- Raleigh, NC | Apply by April 23
- Richmond, VA | Apply by May 3
- Washington, DC | Apply by May 25
- Minneapolis, MN | Apply by June 9
- Columbus, OH | Apply by August 13
- Atlanta, GA | Apply by August 18
- Toronto, ON | Apply by August 20 [3000CAD scholarship]
- Phoenix, AZ | Apply by August 23
- Oviedo, FL | Apply by September 13
- Eugene, OR | Apply by October 11
- Dallas, TX | Apply by October 18
- Additional locations will be announced throughout the year (click here to be notified about new locations)
The new scholarships are part of KPA’s ongoing effort to expand inclusiveness in the positive reinforcement animal training community. In addition to the 14 scholarships to the DTP program, KPA offers scholarship opportunities for its introductory and comprehensive online dog training courses.
“We are pleased to offer this scholarship fund to support individuals who come from historically underrepresented backgrounds and wish to pursue a career in positive reinforcement animal training,” said Aaron Clayton, CEO at Karen Pryor Clicker Training (KPCT).
Ken Ramirez, Executive Vice President and Chief Training Officer at KPCT adds, “If you have always dreamed of becoming a dog trainer but not sure where to start, or if you are looking to advance your animal training career, we offer scholarship opportunities at every level to help you reach your goals.”
Learn more about KPA’s BIPOC Scholarship Opportunities.
About the Dog Trainer Professional Program
Designed for people who have an interest in training animals professionally, KPA’s Dog Trainer Professional program is a comprehensive program that teaches both the science and practice of dog training. Based on the most up-to-date behavior science and modern training and teaching practices, this 6-month course combines online learning with hands-on teaching from some of the most experienced teachers in the field. Graduates become part of a community of more than 1,800 trainers who demonstrate a consistent level of excellence and represent themselves and the Karen Pryor Academy name proudly. Learn more about the Dog Trainer Professional program.
About Karen Pryor Academy
Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior (KPA) offers positive-reinforcement-based courses for both experienced and aspiring trainers. KPA offers 12 all-online courses (Dog Trainer Foundations, Dog Trainer Foundations-Immersion, Dog Trainer Comprehensive, Puppy Start Right for Instructors, Dog Sports Essentials, Shelter Training & Enrichment, Canine Freestyle, Smart Reinforcement, Better Veterinary Visits, Train Your Cat!, Concept Training: Let’s Get Started, and Concept Training: Modifier Cues). The KPA flagship Dog Trainer Professional program is a combination of online learning and hands-on workshops. KPA is advancing the field of force-free training by certifying and promoting the next generation of skilled animal trainers and teachers. To learn more about Karen Pryor Academy courses, visit www.karenpryoracademy.com. To see an international list of KPA Certified Training Partners, visit https://www.karenpryoracademy.com/find-a-trainer