Part time Dog Class Assistant

Class Training Assistant

 

Aspiring to be a dog trainer? Do you enjoy the process of nurturing puppies, guiding them towards the right path to being a good canine citizen? If you love dogs and you love people, you will love this job! The Positive Academy Training School is one of the leading and most respected puppy and people training schools in the Singapore. We’re dedicated to giving people and their dogs the best start possible and we’re looking for just the right people to join our team.

 

As the Class Assistant, you will assist the Chief Trainer in The Positive Academy’s classes and daily operations. You will work with both puppies and dogs, handling and training them.

 

Job Remuneration

$8-$10/hr

 

Working Hours:

10am to 5pm

 

What you will learn

 

You will acquire:

  1. Proper dog handling techniques
  2. Body language of dogs
  3. Basic knowledge of animal learning theory, scientific behavior modification strategies, and positive reinforcement-based, force-free animal training
  4. Managing a class of dogs
  5. Skills to adapt in a dynamic teaching environment
  6. Communication skills while interacting with people from all walks of life

 

Your Tasks and Responsibilities

 

You will be required to:

  1. Ensure each dog’s safety in our classes
  2. Supervise the classes and to manage play among the dogs/puppies
  3. Conduct basic training, and to maintain specified training protocols for the dogs
  4. Do general housekeeping
  5. Manage customer relationships
  6. Manage, moderate and create content for the Academy’s social media

 

Your Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

 

You should:

  1. Be self-motivated, proactive, out-going, polite individual with a professional manner
  2. Be a true team player, able to work in a fast-pace environment and handle several tasks at once
  3. Have basic understanding of dog training
  4. Be independent, enthusiastic, eager to learn and willing to ask questions if you’re unsure of something
  5. Have exceptional customer service skills and professionalism

 

Qualifications

Minimum age of 18 years old

Minimum GCE “A” Levels, or Diploma graduate

Effectively bilingual and able to converse proficiently in both English and Mandarin

Customer service experience and an ability to engage customers well preferred

Dog handling or training experience preferred

Minimum commitment of 6 months, on an ad hoc scheduling basis

Singaporean only

 

Successful part timers have the possibility of converting to a full timer or project-based assignments.

 

About The Positive Academy Training School

 

The Positive Academy is one of the leading Force Free Dog Training School in Singapore, with one of the biggest dog training facility. Our mission is to advocate ethical treatment of dogs, in training and in our daily interactions with dogs. We provide a wide range of classes, including puppy classes, specialized classes, agility, tricks, and manners class. We persevere in providing behavioral modification consultation to help owners effectively and efficiently resolve their behavioral concerns with scientifically proven training methodology that are effective, ethical and compassionate.

 

We also hold the biggest panel of Force Free trainers by partnering with 2 leading Force Free training schools in Singapore.  Join us on this enriching journey of promoting better welfare, and providing ethical care and training for the dogs.

 

Please email contact@thepositiveacademy.com with your resume and a cover letter, letting us know why you wish to apply for this job and why you are suitable. Please also include a memorable dog handling or training experience if possible.