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Dog Training School

Our dog training certifications teach everything from basic obedience to scent detection and service dog training, so find out how you can become a dog trainer today...

Dog Grooming School

Learn about our dog grooming courses and how you can become a certified dog groomer in as little as four weeks. Teachings include everything from bathing and brushing to breed trims. 

Dual-Certifications

We offer dual-certificates to those who desire a knowledge in both dog training and dog grooming, because many of our graduates choose to start their own pet business or desire to be leaders. 

Dog Grooming School and Dog Training School In Missouri

Dog Grooming School Missouri

Looking For A Career Change?

If you are curious about a career working with animals, The Academy of Pet Careers is here to help. The demand for certified dog groomers and dog trainers is growing and the industry is in desperate need of professionals. All our programs offer flexible scheduling and open enrollment, so you can start a new career in no time!

Want To Start A Pet Business?

Graduates of our dog training and grooming courses often start their own business. With the proper education and experience, starting a pet business can be as easy as finding your first client. No matter what your goals, education plays an important role in finding success. Check out how we can help you jump start your pet business today...

Become a dog trainer in Missouri

Our Philosophy

The Academy of Pet Careers teaches skills and techniques that empower pets. Pet Empowerment is all about understanding the psychology of fear in pets so that we can better serve them. Because of this desire to help, our passion at the APC is in improving the quality and standard of care in the pet industry. Every day, pets are taken to their vet, groom salon, or doggy daycare for socialization. They deal with fears and anxiety that most pet professionals don’t know how to recognize.

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Julie Tristan Life of a Fur Mom

Life of a Fur Mom with Julie Tristan

July 31, 2018

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…

Dog Massage

Dog Massage Classes

July 31, 2018

Massage is beneficial for dogs of all ages and sizes. Using techniques at home can build the bond between pup and parent. Dog massage can play an important role in the emotional and physical well-being of your dog! Learn more about massage classes below. About Dog Massage Classes Classes are taught by Ash & Oak…

Fitness With Fido Dog Yoga

Fitness With Fido Classes

July 24, 2018

Dog activity is so important, especially if you have an active breed. Sometimes letting them out in the backyard or going on a walk isn’t enough. As good pet parents, we are always trying to come up with ways to improve our pets’ lives. That is where Fitness With Fido comes in. With over 5…