THINK PAWSITIVE CAREERS

We welcome you to join us at Think Pawsitive Dog Training for our 2021 Job Fair to find the perfect job for YOU!

Please read the descriptions of each position and choose the one you are most interested in by filling out the form below. We can’t wait to meet you!

OUR VISION

Globally enriching human and canine relationships through endless possibilities.

OUR MISSION

Think Pawsitive is a team of committed, positive, and successful dog trainers who strive to be patient, dedicated, and honest. We promote safe, healthy, and rewarding relationships between dogs and their owners. What makes us unique is that our program allows dogs to “Think” and students to be very “Pawsitive” and patient as they interact with their canine companions.

We work within our 12 Points of Culture to ensure that everyone who engages with the Think Pawsitive team benefits greatly; moving closer to developing a stronger canine/human relationship and to achieving the goals they have set for themselves.

We create and foster a fun, interactive learning environment. We educate our clients and ourselves with world-class presenters and training opportunities. Relationships develop through unparalleled education, training, and endless fulfilling and mutually enriching exercise and activities.

We believe every dog has incredible potential regardless of age, breed, background, or temperament. Our students are forward-thinking, open to learning and growth, and are dedicated to the development of their relationship with their dogs. No matter what the activity, our students desire and allow us to help them in achieving their training goals.

Our commitment to being Wisconsin’s biggest and best, state-of-the-art indoor canine fitness and sports center entails providing new products and services of the highest standards, quality, and value. We apply the most current, positive and effective training methodologies available. We take great pride in all areas of our facility and equipment. We work diligently to maintain exceptional standards, systems, and efficiencies to ensure that each visitor enjoys a safe, clean, and “five-star” experience every time they visit us.

Think Pawsitive is very proud of our commitment to our community through our charitable support of local non-profits, civic groups, and dog rescues. We are dedicated to bringing canine education to a wide range of youth in our community. We share our passion and resources to deliver innovative programming and activities to foster the human-canine bond to our community’s young people.

This is a very special and exciting place where dogs come to play, learn new skills and sports, or build strength and endurance for daily activity. Our clients look forward to an exhilarating experience each time they visit Think Pawsitive. We pride ourselves on delivering impeccable service and quality and to make our visitors and their canine companions a welcome addition to our family.

OUR CULTURE

Ownership:
I am truly responsible for my actions and outcomes and own everything that takes place in my work and my life. I am accountable for my results and I know that for things to change, first I must change!

Consistency:
I am consistent in my actions so my clients and teammates feel comfortable in dealing with me at all times. I am disciplined in my work so my results, growth, and success are consistent.

Positive Attitude:
Rendering services to clients puts me in a position to provide greatness: A great attitude, great returns, great satisfaction, a great reputation, and great joy. A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in my world. It seems to magically connect me to a multitude of serendipitous opportunities that may go unnoticed without a positive attitude.

Systems:
I always look to the system for a solution. When an opportunity or challenge arises, I use a system approach before I look for direction or input from others. I follow the system exactly as established until a new system is introduced. I suggest system improvements at my first opportunity.

Adaptability:
I have the ability to alter myself and I am willing to keep an open mind, stay calm and improvise when new challenges or changing priorities present themselves. I will embrace circumstances that are outside my comfort zone as an opportunity to grow. Adaptability allows me the opportunity to learn from experience and evolve as a well-balanced team player. I will focus my thoughts, energy, and attention on the successful outcome of whatever I am doing.

Communication:
I speak positively of my fellow team members, my clients and Think Pawsitive Dog Training in both public and private. I speak with good intention, using empowering and positive conversation. I avoid sarcasm and gossip. I acknowledge what is being said as true for the speaker at that moment and I take responsibility for responses to my communication. I greet people using their name. When faced with a misunderstanding, I first apologize and then look for a solution. I only discuss concerns in private with management.

Gratitude:
I am a truly grateful person. I say thank you and show appreciation often and in many ways so that all around me know how much I appreciate everything and everyone I have in my life. I celebrate my wins and the wins of my clients and team.

Patience:
I exhibit calm endurance under difficult or challenging circumstances. I persevere in the face of delay or provocation without acting on negative annoyance/anger. I show forbearance when under strain, especially when faced with longer-term difficulties. I understand that patience is the level of endurance I will need to reach my goals. Even the smallest goals will require my patience to achieve overall success. Integrity:

Integrity:
I always speak the truth. What I promise is what I deliver. I only make agreements with myself and others that I intend to keep. I communicate potential broken agreements at the first opportunity and I clear up all broken agreements immediately.

