Four scholarships are currently available; applications can be submitted from 23/3/19. [ALL SCHOLARSHIPS HAVE NOW BEEN AWARDED - Congratulations to: Hannah and Ivy (Miniature Poodle), Elyse and Lennox (Australian Shepherd), Jayden and Arnold (Rottweiler), and Peter and Opal (Australian Shepherd).]
The first four suitable applicants will be awarded the scholarships.
A message with photos of the winners will be placed on the bottom of this page once all scholarship positions have been filled.
Each scholarship is valued at $400.
Each scholarship supplies 10 x 30 minute private training sessions focused on competition training and preparation.
Successful applicants must not have undertaken training with Avanti Dog Training previously.
Successful applicants must be able to undertake weekly training in Newcastle, Port Stephens, Maitland or Lake Macquarie. Training times can be flexible, and can include after hours or weekend training to work around the owner's work schedule as needed.
All breeds and cross-breeds welcome to apply. To be eligible to apply your dog must be aged between 8 months and 8 years of age. Your dog must be fit and well. You must be prepared to become a member of DogsNSW and register your dog with DogsNSW (this is because membership and registration is necessary to compete in official competitions). You must be prepared to attend a 30 minute private training session approximately each week, as well as practice independently for approximately 15 minutes each day. Only dogs with no significant behavioural issues (aggression, anxiety, etc) can apply for this scholarship. This is because dogs with significant issues can take longer to be ready for competition. Owners of dogs who display significant emotional / behavioural issues are encouraged to contact us to discuss behaviour modification training, then apply for a scholarship in another round. Scholarship applicants are typically people who have never competed before in a dog sport, however applications are open to those who are currently competing but need help to move into a higher level of competition.
To apply simply send us an email telling us a bit about your dog and outlining any training work you have already started (this can include basic tasks like "sit" or "down"). Also indicate any previous experience you have had training dogs.