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Dog Trainer

Full-Time  |  $15 - $18 Starting Pay

MMT is currently looking to hire a full-time dog trainer who has knowledge of balanced training methods with a strong preference of previous experience working with board & train/day training dogs. Experience teaching private lessons is a plus but not required.


Mannered Mutts Training utilizes reward based training for luring/shaping/teaching behaviors as well as using the leash/training collar corrections or redirections for unwanted or negative behaviors. An ideal candidate for the position has experience with teaching basic obedience, correctly using various training collars (including low level e-collar conditioning), experience with working on reactivity, has strong people/customer service skills, and is willing and excited about continuing education about dog behavior and training.


The Mannered Mutts team often works with dogs who are working on behavior modification programs for aggressive or nervous behavior. Experience with aggressive or nervous dogs is preferred but not required. However, Candidate must be comfortable being trained to work with aggressive dog handling/training.


Location: 4001 E 3rd Street, Bloomington, IN 47401


Required Qualifications: experience working with and training dogs (personal or other people’s dogs) in basic obedience, customer service/working with people


Preferred Qualifications: formal dog training education or experience working under another trainer, experience with reactivity, aggression, or nervous behavior, ability to quickly become independent and take on teaching private lessons


Availability/Schedule: Full-Time hours (30-40 hours per week), must be able to work some weekends and some holidays.

Interview Process: Our interview process includes both a phone interview and a working interview. During the working interview, candidates may bring their own personal dog to demonstrate skills they have taught their own dog, and we will also provide a friendly dog unknown to the candidate to work with and demonstrate teaching techniques with a dog who doesn’t have a training foundation already (Candidates’ personal dogs must be up to date on vaccinations to enter Mannered Mutts facility). If hired, Candidate must also submit to a background check in order to be brought onto the team.


Salary: based on experience/education level: Starting pay $15-$18 an hour.


Benefits: PTO accrual, Paid Maternity/Paternity Leave, Free dog boarding, Employee discounts, QSEHRA health benefits, Holiday pay, Paid time off


COVID-19 protocols: Mannered Mutts requires all employees to wear masks indoors (per county regulations) and to be vaccinated/boosted (with proof) against COVID-19.

You may apply for this position through either Indeed or Facebook. If you have any questions, please reach out to

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