Santa Clarita, Calif., February 17, 2015 — People love their pets. It doesn’t matter if they are bumpy, furry, slithery or smooth; animals play an important role in our lives. Most owners consider their pets a part of the family and this sentiment will likely never change. In fact, pet ownership in U.S. households has steadily increased to 82.5 million, according to the 2013-2014 APPA National Pet Owners Survey.
“National Love Your Pet Day” is February 20. Animal Behavior College (ABC) has created a special video that celebrates the extraordinary bond people have with their pets and encourages pet owners to take time every day to appreciate and enjoy the relationship they have with their pet pals.
For many pet owners, celebrating this ‘unofficial’ holiday involves a day of pampering, playing or primping their pets. Some choose to give special treats, buy a new toy, play games, go biking or running while others splurge on luxury grooming packages and other special services that lavishly indulges their four-legged friends. Some pet owners choose to celebrate their pets by spending a quiet evening at home with them snuggled by their side. Regardless of how one chooses to celebrate, the day is all about pets.
Although dogs and cats are still the most popular pets, the survey also noted that pet ownership in the U.S. for other types of animals including birds, freshwater fish, saltwater fish, reptiles and small animals has also increased.
Who: Animal Behavior College Video Celebrates “National Love Your Pet Day”, February 20
Why: To remind pet owners to set aside time each day to appreciate and celebrate the unique
relationship they have with their pets.
Where: To see the video blog, go https://animalbehaviourcollege.ca/blog/
Animal Behavior College is the largest school for professional dog trainers in the U.S. To date, the college has certified and graduated more than 11,300 professional dog trainers, 4,200 veterinary assistants and 1,300 groomers through its Dog Obedience Program (DOP), Veterinary Assistant Program (VAP) and Grooming Instruction Program (GIP). The college also offers a variety of timely continuing education programs. For more information on how to become a dog trainer, obtain dog-training certification or enroll in a program, visit our website at www.AnimalBehaviorCollege.com/info or call 1-800-795-3294.