Job Opportunities

SPCA is one of Asia’s leading animal welfare organisations with seven income generating private veterinary clinics and two mobile vehicles, making us one of Hong Kong's leading veterinary establishments. In addition we run an array of effective services and programmes that directly help animals on the ground, from our Inspectorate to Adoption facilities to our Cat Colony Care Programme.

We are always seeking high-calibre, team-oriented and self motivated individuals who genuinely care for the welfare of animals to join us - if that is you, then apply now!

Dog Trainer / Junior Dog Trainer

  • Department: Welfare
  • Job Type: Full time
  • Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform behavioral assessments of dogs arriving at the shelter and identify individual requirements for training, rehabilitation and enrichment, potential for rehoming, and suitability for a kennel environment;
  • Develop training, enrichment, and behavioural modification programmes for dogs in the shelter. Work closely with other members of the Welfare Department in the implementation of these programmes, monitoring their progress and maintaining detailed records for each dog;
  • Act as a mentor to instruct and supervise staff and volunteers in basic training methods for dogs in the shelter;
  • Coordinate and deliver classes given by the SPCA Behaviour and Training team to  the public, third parties, and internal staff, ensuring that excellent customer service is provided at all levels;
  • Keep accurate records relating to the Behaviour and Training Department and to assist in data collection and report production as directed by the Welfare Manager;
  • Manage the behaviour advice hotline, give pre-adoption advice  to members of the public including discussing the ongoing implementation of training and behaviour modification programmes, and help implement and oversee a post-adoption system to support adopters.
  • Assist with Outreach activities in China and the greater Asia region and Responsible Pet Ownership training and education;
  • Carry out any other duties as assigned by the Welfare Manager. 

 

Requirements:

  • F. 5 or above with at least 3 years’ experience in dog training. Experience working in a shelter environment would be an advantage.
  • Have practical experience handling difficult dogs and devising and implementing training and behavior modification programmes.
  • Qualification from a recognized school of dog training whose training methods are in line with SPCA policy.
  • Good command of both spoken and written English and Cantonese (Putonghua also beneficial)
  • Independent and be able to work under pressure
  • Good team player with strong communication and organisational skills
  • A genuine interest in animal behavior and enthusiasm in working with animals, including the development of skills and knowledge related to animal training and the science of animal behavior
  • Candidate with less experience will be considered as Junior Dog Trainer

 

All information provided by applicants will be treated in strict confidence and used only for recruitment purpose. Please submit your full resume to the Human Resources Manager, SPCA (HK), 5 Wan Shing Street, Wanchai, HK or Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Interested parties are invited to visit our website www.spca.org.hk for more information about us.