We are seeking a Training and Behaviour Advisor (TBA) to take responsibility for assessing and then designing and implementing behavioral rehabilitation of dogs in our rehoming centre.
We love dogs. That’s why we do whatever we can to make sure every four-legged friend gets the love they deserve. We’ll never put a healthy dog down, so our work is focused on helping dogs in need, supporting owners every step of the walk, and creating a better world for dogs in the future. It’s what we’ve been doing since 1891 and how we’ve grown to become the UK’s leading dog charity, helping 12,000 loyal friends find their forever homes every year.
Our rehoming centres house thousands of dogs each year until they are able to find a loving new home, and the success of our centres wouldn’t be possible without our dedicated team of staff and volunteers; there is a real family-community within each of our centres. Come rain or shine, our team are out in all weathers to make sure the dogs have the best possible life. Dealing with thousands of visitors each month, our rehoming centres are the face of Dogs Trust and we pride ourselves on our staff providing the very best in customer service.
In this role you will take responsibility for assessing pre-intake and newly arrived dogs and designing and implementing dog training and behaviour modification programs for these and other dogs in our care. You’ll also be responsible for training Canine Carers to implement behavioural training programs and for advising members of the public in the handling and training of dogs adopted from Dogs Trust. The successful individual should have a thorough knowledge of dog behaviour and welfare, including understanding the principles underlying learning and the ability to write training and behaviour programs. You’ll have excellent communication skills with the ability to handle delicate situations sensitively and professionally and have the ability to and experience in handling difficult dogs. But above all you’ll be passionate and committed to the work of Dogs Trust. A full, clean, manual driving licence is essential, as driving will be a part of the role.
Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive enough suitable interest, so to avoid disappointment early application is encouraged.
Dogs are incredibly diverse, much like the humans that love them! At Dogs Trust we value diversity and we’re committed to fostering an inclusive culture. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, abilities, and cultures and believe that a diverse workforce helps us to achieve our mission. Our colleague networks give our people a voice acting as vehicles for real and meaningful change within Dogs Trust. We truly want to see every candidate shine throughout the entire job application process, interview stages, and during their time with us. If there’s anything on your mind or any adjustments you may need, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Feel free to send us an email at [email protected]. We’re here to support you every step of the way.