Become and AYSD Apprentice
The AYSD Apprenticeship Program offers a comprehensive overview of various training methodologies through observation and application of hands-on experience. Scientific principles supporting canine cognition and behavior are transferred through mentorship and support.
Apprentices must successfully complete 350 hands-on training hours to become a certified trainer with the company. There will be a required CPDT-KA certification exam that will be paid for by AYSD upon completion of the program.
5-10 hours per week at $16.00 pr hour to assist in daily business activities, cleaning, dog care, community outings with service dogs, etc.
Separate from the 5-10 paid hours, 350 hours will be divided up to meet applicants needs during the course of 12 months. Upon completion of the program, AYSD will require a 1 year, non-compete position with the organization. This will offer competitive pay and continued growth within the company.
Private training sessions
Daycare/puppy social facilitation
Board & Train
Be 18 years of age or older
Possess or obtain a valid driver’s license, with Moving Violation Points not to exceed AYSD insurance carrier’s requirements.
Have valid transportation where 1-3 service dogs could travel safely in travel crates.
Be skilled in general word processing software Word, Excel, Powerpoint and email communication such as gmail.
Be open to learning and working in group settings.
Be comfortable speaking in public settings.
Have professional written and verbal communication skills.
Be a team player!
Be able to function independently and accomplish work with little supervision.
Possess critical thinking skills and be able to make quick decisions in emergency situations.
Have other paid income to support you as you build your skill-sets and credentials as a certified professional dog trainer-knowledge assessed (CPDT-KA).
1. Is the apprenticeship a volunteer position?
Currently, this is a volunteer position with room for growth and competitive pay scales for the right person!
2. How many hours a week?
Currently, the structure is very flexible. Ideally, a service dog will live on site with you and you will work with multiple dogs during the week at our home office.
3. Will there be a facility that provides housing/room & board/pay?
Not at this time. That will change as we expand.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter and resume (as PDF attachments) along with 3 professional references and 2 character references.
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