Job Title: Canine Behavior Specialist

Company:  Our Companions Animal Rescue & Sanctuary
City, State Zip:  Ashford, CT 06278
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Work to set behavioral and enrichment plans for dogs.
  • Work to set educational plans for the staff to advance behavior knowledge and ability to apply the behavioral modification plans
  • Address fearful, reactive, and aggressive behaviors that may arise in the dogs.
  • Utilize Positive Training methods with all dogs
  • Provide positive reinforcement behavioral work, exercise, and enrichment
  • Work within Our Companions computer systems to collect and record data for accurate reports and required records
Qualifications: 
  • Experience with reactive and aggressive dogs.
  • Experience with positive reinforcement techniques, including Basic Obedience Skills, Systematic Desensitization, Counter Conditioning, and Redirection.
Preferred Certification: CPDT-KA®, CPDT-KSA®
Salary & Benefits:

Full time, Exempt. Flexible, M-F 8am to 5pm, some weekends and evenings required. Pay commensurate with experience and certifications.

How to Apply:  

Email letter of interest, resume, and three references to stephanie@ourcompanions.org

Date Posted:  05/17/2022

Job Title: Dog Trainer

Company:  LOMA Behavior and Training
City, State Zip:  San Antonio, TX 78230
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Carry out training plans for our Puppy Preschool and Reactive Rover client programs. These programs include initial evaluation sessions, private training lessons in client homes, day training lessons in client homes and public locations, group lessons and client support between lessons.  Some private lessons are offered online via Zoom.
  • Deliver services with a passion for transforming the lives of the animals in our care.
  • Bring compassion to all interactions with clients and coworkers.  Demonstrate patience and professionalism in all communication.
Qualifications: 
  • At least 2 years of experience implementing positive reinforcement and classical conditioning training plans.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with certification through the CCPDT, KPA or other reputable organization.
Preferred Certification: CPDT-KA®, CPDT-KSA®
Salary & Benefits:

$17-22/hour, medical, dental, & vision benefits, mileage reimbursement, assistance with certification fees & continuing education.

How to Apply:  

Send resume and cover letter to resumes@lomabehavior.com

Date Posted:  05/11/2022

Job Title: Behavior Specialist

Company:  LOMA Behavior and Training
City, State Zip:  San Antonio, TX 78230
Duties & Responsibilities:

Develop and implement behavior modification plans for dogs showing fearful and aggressive behavior. Training plans must follow the ethical guidelines of the CCPDT and the IAABC.  Use of e-collars, prong collars, or “balanced” approaches in a training plan is not an acceptable standard of care for our clients.

Provide a variety of services including initial evaluation sessions, private training lessons in client homes, day training lessons in client homes and public locations, and client support between lessons. Some private lessons are offered online via Zoom.

Qualifications: 
  • At least 5 years of experience creating and/or implementing behavior modification plans for dogs showing fearful and aggressive behavior.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with certification through the Animal Behavior Society, IAAB, CCPDT or other reputable organization that teaches the principles of ethical, humane, positive reinforcement training.
Preferred Certification: CPDT-KA®, CBCC-KA®, CPDT-KSA®
Salary & Benefits:

$20-25/hour, medical, dental, & vision benefits, mileage reimbursement, assistance with certification fees & continuing education

How to Apply:  

Send resume and cover letter to resumes@lomabehavior.com

Date Posted:  05/11/2022

Job Title: Dog Training Manager

Company:  Animal Rescue League of Boston
City, State Zip:  Boston, MA 02026
Duties & Responsibilities:

People Management (Approx. 35%) – Supervise part-time dog training staff, providing training, coaching and feedback to staff in real time.

Dog Training (Approx. 45%) – Teach and lead classes from the practical application of positive science-based training techniques, including working knowledge of operant conditioning and positive reinforcement, and the ability to adapt to each dog’s training needs.

Business and Process Management (Approx. 20%) – Manage and grow the Dog Training Program; including, but not limited to, managing the budget, helping with registrations, payments, assignments, advertising, as well as keeping the schedule up to date in conjunction with any support staff.

 

Qualifications: 

Minimum of 3 years of experience in training dogs at all life stages along with experience with behavior modification, and an understanding of rescue dogs
Must have 2 years of experience managing a team
Must have 2 years of experience developing and operating a business

Preferred Certification: CPDT-KA®, CBCC-KA®, CPDT-KSA®
Salary & Benefits:

Salary Range: $55,000-$58,000 + Benefits

How to Apply:  

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=018914dc-6a0e-412e-83ef-5416366bf44a&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US&selectedMenuKey=CareerCenter

Date Posted:  05/11/2022

Job Title: Behavior Coordinator

Company:  Dakin Humane Society
City, State Zip:  Springfield, MA 01105
Duties & Responsibilities:

Performs and oversees the screening, behavior evaluation, enrichment, and training for all shelter animals. Makes recommendations for animal placement or euthanasia. Implements in-shelter behavior plans and enrichment to increase the adoptability and quality of life of animals in the adoption center. Develops, implements, supports and oversees staff and volunteers on topics related to behavior. Offers development and training on topics including: safe and humane animal handling, reading and responding to body language, enrichment and delivery of enrichment programs.

Qualifications: 

CPDT or equivalent, and have at least 4 years of dog training experience along with animal welfare experience.

