Dog Day School Trainer

Retail Sudbury, Massachusetts


Description

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 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.

 

Essential Job Functions: 

The incumbent must be able to consistently perform the following duties and responsibilities with or without 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
  • All other assigned duties from the Store Manager and/or any member of the Retail Leadership Team

 

Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Minimum 1 year dog training experience
  • Ability to read and promote positive canine play
  • Must have confident and assertive demeanor to help maintain control over the dogs
  • Must have a love for dogs and a keen sense for animal safety
  • Knowledge in positive command reinforcement and behavioral exercises for puppies
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work well within a team environment
  • Must be observant
  • Must know how to have fun!

 

 

Physical Requirements:

  • 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 up to 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 

 

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.