- Location: Hornsby NSW
- Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
- Category: Education & Training
As and when required for a few hours. Monday - Sunday.
Type of work
- Education & Training
- Working with Animals
Pets As Therapy specific obedience training skills given. Knowledge of general dog obedience skills required.
Negotiable for agreed out of pocket expenses.
- Driver's Licence (C)
- National Police Certificate *
- Working with Children Check *
You need to have a working experience of reward based / positive dog training skills
* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
We recruit and train people with their own pets in work, health and safety; infection control; risk assessment; and specific positioning for safe pet/client interaction.
We visit hospitals, nursing homes, schools, groups, individuals and go anywhere we can be of benefit.
Our Pets As Therapy program is unique in as much as we place the happiness, welfare and safety of the pets as first priority at all times. Not only is this ethically important but by keeping the pets safe and happy, the clients also remain automatically safe and happy.
We are seeking an experienced dog trainer of "reward based" methods to help our people volunteers to train their dogs in our required standard of obedience. This includes walking on a leash without pulling; greeting people calmly keeping 4 paws on the ground; stand and stay; sit and stay; lay down and stay; go to a target and stay their calmly: jump up onto a sturdy chair and remain their calmly.
Velma's Pets As Therapy charity has been operating for 20+ amazingly successful years. If you love dogs and understand the value of the human / animal bond, then you are likely to find this volunteer role deeply rewarding.