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Certified Dog Trainer


  • Fur-Get Me Not Pet Care
  • 01/14/21
  • Arlington, VA
  • 22206
  • $15 - $25 / Hourly
  • Part-Time
We an immediate opening for a Certified Professional Dog Trainer with roughly 10-20 hours a week of availability to start and would grow from there. Trainer would primarily conduct training camp services (one on one with dog working basic skills while attending dog daycare) and conduct private lessons (individualized with client). The private lessons could be offered online during the pandemic using Google Meet. We also have a need for the candidate to develop and instruct online webinars and workshops using Google Meet. Group classes are on hold for now during the pandemic but once in person classes resume, we would like the trainer to assist with group behavior classes (reactive, fear, impulse). Group classes are offered on weekends, training camp and private lessons are offered daytime and evenings, 7 days a week. There is also an opportunity for the trainer to work with employees on dog behavior and canine education.

Applicants should have experience in conducting private training sessions specifically related to general obedience and good manners. In addition, some experience in behavior specific coaching is preferable. Applicant should also be well-versed in clicker training, use positive methods, have a professional and positive attitude, interested in expanding their knowledge in the animal behavior field, and enjoy coaching people.

Preference is for candidates with 5 years or more of experience and is well versed in positive reinforcement dog training. Applicant must have experience teaching group classes, conducting private sessions, and is enthusiastic about working with a team of like-minded trainers. Candidate should have or be working towards one of the following certifications CPDT-KA, CPDT-KSA, CBCC-KA, CDBC, KPA CTP, ACP-CDT, ACP-CDTA.

Fur-Get Me Not is a family owned and operated pet care business that opened in 2000 and provides a full suite of pet services including dog walking, pet sitting, dog daycare, and boarding. We have offered dog training services since 2006. Our group classes and private offerings focus on getting adopted rescues off to a good start and developing well-mannered family dogs. We also emphasize personalized training and offer a variety of behavior related group classes. We are committed to teaching people how to train their dogs using positive training methods, with a focus on learning theory and animal behavior.

All team members are employees. Fur-Get Me Not handles marketing, payroll, student registration and class management, training supplies, and billing. This structure allows you to focus on working with clients and dogs, and a team of trainers that share the same passion.

Serious inquiries only please. If you are qualified and would like to pursue a trainer position with us, please provide a resume that outlines your experience.

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