POSITION TITLE:  Service Dog Instructor
 Full time

REPORTS TO: Service Dog Program Manager
TEAM: Training 

OVERALL SUMMARY:  The Service Dog Instructor is responsible for training “client ready” service/hearing/seizure/facility/combination dogs and effective student handler/graduate instruction in the use of those dogs.  Instructors are responsible for the quality of Class training as well as for any apprentices’ dog and student training that is assigned.

Preferably of one to two years’ experience as a Service Dog Instructor
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Prefer two or more years of college level courses in animal husbandry, physical    education, psychology, teaching and allied fields
Must have a valid driver’s license in good standing and be able to travel throughout the US to perform home/military base trainings or aftercare visits.
Must have authorization to work in the United States. 
Must have or obtain passport for international travel when required. 
Must be capable of working weekends and holidays, in the event that a placement is scheduled, or assisting with a special event.
Must be willing to attend training seminars and receive additional certifications in the service dog field.
Must be capable of maintaining a string of dogs which includes walking a minimum of 2 miles per day.  

For more information, please email Loretta Quis at Loretta@guidedog.org