WAHL® Clipper Corporation Becomes Gold Level Sponsors of Animal Behavior College’s Grooming Instruction Program
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Angela Peña, Director of Media and Public Relations
|Santa Clarita, Calif., December 22, 2015 – Animal Behavior College (ABC) today announced that WAHL® Clipper Corporation (WAHL®), an international industry leader in professional and home grooming products, has become a Gold-level Sponsor for the school’s certified Grooming Instruction Program (GIP). The new sponsorship began earlier this month.
“The partnership between ABC and Wahl bring together the outstanding combination of a strong educational footprint with the leading manufacturer of grooming products that not only gives professionals the learning experience they want, but an experience that is combined with quality products they deserve,” said Helen Cox, marketing manager, Professional Animal, Wahl Clipper Corporation. “This partnership underscores our continued commitment to quality education for professionals who care for the pets in our families. We look forward to a long term partnership with ABC.”
“We appreciate the opportunity to partner with Wahl in offering our grooming program students product samples and information from one of the industry’s most respected and well recognized brands,” said Steven Appelbaum, president and CEO of Animal Behavior College. “Wahl is a huge supporter of professional pet groomer education. The company not only offers innovative and high-quality supplies and tools, it also provides extensive grooming guide videos and information for professionals as well as pet owners.”
Headquartered in Sterling, Illinois, Wahl Clipper Corporation is best known for its electric hair clippers, which are popular among barbers and hairstylists worldwide. In addition to personal care and professional grooming supplies, the 96-year-old company manufactures pet grooming supplies, including clippers, trimmers, combo kits, brushes and shampoos. Wahl products are currently sold in 165 countries with six global manufacturing facilities.
The increase in pet ownership is spurring demand for pet grooming and boarding services. In fact, 65 percent of U.S. households own a pet, which equates to 79.7 million homes, according to the 2015-2016 American Pet Products Association (APPA) National Pet Owners Survey. It’s estimated that pet owners will spend more than $4.84 billion on pet services in 2016, which includes grooming and boarding for their four-legged friends. To date, ABC has certified and graduated 1,670 professional groomers through its pet grooming program.
In addition to pet groomer certification, ABC offers certification through its Dog Obedience Program (DOP) and Veterinary Assistant Program (VAP). The school also offers a variety of timely ISPs (individual study programs) on subjects such as cat management and training, pet nutrition, pet massage, pet sitting and training shelter dogs.
To become a pet groomer, dog trainer or veterinary assistant and learn more about Animal Behavior College visit our website at www.AnimalBehaviorCollege.com/info or call 1-800-795-3294.
About Animal Behavior College
Since the program’s inception in 2010, Animal Behavior College (ABC) has certified and graduated more than 1,670 professional pet groomers through its Grooming Instruction Program.