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.
For more information about the application process, please view our 2018 Scholarship Application Guide.
The scholarship application process is open once a year between June 1 and 15. At that time, live links to the application and endorsement forms will appear on this page.