Animal Behavior College Reputation
In the News
Animal behavior College has been in the animal career industry for nearly 20 years. Check out what the media is saying about us as well as our graduates.
Highere.com is a career-oriented website that helps job seekers find free career advice including how to get a job, keep a job and succeed in the workplace. In the summer of 2009, Highere.com published an article titled, "What are the Careers Working with Animals?" This article featured ABC as an educational institution that caters to people who wish to work in the pet industry. Given ABC’s strong focus on helping graduates succeed, this article detailed the school’s job-placement assistance as well as their focus on business building and networking.
DogChannel.com, owned by Bowtie Inc. is the website for some of the most popular pet magazines in the country including Dog Fancy and Dog World. In early 2009 an article was published solely featuring ABC’s Students Saving Lives campaign titled, "Dog Trainers Turn Focus to Saving Shelter Dogs." This article detailed the work of ABC students who volunteer their time training shelter dogs to help increase adoption rates. To date, ABC students have donated over 31,000 hours of volunteer training time and have helped countless dogs find loving, permanent homes.
All six of ABC’s Continuing Education Programs have been approved by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) and the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) for 21 CEU credits toward CPDT re-certification.”
Pawsome Radio is an extension of ABC graduate, Barry Rosenberg's love of everything dog. The mission of Pawsome radio is to provide information about the many aspects of dog ownership that people may not be aware of. This is accomplished by introducing dog professionals from around the world. Specialists with assorted expertise in a variety of dog related occupations that share information with listeners, on a personalized level. Barry recently invited ABC President Steven Appelbaum on to his program to discuss what is really involved in becoming a professional dog trainer. To listen to this interview, visit www.PawesomeRadio.com and listen to the "Training and Trainers" show.
Best Friends Network, one of the largest animal welfare organizations in the country, reported on ABC's Students Saving Lives program in February of 2009. With a simple philosophy that states, "Kindness to animals builds a better world for all of us," the Best Friends Network is a community leader in animal rescue and welfare. Their recognition of ABC's contribution to shelter dogs everywhere proves that training can help save lives.
Debbie Kendrick, vice president of ABC, had her enlightening article published in this edition of Off Lead & Animal Behavior Magazine. Her article on the use of electronic collars, "Electronic Training Collars- Not for the Inexperienced" displayed her expertise in the field of dog training and the use of electronic collars as training tools.
The San Francisco Chronicle wrote a story titled, "Working with Animals—Without Pursuing a Degree, Jobs for pet and wildlife lovers." It talked about different careers animal lovers could pursue and featured Animal Behavior College as the premier school for people who want to become Certified Dog Trainers.
ABC President Steve Appelbaum’s devotion and commitment to improving the careers of professional trainers has just been honored; effective May of 2007 he was appointed as Editor of Off Lead Magazine! Off Lead Magazine is a quarterly magazine that is written exclusively about, by, and for professional trainers and other animal career professionals. Appelbaum was previously solicited to write a series of articles instructing trainers on how to build their dog training businesses. His advice became so popular that he was asked to become a featured columnist for Off Lead in 2004. With a solid reputation and years of experience, Appelbaum is excited about continuing his literary relationship with professional trainers across the country. Congratulations, Steve!
Animal Behavior College Vice President Debbie Kendrick was asked by the editors of the popular magazine Fido Friendly to write an article about the viability of training older dogs. Kendrick, a veteran dog trainer of over 25 years, used a personal experience with one of her family pets to illustrate that you can teach an old dog new tricks.
Pet Business is an industry publication focusing on retailing and manufacturing in the pet industry. This is one of the magazines read by the business community in the pet world. When Pet Business wanted an article about how retailers and trainers could create viable business relationships, the person they turned to was ABC President, Steven Appelbaum. His article appears on page 52 of this issue.