Career in Dog Training & Pet Care

Join the Team at Best Paw Forward by submitting your cover letter and resume to info@bestpawforwardinc.com.

Part Time Dog Care Specialist – Best Paw Forward

Best Paw Forward is a growing, family run dog training and behavior business based in Chalfont, Pa. We provide dog training and behavior services to clients via boarding and training programs, private lessons and group classes.

Best Paw Forward’s company values are honesty, reliability and above all else, excellent service.

Job Description: Assist in the care of the dogs enrolled in our board and train programs. Must be comfortable with dogs of all sizes and with various behavior issues. Candidates should have a strong interest in dog behavior and be comfortable with dogs of all breeds, sizes and temperaments.

Job Duties:

  • Responsible for taking individual dogs on bathroom breaks
  • Responsible for taking individual dogs on walks
  • Responsible for feedings dogs and administering medications when required
  • Responsible for supervising group and individual play time within safety guidelines.
  • General cleaning of kennels and training area

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 1 year experience in a related field (dog daycare, dog walker, shelter, boarding facility or veterinary office)
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Great team player with excellent communication is necessary
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow safety protocol is a must
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Must be able to handle/lift dogs 50+ lbs

Compensation:

  • $10-$14 per hour dependent on experience
  • 10-24 hours per week available (can be split between multiple candidates)
  • Mon-Friday mornings
  • Mon-Thursday evenings
Best Paw Forward is a growing, family run dog training and behavior business based in Chalfont, Pa. We provide dog training and behavior services to clients via boarding and training programs, private lessons and group classes. Best Paw Forward’s company values are honesty, reliability and above all else, excellent service. The role of assistant dog trainer upholds the high ethical and moral standards of Best Paw Forward. Job Duties:
  • Perform multiple daily training sessions with dogs enrolled in board and train program according to program outline & customized training plan
  • Complete training log immediately after each training session
  • Assist the Training Director in Group Class (two Saturdays per month)
  • Supervise play time between dogs when appropriate
  • Assist Training Director as needed on Behavior Cases
  • Cleaning and maintenance of training space
Skills/Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 1 year experience handling dogs
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Working knowledge of dog behavior and training in individual and group settings
  • Reliable Transportation & Punctuality. Zero tolerance for excessive sick days or tardiness
  • Great team player with excellent communication is necessary
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow safety protocols is a must
  • Ability to work unsupervised & willingness to assist in a variety of tasks
Compensation: $15-20 hourly pay including medical, dental and vision insurance and FSA.

Best Paw Forward is a growing, family run dog training and behavior business based in Chalfont, Pa. We provide dog training and behavior services to clients via boarding and training programs, private lessons and group classes.

Best Paw Forward’s company values are honesty, reliability and above all else, excellent service.
The role of dog trainer upholds the high ethical and moral standards of Best Paw Forward by helping dog owners to better understand and communicate with their dog to improve dog’s behavior.

Job Duties:

  • Perform multiple daily training sessions with dogs enrolled in board and train program according to program outline & customized training plan
  • Complete training log immediately after each training session
  • Complete recorded training sessions daily
  • Assist the Training Director in Group Class (two Saturdays per month for 1 hour)
  • Supervise play time between dogs when appropriate
  • Assist with Client Support via email and in Facebook Group daily
  • Complete Private Lessons to Private Lesson Program Outline
  • Assist Training Director as needed on Behavior Cases
  • Cleaning and maintenance of training space

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 1 year experience as a dog trainer
  • Dog Training Certificate or Independent Certification preferred
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Working knowledge of dog behavior and training in individual and group settings
  • Reliable Transportation & Punctuality.
  • Great team player with excellent communication is necessary
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow safety protocols is a must
  • Ability to work unsupervised & willingness to assist in a variety of tasks
  • Must be willing and able to travel within a 15 mile radius of Chalfont for private lessons

Compensation:
$36,000 per year salary including medical, dental and vision insurance. Flex spending account & 401k available after a successful period of employment. Opportunities for bonus and commission available.

**position filled 4.1.19 – no current openings **

Best Paw Forward is a growing, family run dog training and behavior business based in Chalfont, Pa. We provide dog training and behavior services to clients via boarding and training programs, private lessons and group classes. As part of our commitment to providing dog owners with reliable, consistent and dog friendly behavior and training services, we are proud to offer learning opportunity to aspiring dog trainers. Our Mentorship program includes online learning and hands on application. We will dive into dog training behavior and running a successful dog business. Email us at info@bestpawforwardinc.com with the subject of “Dog Trainer Mentorship Opportunity” for more information.