Learning:
It is important that I continue to advance my skills and recognize that the opportunity to learn is everywhere around me. Within Think Pawsitive I can learn from every dog, every student, every co-worker, and our guest instructors. I believe that each challenge I face in my job is an opportunity to improve and will ask myself, “What could I have done better?” When faced with a challenge that I am not prepared for, I seek out guidance from management so I can learn how to handle the situation and provide the best experience for my customer. I recognize that much can be learned by observing others and will take the opportunity to grow by attending workshops and guest instructor sessions as I am able.

Purposefulness:
There is a sense of purpose in all I do and say. I will strive to always maintain a purpose rooted in positivity and good will with each challenge presented to me.

Partnership and Community:
At Think Pawsitive I am part of a community. I work hard to improve the relationships between dogs and their owners in our community every day. The clients, dogs, staff, and anyone who walks through the door can feel the great atmosphere I contribute to. I consistently strive to make connections with all clients and dogs, to gain their trust, and to provide them with the best possible experience, no matter what activity they are involved in. I understand that each client and dog has unique needs and am committed to learning what works best for each new situation. I make a great effort and take pride in welcoming all into the Think Pawsitive community.

 

Full-Time Canine Swim Instructor

*** 30-35 hours/week (Various shifts including daytime and 1- Saturday or Sunday shift and 1-2 evening shifts a week)**

Do you love dogs? Do you enjoy swimming? Are you looking for a fun and rewarding work environment with a growing company that focuses on the human-canine relationship? Think Pawsitive Dog Training is seeking outstanding individuals to instruct dogs to learn to swim in our heated indoor swimming pool. 

So, what will I actually be doing?

As a K9 Splash Swim Instructor, you will work with a variety of dogs, coaching and training them in our indoor heated swimming pool. Our K9 Splash Swim Instructors play a vital role in the excellent customer service we strive to provide each visitor who enters the building. Joining our staff will provide you with the opportunity to thrive in a fast-paced and high energy, dog and client-centered culture.

OK, I’m interested… But is it really the job for me?

If you’re driven, passionate, self-confident– with a healthy attitude for fun and a positive approach toward everything you do, you will be at an advantage in this role.

  • Coaching and instructing dogs of all ages and their owners on how to safely enjoy our indoor heated pool through a variety of assessing, training, and handling methods. Assisted swim sessions require staff to be in the water with the dogs to help them build confidence.
  • Keeping client notes on dogs’ progress in learning to swim.
  • Scheduling, supervising, and assisting swim sessions and maintaining appointments.
  • Answering/processing client inquiries or payments regarding the swim sessions, current events, retail purchases, training classes, and seminars at Think Pawsitive.
  • Stocking and cleaning retail area and ringing up retail purchases.
  • Performing shift and end-of-shift cleaning, maintenance, and administrative duties.

Job Requirements

  • MUST LOVE DOGS!!!!! We don’t want people who “like” dogs, we want DOG LOVERS!!!!
  • Minimum of one year of experience in customer service and in working with dogs. Ideal candidates will have dog field related experience. (i.e. Vet Clinic, Dog Daycare or Boarding, Grooming, etc.)
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must be able to perform physical tasks such as teaching dogs to swim and performing daily cleaning tasks.
  • Must possess an outgoing, fun loving personality and demonstrate confidence in working with dogs of all sizes and temperaments.
  • Must be a great team player – we have a fun-filled environment!
  • Positive, outgoing attitude which embodies the Think Pawsitive Vision, Mission and Culture
  • Must be able to manage multiple tasks and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be comfortable handling and monitoring use of chlorine and pool cleaning chemicals.
  • Must be able to lift and carry an excess of 50 pounds (animals, cages, equipment).
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
TAILS Academy Dog Training Assistant:

Do you LOVE dogs! Think Pawsitive Dog Training in Waukesha, Wisconsin is seeking an energetic, self-motivated and team-oriented dog training assistant who is looking to join Wisconsin’s largest indoor canine education, exercise and sports complex.

This special person has great communication skills, and shares our unbridled passion and commitment to promote safe, healthy, FUN and rewarding daily activities for our TAILS Academy Canine Day Training Program.

You have a strong passion to teach dogs of all skill levels, with the patience to adjust to each dog’s skill level with the focus on success and FUN!

Your role will be to teaching dogs in our dog day training program with fun activities, proper leash walking, daily exercise, water activities, and basic manners.

People describe you as driven, passionate, self-confident, and a great listener – with a healthy attitude for fun and a positive approach toward everything you do. You see yourself as ambitious, trusting, energetic and persistent.

A team player with a strong background or a desire for positive reward training methods for dogs through the use of operant and classical conditioning. You’re goal-orientated, love variety, work effectively and enjoy an invigorating, fast-pace environment.

If this sounds like YOU, we want to hear from you!

