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Job Descriptions

Part-time Overnight Pet Sitter

Availability: S-M-T-W-Th-F-S, Days/Evenings/Holidays, weekly hours vary, pay is commission based, $75-$150/night.

Locations: Nashville, TN and surrounding area.

Duties include:

  • Caring for pets overnight in clients’ homes, per the clients’ instructions.

  • Being on-call when another pet sitter is sitting in case of emergencies.

  • Must be willing to walk dogs in ALL weather conditions (heat, cold, rain, snow, etc.) per our  policies.

  • Must adhere to force-free methods as trained.

  • Communicate with clients clearly for updates every morning and evening and provide beautiful photos.

  • Must become pet first aid and CPR certified within 30 days of hire and Fear Free certified within 90 days of hire (reimbursed by The Cooperative Canine).

  • Must be able to learn scheduling and communication software.

  • Candidates who demonstrate a desire to grow and pursue industry-related education will be given priority consideration.

  • Preference will be given to candidates who can also board dogs in their own home.

Overnight Pet Sitter

Group Class Dog Trainer

 

**WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT HIRING FOR THIS POSITION**

However, we will accept applications and contact you should you fit our needs when a position becomes available.

Availability: At least one weekend day and weekday evenings, 10-20 hrs/week, $15.00/hr to start, potential for other hourly training opportunities outside of group classes.

Duties include:

  • Teaching group classes according to provided curriculum.

  • Supervising dog and puppy play groups.

  • Being on-call to cover classes as needed for other instructors.

  • Maintaining a clean training facility.

  • Performing related duties as assigned by the training center supervisor.

  • Must adhere to force-free methods.

  • Must become pet first aid and CPR certified within the first 30 days of employment.

  • Must be able to learn scheduling and communication software.

Minimum requirements:

  • Experience in group instruction, either as a dog trainer or in other education.

  • Must demonstrate basic knowledge of force-free dog training techniques, specifically basic manners training, using luring, capturing, and shaping.

  • Must demonstrate a basic understanding of learning theory, appropriate use of equipment, and classroom management skills.

  • Preference will be given to candidates currently enrolled in a dog training program such as KPA, CATCH, ABC, or similar program that promotes the use of positive reinforcement and discourages the use of aversive methods.

Group Class Dog Trainer
Dog Training Intern

Dog Training Intern

Note that this internship is initially UNPAID. However, once the candidate has been determined to be capable of leading unsupervised private consultations, they will be paid on a commission basis. As an employee, this trainer will be expected to obtain Pet First Aid & CPR certification within 30 days, Fear Free Animal Trainer certification within 90 days, and Level 1 Canine Training Technician certification from Pet Professional Guild within one year. (All certification costs will be reimbursed by The Cooperative Canine.)

Availability: Four weekdays and at least one weekend day.

Locations: Nashville, TN and surrounding areas. Opportunity for remote work after probationary period.

Duties include:

  • Observing and assisting a private consult trainer's sessions.

  • Preparing for obtaining certification with Pet Professional Guild.

  • Learning how to conduct history taking.

  • Learning how to formulate a training plan and implement it with the client.

  • Documenting consult sessions in client software.

  • Must adhere to force-free methods.

  • Must be able to learn scheduling and communication software.

  • May be asked to learn remote training protocols and software, such as Zoom, Google Drive, etc.

 

Minimum requirements:

  • Must demonstrate basic knowledge of force-free dog training techniques, specifically basic manners training, using luring, capturing, and shaping.

  • Must demonstrate a basic understanding of learning theory, appropriate use of equipment, and client communication skills.

  • Must demonstrate the ability to take a basic client history and formulate an appropriate training plan.

  • Must demonstrate the ability to coach clients in following the training plan.

  • Preference will be given to candidates currently enrolled or recently graduated from a dog training program such as KPA, CATCH, ABC, or similar program that promotes the use of positive reinforcement and discourages the use of aversive methods.

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