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Dog Trainer / Apprentice job

PetcoSt Louis, MO
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Company Description

Headquartered in San Diego, Petco is a venerable pet specialty retailer employing more than 25,000 partners and operating more than 1,500 locations across the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico. They also operate 80 smaller format neighborhood shops, as well as prescription and digital pet health advice services through PetCoach and petco.com. The company is very involved in charity work: it has invested more than $200 million through its own independent nonprofit organization (the Petco Foundation) in promoting animal welfare. In addition to this they work closely with thousands of local animal welfare groups, organizing in-store adoption events and helping animals find homes.

Job Description

Healthier pets. Happier people. Better world. Our vision might sound lofty, but we believe it's attainable when we obsess about providing complete care for our amazing pets. Our approach goes far beyond addressing our animals' basic needs to support their physical, mental, social, and emotional needs. By being sure we take all of these elements into consideration, we can help pet parents take the very best care of their pets.

As a Dog Trainer or Dog Trainer Apprentice with Petco, you will play an absolutely vital role in the Petco family. Within your store, you will be the primary resource and leader for Petco's Positive Dog Training program. You must be committed to and show a genuine interest in enhancing communication and teamwork between dog and pet parent by offering positive solutions and rewarding success while providing a fun and safe environment for dogs, pet parents and store partners.

Our Dog Trainer Apprenticeship is a comprehensive training program to prepare you for the role of Dog Trainer in your store. Apply today, and a store manager will review your skills, experience and prior training to determine where you might fit on the Dog Training team.

Responsibilities will include:

* Acting as a subject matter expert for Petco's Positive Dog Training Program, products, services and in-store promotions
* Promoting, conducting and instructing all current dog training curricula
* Be a genuine Petco ambassador who exemplifies the Petco culture and values in all communications and interactions.
* Coaching, encouraging and motivating dogs and pet parents
* Effectively deliver formal presentations
* Achieve Dog Training goals by offering creative Training solutions
* Strong ability to inspire and motivate self and others.
* Assisting in the loading, unloading and stocking of merchandise
* Ensuring that store animals receive the highest quality care and are maintained in clean, safe and secure habitats
* Promoting established safety and loss prevention procedures

The ideal Dog Trainer candidate will have:

* CPDT-KA or Karen Pryor Academy (KPA-CTP) certifications
* Previous experience teaching positive reinforcement dog training techniques in group or class settings
* Computer skills with the ability to quickly research information from the Internet
* The ability to work during peak traffic periods during week days and weekends

TASKS

  • Cue or signal animals during performances.
  • Talk to or interact with animals to familiarize them to human voices or contact.
  • Conduct training programs to develop or maintain desired animal behaviors for competition, entertainment, obedience, security, riding, or related purposes.
  • Feed or exercise animals or provide other general care, such as cleaning or maintaining holding or performance areas.

SKILLS

  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical ThinkingUsing logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Active LearningUnderstanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

KNOWLEDGE

  • Administration and ManagementKnowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Customer and Personal ServiceKnowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • PsychologyKnowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
  • Education and TrainingKnowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

Petco

Type

Company - Private

Size

Large

Revenue

$2B to $5B

Location

Multiple locations

Industry

Pet Supplies

Founded

1965

CEO

Brad Weston

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