this program, you will learn how to start, operate and promote pet sitting and dog walking services. This is a wonderful way to offer an additional service to potential and existing clients.
Pet Nutrition and Diet
This program discusses basic nutrition, the regulations governing commercial pet foods, and the nutritional needs for both cats and dogs. You will learn how to read pet food labels including the importance of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and protective nutrients. You will also learn about the different types of diets and how food can play a huge role in a pet’s behavior.
This program helps cat trainers enjoy the benefit of having a calm animal in their training classes as well as offering massage services for pets recovering from injuries or sooth the aches of senior pets. Topics include: general anatomy and physiology, principles and concepts for different types of massage, details for how to develop a pet massage business and more.*
*State and federal laws regarding the practice of Pet Massage vary widely and are subject to change. Since ABC has no jurisdiction regarding state and federal laws revolving around the practice of Pet Massage, ABC highly recommends that potential students educate themselves on the state and federal laws and regulations and how they may affect their practice of Pet Massage before purchasing the ABC Pet Massage Short Term Program. It is the responsibility of potential students to determine what laws and regulations their state has adopted to govern the practice of Pet Massage. ABC does not assume any responsibility for state or federal regulations that prohibit or limit the practice of pet massage by the student.
This course instructs you on how to set up a pet fostering program for an existing rescue or shelter. You will learn how to select and retain volunteers as well as match foster animals with volunteers, along with other skills essential to maintaining a fostering program.
This course instructs you on how to create, set-up and run a doggie daycare business. You will learn business basics as well as how to handle groups of dogs and work with clients. Included in this Short Term Program is Doggie daycare best practices, along with tips on how to expand your clientele.
Third Party Vendor Pricing
Third party vendors that pay for your tuition may be subject to different pricing than listed. Programs such as the Military Spouse Program, Vocational Rehab, Disability, Unemployment, Workers Comp, the VA, etc. will likely have alternate pricing. Please check with your Admission Counselor for a breakdown of pricing.
Animal Behavior College is the Largest Animal Career School in the nation specializing in the animal industry for decades!