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Assistance Dog Trainer / Client Services Coordinator

Can Do Canines, a nonprofit organization located in New Hope, Minnesota, is seeking an individual to serve as an Assistance Dog Trainer in support of our mission. You will care for, evaluate, and train dogs that are residing in our kennel in preparation for their final placement as an assistance dog for a person with a disability.

This position can lead to promotion to Client Services Coordinator with an increased focus on interviewing applicants, working with dogs in training, supervising field trainers and placing assistance dogs with clients. The ideal candidate will have substantial (5 or more years) related experience in dog obedience training and dog care. You will evaluate dogs received from shelters and potential pet donations, as well as evaluate and train dogs from our own breeding program and dogs in preparation for final placement. You will have the ability to contribute to the creation, review, and updates to training manuals.

This position is also responsible for working with puppy raiser/foster care families when returning or picking up dogs, maintaining daily training records, monitoring and evaluating canine and feline health related issues, and monitoring and inventorying supplies. The ability to assist with micro-chipping dogs/puppies and give distemper shots is desired. This position requires the use of a telephone and computer to perform work, the ability to perform work without close supervision, and experience and ease in public speaking.

Knowledge of and experience in working with persons with disabilities, working with volunteers, and knowledge of Assistance Dog International (ADI) standards are preferred. A valid driver’s license and insurability are required. You must be able to pass a background check to be considered for employment.

The position is slated to begin as soon as possible. Only serious candidates with the required experience will be considered for interviews.

Can Do Canines offers a comprehensive benefit package including paid time off, health and dental insurance, and after one year, 403(b) pension package.

To apply for this position, please e-mail your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to In the Subject Line, put: Your Last Name, Your First Name – Assistance Dog Trainer


 Can Do Canines
9440 Science Center Drive
New Hope, MN  55428
763-331-3009 (fax)

Phone calls and/or video resumes will not be accepted.

Can Do Canines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.