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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, veterinary assisting, will prepare students for the exciting world of veterinary medicine. Learn how you can become a veterinary assistant today.

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APC Deferred Loans

Need a Loan for School?

The APC just announced the launch of their new Deferred loan program. APC Deferred Loans will allow students to start school with less of a financial commitment and to defer payments until after graduation. To learn more, contact one of our admissions specialists today or click the link below for more details...

Take a 3D Tour of Our Facility

The Academy of Pet Careers shares a 35,000 square foot facility with Petropolis: Empowered Pet Care. Roam the halls in our 3D virtual tour and see what makes this the best place to start a pet career in the Missouri/Illinois.

Click the image to start the 3D tour. You can walk through the building manually or click play in the bottom left corner to turn on a guided tour.

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.

Latest News and Information

Pack Theory Debunked

January 13, 2017

For years, there has been controversy amongst dog trainers over the practices of dominance theory (aka pack theory) and its use in dog training. Anyone who was a dog trainer 15-20 years ago thought that dominance was a crucial part of the training process, but with new light on the subject, pack theory has been…