Preferred Certification: CPDT-KA®, CPDT-KSA®
Salary & Benefits:

$45,000-$50,000

How to Apply:  

Please submit cover letter and resume at:  https://www.dakinhumane.org/careers-with-dakin.html

Date Posted:  04/28/2022

Job Title: Behavior Coordinator

Company:  SPCA of Texas
City, State Zip:  Dallas, TX 75212
Duties & Responsibilities:

The Behavior Coordinator is responsible for behaviorally assessing animals in the shelter and helping to determine a behavior plan of action. Providing enrichment for the animals in the shelter, recommending placement and movement of animals within the shelter, and coordinating and training behavior volunteers with a focus on enrichment, dog play groups and behavior modification. Train and support staff and volunteers in animal behavior, handling, restraint and enrichment.

Qualifications: 

Certification from IAABC, CCPDT, or other relevant animal behavior certifying organization. Appropriate and sufficient experience (and/or) education in lieu of these certifications may be considered.

Preferred Certification: CPDT-KA®, CBCC-KA®, CPDT-KSA®
Salary & Benefits:

$17.00 per hour. SPCA of Texas Benefits include Medical Insurance, Dental/vision insurance, Life Insurance, STD/LTS Insurance, Tuition Assistance, Thrift Plan 403B.

How to Apply:  

https://spca.org/about/spca-of-texas/careers/

Date Posted:  04/27/2022

Job Title: Certified Animal Trainer – Part-time, 12-month contract

Company:  Toronto Humane Society
City, State Zip:  Toronto, Ontario M5A 4C2
Country:  Canada
Duties & Responsibilities:

Provide Monday to Friday Day Training Services for clients. Conduct new client meet and greet and goal setting meetings. Develop training plans for clients. Conduct weekly client check in video calls. Conduct end-of-package client skills transfer sessions. Maintain accurate animal records. Foster, promote, support and drive inclusion and influence others to promote, embrace and progress Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at THS. Maintain a professional appearance, demeanour, and attitude at all times. Maintain a high level of confidentiality in all interactions.

Qualifications: 

KPA or CCPDT certification required. Minimum 2+ year’s Canine care and enrichment experience. Demonstrated ability to work with companion animals with all types of behavioural problems and temperaments. Experience creating and delivering behaviour modification plans.

Preferred Certification: CPDT-KA®, CPDT-KSA®
Salary & Benefits:

$24.08/hour, on-site parking, staff discount

How to Apply:  

Interested applicants should submit their application to hr@torontohumanesociety.com

Date Posted:  03/10/2022

Job Title: Trainer

Company:  Dog Trained LLC
City, State Zip:  Washington, DC 20016
Duties & Responsibilities:

Trainer would primarily conduct individualized, private lessons and day training walks including enrichment activities and/or lead or assist group classes. Private lessons are offered primarily at the customer’s home, our facility, or online via Zoom. One on one private training are offered day, evening and weekend. Trainers are responsible for their own flexible schedules. Group Classes are conducted in the evenings and on weekends. We do require all participants and staff to wear masks for group classes at our facility.

Qualifications: 

CPDT-KA, CPDT-KSA, CBCC-KA, CDBC, KPA CTP, ACP-CDT, ACP-CDTA

Preferred Certification: CPDT-KA®, CBCC-KA®, CPDT-KSA®
Salary & Benefits:

Full-time; $60k – $82k

How to Apply:  

Email resume/experience to:  info@dogtrained.com

Date Posted:  02/28/2022

Job Title: Puppy Socializing Program Supervisor

Company:  Guide Dogs for the Blind
City, State Zip:  San Rafael, CA 94903
Duties & Responsibilities:

Expand existing programs and implement state-of-the-art socialization-related practices, ensuring the highest caliber of husbandry, healthcare, environmental enrichment, and behavior modification for puppies on site. Monitor puppy health and social development tools for neonates (birth to 6 weeks) and puppies (6 weeks to 10 weeks). Identify puppies with specific temperament or physical needs, or those with delayed departure dates, and implement a specialized socialization/handling process to ensure effective development.

Qualifications: 

Degree in animal behavior or psychology, CTC/CPDT/CAAB/CDBC certification or equivalent academic experience preferred. 3 years of experience in a supervisory capacity. Demonstrated understanding of canine health, behavior, and development. Ability to lift and handle puppies weighing 15-20 pounds.

Preferred Certification: CPDT-KA®, CBCC-KA®, CPDT-KSA®
Salary & Benefits:

Competitive annual compensation & Benefits

Date Posted:  02/01/2022

Job Title: Behavior Manager

Company:  Brandywine Valley SPCA
City, State Zip:  West Chester, PA 19380
Web Site:  http://bvspca.org/
Duties & Responsibilities:

Behavior Manager oversees the overall direction of the BVSPCA shelter behavior program, public training classes, and enrichment programs. Creating & implementing behavior plans.

Qualifications: 

CCPDT, CTC, KPA, CDBC

Preferred Certification: CPDT-KA®, CBCC-KA®, CPDT-KSA®
Salary & Benefits:

$35,000 – $45,000, healthcare, vision, dental, 401K

How to Apply:  

Send email with resume to Rachel Golub at rgolub@bvspca.org

Date Posted:  01/26/2022