Animal Training

Animal training is the act of teaching animals specific responses to specific conditions or stimuli. Training may be for purposes such as companionship, detection, protection, and entertainment. The type of training an animal receives will vary depending on the training method used, and the purpose for training the animal. For example, a seeing eye dog will be trained to achieve a different goal than a wild animal in a circus.

In some countries animal trainer certification bodies exist. They do not share consistent goals or requirements; they do not prevent someone from practicing as an animal trainer nor using the title. Similarly, the United States does not require animal trainers to have any specific certification. An animal trainer should consider the natural behaviors of the animal and aim to modify behaviors through a basic system of reward and punishment.

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Matching Animal Training Colleges

Becker College

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $34,650 average out-state tuition; $34,650 average in-state tuition

Bergin University of Canine Studies

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $9,375 average out-state tuition; $9,375 average in-state tuition

Lamar Community College

At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $5,783 average out-state tuition; $3,470 average in-state tuition

Saint Francis University

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $33,856 average out-state tuition; $33,856 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Animal Training Majors

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Diversity in Food and Natural Resources Scholarship

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Up to $15,000 Varies See Details
 

Diversity in Food and Natural Resources Scholarship

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

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Up to $15,000

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Julia Wasserman Animal Welfare Fund

Fairfield County Farm Bureau

$5,000 September 30, 2022 See Details
 

Julia Wasserman Animal Welfare Fund

Fairfield County Farm Bureau

award

$5,000

deadline

September 30, 2022
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LDEI Impactful Change Scholarship

Les Dames d'Escoffier International (LDEI)

$5,000 May 02, 2023 See Details
 

LDEI Impactful Change Scholarship

Les Dames d'Escoffier International (LDEI)

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$5,000

deadline

May 02, 2023
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National Western Stock Show Scholarship - Colorado State University

Colorado State University - College of Agricultural Sciences

Up to $5,000 Varies See Details
 

National Western Stock Show Scholarship - Colorado State University

Colorado State University - College of Agricultural Sciences

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Up to $5,000

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San Antonio Livestock Exposition Scholarship

Sam Houston State University - College of Arts and Sciences

$2,500 Varies See Details
 

San Antonio Livestock Exposition Scholarship

Sam Houston State University - College of Arts and Sciences

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$2,500

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Kenneth R. Imig Scholarship

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of ACES

$2,500 Varies See Details
 

Kenneth R. Imig Scholarship

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of ACES

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$2,500

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Charles Ennis Rice Agricultural Scholarship

Arizona Western College

Up to $2,500 Varies See Details
 

Charles Ennis Rice Agricultural Scholarship

Arizona Western College

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Up to $2,500

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San Antonio Livestock Exposition Scholarship

Sul Ross State University

$2,500 February 15, 2023 See Details
 

San Antonio Livestock Exposition Scholarship

Sul Ross State University

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$2,500

deadline

February 15, 2023
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Sven Peterson Memorial Scholarship - UCSD

University of California, San Diego

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

Sven Peterson Memorial Scholarship - UCSD

University of California, San Diego

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$2,000

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A.L. Warrington Memorial Scholarship

Marshalltown Community College

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

A.L. Warrington Memorial Scholarship

Marshalltown Community College

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$2,000

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