Animals Are Our Passion, Mission and Purpose!
At Animal Behaviour College, we’re about helping animals first… business second.
We know it’s something you may not expect from a highly recognized and successful postsecondary vocational school, but our commitment to help, protect and save animals is what we’re all about. This primary purpose is reflected in everything we’ve done to build our school and continue to do every day. We are a unique vocational school, specializing in animal career training courses.
ABC Certified Pet Groomer (ABCPG)
Do you have an artistic style? Do you love animals? Would you like to find a career that allows you to work with pets in creative ways? If you answered yes to the previous questions becoming a pet groomer might be an outstanding choice for you. ABC’s Dog Groomer Course combines hands-on learning with an online program. Our course teaches gentle grooming methods as well as the business of grooming. We have grooming students and graduates in every Canadian Province from Nova Scotia to British Columbia. Join them by becoming an ABC Certified Pet Groomer (ABCPG)! Learn more…
ABC Certified Dog Trainer (ABCDT)
If you are a dog lover who is also interested in behaviour and making a difference in pets lives this course might be for you. ABC’s dog trainer certification program is designed to teach you how to become a working professional dog trainer. The course teaches LIMA* compliant positive reinforcement training methods. Our dog trainer program consists of 11 stages and will take the typical student about 12-16 months to complete. This is a comprehensive program that will focus on behaviour modification principles and how to apply them in the real world. Canine behavioural challenges will be addressed as well as how to teach functional and important obedience cues. Basic business and marketing principles are also taught. Graduates will have a solid academic and practical foundation in which to build their dog training business and upon graduation will be an ABC Certified Dog Trainer (ABCDT). There are almost 6 million dogs in Canada and 35% of Canadian households have a dog. This translates to relevant opportunity’s for well-educated dog trainers. Learn more…
*LIMA stands for Least Invasive Minimally Aversive and is the standard accepted by the vast majority of professional dog trainers .
ABC Certified Cat Trainer (ABCCT)
Are you a cat person? Are you interested in behaviour? Does the idea of working with cat’s intrigue and/or excite you? Cats are very trainable and ABC’s cat trainer program can teach you how. Learn how to address feline behaviour challenges like litter box training, furniture scratching, socialization issues and more. 38% of Canadian households own a cat which translates to almost 8 million pet cats! The ABC Cat Trainer Program combines online academics with a shelter component and will lead to ABCCT cat trainer certification for graduates. Become the first cat trainer in your neighbourhood and start helping cats and the people who love them. Learn more…
ABC Certified Veterinary Assistant (ABCVA)
Are you interested in veterinary medicine? Do you dream of helping animals? Do you desire to be part of a veterinary team? If you answered yes to the previous questions and want to take the next step in turning your passions into a reality, ABC’s veterinary assistant program could be the program for you. Learn how veterinary hospitals work and how you can become a part of them. This program covers everything from office etiquette & hospital procedures to pharmacology, surgical preparation assisting, small animal nursing and much, much more. Not only will you learn the fundamentals of veterinary assisting, but all students will have the opportunity to observe and experience the relevance of what they learn during their externship part of this program when ABC helps place them in an actual working veterinary facility. ABC’s veterinary assistant program is approved in Canada by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) an accolade that very few online programs have received. We can assist you in reaching for your dream of helping animals with this program by becoming an ABC Certified Veterinary Assistant (ABCVA). Learn more…
ABC Certified Aquarium Maintenance Professional (ABCAMP)
Are you passionate and interested in aquariums and aquatics? Have you always wanted to set up your own aquarium or have you already done so but want to take it to the next level and beyond? Do you dream of starting and running your own aquarium maintenance business but have no idea where to start? ABC shares your passion which is why we offer our Aquarium Maintenance Course. Learn how to take your interest in marine environments and fishkeeping into something bigger by becoming an ABC Certified Aquarium Maintenance Professional (ABCAMP). This program covers everything from starting and maintaining fish tanks, to aqua scaping, ponds, commercial aquariums, fishkeeping and breeding and more. Jump in! The water is warm. Learn more…
ABC Certified Zookeeper Assistant
Are you an animal lover that has always harboured a desire to work with or help care for exotic animals? Does the idea of working at a zoo or exotic animal rescue sound like a dream come true? If you answered yes to these questions ABC’s Zookeeper Assistant Program might be exactly what you want. This course will teach you the duties of working in a zoo and result in you becoming an ABC Certified Zookeeper Assistant (ABCZA) upon graduation. Our curriculum includes studies on animal housing and exhibits, a focus on animal behaviour (an ABC specialty), animal safety, exotic animal health, nutrition and much more. Zookeeping assistants need to be prepared to work hard and not all the work is glamorous, but the rewards for animal lovers who wish to be involved in one of the most intriguing animal careers of all, make this one of our most popular new programs. Learn more…
Our goal is to provide a quality education and assure that every student graduates with a strong academic and practical foundation directly reflecting ABC’s mission to help animals. To accomplish this, we’ve spent years developing and perfecting an affordable and unique hybrid vocational training program which includes both hands-on and online training.
Our low cost tuition directly reflects our commitment to helping animal lovers fulfill their dream of a career working in the animal industry. By educating students throughout Canada and all of North America, we’ve created a powerful team of skilled advocates who are devoted to nurturing the human-animal bond through dog training, cat training, veterinary assisting, pet grooming, zookeeper assisting and aquarium maintenance. In turn, our mission and purpose is fulfilled.
Enrol now by calling 1-800-795-3294 and see why Animal Behaviour College is the right school for anyone wishing to pursue a career working with animals!