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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...

Vet Assisting School

Our newest program coming Spring of 2020, the veterinary assisting program will prepare students for the exciting world of veterinary medicine. Learn how you can become a veterinary assistant today.

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New Program: Veterinary Assisting!

The veterinary field is in desperate need of qualified vet assistants, so, The Academy of Pet Careers has added a 5-month program designed to prepare graduates for the exciting field of veterinary medicine. The first semester is expected to begin in the spring of 2020. Click the link below for more details on how to get started...

New Location: Now Open and Enrolling

We had a great 2019 and we are outgrowing our space. We have purchased a new building totaling 35,000 square feet and construction has already begun. All classes are now in session and currently enrolling.

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Our Philosophy at The Academy of Pet Careers

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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Tips for Taking Your Dog to the Coffee Shop

December 5, 2017

Do you love spending time with your dog? Want to take them with you to your local coffee shop? You can if you’ve prepared them and yourself for the visit. Here are some tips to get you ready: 1. Find dog-friendly coffee shops on DogEtiquette.info. 2. Select the best leash for your pup here. 3.…

Training Cue: “Come”

May 5, 2017

A recall or “come” cue should be trained from the moment you bring your new dog home. This is another fundamental skill that you will find helpful in everyday life. Recalls aren’t only helpful with wandering dogs, but also as a simple tool to elicit attention in an undesirable situation. It can be helpful in…

Training Cue: “Sit”

May 5, 2017

“Sit” is commonly one of the first skills taught to new dogs, because it is easy for a dog to learn and is a well-known behavior to society. We consider “sit” a fundamental behavior and it should be taught right away. Basic commands like this will help with other more complicated training in the future.…