Academy Scholarships

The primary reason for relinquishment of dogs to shelters and rescues is their behavior. Each year the Academy for Dog Trainers offers a limited number of partial scholarships to aspiring trainers who are actively working in animal sheltering and rescue. The Academy looks for applicants who will use their education to keep shelter/rescue dogs in adoptive homes, to prepare dogs to become integrated with new families, and to help owners train, manage, and modify behavior using non-aversive, evidence-based practices.

Each year we accept scholarship applications between June 1 and 15. After carefully reviewing our 2019 Scholarship Application Guide, interested trainers can download application materials below.

2019 Scholarship Application Form

2019 Scholarship Endorsement Form

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