Want to use your GI Bill? ABC’s Dog Training program is approved by CSAAVE, the California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education! Would you like to work as a dog trainer and help dogs and their families? Turn your love for dogs into a dog training career with Animal Behavior College!
Our on-campus Dog Obedience Instructor Training Program is a five-month dog training course held at our campus in Santa Clarita, CA. At our dog trainer school, you will learn in a one-on-one classroom environment, work with dogs at an animal shelter and apply your dog training skills in real life.
Are you a U.S. Veteran or eligible person under Title 38, United States Code? Use your GI Bill® benefits!
- Susan Richards, ABCDT
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Dog Trainer Overview
Do you learn better in a classroom environment? Would you like face-to-face interaction with your instructor and other dog training students? As a dog trainer school, we strive to accommodate students wanting an on-site learning environment.
With our on-campus dog trainer program, students get the direct support they need from their teacher and their peers. Immerse yourself in an environment with other dog lovers pursuing their dog training careers. Join our October 2022 class in Santa Clarita, CA by calling 800-795-3294 today or submitting our request information form. Next class starts on October 3rd, 2022
Become a Certified Dog Trainer in 5 Months
Our on-campus dog trainer program is located in Santa Clarita, CA. That means our classroom is only about 35 minutes from prime California tourist destinations such as Los Angeles and Hollywood! Classes are held Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Approximately 22 weeks long and consisting of 11 stages, decades of dog training experience have been poured into our extremely comprehensive curriculum. You will learn everything from dog behavior to effective problem solving. Also included are classes on public speaking and business building designed to help you launch your dog trainer career upon graduation.
Graduates from our on-site dog trainer program will be certified as an Animal Behavior College Certified Dog Trainer (ABCDT) and this certification will never expire! Students also receive a Pet CPR and First Aid certificate that is good for 2 years.
ABC’s “Students Saving Lives” Campaign
The “Students Saving Lives” campaign is part of our Dog Trainer Program. As part of this program, ABC has forged relationships with local animal shelters, humane societies and rescue organizations. ABC dog training students will train and socialize dogs at these local facilities which will increase their chances of being adopted. Many of our students consider this part of the program the most rewarding. It is here you will put your newly acquired knowledge and skills to work and change many dog’s lives forever.
As of 2021, ABC dog trainer students have volunteered more than 166,000 hours of their time to train and socialize shelter dogs. As our student body grows, so does the number of volunteer hours. Be part of the solution!