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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.

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...

Dog Training School 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.

Latest News and Information

How To Become A Dog Trainer

August 8, 2018

Starting a new career can be exciting, but you may have questions about how to get started. If you’ve ever wondered how to become a dog trainer, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together this guide just for you that lays out all your options. Before you get started, it’s important to define…

New Study Abroad Program

July 31, 2018

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…

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…