If you are looking for “service dog training near me” have you considered an online program? Animal Behavior College has been certifying dog obedience trainers online for more than two decades, and they now offer a course for those who want to become service dog trainers. In addition to providing great career training, ABC also offers graduates significant alumni benefits.
Graduates of our Service Dog Trainer Program are eligible to join our free ABC Alumni group where they can enjoy several exclusive benefits. These benefits include lifetime access to the curriculum online, Alumni job board, a free listing in our searchable dog trainer directory, a discount for continuing education short term programs, discounted pet insurance, and much more.
Looking for a dog training job is made easier with our private job board exclusive to ABC Alumni. Here, you can find employer names, descriptions and job requirements, as well as contact information. Pet owners and employers from across the U.S. and Canada use our job board to find dog trainers, providing you the opportunity to find a job wherever you’re located.
ABC Certified Service Dog Trainer Directory
Service Dog Training Alumni are eligible to be listed in ABC’s Service Dog/Dog Trainer Directory for free. Pet owners often search online for a service dog trainer in their area. Creating a profile in our directory allows pet owners to find you and potentially use your service dog training services. This directory is exclusive only to ABC Service Dog/Dog Trainer Program graduates who join the ABC Alumni group.
ABC offers our ABC Certified Service Dog Trainers a low-cost turnkey website they can use for their dog training business. This website can be easily customized to include your own content, images and several design elements. You can update it as often as you’d like; this website is in your control. Your website also comes with a built-in contact form, so potential clients can easily reach you and set up an appointment.
Animal Behavior College is associated with many top pet industry organizations, several of which offer ABC Alumni discounts on their products.
- Nationwide Pet Insurance (formerly VPI):Nationwide offers a 5% discount on pet insurance to ABC Alumni.
- Business Insurers of the Carolinas:Active U.S. ABC Alumni receive discounted rates on liability policies and bonds.
- LMS Prolink:Offers Canadian ABC Alumni business liability insurance for dog training.
- Dog*tec:Dog*tec offers an exclusive Business Starter CD available for purchase by ABC Service Dog Trainer Program Alumni. In addition, dog*tec offers our alumni a $50 discount on The Full Business CD for Trainers.
- E-Training for Dogs:ABC Certified Service Dog Trainers (ABCSDT) are eligible for 25% off all Ethology and Behavior webinars offered online by E-Training for Dogs.
Free ABCSDT Polo Shirts
ABC Service Dog Trainer Program Alumni can receive two ABCSDT polo shirts for free—just pay shipping and handling.
Lifetime Curriculum Access
Our ABC Alumni have lifetime access to the most up-to-date curriculum for our Service Dog Trainer Program. Our service dog trainer curriculum can be used as a point of reference throughout your service dog training career.
Business Building Tools
Along with your professional business website, you’ll be able to use any of our example forms and templates. These legal documents include agreements for private dog training lessons, group dog training classes and kennel training. When you don’t have the time to draft up these essential business documents yourself, you can use anyone from the Alumni Center and customize it to your liking!
ABCDT and ABCSDT Facebook Group
Alumni of the ABC Service Dog/Dog Trainer Programs can join our private Facebook group and network with other ABC Certified Service Dog/Dog Trainers. With alumni across the United States and Canada, you have the opportunity to connect with an exclusive community, meet many other service dog trainers and learn about their experiences. This is also a place where you can ask fellow dog trainers questions, give advice or post interesting information.
ABC Alumni have access to an exclusive online library where you can find dozens of articles related to dog training. Written by dog training experts and professionals in the field, these articles provide valuable information to supplement your learning.
Short Term Programs
ABC offers Short Term Programs to supplement your learning and enhance your skill set and ABC Alumni get a standing discount of $100 off of any and all Short Term Programs if you use the promo code in your Alumni Center! Many of these programs are beneficial to ABC Certified Service Dog/Dog Trainers and expand on knowledge learned in the courses. Our Short Term Programs include: Training Shelter Dogs, Selling and Teaching Private Lessons, Pet Sitting and Dog Walking, Pet Massage, Pet Nutrition and Diet, Doggie Daycare, and Pet Fostering.
Impress your service dog training clients with professional business materials. We’ve teamed up with Spreadshirt to offer our ABC Alumni apparel and accessories branded with the ABC Certified Service Dog Trainer (ABCSDT) logo. Shop online and start your business off on the right foot.
Paw Prints Newsletter
Every quarter, Animal Behavior College publishes the Paw Prints alumni newsletter. In this newsletter, you can read about the latest marketing techniques, stay updated on the latest pet industry information, receive product discounts and much more.