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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. 

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...

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 in the industry.

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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...

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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.

Latest News and Information

Halloween Can Be Scary For Dogs

October 23, 2019

Some dogs are comfortable with all sorts of people and are not put out by people in weird getups or strange makeup. But those dogs are the exception. Most dogs, even very people-sociable dogs, can become worried about seeing people in costumes. From strange makeup to full-face masks, and costumes that change our shape from…

When Medical Problems Are Found in Grooming

October 9, 2019

Assessing Medical Problems   Most of the dogs that we groom see the groomer more often than they see their vet. It’s important for us as groomers to be an additional set of eyes. During grooming we often find problems that owners weren’t aware of or we take a closer look at something that they’re…

Social Pressure In Force Free Training

October 7, 2019

When people hear the term “force free”, or “fear free” or “positive reinforcement” or “cooperative” in relation to training, certain ideas usually come to mind. For many who do not fully understand the concept of this type of training, they may think that the idea of using any kind of “pressure” is taboo for us…