Dripping Springs, TX, USA
Responsible for the hands-on training of Hearing, Service and Facility Dogs. Send resumes to email@example.com. Include desired position in subject line.
Participate in evaluation of shelter dogs.
Train assigned behaviors for dogs.
Provide scheduled and requested updates to Manager of Training and CEO on training progress for each dog
Maintain health of dogs including any necessary veterinary visits
Maintain health and training records
Feed and exercise dogs
Perform husbandry procedures on dogs
Maintain cleanliness of kennels, play yards and training building on a daily basis
Ensure a safe working environment for the animals, staff, recipients, volunteers and guests
Comply with ADI (Assistance Dogs International) certification standards for kennel and dog care and support
Communicate effectively and openly with all SDI employees, representatives, customers, donors, their representatives, and clients.
Set a positive example to all SDI staff members
Assist in tours, educational programs
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must be knowledgeable in operant conditioning and classical conditioning, both in theory and with hands-on experience, and be able to apply these to training Hearing, Service and Facility Dogs
Minimum of a high school diploma. Some college or a college degree is preferred.
A minimum of 2 years’ experience training dogs other than your own.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak to Guests and Team Members.
Valid Driver’s license with current automobile insurance
Founded in 1988 by attorney Sheri Soltes, Service Dogs, Inc. builds better lives for Texans overcoming challenges through partnerships with custom trained Assistance Dogs provided free of charge.