Dog Trainer Job at Petco, Terrell, TX

  • Petco
  • Terrell, TX

Job Description

Create a healthier, brighter future for pets, pet parents and people!

If you want to make a real difference, create an exciting career path, feel welcome to be your whole self and nurture your wellbeing, Petco is the place for you.

Our core values capture that spirit as we work to improve lives by doing what's right for pets, people and our planet.
  • We love all pets like our own
  • We're the future of the pet industry
  • We're here to improve lives
  • We drive outstanding results together
  • We're welcome as we are
Petco is a category-defining health and wellness company focused on improving the lives of pets, pet parents and Petco partners. We are 29,000 strong, working together across 1,500+ pet care centers, 250+ Vetco Total Care hospitals, hundreds of preventive care clinics, eight distribution centers and two support centers.

Dog Trainer

Position Overview : Petco is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our team as a Dog Trainer. As a Petco Certified Dog Trainer, you will play a vital role in furthering Petco mission as a Pet Health and Wellness company by enhancing the bond between pet parents and their furry companions. Your expertise in modern dog training techniques and positive reinforcement methods will help pet parents develop well-behaved, happy, and healthy dogs. You will provide one-on-one training sessions, group classes, and offer advice on basic training, environmental management, product recommendations, and customized training plans to address specific training goals.

Your Petco Career:

All candidates are required to complete the 'Dog Training Instructor Program' to become Petco Certified Dog Trainer consisting of the following:
  • Stage 1: Dog Training Apprentice: 6-weeks weeks of instructor led learning and development.
  • Stage 2: Dog Trainer: Successfully run and grow the dog training business in one of Petco's Pet Care Centers with local and national marketing support, with access to internal partner resources, networking, client acquisition through our state-of-the-art online booking and scheduling systems.
  • Note: Approved candidates with prior experience that can pass both skill and knowledge assessments may be eligible for accelerated training
  • Competitive base pay, plus incentive
  • Medical, dental, vision and more
  • 401k and more
  • Paid time off
  • Petco Discounts
  • Career development and growth opportunities, such as a Dog Trainer Mentor, Dog Training Pro & Virtual Instructor
  • Conduct dog training group classes and private lessons with pet parents, educating them on positive reinforcement techniques and environmental management while providing guidance to strengthen the human-animal bond.
  • Recommend and sell appropriate training tools, equipment, and supplies to pet parents, ensuring they have the necessary resources for successful training.
  • Keep accurate records of training sessions, progress, and pet parents' feedback
  • Maintain confidentiality and professionalism at all times.
  • Collaborate with the store team to promote dog training services, assist with scheduling, and handle customer inquiries or concerns.
  • Work cross functionally with grooming and veterinary teams to provide 360 solutions for all dog training guests.
  • Ensure a safe and clean training environment by adhering to Petco's policies and procedures regarding animal care, health, and safety.
  • Complete cash register transactions, guest buy-online-pick-up orders and other Pet Care Center merchandising activities, as needed.
  • Passion for animal care, training, and welfare and a genuine interest for improving the lives of pets and their pet parents.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with pet parents and provide clear instructions and demonstrations.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle and work with dogs of all sizes, ages, and breeds in a safe and humane manner.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize responsibilities effectively.
  • Flexibility to work weekends, evenings, and holidays as needed to accommodate the training schedule and store operations.
  • Physical stamina to stand, walk, bend, and lift heavy objects (up to 50 pounds) associated with dog training equipment and supplies.
  • Familiarity with computer systems and software to manage training records, schedules, and communication with pet parents.
Note: This job description is intended to provide a general overview of the requirements and responsibilities of the Petco Dog Trainer position. Duties and qualifications may vary based on location and specific store needs.

Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or any other protected classification.

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