Job Title: Pet Manners Trainer

Company:  What a Great Dog! Training Center
City, State Zip:  Frisco, TX 75033
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Teaching group Pet Manners classes
  • Teaching Pet Manners Private Lessons
  • Opportunity to assist in curriculum development
  • Work in a team environment, collaborate with other trainers, front desk staff and management to deliver excellent services for our clients.
Qualifications: 
  • Must have positive reinforcement training and teaching experience (6 months minimum)
  • Desire to work in a team environment
  • A passion for continuous education on dog behavior and training
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and client bedside manner.
Preferred Certification: CPDT-KA®
Salary & Benefits:

Hourly rate of $9/hour, plus commission of 15 – 18% of revenue (depending on experience level). Resulting compensation is approximately $30 – $32 per hour. Benefits include health insurance, Paid Time Off, annual educational stipend, opportunity to bring your dog to work. Excellent working environment with our two indoor facilities are large and climate controlled.

How to Apply:  

You’ll find our job application and instructions for submittal on our website:
www.whatagreatdog.com/employment-opportunities/

Date Posted:  08/04/2022

Job Title: Canine Behavior and Training Team Member

Company:  National Disaster Search Dog Foundation
City, State Zip:  Santa Paula, CA 93060
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Meet canine care and medical needs and execute our conditioning program.
  • Implement training plans, including basic or advanced level training of skills.
  • Assist in behavioral and performance screening of dogs.
  • Recordkeeping of all activities related to our dogs.
  • Support and mentor Canine Operations Team members and handlers.
  • Work courteously, respectfully, and cooperatively with staff, volunteers, and handlers; promote a humane and caring attitude toward canines at all times, including those that are sick, injured, fearful or aggressive.
Qualifications: 
  • Experience and ability to safely and humanely work with big, active dogs in all states of health and of unknown dispositions.
  • Interest in learning and skill development.
  • Team-oriented.
  • Communication skills.
  • Driver’s license.
Preferred Certification: CPDT-KA®
Salary & Benefits:

Full time, Exempt. Flexible hrs, Su-Sa 6:30a-8p. Availability to work some evenings/weekends/holidays. Pay commensurate with experience and certifications.

How to Apply:  

Please send your cover letter and resume to Senior Director of Canine Operations, Tracy Darling: Tracy@searchdogfoundation.org or apply on our website:    https://searchdogfoundation.org/careers/

Date Posted:  07/26/2022

Job Title: Animal Training & Support Manager

Company:  Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League
City, State Zip:  West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Duties & Responsibilities:

Responsible for overall behavioral health and well-being of shelter population placing concentrated focus on enrichment and stress reduction, shortening length of stay, providing adopter and foster support and behavior modification. Develops, executes, and oversees intake prevention efforts as they relate to behavioral issues in the home, free and paid behavior and training classes offered to the public, and directly oversees Animal Training and Support Coordinators. All functions to be performed in keeping with organization’s philosophy of utilizing positive reinforcement based methods.

Qualifications: 
  • 3yrs behavior experience in shelter ; 2yrs managing behavior team
  • CAAB or ACAAB, or ability to earn within 2yrs
  • Knowledge of health & behavior issues in companion animals
  • Ability to handle physical & emotional aspects of work in shelter
Preferred Certification: CPDT-KA®, CBCC-KA®
Salary & Benefits:

$75,000 annual salary; comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and PTO

How to Apply:  

To view the full job description and submit an application, please visit https://www.peggyadams.org/career-opportunities

Date Posted:  07/25/2022

Job Title: Public Dog Trainer

Company:  Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation
City, State Zip:  Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Provide dog training advice and materials for ARF adopters, in class settings and in private consultations.
  • Respond to and follow up on questions generated in the class environment and ensure students’ needs are addressed or referred, both in a class setting and via behavior telephone line return calls and email responses.
  • Assist in the development of adoption take home plans
  • Help advice ARFs foster volunteers with training and follow up.
  • Provide effective training of duties and mentoring to volunteers who assist with training classes.
  • Help to administer Canine Good Citizen tests
Qualifications: 
  • High School Diploma required. BA or AA degree not required, but preferred. Degrees in Animal Sciences, Psychology or Sociology are encouraged to apply.
  • Dog Behavior and Training course of study preferred or comparable experience.
Preferred Certification: CPDT-KA®, CBCC-KA®
Salary & Benefits:

$29/hour. Medical, dental, and vision benefits. Assistance with certification fees and continuing education.

How to Apply:  

https://arflife.org/careers

Date Posted:  07/22/2022

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