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Job Details

Dog Trainer

We are currently looking for Dog Trainers in the Charlotte and Lake Norman, NC areas.  

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Key Responsibilities

  • Complete the on boarding/training process

  • Conduct “In-Home” lessons

    • Lessons are conducted in person within the client's home

    • Conduct an average of 3-4 lessons a day, 5 days/week in-person

    • ​Each lesson is approximately 60 minutes

  • Execute the training plan determined by head trainer for each dog.

  • Effectively teach clients how to train dogs in basic/advanced obedience as well as behavioral issues 

  • Provide notes/updates for each lesson

    • Work with CRM regularly 

  • Conduct all lessons in a professional and friendly manner

  • Board and Train between 1-2 dogs at a time (as needed)

    • Dogs will reside at your home during the entirety of the Board and Train program

    • Perform effective training by addressing issues, address undesired behaviors, achieve wanted behaviors of each dog as outlined by the client and the Head Trainer

    • Conduct between 3-5 lessons per day for each Board and Train dog

    • Adhere to the training schedule recommended by the Head Trainer

    • Feed/clean dogs as required

  • Provide daily pictures/videos/text messages to update the client on the training performed that day as well as progress made. 

  • Provide progress and status updates as well as report any issues to the Head Trainer

  • Complete and provide all necessary paperwork to the client upon the completion of each Board and Train program

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Skills and Qualifications

  • Strong interpersonal, oral, communication, organization and presentation skills

  • Professional demeanor with clients and team members

  • Able to listen and understand people clearly

  • Able to drive during day and night within a 40 mille radius 

  • Flexible to work on weekends occasionally 

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Type of Employment 

  • We are looking for full time positions, however we will consider part time as well.  This is a 1099 employment opportunity.  Ideal candidates will be able to do conduct In Home Lesson as well as Board and Trains (keeping dogs in their home).  We will also consider candidates that will focus on EITHER In Home Lessons OR Board and Trains.


  • New employees will be in an evaluation/training phase - during which they will shadow the head trainer, as well as assist with basic needs.  The length of the training phase will be dependent upon experience as well as completion of the evaluation of the Head Trainer.  Once the training/evaluation is complete, the trainer will earn income based upon number of lessons as well as board and trains conducted.

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Experience and Compensation

  • Ideal candidates will have 2+ years of professional dog training experience. Independent dog trainers looking to focus on training and not worry about business expenses and other tasks associated with running a business are encouraged to apply.  This is a perfect opportunity for you! 

  • Experience with working medium to high income clients is a plus. Knowledge of basic obedience training techniques as well as some knowledge of behavioral training is required.  

  • Compensation is based upon the number of lessons and Board and Train programs the trainer manages.

  • Full-time trainers working a full schedule have the ability to make 65k+

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