Seeking a motivated Kennel Tech/ Dog Trainer to join our growing team! We have a team of 4 trainers who work together daily training dogs, caring for dogs, learning, posting social media content, and working with clients. We are seeking our next team member who is motivated to learn more about dogs, training clients and just enjoying our shared passion; dogs! Apply online today.
We have a beautiful facility on 8 acres in Mills River, North Carolina. There are 2 fenced training yards and 6 open acres to walk, train and exercise dogs. There are 2 creeks through the property for dogs to enjoy swimming. Additionally, we are bordered by 2 gravel roads which offer a lovely opportunity for longer walks.
Career growth Learn alongside the dogs you train! We provide a salary raise with each level of training you master! There are 5 levels of training to learn: Puppy, On Leash, Off Leash, Behavior Training, Therapy Dog, Service Dog. This position is for kennel technician with the opportunity to achieve 6 levels of Dog Training.
You will also have the opportunity to excel your career with commission-based training sales, providing one on one training sessions for clients.
Kennel Technician Position requires morning feeding, walking, and bathing, cleaning kennels. Record keeping in our data system is required, as is reporting to our kennel manager and following assigned SOPs.
Trainer position requires watching videos, reading books (on your own time!), watching training evolutions, practicing newly learned skills, participating in learning exercises, passing evaluations, and asking for help when needed. You will learn how to read dogs, identify specific behaviors and what they communicate, conduct behavior evaluations on dogs, classify behavioral problems, and implement behavior training protocols.
One+ years experience caring for dogs in a kennel, shelter, training or grooming facility Knowledge and understanding of dogs, dog behavior, and body language Professional appearance and representation of the company
Adhere to preset training curriculum Meet with clients on arrival and departure of pet Record training sessions and provide updates to clients Video record completed training Conduct private lessons with clients Create social media content
Care, feeding, bathing and walking dogs Train assigned dogs daily Handle & train small and large breeds from puppies to adults Work with dogs needing behavior training Learn; expand skill set and education Assist other trainers