Animal Behavior

The Humane Hierarchy in Training and Behavior Modification

The Humane Hierarchy

The Humane Hierarchy was developed by Dr. Susan Friedman, PhD, and adopted by the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) as the preferred order of interventions. We use this framework in both obedience training and behavior modification. The aim is to ensure that we’re tending to all of the dog’s needs while using the…

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Grisha Stewart – Behavior Adjustment Training

Grisha Stewart Behavior Adjustment Training BAT

The Academy of Pet Careers is excited to host the amazing Grisha Stewart and her Teamwork Dog Seminar. For information about the event, please visit the event page. About Grisha Stewart Grisha is the founder of Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT) and is a lifelong pet advocate. Her mission is to teach families with dogs and other…

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Meet Our Newest Dog Training Instructor

Jody Epstein Dog Training Instructor

The Academy of Pet Careers is excited to welcome the newest addition to our team, Jody Epstein! Jody will be taking over the role of head dog training instructor for our dog training school. In addition, she will be the new animal behavior instructor for our Pet Empowerment Program. We are excited to have Jody…

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New Study Abroad Program

Street Dogs of Mexico Puppy

Nations First Study Abroad Program for Pet Education The Academy of Pet Careers is excited to announce their new program, Study Abroad: Street Dogs of Mexico.  Dog overpopulation has plagued the streets of Mexico, and in some cities there are more dogs than people. Because of this, Mexico City puts down an estimated 20,000 dogs each…

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Life of a Fur Mom with Julie Tristan

Julie Tristan Life of a Fur Mom

Today, Joseph Schifano of The Academy of Pet Careers, joined Julie Tristan on her podcast, Life of a Fur Mom. Together, they discussed the exciting world of dog training and animal behavior. In lieu of our 25th anniversary, Joseph announced the release of our new Study Abroad program to Mexico. In addition, he mentioned the upcoming…

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