If you love caring for animals and truly understand the connection between people and pets, you’ll find company here, and we hope a fulfilling career! Lucky & Lady is now accepting applications for the position of Professional Dog Trainer.
Job Title: Professional Dog Trainer
Job Type: Part Time or Full Time (NONEXEMPT)
Number of Vacancies: 1
Job Location: Atlanta, GA
Compensation: Hourly Plus Commissions; Depends on Experience
Shift(s) Available: 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Required Education: High School or Equivalent
Are we ordinary? NO B*RKING WAY!
Lucky & Lady® is an Atlanta start-up aimed at taking everything about pet boarding, day care and grooming, and turning all of it upside down. We understand pets to be members of the family. We believe that pets should be cared for in the very best environment. And we know that people bring out the very best in our pets through interaction, understanding, love and compassion.
Designed for the health, safety and wellbeing of pets, with all the convenience pet parents want, Lucky & Lady® is a multi-million dollar facility bringing the highest level of affection, safety and security for pets in an amazingly nurturing, human environment – just what pets are accustomed to and just what pets need to thrive.
About the position
At Lucky & Lady® improving the lives of pets and the relationships with those who love them is our highest priority. Because well-mannered dogs are far less likely to return to shelters, training is essential to meet our mission. As a Professional Dog Trainer at Lucky & Lady®, you’ll incorporate your experience in positive/rewards-based training with our existing daily platform of pet enrichment and engagement.
Ours is a science-based approach and we don’t believe in models focused on dominance, submission or punishment. To achieve the best results a Professional Dog Trainer should be experienced in training both pets and pet parents to enhance those bonds and build a solid foundation for lasting, loving compliance. Candidates must demonstrate experience and effective communication with clients in both individual and group settings.
In addition to providing individualized training, successful candidates will play a vital role in helping to launch our Play & Train program in conjunction with our existing Enhanced Day Care and Beyond Boarding programs. Our training seeks to grow a pet’s own trust in his or her body language while fostering effective responses to simple commands and improved leash training. Candidates must demonstrate results in resolving more complex issues including aggression and anxiety. Preference is given to candidates with a CPDT-KA®, CPDT-KSA® or CBCC-KA® certification and to those with flexible schedules and the ability to work weekends as needed.
Dependable attendance and reliable transportation are required. Professional Dog Trainers, like all team members, must be certified in canine and feline CPR and first aid and we will provide this training.
Depending upon the needs of the day, other responsibilities may include assisting others when necessary.
- Must regard safety and security as the absolute highest priority
- Must have excellent communications skills
- Must be able to lift 20 pounds regularly and 40 pounds occasionally
- Must be able to stand and move for long periods of time
- Must be eligible for employment in the U.S.
- Must simply love dogs
- Dependable attendance and reliable transportation
- Knowledge of dog behavior, motivations and specific breeds
- All team members must be certified in canine and feline CPR and first aid and we will provide this training
- CPDT-KA®, CPDT-KSA® or CBCC-KA® Certification(s)
- Previous retail/sales experience
- Previous customer service experience
Lucky & Lady® team members are required to wear and maintain a clean uniform, some of which is provided. Employment is evaluated within 60 to 90 days and qualified employees are eligible for salary increases and position elevations based upon performance, in addition to other incentives throughout employment. Lucky & Lady® is staffed 24/7/365. Team members are generally provided regular shifts but flexibility to work different shifts is required.
This job summary is intended to describe the general nature and level of work we at Lucky & Lady® expect from our team members. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities. Additional or different duties may be assigned and this position description is not intended to be a complete description of work.
Lucky & Lady® is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetics, and protected veteran status, as well as any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Lucky & Lady® actively participates in the federal government’s E-Verify program and all candidates are subject to background, credit and criminal history investigations. Applicants must be over the age of 18.
Impactful work that loves you back
To make it work at Lucky & Lady®, we need the very best, most understanding and most tolerant team members. We don’t like images of pet care workers wearing galoshes up to their knees and with a mop over their shoulder. A position at Lucky & Lady® is different. It’s about pet enrichment, pet socialization and enhanced customer service for pet parents. If your idea of interacting with pets or pet parents involves remaining seated in a chair, any open position at Lucky & Lady® is not for you.
We’re looking for the very best team members. Rather than mere employment, we at Lucky & Lady® know our work is really a calling. Here, you’ll provide love for pets in our Enhanced Day Care program, in Beyond Boarding, in our Grooming Spa, in our Self Wash, or in our lobby. Lucky and Lady® offers shifts throughout the early morning, day, evening and overnight hours – all the times our community’s pets need love and affection. As a member of the team, you may be cross-trained in other areas.
At Lucky & Lady® we welcome team members who anticipate and solve problems before they arise. We will never lower our expectations on nurturing pets in our care and we will never compromise on the pet parent experience. Once hired, employees must acknowledge the terms and conditions of the Lucky & Lady® Employee Handbook and any additional rules and procedures as they arise. Employee compensation is delivered bi-monthly and direct deposit is required.
Lucky & Lady® is intent on providing the very best care.
Benefits of employment at LUCKY & LADY
- Working in a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility built for efficiency and built for pets
- Eligibility for free dog day care and discounted boarding – bring your dog to work!
- Flexible scheduling for most team members
- True career paths and the ability to advance
- Ability to gain experience in a different units
- Ongoing training opportunities
Our mission is simple, loving
“To surprise and delight clients and their four-legged family members by providing best-in-class animal care and attention in a safe, affectionate environment.”
Keywords: Dog Training, Positive-Reinforcement, Rewards-Based, Dog Trainer