Founded by Steven Appelbaum in 1998 as a vocational school for animal obedience trainers, Animal Behavior College (ABC) has since undergone an evolution featuring an innovative distance learning program that is available throughout the US and Canada. ABC is committed to preparing animal lovers for possible careers as dog trainers, veterinary assistants, and pet groomers.
ABC offers accessible programs that can be worked on from home and then completed with the help of local, professional mentor trainers.
Animal Behavior College is a private vocational school approved under California Education Code Sections 94915 and Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations. This approval indicates that Animal Behavior College has been visited and reviewed pursuant to state standards, and that the curricula is consistent in quality with the curricula offered by traditional institutions.
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Curriculum can be accessed online or can be mailed to students along with training materials upon request.
Training Provider (Not Carnegie Classified)
High Speed Internet.
US Residents only.
First portion of program is done entirely from home. ABC is responsible for setting up student with externship portion of program selected.
A university representative will contact the student to walk them through the application process as well as the loan process if necessary.
I chose ABC because I could complete the courses at home. A residency program wouldn’t have fit into my life. ABC always treated me with dignity and respect.