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.