Experienced Dog Trainer

Chicago

27 May 2024

Chicago

Full Time

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Job Summary: Responsible for promoting, educating, and executing the PUPS training methodology in the interest of helping our members develop the best possible relationship with their dogs. Prior experience training dogs is required, but we are extremely willing to help you grow in any capacity. PUPS will invest a significant amount of time educating you on our methodology, dog psychology, and effective training techniques. 
Essential functions and responsibilities: 

  • Communicating effectively with members 
  • Designing personalized effective training regimens for pet parents and their dogs 
  • Obedience training, behavior modification and management techniques 
  • Supporting the team with training knowledge and expertise 
  • Coordinating schedules with members, prospective members, & PUPS team members 
  • Executing various training programs and providing material support to members 
  • Conducting evaluations with prospective members to determine which training regimen would best suit them 
  • Managing training schedule 
  • Assisting PUPS team members in the training sales process 
  • Representing PUPS in a professional, and positive manner 

Competencies:  

  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills. 
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. 
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate. 
  • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment. 

Education and Experience: 

  • High school diploma or GED. 
  • Certification through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) is advantageous. 
  • Sound knowledge of dog training techniques as well as animal behavior and body language. 
  • Proven experience working as a dog trainer. 
  • Excellent problem-solving, organizational, and time management skills. 
  • Strong dog handling skills. 
  • Effective communication skills. 
  • A love for dogs. 
  • Patient and enthusiastic. 

Physical Requirements:  

  • Stand for long periods of time. 
  • Walk or run for long periods of time. 
  • Repeat the same movements. 
  • Bend or twist their body. 
  • Must be able to safely lift dogs of up to 50 lbs. 

Affirmative Action/EEO statement 
PUPS Pet Club provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.  We believe that a diverse team is a better team.  The perspectives and experiences that people from different backgrounds bring to the company drive better decisions and improved results.  PUPS Pet Club is committed to a culture of inclusion and believes that diversity drives the best results. 


Other duties 
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.