Employment with Suburban K9

Take a moment and imagine your dream job. That job probably allows you to make your own schedule and the freedom to work when YOU want to. That job might include a generous starting salary, 401(K), health care, and free cell phone plan. Now imagine that job caters to your love of dogs! Working at Suburban K9 gives you all those things and more! Our trainers communicate with man’s best friend in ways the general population has trouble with. Countless dogs and clients need your help and we at Suburban K9 need you!


  • You get paid to hang out with dogs!
  • Flexible working hours
  • Meet new people and make a positive impact on their life
  • Amazing Benefits
  • Explore different places
  • Work with owners and fellow employees who truly enjoy their job and are passionate about it

    The Things We Do

    Our company offers a variety of different training options for our clients. From basic obedience classes, board and train programs, to in-home appointments, 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 some of the most common issues dog owners face today. 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.
    Suburban K9 Employment Team

    Who are we looking for?

    We’re always looking for people that are willing to go outside of their comfort zone. 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 continue to do so. They’re well spoken, confident, and empathetic with our clients.
    During the last 10 years we grew steadily in our home market of Chicago and then expanded to additional locations throughout the Country. All of our current locations are extremely busy and now we’re looking to expand further! We’re looking for individuals throughout the country that want to join our growing company.

    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. We at Suburban K9 take pride in the consistency of our quality training and techniques. We won’t water down our product to fatten up our wallets. We expand slow, and we do it right.

    How do you apply?

    Here is our Online Application. 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 the receptionists are extremely busy booking appointments for our trainers!

    Meet our Hiring Manager

    Jessica Tritthardt

    Jessica grew up in home that always had several animals. As a child her family home included many four legged friends such as; dogs, cats, hamsters, and a rabbit. She currently has a Goldendoodle, named Kila, that she loves to play with, run with, and train. She has loved animals as long as she can remember, and is excited to be part of the Suburban K9 team! In her free time, Jessica enjoys being with her husband and kids, exercising, and cooking.

    Jessica graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education and spent years teaching High School and Middle School. Jessica also worked with students with special needs as an in-class aide. She took some time off from education to raise her family and decided to rejoin the work force as a Human Resources professional. This allows Jessica to interact with animals as well as help people find their dream career. Many Suburban K9 trainers owe Jessica a debt of gratitude for bringing them to our team!