VSPDT Mentor Interest Form

Thank you for your interest in becoming a professional mentor for the Victoria Stilwell Academy for Dog Training & Behavior (VSA). As a VSPDT member, it is not necessary for you to complete the full VSA Mentor Application process, but we need a bit more information about your current training services. Please complete the form below to let us know that you’d like to be considered as a VSA Mentor. Note that just as with non-VSPDT mentors for the Academy, completing this form does not guarantee that you’ll be placed with a student, as mentor pairing is contingent on many factors. If you nave any additional questions about serving as a mentor for VSA, please contact Susan Kendrick – our Mentor Engagement Manager.

Note: if you are not a VSPDT member, please visit https://www.vsdogtrainingacademy.com/mentors/ to request an application.


VSA Mentor Form – for VSPDTs Only

    First Name

    Last Name

    Your Email

    Business Name

    Please provide your facility address or the city or zip code where you offer training services.

    Please describe the types of private training consults you offer, if any (i.e., in-home, at shelters/rescues, etc.)

    Please list the types of group classes you offer, if any (i.e. basic manners, puppy, etc.)

    If you do not teach group classes, do you have access to audit and participate in another trusted third party's group classes with your mentor?

    Please describe the scope of your business. For example, do you offer general training services and/or do you have a specialty (such as aggression) or another niche market?

    Why do you want to serve as a mentor with VSA?

    Have you served as a mentor or teacher before?

    If yes, please tell us about the organization and/or industry for which you served as a mentor or teacher.

    What are your strongest attributes as a teacher/instructor?

    What experiences do you feel have prepared you to mentor an aspiring positive dog trainer?

    We will contact you if we need more information or if a student applies for the Academy near your area. Note that we cannot guarantee if or when we will have students in your area.

    Thank you again for your interest in becoming a professional mentor in the Victoria Stilwell Academy!