dog trainer resume example with 4+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Dedicated Dog Trainer committed to helping pet owners safely and humanely control pet behavior. Driven to improve owner and pet relationships by teaching new methods for interacting. Expertly uses positive reinforcement, including clicker-training technique.

Caring Dog Handler with 9 years of experience creating individual training programs to help clients manage pet behavior. Positive attitude and well-organized with strong knowledge of diverse dog breeds and temperaments.

Experienced in service animal training. Efficiently manage every animal and calm approaches. Offering excellent interpersonal and communication skills gained during 5-year career.

Energetic professional bringing demonstrated record of success in working with animals like dogs and cats. Dependable team player with superior work ethic and devotion to animals. Focused on optimizing behaviors to meet targets with disciplined care.

Ambitious, career-focused jobseeker, anxious to obtain an entry-level position to help launch career while achieving company goals.

Friendly student available for weekend, evening and holiday shifts. Considered hardworking, punctual and driven.

Hardworking and passionate jobseeker with strong organizational skills. Ready to help team achieve company goals. Excellent reputation for resolving problems and improving customer satisfaction.

Organized and dependable candidate successful at managing multiple priorities with a positive attitude. Willingness to take on added responsibilities to meet team goals.

To seek and maintain a full-time position that offers professional challenges utilizing interpersonal skills, excellent time management and problem-solving skills.

Skilled in working under pressure and adapting to new situations and challenges to best enhance the organizational brand.

