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Andis® Company Renews Gold-level Plus Sponsorship of Animal Behavior College’s Pet Groomer Program for 2019

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  Angela Peña, Director of Media and Public Relations
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Wednesday, January 23, 2019 : 11:51:59 AM
Updated Thursday, January 24, 2019 : 12:00:00 AM
Santa Clarita, Calif., January 23, 2019 — Animal Behavior College (ABC), a vocational school that educates professional pet groomers, cat trainers, dog trainers and veterinary assistants nationwide and in the 10 provinces of Canada, today announced that Andis® Company is sponsoring the school’s pet groomer program at the highest sponsorship level, Gold-level Plus, for the third consecutive year. Andis is an industry leader in small and large grooming tools and education.

“Andis is an outstanding advocate of pet groomer education,” said Steven Appelbaum, president and CEO of Animal Behavior College. “We appreciate the company’s continued support of our program and are excited to have the opportunity to work with its dedicated staff again.”

As a Gold-level Plus sponsor, Andis will continue to provide professional-grade tools to Grooming Instruction Program (GIP) students, as well as educational brochures, product information, how-to videos and live tutorials on best industry practices. The company will also offer the Andis Groom Nation™ scholarship to an ABC student via an internet-based Rising Star competition that will run later this year.

“We are excited to continue the sponsorship of ABC, offering its students the industry’s best tools and education available,” said Nicole Kallish, Andis’ Grooming Education Manager. “Andis knows that it is important for groomers to start off on the right foot with their training and that’s why we are continuing our support of this nationwide program.”

For almost a century, Andis (, a family-owned Sturtevant, Wisconsin-based company has manufactured handheld tools used by animal groomers, barbers, shearers and other professionals. In addition to clippers and blades, the company offers brushes, combs, de-shedding tools, rakes and other pet grooming products.

As of December 31, 2018, ABC has graduated 3,029 students from GIP.
In addition to pet grooming, the college has graduated and certified more than 27,500 students from all of its core programs combined which includes cat training, dog trainer training and veterinary assisting . ABC also offers specialized certificates of completion in seven Short-Term Programs, including doggie daycare, pet fostering, pet massage, pet nutrition, pet sitting, training shelter dogs, and selling and teaching private lessons.

For more information, call 1-800-795-3294 or visit .

About Animal Behavior College
Founded in 1998, Animal Behavior College is a vocational school that trains professional dog trainers, cat trainers, veterinary assistants and pet groomers. 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 clinics and grooming salons from all across the U.S. and Canada who are dedicated to helping students succeed in the pet services industry.

About Andis Company
Andis Company, a family held business founded in 1922, is a leading manufacturer of handheld tools to trim, cut, curl, straighten and dry hair. The company’s products are purchased in more than 90 countries by barbers and salon professionals, consumers, hotels, motels, resorts, small animal groomers and large animal groomers and shearers.