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Jessica
Claire
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Professional Summary

Experienced dog walker/ dog trainer with over 20 years of professional experience. Excellent at building relationships with clients and coworkers and managing employees.

Skills
  • Coaching dog owners
  • Small Group Instruction
  • Knowledge of Reward Based training
  • Experience with all areas of pet care
  • Compassionate
  • Responsible
  • Public speaking
  • Comfortable in supportive roles
Education
Paarl Gimnasium Paarl , South Africa, Expected in 12/1989 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Cape Technicon Cape Town South Africa, Expected in Human Recources : - GPA :
Work History
City Of San Antonio, Tx - Owner of Dog Training & Dog Walking Business
San Antonio, TX, 01/2012 - Current
  • Trained dogs and coached clients on improving dog's behaviors, social skills and basic obedience
  • Assisted dog training classes for puppies, basic obedience, leash aggression and other reactive behaviors ( bikes, skateboards etc)
  • Mentored other dog walkers that wanted to better their skills with off leash dog walking
  • Mentored new hires, resulting in stronger staff development and increased productivity
  • Developed long time relationships with clients and their pets
  • Monitored client animals' health issues to identify illnesses, injuries or potential diseases
  • Developed strong personal relationships and trust with dogs through patience, compassionate methods and various rewards (food rewards, access to play and toys, attention and affection)
  • Fed, walked, trained and cared for pets during owners' absences
  • Managed scheduling and all administration of services for clients
  • Organized full-service care for regular clients with flexibility and support in many areas of care besides walking/ training
  • Cared for sick or injured animals by seeking out veterinary care and notifying owners
  • Managed group play in a safe and positive manner, allowing dogs to socialize and thrive while training for impulse control and manners
  • Performed intake consultations to go over array of available services, outline costs and determine special needs of client pets
  • Incorporated positive reinforcement methods to manage and modify behavior problems
  • Managed up to 6 dogs on off-leash hikes (all breeds and sizes), taking great care to operate with consideration of public spaces, safety of the animals and responsible handling
  • Transported dogs safely and maintained clean driving record
  • Developed expert knowledge of dog body language to keep dogs engaged in positive ways and de-escalate problematic behaviors
  • Managed team of 3 employees, overseeing hiring, training, and professional growth of employees
City Of San Antonio, Tx - Animal Care Attendant
San Antonio, TX, 12/2005 - 06/2012
  • Kept animals clean and free of contaminants to promote optimal health
  • Protected animals from care errors by following strict safety procedures, including maintaining clear and secure tags
  • Restrained animals safely during exams and procedures
  • Carried out euthanizations of sick, old, aggressive animals
  • Maintained clean and organized boarding areas to promote animal wellbeing
  • Performed physical examination of animals by recording basic vital signs, recording breed, sex, species while impounding
  • Restocked supplies and rotated items to maintain efficient operations and prevent expiration of perishable goods.
  • Educated potential caregivers and potential pet owners on animal care, nutrition and disease management.
  • Assisted public in claiming lost animals by checking license tags and posting notices on community websites.
  • Observed and monitored animals for signs of illness or injury to report symptoms and overall animal health to supervisor.
  • Worked 8-hour shifts with oversight of animals in kennels or holding pens. Worked with all different animals such as cats, dogs, rabbits,birds, rodents ,reptiles ,chickens and goats
  • Performed pet intake to gain necessary information concerning health, behaviors, potential allergies and other details to provide complete records and methods of owner contact.
San Francisco SPCA - Animal Care Attendant
City, STATE, 01/2001 - 11/2005
  • Kept animals clean and free of contaminants to promote optimal health.
  • Maintained clean and organized boarding areas to promote animal wellbeing.
  • Kept animal coats clean and healthy with regular washing, grooming
  • Protected animals from care errors by following strict safety procedures, including maintaining clear and secure tags.
  • Mixed and administered special food formulas to individual animals based on unique dietary needs.
  • Cared for cats and dogs by feeding and bathing, taking dogs for walks, cleaning litter boxes and supervising playtime.
  • Observed and monitored animals for signs of illness or injury to report symptoms and overall animal health to supervisor.
  • Assessed animal behavior to create online and paper profiles for potential adopters.
  • Collected animal waste produced on walks and discarded in trash or approved receptacles.
  • Cared for sick or injured animals by seeking out veterinary care
  • Worked 8-hour shifts with oversight of animals in kennels or holding pens.
  • Restocked supplies and rotated items to maintain efficient operations and prevent expiration of perishable goods.
  • Demonstrated respect, friendliness and willingness to help wherever needed.
  • Assisted in training programs, helping animals improve behaviors and meet adoption targets.
  • Employed positive reinforcement with animals, including clicker-training
  • Evaluated animals to determine temperaments, abilities and aptitude for training.
  • Advised animal possible owners regarding purchase of specific animals.
  • Assisted shelter trainers with dogs and cats, using positive reinforcement training.
  • Worked with customers to understand needs and provide excellent service.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Paarl Gimnasium
  • Cape Technicon

Job Titles Held:

  • Owner of Dog Training & Dog Walking Business
  • Animal Care Attendant
  • Animal Care Attendant

Degrees

  • High School Diploma
  • Human Recources

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