We are seeking a Head Coach to provide adult dog and puppy training and education classes to the general public as well as adopters of Dogs Trust dogs.
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.
Caring for thousands of dogs every year 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
Responsible to the Dog School Area Manager you'll liaise with re-homing centre staff to ensure on-going support to adopters of Dogs Trust dogs. You'll also organise and execute seminars and workshops by external speakers and Dogs Trust staff, as well as provide workshops and seminars for the general public on dog handling, training and behaviour. So, if you are interested in working in dynamic forward thinking teams, in an organisation at the forefront of dog welfare, where you will have opportunities for furthering your skills with continuing professional development, please apply.
To be successful in this role you will have extensive experience of delivering dog training and lectures for a variety of dogs and breed types to both small and large groups and will have a good knowledge of the scientific principles underlying the development of behaviour in dogs, including a thorough understanding of how dogs learn new behaviours. You'll be passionate about helping dog owners better understand their pets with the aim of encouraging a positive long-term pet-owner relationship and will be capable of dealing with them in a sensitive, effective and polite manner. You will also need a full, clean manual driving licence.