Dog Training Specialist Job at Urban Pooch Training and Fitness Center - Damen Ave, Chicago, IL

  • Urban Pooch Training and Fitness Center - Damen Ave
  • Chicago, IL

Job Description

Job Description

Job Description

Urban Pooch Training and Fitness Center in Chicago, Illinois is calling all Dog Training specialists to apply to join our Behavior Team. Our team is committed to using reinforcement-based techniques and creating a force-free environment, addressing common behavioral issues such as leash reactivity, resource guarding, hyperarousal, separation distress, and aggression. You should be comfortable teaching and coaching in both individual and group settings, service-oriented, and flexible in approach while remaining dedicated to R+ techniques.


We are a reputable pet care facility that invests in our team. We pay our Dog Training Specialist a competitive wage of $20+ per hour depending on experience and availability . Our team also enjoys great benefits , including a $1,000 signing bonus, employee discounts on products and services as well as a $100 birthday bonus . We also make it easy to apply with our initial quick mobile-optimized application . If we have your attention, please continue reading!


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • 2+ years of dog training experience and knowledge
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and OS operating programs
  • Ability to meet the physical demands typical of this position and train active pets of all shapes and sizes

Certification from CCPDT or IAABC preferred, but we will consider a dedicated pre-cert trainer working towards all those fancy letters. How you work is what really matters - please be prepared to share a few recent cases with our interviewing team!


Ensuring a good work-life balance , this pet training position typically works 2-3 days each week for about 16 - 24 hours . This includes at least one weekend day. Trainers may need to be available some nights as well.

As a Dog Trainer, you instruct group obedience classes, teach private training sessions, and perform follow-up. Working with about 10 dogs and people at a time, you are patient, professional, and friendly as you train! As someone responsible for the execution of our operations, you make sure all our services from lodging to potty and crate training are executed well. You assist with sales efforts and communicate with clients regarding needs or behavior issues and concerns. You document plans, coordinate schedules, identify issues, recommend services, and assist with the daycare management floor as needed. You provide daily or weekly updates to pet parents and ensure the appropriate progress of our furry little friends! You assist coworkers as needed, keep your workspace clean, and warmly interact with all our customers. You feel good about using your skills to positively impact our clients and their pets!

If you can meet the requirements listed and perform this Dog Training Specialist job as described above, we would be happy to have you as part of our team!

Location: 60625

Job Posted by ApplicantPro

Job Tags

Hourly pay, Relocation bonus, Flexible hours, Night shift, 2 days per week, 3 days per week,

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