As a day school Trainer, you are responsible for the flow, function and management of day-to-day operations of day school during your scheduled hours.
From interacting with dogs, supervising play, taking dogs on their daily walks, practicing skill reinforcement, documenting each dog’s progress, and following a cleaning schedule, each day will require flexibility, awareness and teamwork.
You are comfortable around dogs of all breeds and sizes, and willing to develop your handling skills and proficiency at canine communication, signals and play styles.
You will be part of the team responsible for engaging all dogs mentally and physically throughout the day, so quick reflexes and a keen eye are important too.
You will document each dog’s progress to ensure clients are receiving an accurate reflection of how their dog interacts and progresses through his / her day school experience.
Your overall role is to provide exceptional support to our customers while they are away from their dog.
work with your team to oversee the flow, function, and operations of day school to ensure all needs of clients and dogs are being met according to clever canines’ standards and expectationswelcome everyone who enters the facility to make them feel important, valued and comfortablecheck in, interact with, walk, clean up after, and check out dogsassist in the development of policy and procedures unique to day schoolsupervise play, practice skill reinforcement, engage dogsprovide daily progress updates for every dog through our database for monthly report cardsensure all progress and daily updates are tracked and recordeddocument client conversations, requests, compliments, concerns, etcetera in our database and communicate to the day school manager and / or office team as necessarybe accountable for the cleanliness of the facility, and understand client impressions and quality controlphone clients when necessary, such as for dog’s first daybe the liaison with and warmly welcome any other clever canines team members who are utilizing the space for clinics, workshops or other classeson closing shifts, help with set up of pack shack to prepare for the scheduled evening class / event (if applicable)ensure all required materials are noted and communicated for stocking and restocked as required
skills and attributes
customer service drivenpure interest in canine play, behaviour, and communication stylessolid conflict resolution skillsunderstanding of how to use empathy to motivate, encourage and / or supportconfidence with all breeds, ages and behaviourshigh level of physical fitnessnatural enjoyment of the outdoors in all conditionspositive attitudeopen mindopen to constructive criticism and coachingtime management skillssales and marketing skillsability to work independentlyresponsible and reliableability to take initiativepassion for helping people and their dogs achieve a balanced lifestyleflexibility in work hoursbasic computer skills
wage and benefits
The salary for day school Trainers is $15.00, paid hourly. You will receive health benefits and two weeks vacation annually.
You will receive minimum wage for all field training shifts and mandatory staff meetings. Becoming part of the clever canines team also gives you additional perks, such as free training programs, a great discount off day school and visits, free club 360 membership, staff discounts at various retailers, and more.