Animal Behavior College Reviews

The Animal Behavior College is an educational organization which offers potential students the highest quality training in order to become a dog trainer, dog groomer, or vet assistant.

How Does It Work?

According to, this school was founded by a previous president of the Animal Behavior and Training Associates, or ABTA, to fulfill a need for highly trained animal trainers and specialists.

While helping nationwide pet store PetCo to create a dog training program that would be consistent across the country, ABTA created an exam which measured trainers' knowledge and effectiveness. Almost 70% of trainers and specialists who took the exam at that time failed.

This proved a need for a well regulated, detailed educational process that would both standardize and increase professional animal workers' knowledge and skills, and so the Animal Behavior College was created with programs for dog trainers, dog groomers, and vet assistants. 

Cost & Price Plans

The costs of their courses depend on which area of study you choose to pursue, but all three courses fall into the price range of around $3,000 to just over $5,000.

These prices include the classes themselves, as well as all materials and a hands on externship with a Mentor Trainer.  

Refund Policy

This website does not reference any potential Refund Policy, though most educational programs have a time period in which you can cancel your registration and receive a refund of any funds you have paid until that time.      

Customer Service Contact Info

Customers who would like to speak to their Customer Service team about their questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by phone at 800-795-3294, through their Live Chat feature, or by submitting them directly to their website.  


Though this school appears to be well liked and respected, there are some complaints regarding their vet assistant program.

Unfortunately, this program is only intended to give you the experience you need leading up to a certified vet tech program - it is not a replacement for a traditional program.  

Competitors and Alternatives?

There are many other programs that offer training for people interested in becoming dog groomers and trainers, but people interested in alternatives would do best to look for schools and programs in their local area.  
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August 28, 2015
I liked this school, really nice