Dog Trainer

Retail Shrewsbury, Massachusetts



  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must have 6+ months of professional experience in dog training for both group and individual settings
  • Knowledge in command and behavioral based 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.

  • Leading multi-week group and private classes for puppies and adult dogs
  • Combining positive reinforcement command, behavior, socialization, and wellness into their classes
  • Conducting potential customer consultations
  • Follows safe practices and procedures when introducing dogs
  • Conduct potential customer consultations
  • Actively engage pet parents to continue to grow the business
  • 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 Trainers combine their knowledge of command based training and behavioral development to facilitate an everlasting bond of unconditional love between pet and pet parent. 

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 . . . 

Check out what our team members have to say . . . 


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.