Animal Behavior College’s On-Campus Dog Obedience Training Program is proud to be in collaboration with our local Best Friends Lifesaving Center in Los Angeles, California. This working relationship with Best Friends Los Angeles allows ABC to give our On-Campus Dog Obedience Training Program students the opportunity to volunteer their time during class and actively improve the lives of shelter dogs while gaining invaluable hands-on experience. By volunteering with their classmates at Best Friends, students are able to apply the skills and techniques they learn in the classroom by assisting shelter dogs in need of a home to become more adoptable. As a student of the classroom program, you will be working with some of the best in the animal rescue industry. Best Friends Animal Society is a champion for offering humane shelter options to dogs in need.
Best Friends Animal Society is a leading animal welfare organization working to end the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters by 2025. Founded in 1984, Best Friends is a pioneer in the no-kill movement and has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters from an estimated 17 million per year to around 347,000. Best Friends runs lifesaving programs all across the country, as well as the nation’s largest no-kill animal sanctuary. Working collaboratively with a network of more than 3,300 animal welfare and shelter partners, and community members nationwide, Best Friends is working to Save Them All®.
Dog Trainer Academy Overview
Do you learn better in a classroom environment? Would you like face-to-face interaction with your instructor and other students? We developed our on-campus dog training class to accommodate students wanting an in-person 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 April 2023 class in Santa Clarita, CA by calling 800-795-3294 today or submitting our request information form. Next class starts on April 1st, 2024.
Become a Certified Dog Trainer in 5 Months
Enrolling in our dog training classes in Southern California means you will 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., so you will have plenty of free time to take advantage of all this area has to offer!
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 2023, ABC dog trainer students have volunteered more than 185,000 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!