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Free Tuition For Displaced Vatterott Students

ST LOUIS, MO – December 18, 2018 – Yesterday, Vatterott College announced its closing, displacing hundreds of employees and thousands more students. In response, The Academy of Pet Careers is offering up to 5 Vatterott students free tuition to attend their pet career school in hopes that other educational facilities will follow their example. With this news,…

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New Animal Behavior Seminar Teaches How To Reduce Fear In Pets

Animal Behavior Seminar, The Academy of Pet Careers

ST LOUIS, MO – November 23, 2018 – Every program at The Academy of Pet Careers (APC) offers canine communication and animal behavior training. Skills learned in these programs help pet professionals better read dogs, to better serve them. Because of its popularity, the APC has developed a 2-day animal behavior seminar focusing on managing fear-driven…

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Dog Training School Takes on a More Positive Approach

Positive Reinforcement Training

ST LOUIS, MO – October 1, 2018 – The Academy of Pet Careers eliminates the use of punishment from their curriculum. With the agenda of empowering pets, their dog training school is determined to only use reward-based methods to teach pet obedience. The pet obedience world has predominantly been focused on corrective-based training methods, using…

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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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Fox 2 News Speaks with President Joseph Schifano

Joseph Schifano speaks with Lisa Hart and Kevin Steincross (Fox 2 News) about our dog training school. Lorrie Curnes and Tony Alaimo demonstrate training skills learned at the APC dog training school. Dog Training School In Missouri What Is Positive Reinforcement Training? How Much Do Dog Trainers Make? Service Dog Training

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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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