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Coastal Pet Products, Inc. and Sleepypod® Renew Sponsorships of Animal Behavior College’s Dog Obedience and Veterinary Assistant Programs

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  Angela Peña, Director of Media and Public Relations
  888-338-7778 (direct)
Monday, February 05, 2018 : 10:42:24 AM
Santa Clarita, Calif., February 5, 2018— Animal Behavior College (ABC), a vocational college that trains professional dog trainers, cat trainers, veterinary assistants and pet groomers nationwide and in the 10 provinces of Canada, announced today that Coastal Pet Products, Inc. and Sleepypod® have renewed their sponsorships. Coastal Pet Products will continue to sponsor Dog Obedience Program (DOP) at the Silver-level, and Sleepypod is sponsoring the school’s DOP and Veterinary Assistant Program (VAP) at the Bronze-level.

“We are pleased that Coastal Pet Products and Sleepypod have reaffirmed their commitments to educating the next generation of dog trainers and veterinary assistants through renewed sponsorships,” said Steven Appelbaum, president and CEO of Animal Behavior College. “These outstanding companies have an unwavering commitment to the pet services profession and offer some of the most innovative products available in the industry.”

One of ABC’s longest sponsors, Coastal Pet Products is providing DOP students with Walk ‘n Train® Head Halters, how-to educational video links, fliers, brochures, product information and articles in ABC’s alumni newsletter Paw Prints. Sleepypod is providing product catalogs, brochures and information, and articles in Paw Prints, as well as a new yet-to-be released product sample. Both companies are also providing full-tuition scholarships: Coastal will be supporting two DOP students and Sleepypod one VAP student. Scholarship winners will be announced upon selection.

In addition, ABC, Coastal Pet and Sleepypod will support each other through their social media platforms including, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

Committed to leading the pet industry with quality products that support healthy and safe interactions between pets and their owners since 1968, Alliance, Ohio-based Coastal Pet Products is a family-owned American manufacturer. The company specializes in collars, leashes and harnesses, retractable leashes, grooming tools and toys for dogs and cats.

“Coastal Pet Products is proud to sponsor candidates that share the passion for strengthening the bond between pets and people,” said Marcy Ream, Director of Marketing for Coastal Pet Products.

Recognized for reinventing pet products with innovative design, Pasadena, California-based Sleepypod is best-known for its durable and stylish pet beds, carriers, safety harnesses and travel accessories. The company’s in-vehicle carries and harnesses have passed rigorous third-party testing by the Center for Pet Safety, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit research and advocacy organization dedicated to protecting pets and the people who love them

“Sleepypod is incredibly proud to renew our commitment to ABC’s DOP and Veterinary Assistant Programs,” said Michael Leung, co-founder and lead product designer for Sleepypod. “It is a privilege to support these future leaders in the pet services industry who share Sleepypod’s same desire to enhance the lives of companion animals.”

As of January 31, 2017, ABC has graduated14,737 students in DOP and 7,963 students in VAP. To date, the college has graduated and certified more than 25,000 students from all of its four core programs combined including the Grooming Instruction (GIP), DOP, VAP and the Cat Training Program (CTP). ABC offers specialized certificates of completion in Short-Term Programs on subjects including pet massage, pet nutrition, pet sitting, training shelter dogs, and selling and teaching private lessons.

To become a dog trainer, veterinary assistant, pet groomer or cat trainer, call
1-800-795-3294 or visit .

About Animal Behavior College
Now celebrating its 20th Anniversary, Animal Behavior College has become the school of choice for more professional dog trainers, veterinary assistants, cat trainers and pet groomers than any other specialty school of its kind. Students obtain practical, hands-on experience applying what they learn by working side-by-side with a member of ABC's expert mentors’ group. These professional mentors include thousands of professional dog trainers, veterinary hospitals and grooming salons from all across the U.S. and Canada who are dedicated to helping students to succeed in the pet services industry.