Animal Behavior College announces the launch of its new service dog training program
Registration for the service dog training program opens on October 1st!
VALENCIA, CA, USA, September 20, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — On its website, Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok and Twitter pages, Animal Behavior College announced the launch of its new program, the Service Dog Trainer Program.
As a vocational school specializing in certifications and careers in the animal industry, Animal Behavior College (ABC) has been helping animal lovers pursue animal careers for nearly 25 years. ABC previously offered six animal career certification programs: a dog training program, a cat training program, a veterinary assistant program, a pet grooming program, an aquarium maintenance program, and a zookeeper assistant program.
With the addition of its seventh animal career program, ABC’s Service Dog Training Program, ABC will expand into an in-demand field of animal behavior. In February 2022, Kaiser Health News (KHN) reported exponential growth in demand for service dogs. “The demand for assistance dogs has exploded in recent years as dogs have proven adept at helping children and adults with an increasing number of disabilities,” KHN said. With 61 million people living with disabilities in the United States and only about 500,000 active service dogs, the field is wide open for growth. Additionally, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that overall employment of animal care and service workers is expected to grow by 33% between 2020 and 2030, much faster than the 8% average for all occupations. .1 This job growth could create excellent employment opportunities for those with service dog training experience. For those interested in the field, this is your chance to enter this exciting and rewarding field.
ABC’s service dog training program consists of 9 in-depth steps and the entire course takes approximately 8 months. The program covers vital information such as service dog selection, obedience and maneuver training, service dog task basics, behavior cues and chains, how to build your career, and even more. Students in the program will learn from a curriculum composed by service dog training professionals. Professionals such as Anneliese Staff, who has been training service dogs and teaching customers to train their service dogs since 2004. Pam Barker, DVM, who earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Washington State and has extensive experience training service dogs, and Sara Carson, who currently trains service dogs for veterans with disabilities and is the author of the educational book Super Dog Tricks.
“ABC wanted to create a service dog training program run by service dog trainers with relevant real-world experience. We look forward to helping dog trainers who want to take their skills to the next level or change their career trajectory by working with service dogs and the people who love and need them to enrich their lives.” said Debbie Kendrick, Vice President of ABC. “This program took years to prepare and is a real passion project for me. It was a privilege to work with the writers and subject matter experts who helped create this program. These people illustrate the quote “Only a life lived for others is worthwhile”. We are excited to be part of the service dog community.
Upon completing ABC’s Assistance Dog Training program, graduates will become an ABC Certified Assistance Dog Trainer (ABCSDT). Graduates will also have the opportunity to join the ABC Dog Trainer Alumni group. Service dog training is a viable career. Depending on where you live, trainers can make an average of between $30,000 and $50,000 per year. Most importantly, becoming a service dog trainer will allow you to use your experience to give a trained dog a lifelong home and improve, if not save, a person’s life.
Be sure to mark your calendars for ABC’s Service Dog Training program opening on October 1, 2022. Animal Behavior College looks forward to meeting its prospective students and helping them further their careers by working with animals.
If you would like more information about Animal Behavior College and its programs, please visit www.animalbehaviorcollege.comthe official ABCFacebook, ABCInstagram, ABC TikTokor ABC Twitter profiles, or contact them at 800-795-3294.