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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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Do dog groomers need to be licensed?

Do Dog Groomers Need To Be Licensed?

May 14, 2018

If you’ve ever wondered how to become a dog groomer, you’ve probably found yourself on the internet researching if dog groomers need to be licensed. It is important to understand the difference between getting licensed and getting certified, and what the rules are in your state. These two words are used almost interchangeably in the…

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Benefits of a Raw Food Diet For Dogs

May 8, 2018

People are increasingly concerned about where their food comes from. More people are looking into ingredients and sourcing food locally or organically. It follows that as we become more concerned with where our food comes from and what we are eating, we would also become concerned with the source of our pet’s food. Even pricey,…

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Managing a Maturing Dog and How to Improve Their Lifestyle

May 8, 2018

Pretty much the only downside to loving a dog is that they age so much faster than we do. While we can hope for a decade or so of active prime time with our dogs, after that they will begin to slow down. Adjusting to your dog’s changing preferences and abilities can be challenging for…