Joining The Suburban K9 Team
Exciting! Rewarding! Challenging! Fulfilling! These are just some of the words our trainers use to describe their Suburban K9 experience. It isn’t just a job. It is a calling.
We’re always looking for people that are willing to go outside of their comfort zone and live a life worth living! It’s certainly “unconventional” to make a career out of dog training, but we’re looking for those who are willing to make their passion into a day job. Our trainers are motivated. They want to learn, and they continue to do so on a daily basis. They’re well spoken, confident, and empathetic with our clients.
During the last 10 years we have steadily grown from one location in Chicago to many locations throughout the country. All of our current locations are extremely busy and we are currently expanding further! We’re looking for individuals throughout the country that want to join our growing company.
THE THINGS WE DO
Our company offers a variety of different training options for our clients. From basic obedience classes to in-home appointments or board and train programs, we’re able to tackle a vast range of behavioral issues! Our trainers undergo an engaging and informative apprenticeship program which provides extensive exposure to the most common issues dog owners face today, as well as more difficult behaviors that aren't as common. We understand dogs have the ability to add a great deal of stress to their owners’ lives, and we’re here to lend a helping hand!
Our trainers spend most of their time on our two main services, in home training and boarding and training. Our trainers generally take two dogs into their home at a time to fully train them and then train the owners after the board and train is complete. This is a fun way to earn a living, help clients, and have a truly flexible schedule.
WHAT WE'RE NOT
We are not a franchised company. Franchise opportunities often cost up to $100,000 or more! You don’t pay us to become a Suburban K9 trainer. We pay you! Your apprenticeship program is very thorough and intense. Not only will you learn a massive amount about dog behavior, but you will be paid the whole time. How awesome is that?
Franchises often function just like a game of telephone. What person 1 said and what person 10 heard are often very different. At Suburban K9, we take pride in the consistency of our quality training and techniques. We won’t water down our services to fatten up our wallets. We expand slow, and we do it right.
Why Join Our Team?
A COMPANY WHO CARES
We have deep roots in all of our communities and do everything we can to give back. Our Suburban K9 Gives Back is a program that helps community members that are having issues with their dogs and are unable to afford dog training services. This program is offered to those in need, rescue groups, first responders, and many others. We also run many fun events that are designed to raise money for charities.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
Suburban K9 is committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and care, where every employee feels supported and experiences a strong sense of belonging. As a company, we are actively working to lessen the effects of unconscious bias and implementing practices for our staff to meaningfully engage with this issue. We run ongoing workshops to keep our team informed and engaged on this subject.
How Do You Apply?
Don’t overlook putting your cover letter and resume in the application, that’ll be important to us. Please do not call our front office to inquire, as our awesome Customer Service Representatives are extremely busy booking appointments for our trainers!