  • Balanced training
  • Board and train programs
  • Marketing
  • Behavior modification
  • Dog training
  • Obedience training
  • Negative reinforcement
  • Command training
  • Positive reinforcement
  • Flexible & Adaptable
  • Written Communication
  • Good listening skills
  • Data management
Work History
09/2018 to Current
Dog Trainer Natural Pawz Gaithersburg, MD,
  • Employed positive reinforcement with animals using "clicker-training" method, voice rewards and food rewards.
  • Evaluated animals to determine temperaments, abilities and aptitude for training.
  • Instructed owners and dogs on basic obedience commands using different techniques to match dogs' drives for reward.
  • Educated owners about benefits of specialized therapy training.
  • Observed dogs in various settings to determine behavioral concerns and problems.
  • Maintained clean training arena for group classes.
  • Consulted with owners to discuss behavioral concerns and determine final goals.
  • Watched dogs for triggers, signs of aggression and pack behaviors to formulate possible solutions.
  • Conferred with owners about methods for continuing training and reinforcing methods taught in classes.
  • Acclimated every animal to feel of different harnesses and equipment by steadily increasing touches and overall use.
  • Assessed animals and consulted with owners about suitability for desired use based on temperament, age and other factors.
  • Tracked metrics such as overall health, behaviors and diet to isolate and address concerns.
  • Accustomed animals to training team members and established processes with strategic contact and firm but soothing tones.
  • Maintained clean, neat and hazard-free animal areas to protect individual health and wellbeing.
  • Talked to or interacted with animals to increase familiarity with human voices or contact.
  • Advised animal owners regarding purchase of specific animals.
  • Cued or signaled animals during performances.
07/2017 to 04/2018
Dog Behaviorist Eagles Landing Restaurants Charleston, SC,
  • Designed and recorded teacher surveys to accurately determine professional development needs and strategies.
  • Created and implemented department support framework to address strategic goals.
  • Utilized positive reinforcement to maximize desired behavior and educational outcomes.
  • Oversaw proactive crisis intervention training for campus employees.
  • Designed and addresses strategic goals by creating and introducing frameworks for department support.
  • Maintained accurate and confidential records of assigned students.
  • Conducted weekly groups to support teachers in developing positive behavioral tools and skills.
  • Supervised student behavior during daily academic routines to secure safety of students and staff.
  • Crafted Behavioral Intervention Plans for individual students.
  • Helped treat animal skin and eyes with ointments and other medications.
  • Exercised animals regularly with walks and rigorous play activities.
  • Coordinated animal training to teach commands, improve behaviors and housebreak personal pets.
  • Supported optimal animal health and comfort with frequent bedding changes.
  • Walked pets outside throughout each shift to prevent accidents in group play areas and on bedding.
  • Gave animals proper attention to promote secure environment in owner's absence.
  • Organized picking up and dropping off animals at client locations.
  • Administered parasite preventive, vitamins and supplements, and treatments for acute conditions.
  • Fed, watered and cared for goats, sheep and chickens.
  • Managed pet safety and wellness in owners' absence by securing yard gates and removing items that could make pets sick.
  • Communicated professionally with pet owners via phone, email and text.
  • Coordinated schedules to optimize care for multiple pets and team members each day.
  • Supported newborn animals with heat, safety and clean bedding to promote optimal growth and health.
  • Contributed to client retention by consistently providing outstanding customer service to both clients and pets.
  • Kept cages, kennels, play yards and grooming areas neat and clean.
  • Kept animal coats clean and healthy with regular washing, grooming and trimming.
  • Collected animal waste produced on walks and discarded in trash or approved receptacles.
  • Swabbed ears to remove wax and dirt, removing extra hair to allow air to circulate freely and avoid infection.
  • Improved health of pets by advising owners on optimal approaches.
  • Supported animal wellbeing by caring for both physical and mental health needs through strategies such as regular exercise.
  • Mixed and administered special food formulas to individual animals based on unique dietary needs.
  • Reset procedure rooms between appointments and disinfected equipment.
  • Handled administrative work such as answering telephones and scheduling appointments for visits.
  • Cared for sick or injured animals by seeking out veterinary care and notifying owners.
  • Trained animals in behavioral compliance or other special routines or commands.
  • Met with clients to discuss cut and style preferences prior to caring for animals.
  • Followed specific food and water schedules for different animal species.
  • Performed basic wound care and other medical aid, working with veterinarians to handle advanced cases.
  • Followed pet care instructions for dietary needs and medication regimens.
  • Managed inventory, ordered new supplies and maintained optimal storage to meet expected needs.
  • Restocked supplies and rotated items to maintain efficient operations and prevent expiration of perishable goods.
  • Consulted with veterinarians to diagnose problems and administered prescribed treatments.
  • Managed facility laundry, cleaning and restocking.
  • Maintained animal health and wellbeing by brushing coat, trimming nails, cleaning ears and providing other types of basic care.
  • Monitored animal behavior and completed examinations to identify illnesses, injuries or potential diseases.
  • Maintained and updated daily log of time spent with dogs for calculating payments, itemizing activities and services provided.
  • Documented animals' weight, size and condition in computer system for review by senior staff.
  • Monitored animals for signs of disease, illness or injury and communicated concerns to owners.
  • Carefully clipped nails and trimmed hair around pads and paws, using gentle approach for anxious pets.
  • Followed effective process for bathing and grooming dogs to remove dirt, loose hair, parasites and hair mats.
  • Performed pet intake to gain necessary information concerning health, behaviors, potential allergies and other details to provide complete records and methods of owner contact.
  • Monitored animals for behavioral problems and signs of health issues.
  • Washed, trimmed and brushed animals to maintain good grooming standards.
09/2015 to 06/2016
Server Buffalo Wild Wings City, STATE,
  • Arranged and prepared tables for customers to offer memorable experiences to guests and foster repeat business.
  • Upsold high-profit items such as appetizers and mixed drinks to enhance sales numbers.
  • Replenished food items, paper products and canned goods to keep pantry well-stocked during busy periods.
  • Applied comprehensive knowledge of wine, cider and beer to increase daily beverage sales.
  • Checked identification for minimum age for sale of alcoholic beverages.
  • Supervised restocking of salad bar and buffet for lunch and dinner service.
  • Bussed and reset tables to keep dining room and work areas clean.
  • Cultivated warm relationships with regular customers.
  • Used slow periods to restock supplies, ice, trays and delivery bags.
  • Worked with POS system to place orders, manage bills and handle complimentary items.
  • Kept register accurate through correct billing, payment processing and cash management practices.
  • Noted special patron requests and followed up with kitchen to confirm delivery.
  • Increased sales significantly by upselling higher-end products to customers.
  • Explained menu items and suggested appropriate options for food allergy concerns.
  • Quickly and clearly communicated dining orders to kitchen staff, directing attention to special requests or dietary restrictions.
  • Kept track of event finances, initial deposits, due payments and final balances.
  • Presented menus to patrons promptly after seating and answered questions about menu items, making recommendations upon request.
  • Maintained thorough menu knowledge to sufficiently answer questions regarding menu item sourcing, ingredients and cooking methods.
  • Shared knowledge of menu items and flavors, enabling customers to make personal decisions based on taste and interest.
  • Mixed both standard and specialized drink orders using liquor, bitters, sugars and fruits.
  • Monitored patrons for alcohol intake to appropriate levels and took measures to curtail inappropriate behavior.
  • Collected orders and relayed them to bartenders quickly and accurately.
  • Strategically timed check-ins with customers to take orders and confirm satisfaction with meals after delivery, taking action to correct any problems.
  • Answered customers' questions, recommended items and recorded order information.
  • Printed dining checks with total due, collected payment and offered receipts to complete transactions.
  • Displayed enthusiasm and promoted excellent service to customers, successfully increasing referrals and walk-in business.
  • Collected payment for food and drinks served, balanced cash receipts and maintained accurate cash drawer.
  • Resolved guest and employee complaints to maintain complete customer satisfaction and workforce effectiveness.
  • Carried out complete opening, closing and shift change duties to keep restaurant working efficiently and teams ready to meet customer needs.
  • Maintained order efficiency and accuracy through clear communication with kitchen staff, earning numerous recommendations from satisfied customers.
  • Checked guests' identification before serving alcoholic beverages.
  • Inspected dishes and utensils for cleanliness.
Expected in 2004
High School:
Duval High School - Griffithsville, WV,
Expected in 2009
CMA: Medical Assisting
Everest Institute - Cross Lanes - Charleston, WV
Expected in 2014
Certified Dog Behaviorist: Dog Training
Paws 4 People - Wilmington, NC,
  • Awarded Highest GPA and test scores in course

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School Attended

  • Duval High School
  • Everest Institute - Cross Lanes
  • Paws 4 People

Job Titles Held:

  • Dog Trainer
  • Dog Behaviorist
  • Server


  • High School
  • CMA
  • Certified Dog Behaviorist

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