Careers at The Collared Scholar

If you're passionate about helping dogs AND their owners live their best lives, you'll love working with us! Scroll down for our currently available opportunities.


The Collared Scholar is looking for a motivated, dog loving individual to take care of the awesome dogs in our program. This is perfect for someone interested in learning to be a dog trainer (discounted tuition available for our school for dog trainers), or with a strong desire to work with dogs.

This position’s primary focus is to maintain our high standards of care for the dogs at our facility. Our dog care specialists exist to make sure our dogs are happy, safe, well exercised and fulfilled every day.

What the position entails: 

~ Feeding and care for the dogs in our program (it’s a small program, but our standards of care are very high)

~ Exercising the dogs and making sure they are happy and fulfilled

~ Reinforcing the training that is being implemented

~ Regular Cleaning 

~ 20 hours per week (possibility for full time). Must have availability weekends and holidays.

Required Skills and Abilities: 

  • Patience 
  • Attention to detail
  • Cleanliness
  • Ability to handle large dogs (who very likely will try to jump on you)
  • Willingness to handle dogs with behavior issues (extensive training will be provided)
  • Compassion and empathy for dogs and their humans
  • Passionate about helping dogs and their people live their best lives, and be their best selves
  • Enthusiastic
  • Quick learner
  • Excellent problem solving skills - ability to think critically
  • Flexible
  • Organized
  • Coachable
  • Resourceful - use all available resources to complete a task with minimal questions

No experience required. Background check and drug screening required. Drug use, alcohol use, and smoking on facility grounds are not permitted. 

Located in Port Angeles WA.  

To Apply:

Please email the following to with the subject line: Dog Care Specialist Application

  • Cover letter and PDF of your resume
  • Myers-Briggs Personality Type
  • A 3-minute video introduction (We will not review videos longer than 3 minutes)
  • Answer the following questions:
    • In 3 sentences or less, explain why you want to be a dog care specialist at the Collared Scholar.
    • How do you feel about training tools like electronic collars or other training collars (if you have no experience or opinion of them, it’s no big deal - just let us know that!)
    • How would you respond to the following?
      • You see a student on facility grounds hit a dog with an open, flat hand for barking. It wasn't hard. What is your response?
      • A dog at the facility growled at you when you opened the kennel door to take them out. What do you do?
      • You let one of the dogs out to the play yard and when it comes time to bring them back in, you can't catch them. You can't tell if they are afraid, or if they just don't want play time to end. What do you do?
      • A dog at the facility seems off. They've stopped eating and are standing slightly hunched in their kennel. You tried to call facility staff but they are unreachable. How do you proceed?

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