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Apprentice Dog Trainer

Job Details

Greenwich Village - New York, NY
Full Time
High School or Equivalent / GED


You are responsible for assisting a Dog Trainer and/or Senior Dog Trainer in all aspects of delivering training services at your assigned locations. This includes performing group classes, train and play sessions, and private lessons.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Performing New Dog Integrations, Behavior Evaluations, and Walk Assessments
  • Performing group classes, private lessons and Train and Play Sessions
  • Following up directly with clients on the details of their dogs behavior (whether results from training services or otherwise)
  • Communicating the behavior needs of dogs to all relevant staff
  • Training associates on recognizing key dog behavior in order to create a safe and fun environment for all dogs
  • Driving revenue (both training and otherwise) from clients based on their dogs behavior needs
  • Documenting in detail all client communications and dog observations into PetShop
  • Learning communication techniques to become an effective client advocate
  • Studying and reading about dog behavior through resources in company library
  • Assisting at off-site events

Salary: $16.00/ hour


  • Qualifications:
  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Minimum of one-year experience working with and / or handling dogs in a professional setting.
  • Must own an iPhone or Android device.
  • Knowledge of Biscuits & Bath and a genuine interest in the well-being of dogs.
  • Ability to learn about and understand each dog as an individual with his or her own personality traits, good and bad habits, past experiences, etc.
  • Ability to juggle a variety of responsibilities, while balancing competing deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (both verbal and written) skills.
  • High degree of independent decision-making and problem-solving capability.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Must be physically fit to lift dogs 50lb +, bend, kneel, stand for long periods of time and perform requirements of the job.
  • Ability to work a varied schedule including days, evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Must be able to pass a thorough background check.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint & Word) and Internet savvy.