Welcome National Football League!

We are glad you took the time to check out our school. Animal Behavior College has a special offer for active NFL players, players who have retired within the last 5 years, and their immediate family members.

The NFL Tuition Assistance Program will pay for 100% of tuition to any of ABC’s programs for any current players or any players who have retired anytime within the last 5 years!

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NFL Special Offer

FREE Tuition for Players and Ex-Players!

Discounted tuition for your families!

Any NFL member who is an active player, or who has retired within the last 5 years, can enroll in one of our programs for FREE through The NFL Tuition Assistance Program.  Any NFL member’s immediate family (over the age of 18) that enrolls in one of our programs and pays in full will have an automatic 20% discount on the price of their tuition.

Concierge Experience

Eligible NFL members and their immediate families (over the age of 18) that enroll in one of our programs will receive VIP treatment. This means discounts on all programs (see more below) and special assignment to our program operations manager, who will oversee your progress throughout your course of study. 

Unparalleled networking opportunities

NFL/ABC graduates are eligible to enroll in the ABC Alumni group. Our alum group has over 35,000 members, including the largest group of pet dog trainers in North America, thousands of veterinary and grooming graduates, numerous feline trainers, aquatics specialists, and unique connections to thousands of veterinary hospitals, grooming salons and animal rescues, all across North America.  

Are you an animal lover?

Is this offer for you?

Are you interested in behavior and learning how to train animals?  Perhaps you are more artistic and style oriented and would love to learn how to groom dogs and cats? 

You may be interested in health and medicine, and your dream is to work as a member of a veterinary team. Perhaps your passion is in aquatics, and designing and maintaining aquatic environments is your idea of a fantastic hobby and possible dream job. 

Some of you might be intrigued by the idea of working for a zoo or exotic animal sanctuary. Lions and Tigers and Bears? Finally, a few of you already have dog training experience and are looking to take your skills to the next level by learning to train service dogs. If any of the above descriptions fit you, you have come to the right place!

Who are we? Animal Behavior College (ABC)

Animal Behavior College (ABC) is a private vocational school specializing in animal-related careers and courses. The school has been helping animal lovers pursue animal careers for over 25 years. With over 35,540 graduates across the United States and Canada, and 185,000 volunteer hours donated at animal shelters, we are proud to be approved by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education and maintain an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
ALL of our programs are approved for current NFL players (or players who retired within the last 5 years) to take. 

The pet industry. What is it and how much opportunity exists?

The pet industry in the United States is expected to generate over 143 billion dollars in 2023. Yes, you read that correctly.  What’s more, as the chart below illustrates, the pet industry has continued to expand regardless of economic downturns, pandemics etc.  

Pet Industry Growth

$ 136.8 Billion 2022
  • 2021 - $123.6 Billion
  • 2020 - $108.9 Billion
  • 2019 - $97.1 Billion
  • 2018 - $90.5 Billion

Pet industry growth and size is relevant because it speaks to potential opportunities.  For example; there are more than 80 million dogs and over 60 million cats kept as pets in the United States. Add over 20,000 veterinary hospitals, 15,000+ grooming salons and over 140 million fish kept in aquariums in the US, and you can see how much potential pet industry skills translate into.

Why take our programs?

Different reasons. First, all of our students are animal lovers who are fascinated by them and want to be involved in working with and helping them. Some students are looking for skills and knowledge that will allow them to gain part-time employment or start side businesses. If this is you, consider our Dog Trainer, Cat Trainer, Aquarium Maintenance, and Pet Groomer programs.

Other students are looking to turn their passion into a full-time career. Consider our Dog Trainer, Cat Trainer, Veterinary Assistant, Aquarium Maintenance, and Pet Groomer programs if this is you. 

Still, other students aren’t sure if they want to take the knowledge and skills they learn in our programs and monetize them. Instead, they want to volunteer everywhere, from animal shelters and rescues to zoos and exotic animal sanctuaries. If this is you, any of the above programs could help you on this path. 

Finally, some students want to take our programs because it will allow them to take their hobby to a more advanced level. For more information about any of our programs, please click on the links

The next steps?

  1. Talk with a counselor. It’s free, and you are under no obligation to enroll.Call 1 (800) 795-3294
  2. Connect to us via Live Chat.
  3. Please email us for more NFL@animalbehaviorcollege.com

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