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Assistant Dog Trainer Purina Farms

US Nestle
St Louis, MO 63103
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Assistant Dog Trainer - Purina Farms

Job Description
Located just 45 minutes west of downtown St. Louis on more than 300 acres, Purina Farms is home to our well-known Visitor Center and the Purina Event Center. For more than 30 years, we've committed to showing the world the true potential of dogs and cats through a variety of pet-centric events. This family-friendly attraction offers pet lovers of all ages an opportunity to get up close and personal with barnyard animals and amazing dogs and cats.

Under the direction of the Dog Trainer(s), the Assistant Dog Trainer will support daily canine performances through guest appearances with his/her own dog and coordination/execution of the pre-show. Duties also include maintaining the cleanliness and appearance of the pet center facility as well as helping with community outreach programs and other educational programming. The Assistant Dog Trainer will care for the adoptable pets in the pet center as well as provide direction to the pet advisors. These responsibilities and all others lend to a much larger mission of ours-to create lasting experiences for every Purina Farms guest - both humans and pets- to help them realize their full potential together. You'll reinforce our belief that people and pets are (always) better together. #JoinOurPack


  • Manage the Pet Center facility and the pets featured in the facility (60%):
    • Develop expert training, nutrition and care handouts on a variety of pet care topics for distribution in the pet center
    • Coordinate aspects of the adoptable program including securing kennel cards, updating program flyers and facilitating adoptions
    • Suggest educational displays and oversee signage
    • Be available to answer a variety of training and pet related questions from pet center guests.
    • Coordinate with support staff to see that all pet related equipment and training materials are kept in good working order and ready for use.
    • Work with staff to see that the facility and the accompanying Incredible Dog Arena are cleaned and maintained to uphold the image of Purina Farms.
    • Feed, water and care for all pets featured in the pet center
    • Provide direction to pet advisors
  • Daily property performances, special demos and on-site programming (40%):
    • Provide dogs to make guest appearances during daily canine performances in the Incredible Dog Arena as well as participate in supplemental theater and/or pet center offerings
    • Develop and execute a pre-show for the Purina Incredible Dog Show
    • Propose and lead on-site responsible pet care programming for smaller interest groups and organizations
    • Assist Trainer(s) with special demos and the Pets In The Community program including scheduling the schools for the school program along with follow-up and reporting
  • Hours
    • Scheduled work could include weekdays, weekends, and holidays.


Education: High School Diploma or 4 years of equivalent experience

Experience (Years/Type):

  • Ability to relocate or reside near Gray Summit, MO (Purina Farms) is required.
  • Ability to work week days, weekends, and holidays is required.
  • 1 year dog training experience is preferred.
  • Previous experience participating in a wide range of dog activities including flying disc, agility, diving dog and other competitive dog sports is preferred.
  • Other considerations:
  • Own a minimum of 1- 2 dogs who can appear/perform in shows, demos and programming

Job: Assistant Dog Trainer - Purina Farms

Primary Location: Saint Louis, MO US

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Career Area: Professional

Nestle Purina PetCare Company


Posted: 2019-10-10 Expires: 2019-11-08
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