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INTERNSHIPS

Who you are.

  • Open-minded and willing to learn

  • Punctual and reliable

  • Loves all breeds, sizes, and colors of dogs

  • Takes direction well

  • Likes a fast-paced environment

  • Willing and eager to learn

  • Has a good sense of humor

  • Doesn't mind getting dirty and cleaning messes

  • Has experience working with dogs

  • Is available at least once a week on either Mondays, Thursdays, or Fridays 12:30-4:30 or Saturdays 12:30-3:30

Who we are.

  • Winchester's largest force-free training facility
  • R+K9 offers Day Camp and Service Dog training, group classes, behavior modification, and more!
  • Our 2000+SF main training room has 3/4" foam agility flooring, is air conditioned and heated
  • Our facility is home to Head of the Class Dog Training, LLC
  • R+K9 owners Jill Freifeld and Connie Moss each have 20+ years of training experience and have earned various credentials and certifications in training and behavior modification

What you'll get.

  • The opportunity to assist with our Day Camp, Service Dog training, and if you're interested - behavior modification

  • Work directly with Jill Freifeld and Connie Moss

  • Hands-on experience handling and training different breeds and temperaments

  • Learn the mechanics of positive reinforcement training techniques

  • Understand how to strengthen behaviors through generalization, proofing as well as how and when to fade treats

  • Learn how to handle dogs with minor behavior issues

  • Learn how and why to use enrichment

  • Become skilled at reading dog body language

  • Opportunity to progress to a paid position if one is available

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