Join the ranks of a growing industry!
Animal Behavior College (ABC) is one of the top schools for
Dog Trainers in the United States.
Do you love dogs? As an ABC Certified Dog Trainer (ABCDT), you will possess the skills necessary to make a difference in the life of every dog that you work with. Graduation from this program affords you the ability to open your own dog training business or work for an established business as a professional dog trainer. ABC Certified Dog Trainers reap the benefits of a rewarding career that allows them to work either full- or part-time anywhere in North America.
Animal Behavior College gives you the tools you need to become a successful Certified Dog Trainer!
  • Hands-on Training from dog trainer professionals – You learn from the experts!
  • Personal & Expert support system for each student
  • Flexible & Convenient school schedule
  • Located near you – In all 50 States & Canada!
  • Recognized ABC certification
  • Affordable tuition & financing available
Animal Behavior College is the premier animal career vocational school in the U.S. for 14 years. In fact ABC is one of the top schools for Dog Trainers in the United States! ABC has trained over 8,000 successful Dog Trainers. There are numerous opportunities for graduates since with over 86 million cats and over 78 million dogs, jobs as dog trainers are in need!
The Military Spouse Career Advancement Account Financial Assistance program (MyCAA) offers eligible military spouses FULL scholarships to attend ABC. Consult an ABC Admissions Counselor to find if you are eligible for this FULL scholarship today!
Tuition for the Certified Dog Trainer Program is $3,395 - $5,347 depending on payment arrangements and available discounts. The tuition price covers ALL materials, as well as the hands-on externship with an ABC Mentor Trainer. Competitive programs offering this type of one-on-one training can cost up to $10,000 or more! California residents are subject to California sales tax on all materials.
Affordable Tuition – An Investment in Your Future
ABC is available to anyone in the U.S. or Canada who is 18 years or older with a high school degree or GED equivalent.

100% financing available with $0 down to qualified individuals. Please contact us directly at 1-800-795-3294 to discuss eligibility requirements and payment arrangements customized to fit your needs.

Animal Behavior College Provides You:
  • Specialized career training in the rapidly growing animal industry.
  • An extensive curriculum written by animal industry experts.
  • The convenience of an in-home study program with invaluable hands-on training.
  • Nationwide training locations in all 50 states, local to you!
  • Student-friendly financing with affordable payment arrangements.
Excellent Income - Get Paid for Doing What You Love!
The only thing better than having a job that you love is earning a great income! Professionals in the animal industry can earn a significant salary working with animals while simultaneously helping the people who love them. Imagine being able to make an excellent living while working in a field that you are passionate about. There is a tremendous opportunity to thrive in this occupation, and your potential client base is practically limitless, especially considering that according to the 2011/2012 National Pet Owners Survey, 62% of U.S. households own a pet, which equates to 72.9 million homes.
Flexible Hours
By taking advantage of Animal Behavior College’s uniquely formatted programs, you can keep your present job while training for a new career. All programs provide flexibility to busy, working adults. It is essentially a classroom in your living room, which means no added expenses will be incurred for housing at a remote on-site location, and no time will be wasted by driving back and forth to a classroom every day.
In-Home Training – Bring the Classroom to Your Living Room
By choosing to enroll in ABC's unique course of study, you can keep your current job while training for a new career. The ABC program brings the classroom to your neighborhood and living room, meaning that you avoid additional expenses such as housing at a remote location, and you will not waste time and money driving to a brick and-mortar facility.
Hands-On Training – Learn from the Experts
Research indicates that employers are more inclined to hire applicants whose schooling included hands-on training. ABC offers this valuable component as an essential aspect of the program.

After students successfully complete the in-home study portion of the course, they are authorized to move on to the vital hands-on externship This gives students the opportunity to learn from dog training experts in an actual working environment. Once there, students are given the chance to utilize the knowledge acquired during the home study element and apply it to real-life occupational situations. The externship is a priceless component of the ABC course, and having experienced on-the-job training will set you apart from the competition in the eyes of future potential employers.

Training Facilities in Your Neighborhood – Locations in All 50 States and Every Canadian Province
ABC is a viable option for students anywhere in the United States and Canada. That’s because ABC has over 1000 instruction locations nationwide and throughout Canada.Training for your new career has never been more convenient!
Open Enrollment
Avoid waiting for start dates. Enroll anytime, year round and start Learning Today!
State Licensure and Approval
Animal Behavior College is a private vocational school approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education ( under the California Private Postsecondary Act of 2009 and Title 5. California Code of Regulations Division 7.5. Private Postsecondary Education. The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education approval means that this institution and is operation comply with the standards established under the law for occupational instruction by private postsecondary educational institutions.

Institutional approval is subject to continual review and the institution must reapply for approval every five years.

ABC is also recognized by the IACP, the International Association of Canine Professionals. The Better Business Bureau not only recognizes ABC but gives ABC an A+ rating!

Speak to an ABC rep Today! Call (800) 795-3294
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"After years of working as a social worker, I wanted to put effort into my other passion: working with dogs. I am forever thankful that I finally made the decision to become a dog trainer. ABC gave me the resources I needed to start my own dog training business, and I am excited to watch that part of my life grow!"
Bonnie Hess,
ABC Certified Dog Trainer

"I finally decided to do what I always wanted – work with animals. ABC was my first choice from the beginning. I now train basic obedience classes seven days a week! I would advise anyone who is on the edge and undecided about a dog training career to follow their dream and live their life getting paid to do what they love!"
Andrea Collashaw,
ABC Certified Dog Trainer
"I made the right choice! I am thrilled to say that after a 30-year nursing career, I decided to become a dog trainer. I am now the proud owner of Happily Ever After Dog Training, LLC."
Maureen Leach,
ABC Certified Dog Trainer