Dog Day School Trainer

Retail Sudbury, Massachusetts



  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must have 6+ months of professional experience in dog training
  • Ability to work well within a team environment
  • Ability to read and promote positive canine play
  • Must have a confident and assertive demeanor to help maintain control over the dogs
  • Knowledge in positive command reinforcement and behavioral exercises
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must have a love for dogs
  • Must have a keen sense for creating and maintaining a safe environment
  • Must be observant

Essential Job Functions

The incumbent must be able to perform all the following duties and responsibilities with or without a reasonable accommodation.

  • Use a variety of positive learning techniques for dog behavioral changes, including a combination of operant conditioning through positive reinforcement and desensitization – examples: clicker training, hand signals, verbal cues, and reward systems
  • Partner with Lead Dog Trainer on projects such as assigning homework exercises for the dog and parent to work on between sessions
  • Follows safe practices, policies and procedures designated for Day School to facilitate appropriate play and enrichment activities for adult dogs and puppies
  • Works on various exercises and activities with puppies on behavioral development
  • Maintain a safe and clean environment for all pets
  • Conduct potential customer consultations and build clientele for the Day School
  • Supervise dogs of all sizes and breeds in an off-leash group play environment
  • Positively interact with pet parents in person, via email, text, and phone

Physical Demands

  • Position requires person to be both indoors and outdoors (to assist with customer carry out)
  • Majority of day is spent standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds on a regular basis
  • Must be comfortable working with a wide variety of animals including small and large dogs 
  • Must be able to work around pet hair and dander 

Position Purpose

Do you think of your pet as a member of the family? If so, then we have a lot in common! Like you, we are extremely devoted to our pets and only want the best for them. We are a community of true pet lovers with shared interests and values. We are professionally committed to being your resource for all aspects of pet ownership including health and nutrition, training, grooming and the latest in general pet care.  Our dog day school training services include multi-week group training classes as well as a drop-off daytime program for canine training, enrichment, and socialization.  The Day School Dog Trainer is responsible for dog training, enrichment and socialization activities at our drop-off daytime program as well as interacting with clients and potential clients.

Why should you join our team?

Full-time team members enjoy the following:

  • Growth opportunities! Be sure to ask about our groomer training and apprenticeship program
  • PTO (paid time off) – 2 weeks in first year, 3 weeks in second year
  • Paw-Ternity (paid Pet Adoption bonding time)
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)/ Flexible Spending Account (FSA) – medical and dependent care
  • 401(k)
  • Greatly discounted, employer-subsidized pet insurance
  • Generous discounts on goods and services
  • $25K life insurance policy (employer paid)
  • Short and Long-term disability (employer paid)
  • Employee Assistance Program/ 24X7 – completely confidential
  • Groomer referral bonus program

But don’t just take my word for it . . . 

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IPP is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  IPP recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or citizenship status.