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European Training Programme (ETP)
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Last year, Dogs Trust Worldwide announced a new partnership with Purina PetCare Europe to launch a range of initiatives to help animal welfare charities across Europe to improve welfare and rehome effectively, as they continue to crusade for a better world for pets.

The European Training Programme (ETP), an initiative supported through our partnership with Purina, will aid development for organisations across Europe. 



Attendees of ETP will gain and develop region-specific knowledge varying from adoption and fostering protocols, pet nutrition, dog and cat population management, canine and feline behaviour, shelter management and veterinary protocols to social media, marketing, and fundraising – and much more. 




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Meet and learn from dog welfare experts

Join a small group of European delegates for an interactive programme through Zoom with more than 20 sessions. We will have expert speakers presenting and you can ask questions and share experiences in a creative, fun and supportive environment.

You will also get the chance to network and make friends with others around Europe looking to improve dog and cat welfare; this is so important in finding solutions to the common challenges faced by everyone who works in animal welfare.


If you have a shelter, we will discuss how to run it efficiently, and share the best way to affect real change without one. The importance of changing human behaviour and useful fundraising tips are other key sessions. 

Join our next online European Training Programme
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About our next ETP

Our next online ETP is being held from Monday 11th - Friday 15th September 2023, so, if you are working to improve dog and cat welfare in Europe, and would like to participate, please do download the application form below and email it to us.


The sessions will be as interactive as possible and therefore numbers will be kept low. This means that the application process will be competitive so please apply now to avoid disappointment.




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Apply for our ETP by Monday 28 August 2023

The deadline for applications for this September ETP is Monday 28th August 2023.

Download an application form here and email completed forms to the international team via



Completing and submitting a form is not a guarantee of attendance.

Most delegates are selected by matching their training requirements to the range of subjects covered, which is extremely broad.

View and download our FAQS document