This is an entry level position, but preference is given to those candidates with dog related experience. Full time 35+ hours per week. Must be available to work weekends. We are looking for full-time permanent availability only.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Supervise and teach dogs during scheduled activities. Must be attentive and be able to monitor dog interactions.
  • Learn and identify appropriate and inappropriate dog behaviors.
  • Pick up and dispose of dog waste immediately and appropriately.
  • Clean indoor areas, crates, food and water bowls, etc. according to Think Pawsitive procedures. All positions at Think Pawsitive involve cleaning. Feed and water dogs appropriately.
  • Must be good with reading and writing detailed information, such as training agenda and client instructions.
  • Communicate clearly and accurately with customers and staff members on the phone and in-person.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Previous job experience with dogs is not required, but it is helpful. Think Pawsitive Dog Training requires a genuine love for dogs and a dedication to safety and cleanliness. Professional experience working with dogs in a daycare or boarding facility, or as a vet tech, vet assistant or dog trainer, is highly desired.
  • Highly reliable, on-time, and flexible.
  • Capable of very active and physical work. There is a lot of bending, stooping, lifting, reaching, and time spent on your feet. Walking about 3-4 miles a day with the dogs.
  • Must be able to lift and transport 50 pounds.
  • Desire to work hard and get along with co-workers every day.
  • Competitive compensation based on relevant experience in dog handling, crew leadership.

Dog Trainer Job description

Think Pawsitive Dog Training in Waukesha, Wisconsin is seeking an energetic, confident, self-motivated and team-oriented dog trainer that is looking to join Wisconsin’s largest indoor canine training and sports complex. 

Think Pawsitive, LLC has been growing rapidly, and is dedicated to expand our top position in the marketplace. We are scouting for a Dog Trainer to help us achieve this goal.

This special person has unparalleled communication skills, and shares our unbridled passion and commitment to promote safe, healthy and rewarding relationships between dogs and their owners.

You have a strong passion to teach and educate people and dogs of all skill levels, with the patience to adjust to each client’s skill level with the focus on success.

Your role will be to teach various classes and workshops, along with conduct private lessons for dogs and their owners, working with Think Pawsitive’s curriculum to achieve client’s goals and our standards.

You exhibit strengths in maintaining communication with clients in order to coach them throughout the programs and training they join. You are creative with building new ideas to existing curriculum to evolve the growth of the programs.

You are detail-oriented which will aid you in meeting financial goals for the business and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the training department.

You have a desire to strengthen your own skills and the skills of your students through continuing education and through other business services/products.

People describe you as driven, passionate, self-confident, and a great listener – with a healthy attitude for fun and a positive approach toward everything you do. You see yourself as ambitious, trusting, energetic and persistent.

A team player with a strong background or a desire for positive training methods for dogs through the use of operant and classical conditioning. You’re goal-orientated, love variety, work effectively with little oversight, and enjoy an invigorating, fast-pace environment.

You have experience coaching kids, adults and dogs, either through a background in coaching athletics, teaching fitness and/or dance.

Full-time and part-time positions available. Our facility has great visibility off of Hwy 164 of Waukesha, WI. We offer a competitive base wage, a quarterly bonus structure, and a full benefit package.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Previous job experience with dogs is preferred. Think Pawsitive Dog Training requires a genuine love for dogs and a dedication to safety and cleanliness. Professional experience working with dogs in a daycare or boarding facility, or as a vet tech, vet assistant or dog trainer, is highly desired.
  • Highly reliable, on-time, and flexible.
  • Coaching or teaching experience to help clients grow personally on their dog training journey.
  • Capable of very active and physical work. There is a lot of bending, stooping, lifting, reaching, and time spent on your feet. Walking about 4-5 miles a day with the dogs.
  • Must be able to lift and transport 50 pounds.
  • Desire to work hard and get along with co-workers every day.
  • Competitive compensation based on relevant experience in dog handling, crew leadership.

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday and 1 weekend shift a must. Must be available to work night, day or weekend class sessions.

Think Pawsitive Dog Training seeks individuals to help ensure that our customers’ experience in our facility is nothing other than OUTSTANDING! We have a lot of room for growth based on performance and development.  Please check back later for Administrative career opportunities!

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT

Think Pawsitive Dog Training is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, pregnancy, religion, disability, age, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation (including having a history of being identified with a particular orientation), arrest or conviction record, or military service.

OUR FACILITY

Think Pawsitive, LLC is Wisconsin’s largest indoor training and sports complex. Our facility in Waukesha has several large training rooms in which we teach over sixty-five classes each week and offer a variety of workshops and seminars. We house a canine water treadmill along with a stunning swim center with a 41′ x 21’ pool for dock diving, endurance training, rehabilitation, or interactive play, and we operate a small retail area. The highlight of our facility is our 8,500 square-foot, artificially turfed arena in which we hold approximately 40 canine sports or activities each year, drawing hundreds of competitors, spectators and dog enthusiasts from all over the Midwest. We are committed to promoting safe, healthy and rewarding relationships between dogs and their owners.

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