Exeter, Devon
Competitive + benefits
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Coach with a passion for animal welfare to join our Dog School, providing training to dogs and their owners.

Dogs Trust is the largest dog welfare charity in the UK with a nationwide network of rehoming centres and charity shops. Last year, Dogs Trust centres cared for over 15,000 dogs; we never put a healthy dog down.

We are increasingly aware that dogs are given up to us because they have developed behaviours that their owners find difficult to live with.  Dogs Trust Dog School’s experienced trainers aim to provide high quality, welfare friendly advice on dog training and behaviour during our fun, educational classes. We want to help dog owners to form a life-long bond with their dogs, have a good understanding of the behaviour of their dog and avoid the common pitfalls that can lead to problem behaviours.

Working alongside, and under the supervision of the Head Coach and Senior Coach, the Coach will help to provide and teach dog training classes to the general public within the local area as well as adopters of Dogs Trust dogs. They'll assist with the organisation and execution of workshops and seminars for the general public and dog professionals on dog handling, training and behaviour.

If you are interested in working at the forefront of dog welfare, where you will have opportunities for furthering your skills with continuing professional development, please apply.

The successful individual should have a knowledge of dog behaviour and animal welfare along with good communication and customer service skills. The ability and experience in handling challenging dogs is advantageous. You'll be self-motivated with huge amounts of energy and be passionate about helping dog owners better understand their pets, with the aim of encouraging a positive long-term pet-owner relationship. You will also need a full, manual driving licence.

More about Dogs Trust
Dogs Trust

Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, has an income of over £90 million. The Trust, which cares for around 15,0... Read more

Refreshed on: 07 February 2020
Closed date: 16 February 2020
Job ref: 1175
Tags: Advice, Information, Teaching