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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 help these dogs become better integrated with new families, and to help owners train, manage, and modify behavior using non-aversive, evidence-based practices.

If you are interested in applying for a shelter/rescue scholarship, please view our information sheet here.

The two-part scholarship application process requires a Student Application Form as well as an Endorsement Form from the applicant's shelter or rescue organization. Both forms will become available here on June 1, 2017.

If you have questions about the scholarship program, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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