Assistant Training and Behaviour Advisor (ATBA)

Fixed Term Contract (1 Year)

Whippy the Akita sitting on top of agility equipment at rehoming centre

Dogs Trust Ireland CLG is currently seeking to recruit for a role of Assistant Training Behaviour Advisor. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is highly motivated and confident, with a strong passion and interest in dog behaviour and welfare. 

The successful candidate will assist the centre’s behaviour team with the design, implementation and review of Behavioural Modification Programmes (BMP) for dogs in Dogs Trust care. They will also train and support colleagues (staff and volunteers) and adopters on the implementation of BMPs.

This role is very practical, with a physical hands-on presence in the kennels and exercising areas including extensive handling of dogs and coaching of staff on a daily basis.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a proven ability to use their own initiative, whilst also working as a team player. Experience with the training and behaviour of dogs is essential as well as experience of safely handling dogs of a range of different breeds and behavioural characteristics and excellent knowledge of dogs and understanding of dog behaviour and their welfare.

An animal care qualification or similar relevant would be advantageous and all applicants must have a full clean, driving license.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact HR. 

Dogs Trust Ireland CLG is an Equal Opportunities Employer

How to apply

To apply for this position, please send your CV and Cover letter by email to our recruitment team

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