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Dog Trainer

Company: Paw Commons Pet Resort
Location: Encinitas
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Location: Paw Commons Encinitas, Encinitas, CA, 92024Skills:Experienced in dog trainingAbility to work independently and as part of a teamExcellent communication skillsKnowledge of canine body communication and operant conditioningAbility to handle difficult or aggressive animalsAbility to identify training needs and find the right fit of training techniques for clientsAbility to manage training programs and support pet care staffCommitment to exceptional service and upholding organizational valuesHigh school diploma or equivalentComputer experienceAbility to lift up to 50lbsAvailability to work weekends and holidaysJob Summary:The Trainer Role is an experienced individual who can be a standalone trainer as well as a supporting member to the training program and the pet care staff with the daycare yard management. This position works in tandem with other Trainers on staff and reports to the Director of Training.The following additional duties are a summary of duties asked, please understand that miscellaneous duties may be assigned.Training:Understanding of canine body communication as an individual within any environment such as home, daycare or within the Paw Commons facilityUnderstanding of Operant Conditioning as well as the ability to utilize a range of skills within training theoryMust be open and knowledgeable about common training tools and reward systemsAbility to confidently work with all sizes, breeds of dogs, and to handle difficult or aggressive animals, with proper instruction and trainingAbility to identify the training need from clients regarding their dogs trainingTrainers must be versed or open for continuing education on different techniques and learning styles for finding the right fir of training techniques for their clientsDemonstrate communication skills internally and externally for all clients and staffProgram Management:Uphold cleaning and disinfect routines of the training area and any tools dailyCommunicate with upper management about the needs of the training departmentSupport pet care staff and management with daycare yard management and dog handlingAssist with de-escalating any potential risk within the facility and coaching pet care staff on how to handle the behaviorsGeneral Duties:Always provide exceptional service to all human and animal guestsMust treat people and animals with respect, work with integrity and ethics, and uphold Paw Commons Pet Resorts organizational valuesFollow all federal and state laws pertaining to the pet care industryExhibit sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasons for decisionsObserve safety and security procedures; consistently reports for assigned shifts on time, and in proper uniformFollows instructions, responds to supervisory or management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments to uphold the Companys employee handbookAttend community events as a brand ambassador for the Paw CommonsPerforms additional duties as requiredQualifications:Two years of related customer service experience, and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and dog training experienceExperience with hands-on dog training is requiredCertifications such as CDT, CTFC, CPDT-KA, or CDBC are a plusKnowledge of various breeds and breed sizes, as well as a vast majority of breed-specific challengesHigh school diploma or general education degree (GED) is recommendedComputer experience is requiredMust be able to read, write and speak English, bilingual employees are encouraged to applyDesire to contribute to building a positive working environment for themselves and their coworkersby Jobble

Keywords: Paw Commons Pet Resort, Encinitas , Dog Trainer, Human Resources , Encinitas, California

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