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Open Positions

Are you a dog behavior geek? Do you love working with people?

Animal Insight is looking for an experienced dog trainer and behavior consultant! 


Our goal is to provide clients, their dogs, and ourselves with more joy and less stress! We are as skilled in coaching humans as we are in training dogs. Our clients are generally warm, well-educated, and want to learn. (Seriously, we love our clients!)

The Behavior Consultant’s role will include...


  • Providing professional-level private training/bmod sessions.

  • Traveling to clients' homes.

  • Appointment prep and post-appointment Training Plan emails for each session, with the aid of the Animal Insight Client Library.

  • Supporting clients between sessions via email and occasionally phone.

  • Stooge dog assistance for team members.

  • Attending virtual and in-person team meetings.

  • Making social media posts.


Our future team member should have...


  • Experience as a professional dog trainer. (This is an upper level position.)

  • A love of working with people!

  • Outstanding communication skills with both clients and colleagues.

  • Effective teaching and coaching skills, both one-on-one and in small groups.

  • Dog training certification (CPDT-KA/KSA, KPA CPT, CTC, or similar) or equivalent knowledge. (We know that certification isn't accessible for everyone!). Further certification for behavior mod a big plus!

  • Desire and ability to work with behavior modification cases, including mild to moderate leash reactivity, fearfulness, resource guarding, and separation anxiety. Additional support and training are available for these, as well as for taking on more difficult cases.

  • Availability to work at least 2 days per week, Monday through Friday. (And happy to chat if you'd like to see clients 3 or 4 days per week.) Happy to learn about your schedule and see how we can make working with us most sustainable for you.

  • Operant conditioning knowledge and physical skills. (Excellent verbal marker timing and reward placement skills don’t go unnoticed here!) 

  • A willingness to learn new training games and techniques.

  • Ability to drive within Animal Insight’s service radius. (See the bottom of the page at 

  • A dependable personal vehicle.

  • A stable home internet connection and personal computer.

  • A love of fellow humans, including LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC individuals. (If this statement makes you hesitate, we're not the right fit for you :) .) 


Compensation, Hours, and Perks

  • Pay for in-home training and classes is per session. For well-qualified candidates, pay per session is $55.50. (This would average out to about $30/hour including travel and post-appointment write ups for an efficient person.)

  • Mileage reimbursement paid for miles driven between clients.

  • Before being assigned to your own clients, you’ll go through training for your role. This way, you’ll feel confident and skilled in using Animal Insight’s methods. (We’re always happy to learn from you, too!) Pay during human training is $22/hour.

  • Fantastic working hours! Monday to Friday with flexibility around your schedule. No weekends, no nights.

  • An annual stipend of $250 for approved continuing education courses or seminars.

  • Regular case reviews and support so you feel confident and prepared!

  • Supplies for in-home sessions and classes are provided for you: treats, toys, travel bag, bait bag, etc.

  • Absolutely no "non-compete" clause required. We want you to be able to work freely. Other trainers are our colleagues, friends, and advocates, not competition.

  • This is an employee position.


About Animal Insight

We bring clients and their dogs more joy and less stress though expert-level, kind training and bmod. We have high standards of client care and training efficacy. We aim to bring more joy and less stress to our own lives through sustainable work schedules and practices!


To Apply


If this sounds like something you’d like to learn more about, we’d love to hear from you! Just two things to do:

1. Send an email to Liz at . Please include your resume, either as an attachment or Google Doc link. 

2. Fill out this short form

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