Animal Behavior College Announces Its Newest Sponsor: Andis Company Agrees to a Silver-level Sponsorship of the School’s Grooming Instruction Program

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Andis Company is one of 13 Animal Behavior College Sponsors to offer the school's students access and information about some of the pet industry's most innovative products and tools.

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"Not only is ABC a leader in grooming education, they are the perfect partner for helping us to reach new and established professional groomers," said Karen Formico, Andis vice president for marketing.

Animal Behavior College (ABC) today announced that Andis Company, a Sturtevant, Wisconsin-based manufacturer of handheld tools used to trim, cut, curl, straighten and dry hair, has become a Silver-level sponsor for the school’s certified Grooming Instruction Program (GIP). The sponsorship is effective immediately.

“Not only is ABC a leader in grooming education, they are the perfect partner for helping us to reach new and established professional groomers with Andis’ industry-leading education and tools,” said Karen Formico, Andis vice president of marketing. “Andis looks forward to building career-long partnerships with ABC groomers who graduate from the GIP.”

“We’re pleased to partner with Andis Company and appreciate their investment in pet groomer education,” said Steven Appelbaum, president and CEO of Animal Behavior College. “Andis is an exceptional company with first-rate products. Their support enables Animal Behavior College to offer our grooming program students access to new products and information for a more dynamic educational experience.”

For more than 90 years, Andis Company has designed and manufactured high-quality tools for animal groomers, barbers, shearers and other professionals. The family-owned and operated company is best-known for its electric clippers and many blade innovations. In 2013, Andis introduced ElectroGlide™ technology for animal blades that resists corrosion and provides a smoother and faster cut on all animal coats. In 2014, the company introduced the ShowEdge™ large animal clipper and expanded its line of professional pet grooming shears, clippers, blades, and. Trimmers. Andis also offers pet grooming products, which include brushes, combs, de-shedding tools, rakes and nail clippers.

In addition to pet grooming certification, ABC offers certification through its Dog Obedience Program (DOP) and Veterinary Assistant Program (VAP). The school also offers a variety of timely STPs (short-term programs) on subjects such as cat management and training, pet nutrition, pet massage, pet sitting and training shelter dogs.

Currently, ABC has 13 sponsors including Groomer’s Choice, Cardinal Pet Care™, Miracle Corp™, PetAg Inc, Wahl™ Clipper Corp. and Charlee Bear.

To become a dog trainer, pet groomer or veterinary assistant, visit the website at or call 1-800-795-3294.

About Animal Behavior College
As of March 18, 2016, Animal Behavior College (ABC) has graduated and certified 20,515 professional dog obedience trainers, pet groomers and veterinary assistants. Of that number, 1,022 of these graduates are also military spouses.

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