Dog Trainer

Dog Trainer

We are seeking a dog trainer that is either balanced or uses positive reinforcement to join our team. The job is Full-Time. This position works closely with other staff members, the general public, and shelter volunteers. It is a fast-paced, rewarding job environment.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Evaluate incoming animals
  • Perform temperament tests on new animals to the shelter
  • Attend staff meeting and discuss plans for animals
  • Create training plans and enrichment for animals with behavior issues and execute those plans
  • Provide training assistance and advice to adopters
  • Show animals to potential adopters
  • Lead volunteers in handling animals as part of our enrichment program
  • Assist in teaching volunteers proper animal handling
  • Help select animals for offsite events
  • Work with Rescue Coordinator on placing animals in rescue
  • Provide public training classes at the shelter
  • Conduct group training classes or playgroups for shelter animals
  • Answer phone calls and emails regarding the animals
  • Be an advocate for adoptable animals
  • Communicate to enrichment volunteers and staff on animal needs and behavior protocols for both in shelter and adoption
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Minimum of 2 years dog training experience
  • Available to work weekends and some holidays
  • Animal shelter experience preferred but not required
  • Must be comfortable with handling animals with behavioral issues, lifting 50+ lbs, and working on your feet
  • Must have customer service/phone skills and the ability to use basic computer programs like Microsoft Word and Google Drive

Please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to


    • Malik Anton Gardner
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    • November 7, 2018

    I enjoy working with animals I been a volunteer at commando k9 for more then 10yrs watching over dogs I really enjoy myself and I'm sure the animals will to. Phone number 443-685-5521 Address 8256 Autumn Lake County

      • SPCA-Admin
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      • November 7, 2018

      Thank you for your interest! Be sure to email your resume to We are going to schedule interviews in the next few weeks. If you are chosen, we will follow up with you directly.

        • Malik Anton Gardner
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        • November 8, 2018

        I believe I emailed my resume if not please tell me and I will try again thank you.

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