Scholarship Recipient Aspires to Start Her Own Service Dog Company

ST LOUIS, MO – July 17, 2019 – Cassandra Christensen was recently awarded the Hannelore Bugby Scholarship for Female Entrepreneurs by The Academy of Pet Careers. This scholarship is only offered once per year to a female student who shows ambition and aspires to start her own pet business. The ideal candidate is one who wishes…

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How Much Training Does A Dog Need?

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You’ve decided to train your new (or existing) dog. You’re going to a weekly class. Or you have a trainer coming to your home. Or maybe you’re watching YouTube videos and working on your own. But how much time should you devote to training each day? And how much time should you devote to training…

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The Myth of Reinforcing Fear

Reinforcing Fear, The Academy of Pet Careers

The Myth of Reinforcing Fear There is a school of thought in the training world that says you shouldn’t comfort or give treats to a frightened dog because you are reinforcing fear. For example, if your dog is frightened while getting groomed, you should not stroke them or distract them with treats because this could…

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Job Posting: Got Your Six Support Dogs (Maryville, IL)

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Part-Time Dog Trainer (Salary) Job Description Got Your Six Support Dogs is looking to hire a part-time dog trainer to work with veterans and their support dogs. Compensation: $12,000 – $15,000 Desired Start Date: 8/1/2019 Contact Information Nicole Lanahan 17 Schiber Court Unit A Maryville, IL 62062 Phone: (618)979-0916 Email: nicole@gyssd.org Website: www.gotyoursixsupportdogs.org   Dog…

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Noise Phobia in Dogs

Noise Phobia In Dogs, The Academy of Pet Careers

How to Help Your Dog’s Fear of Loud Noises Is your dog afraid of loud noises? Does she pant, pace, drool, shake, try to hide or try to escape whenever the thunder booms or the pops and bangs from fireworks happen? Noise phobia in dogs is a serious problem in some households. My dog used…

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Job Posting: Wagging Tails Trainer (Savannah, MO)

Part-Time Dog Trainer (W-2 Commissioned) Job Description Wagging Tails is looking to hire a part-time dog trainer. Apply for more details. Compensation: 50% Commission Desired Start Date: 8/1/2019 Contact Information Amber 104 South 5th Savannah, MO 64480 Phone: (816)324-0150 Email: amberbarker88@gmail.com Website: www.waggintails-mo.net   Dog Training School In Missouri What Is Positive Reinforcement Training? How…

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Job Posting: Wagging Tails (Savannah, MO)

Full-Time Dog Groomer (W-2 Commissioned) Job Description Wagging Tails grooming salon is looking to hire a full-time dog groomer. Apply for more details. Compensation: 50% Commission Desired Start Date: 7/1/2019 Contact Information Amber 104 South 5th Savannah, MO 64480 Phone: (816)324-0150 Email: amberbarker88@gmail.com Website: www.waggintails-mo.net   Dog Grooming School in Missouri How Much Do Dog…

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Job Posting: Worrynought Kennels (Farmington, MO)

Full-Time Dog Groomer (W-2 Commissioned) Job Description Worrynought Kennels is looking for a full time groomer to join their team. Compensation: $200-550/week Desired Start Date: 6/12/2019 Contact Information Pat Hart 1610 Ste. Genevieve Farmington, MO 63640 Phone: (573)756-9651 Email: None Website: Facebook   Dog Grooming School in Missouri How Much Do Dog Groomers Make?

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The Academy of Pet Careers Is Now Looking for Sponsors

ST LOUIS, MO – May 31, 2019 – Education is only the beginning to starting a successful pet career. The Academy of Pet Careers is looking for sponsors in the pet care industry that can help our graduates get connected and build the resources they need to succeed.   The value of a sponsor can come…

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Active Disengagement

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We’re Not Just Ignoring “Bad” Behavior, We’re Using Active Disengagement There are two main philosophies when it comes to dog training. One (often considered ‘old school’) is compulsion training. This is a style of training that uses tools such as choke chains, prong collars, or electronic training collars to correct the dog whenever they do…

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