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

Requirements

  • 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 jobs@aacspca.org

3 Comments


    • 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 jobs@aacspca.org. 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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