Dog Trainer Job Description

Dog Trainer Job Description

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Dog trainer provides instruction to students in their Military Working Dog (MWD) Handler training course and assist the customer with the selection of MWD’s.

Dog Trainer Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Complete cash register transactions customer carry-out service consisting of merchandise weighing up to but not exceeding 50 pounds per trip
Instructs inmate handlers dog behavior, socialization, obedience, and service dog task training
Interviews and selects applicants for weekend puppy raiser homes
Works with dog department to facilitate placement of new puppies and return of dogs when finished training
Knowledge about dogs, including basic ethology
Knowledge about various training methods and the skills to apply them appropriately
Knowledge about training tools and the skills to apply them appropriately
Clients need to be your highest priority
Be available to clients before and after classes, and during the week to answer questions
Treat each client and dog with respect

Dog Trainer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Dog Trainer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: KPA, CTP, CPDT-KA, IACP, CPDT

Education for Dog Trainer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the dog trainer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Bachelor's Degree in Forestry, Management, Wildlife, Associates, Technical

Skills for Dog Trainer

Desired skills for dog trainer include:

Shooting techniques in a courteous and helpful manner
While always stressing the importance of firearms and hunting safety
Concepts and principles of Air Base Ground Defense
Diving dog and agility
Dog training under the direction of Purina Farms trainers
Training and pet care with pet advisors working in the pet center to ensure consistent information is being shared with guests
USAF Security Force Career Field operations to ensure execution of the task order
USAF Security Forces Career Field operations to ensure execution of the task order

Desired experience for dog trainer includes:

Listen to what clients need and do your best to give appropriate training options to meet their needs
Check in classes on the first night of class
Be willing to substitute if possible for other instructors
Ability to collect data, establish fact, draw valid conclusions and maintain confidentiality
Ability to work well with the public and coworkers and instill trust in your abilities
Ability to work confidently with all dogs and handler teams

Dog Trainer Examples


Dog Trainer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of dog trainer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for dog trainer
  • Alert store management immediately if any animal, reptile, bird or fish is abused, in need of medical attention or other special care
  • Train dogs of all sizes and temperaments on any training or behavior modification topics, including but not limited to, basic obedience, recall, dog to dog aggression, human aggression, loose leash walking, vet handling/cooperative care, separation anxiety, and leash reactivity
  • Positive reinforcement (R+) force-free methods only
  • Coach clients of various learning styles on how to effectively train their own dogs to transfer the behaviors you have taught their dog
  • Provide feedback to owners and document dog’s progress at the end of each dog training session
  • Collaborate with our Hospital Manager and the medical team to build own training clients with the goal of working up to full time training
Qualifications for dog trainer
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience training dogs professionally
  • CPDT, KPA, or IACP certification strongly preferred
  • Experience with force-free dog training, most behavior modification topics and using reinforcers of various types based on pet needs
  • Experience teaching group dog training classes
  • Background in public speaking, presenting, and facilitating a group
  • Comfort level with technology and the ability to coach others on troubleshooting issues

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