4 Paws Up! The Animal Behavior College!
Whether you want some super insight into relating to your personal dog or you’re thinking about becoming a trainer, vet tech or groomer, join us now with the founder and president of the largest dog training college in North America! Steve Appelbaum! He was named one of the top 25 most influential people in the pet industry, and his training programs are in Petco! And, it’s all for the love of dogs and helping to keep them in their homes forever!
Steve Appelbaum is an expert dog trainer and President of Animal Behavior College, a nationwide school that teaches people to become professional dog trainers. Founded in 1998 by Appelbaum, Animal Behavior College has grown to the largest school of its kind in North America with students in all 50 states and every Canadian province. The school projects over 2800 students in 2009, also offers a Veterinary Assistant program and will launch a Groomer program in 2010.
Appelbaum has been featured as a writer and speaker at the American Boarding Kennel Association's (ABKA) annual conference, Barkleigh's Animal Behavior West conference, Hershey Groom and Train Expo, and the IACP annual conference. He has also been utilized as an expert witness on dog/animal related legal cases.
Other active animal welfare memberships include the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC), Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Appelbaum is also an honorary friend of the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association (SCVMA).