(317) 991-5400

6256 La Pas Trail, Indianapolis, IN 46268, USA

JOB OPENINGS

Dog Trainer

We’re a service dog organization dedicated to saving dogs from the shelter and training them as service dogs for people with disabilities.

We also teach dog owners how to train their own dog to be a service dog.

We have an immediate opening for a full-time or part-time position as a Service Dog Trainer.

 

Your responsibilities will include:

  • The caring and training of all the dogs. You will be responsible for training our dogs through their different phases which includes obedience to advanced specialized skills.

  • Maintaining each dog’s medical, training and evaluation records.

  • Assisting in all aspects of maintaining the dogs and the facility in good condition, which consists of feeding of the dogs, cleaning the kennels, grooming and providing medication when needed.

  • Coaching service dog clients and helping them train their own service dog.

Our trainers are responsible for training client-ready service dogs as well as helping the clients learn how to work with the dogs, so good communication skills, patience and the desire to help and make a difference are a must. You’ll need to enjoy working with both dogs and people.

We offer a team environment with learning and certification opportunities along the way. If you have experience training service dogs, that's great, If you've never trained a service dog before, as long as you understand the principles of reward-based training (clicker training), we'll teach you our methods and protocols.

 

Essential Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED required

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working and training dogs through positive reinforcement only.

  • Understanding of learning theory and behavior modification.

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Position requirements. The right candidate must:

  • Be able to work weekends and holidays

  • Be comfortable working with people and teaching private and group classes.

  • Be able to lift 50lbs and standing for extended hours.

  • Be able to work outside in cold and warm temperatures.

  • Have patience with both dogs and people.

  • Have the ability to work with minimum supervision.

  • Have good communication skills and customer service attitude.

  • Be able to work in an environment with exposure to disinfectant/sanitation, animal dander, and excretions

  • Have a valid driver's license.

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Compensation $12/hour

 

If you're interested in this position, please provide a cover letter and resume to melissa@medicalmutts.com

Kennel Assistant

We have an immediate opening for a part-time kennel assistant. You will be responsible for cleaning and disinfecting the kennels and crates as well as the training facility, grooming, feeding and medicating the dogs. This position is part-time only and on weekends.

Job responsibilities:

  • Clean, disinfect and maintain kennels, crates, and runs to ensure no cages or kennels are soiled and odors are not apparent. Perform general cleaning in other areas of the facility to control the spread of disease and odor. Wash and sterilize water, food bowls and toys.

  • Provide food and water to the dogs.

  • Provide care for the dogs. Report signs of illness, disease, injury or unusual activity to Director of Training.

  • Bathe, groom and care for the dogs in the facility.

Position requirements:

  • Able to use cleaning materials and equipment with skill and efficiency.

  • Able to perform moderately heavy physical labor.

  • Apply knowledge and skills in controlling/handling individual dog temperament.

  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

  • Have patience with both dogs and people.

  • Able to work with minimum supervision.

  • Able to work in a loud and chaotic environment.

  • Good communication skills and customer service attitude.

  • Must be able to work in an environment with exposure to disinfectant/sanitation, animal dander, and excretions.

  • Ability to do some maintenance work a plus.

  • Willing to work weekends and holidays.

Job Type: Part-time

Compensation: $10.00 /hour

If you're interested in this position, please provide a cover letter and resume to melissa@medicalmutts.com