What’s Waggin’ – Spring 2023


By Steven Appelbaum, ABC President & CEO

Hello everybody, and welcome to a different version of What’s Waggin. Lots is occurring at ABC, so let’s soar in.

Service Canine Coach Program. After a lot work and planning, ABC lastly launched our Service Canine Coaching Program in October 2022. This program grew from quite a few requests the varsity acquired from mentors, graduates, and different skilled canine trainers not affiliated with our college that have been all considering the identical factor. How can I take my present information of canine coaching and construct on it to assist much more folks and canine?

Canine trainers who can train Pet Okay and common obedience lessons, non-public classes for obedience, and tackle frequent canine behavioral challenges, usually maintain fairly busy for years. Some folks spend their whole careers fortunately serving to folks and pets with these expertise. I educated professionally for about seven years earlier than I began to have a look at increasing my repertoire. In my case, that enlargement centered on harder conduct issues, particularly aggression and numerous phobias. Different trainers had no real interest in aggression or needed to keep away from taking the bodily dangers related to working with aggressive canine. As an alternative, they wished to take their practices in a unique route. Some gravitated towards private safety canine work, however that’s not everybody’s cup of tea and is bodily hazardous.

Different trainers favored the thought of making an attempt to coach canine for movement photos or TV, though the place an individual lived had a lot to do with that call. I do know dozens {of professional} canine trainers which have labored with canine in present enterprise, however I reside in Southern California and am a lot nearer to the entrainment business than somebody in Maine or Alaska. There have all the time been many paths obtainable for canine trainers as soon as they’ve a robust basis, and a type of paths is coaching service canine. So after engaged on the content material and creation of a program for near 18 months, ABC launched this important program in October. Enrollments and suggestions have been very constructive. Additionally, do not forget that any alum who desires to take a brand new ABC program could achieve this at a big low cost.

Discover out extra information right here and don’t hesitate to get in contact with e-mail@animalbehaviorcollege.com for extra info.

ZAP: That feels like one thing you’ll see in a Batman comedian. ZAP stands for zookeeper assistant program. We love acronyms at ABC! This program is a should for anybody within the habits and conduct of untamed animals and the way zoos and unique animal rescues function. For some, the thought of having the ability to work and even volunteer at such locations is a dream. Whereas taking ZAP doesn’t assure you a job at a rescue or zoo, it’d provide the information and perspective to make your dream a actuality. Plus, it’s only a cool course. Enrollments for the reason that program’s inception have been very excessive. ZAP is now our 4th hottest program, which is spectacular given it’s only some years previous.
Excited by taking this course? Discover out extra information right here.

Please contact e-mail@animalbehaviorcollege.com for extra info.

RAF: I advised you we love acronyms! RAF stands for refer a buddy. In 2022 we had 172 college students take considered one of our programs due to a buddy that referred them to the varsity. You may earn $100 for each individual you refer who enrolls in considered one of our important applications.

Are you aware somebody who would like to be a canine coach however want the immersive setting of a bodily classroom? A few of you may not know this, however ABC holds two classroom canine coach applications every year. Discover out extra details about his program right here.

This course covers the whole lot contained in our DOP, however as a substitute of taking 12-16 months to finish this system at house, classroom college students come to our Southern California location and go to class with us 5 days every week for 5 and ½ months. The veteran’s administration approves the course, and it’s improbable for navy veterans transitioning again to civilian life. Refer somebody who takes this course, and you’ll earn $300. Earn money, assist mates, and assist animals to have higher lives.

That’s not a foul factor in any respect! For extra info, try this web page in your pupil middle.

There are plenty of different issues occurring, together with however not restricted to an associates program for non-ABC college students and graduates, an working settlement with a serious sports activities group that may permit their members and households to take our applications, and a number of other agreements with main companies that supply tuition help for his or her workers.

This has develop into extra frequent within the final a number of years. In actual fact, if anybody studying this is aware of an organization that provides tuition help to their workers, please tell us.

ABC continues to discover different applications and methods wherein we will help you make a distinction within the lives of animals. We’re all the time open to options.

Till subsequent time, thanks for serving to to make the world a greater place for pets and the individuals who love them.

 

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