“I love my job. I am a patient and positive problem solver for owners with baffled dogs. I get to travel somewhere new everyday, meet and work with hundreds of dogs and owners every year who value my advice and thank me for my skills. I also get to watch my clients developing beautiful relationships based on force free scientifically sound learning theory. And best of all I get paid to improve the lives of dogs!” Hannah – MD Pawfect Dogsense

The Pawfect Dogsense brand has gone from strength to strength since we started trading in 2012, we won best presentation at the 1st International Animal Training Conference, had a year an a half of residency as BBC Radio WM’s dog agony aunt, we’ve run a weekly non competitive dog training club for the last 4 years, and written a TV show we are waiting to get commissioned. And if that weren’t enough we get beeped and waved at as we drive past the thousands of dogs and clients we’ve trained over the years! We are now ready to expand our business and take on new dog training staff and private behavioural advisors. New training and behaviour enquiries come in every day while many of our past clients request additional sessions for years after we meet them. If you have lots of training experience but are struggling with business start up or have spent a few years as a lone wolf and now want to join a training company dedicated to spreading the word of dog, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Pawfect Dogsense is a dog behaviour and training company that puts the relationship between man and dog above all else. We firmly believe that trust and respect goes both ways and design force free, scientifically sound training programmes for private clients, giving owners the knowledge and handling skills they need to train their dogs for a lifetime. We are the stabilisers for the owners bicycle, there to give support and confidence while they learn the patience and repetition needed to achieve miracles with dogs and we know when to step back and let them peddle alone.

Specialising in dog body language our mission is to provide the nations dogs with easy access to classes that focus on reading dog communication signals whilst teaching life skills using clicker training.

Freelance Dog Behaviourist & Trainer – Birmingham

Job Description

Pawfect Dogsense is delighted to offer full time freelance positions to experienced dog behaviour specialists. We are looking for confident and experienced trainers to take on training dogs and their owners in private residential homes, as well as running outdoor puppy training/ specialist training classes in public parks. You will be required to teach life skills for domestic dog owners such as boundary work, separation and relaxation training, basic and intermediate obedience with clicker training, client confidence building, body language and anxiety management exercises, and design and implement behavioural management plans for clients with stressed, fearful, phobic or reactive dogs. You will need to be flexible with your time as many of our consultations take place in the evenings or at weekends and as this is a freelance job-role you will be responsible for your own Tax and N.I.

Pay Scale: £25 – £45 per hour dependant on experience.

Application Requirements:

  • Based in the West Midlands or willing to move to the region
  • A full driving licence and own transport
  • A qualification in canine or animal science, or related field OR a teaching/ psychotherapy qualification + a minimum of 2 years experience training dogs
  • A thorough understanding of learning theory including classical vs operant conditioning and the 4 quadrants of operant conditioning.
  • A minimum of 100 hours dog training experience with a range of breeds
  • A compassionate spirit for people as well as dogs

Application Process:

Please send the following to info@pawfectdogsense.com:

  • Your CV
  • A Covering letter including a list of training exercises, advice topics or commands you are confident to teach
  • A list of dog related books or journals you have read and courses you have attended
  • A short summary of your handling or training experience with dogs
  • 2 Case Studies for behavioural problems you have evaluated and solved with clients and their dogs
  • A list of your favourite trainers and why their techniques or training style inspire you
  • A short description of classical vs operant conditioning and 4 examples of training techniques that describe: Positive Reinforcement , Negative Reinforcement, Positive Punishment & Negative Punishment