In-Hotel Trainer

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Compensation is hourly rate plus commission based.
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Paradise 4 Paws is the industry-leading, trusted pet care services provider with the Pooch

Hotel, AnimalSense Canine Training & Behavior, and Paradise 4 Paws Resorts brands. Open 24 hours, 7 days a week and conveniently located near home or office, Pooch Hotel has ten destinations across the country that offer dog daycare, overnight accommodations, grooming, and training. AnimalSense Canine Training & Behavior is Chicago’s leading dog training company offering group classes and private lessons throughout Chicagoland and in-resort training at Hotels and Resorts. Catering to traveling pet parents, Paradise 4 Paws Resorts are located near airports and offer airport parking with complimentary shuttle service to/from the terminal, 24-hour check-in/check-out service, and webcam access for pet parents; and spacious play areas and all-suite accommodations for cats and dogs. Special amenities include spacious bone-shaped splashing pools, separate wings of the resort for large and small dog breeds and cats, and resort services such as massage therapy and pawdicures. Paradise 4 Paws is the reigning Reader’s Choice “Best Overnight Boarding and Doggie Daycare” by Tails magazine, “Best FIDO Friendly Hotel” (2010), received “5 out of 5 Paws” by Chicago magazine (annual “Best of” issue 2008), “Best of Big D” by D magazine, “Best New Consumer Service Concept in North America” by Airports Council International, “One of the Coolest New Businesses” by Featured in USA Today,, Wall Street Journal,, BusinessWeek, New York Times, Crain’s Chicago Business, and the Today Show.


If you have a passion for pets and enjoy a dynamic work environment interacting on a personal level with the pet parent clientele and an engaged team, then Pooch Hotel is looking for you! We are looking for team players that love the challenges and rewards of working with dogs in a distracting environment.


As a Pooch Hotel In-Hotel Trainer you will report to the General Manager and the Director of Canine Training & Behavior (based in Chicago). So while being a team player is a must, you must also be comfortable working with some level of independence, while partnering well with the team members at the Pooch Hotel Location.

Our positions involve weekends, holidays and some evenings. Compensation is base pay plus commission based.

Education Required

  • High school graduate or
  • Additional industry related education

Experience Required

  • High school graduate or
  • Additional industry related education
  • Minimum 1 year previous verifiable experience teaching group training classes and/or one-on- one, private lessons using and or teaching approved methods of basic dog
  • CPDT, CTC, or other approved dog training certification preferred, but not
  • Knowledge and belief of using positive reinforcement to modify
  • Understanding of modern training tools and equipment (collars, head collars, harnesses, thundershirts, ).
  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • Ability to work well with a
  • Must have reliable transportation and be willing to travel within the city when
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