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Student Trainer - AVC Humane Dog Training Program - Department of Companion Animals - Atlantic Veterinary College *Amended Closing Date*

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, March 17, 2017
Date of Posting: 
February 1, 2017
Department of Companion Animals - AVC Humane Dog Training Program
Student Trainer
Hours of Work: 

5 hours per week 

$11.44 per hour (vacation pay included)

August 28, 2017 – April 27, 2018

The Atlantic Veterinary College is seeking a part time student trainer for their Humane Dog Training Program.


The student will be required to assist in the provision of a counseling, training, and enrichment program for dogs at the PEI Humane Society under the supervision of the student coordinator and the shelter manager. Duties at the shelter will be diverse, and may include:
• Counseling of potential dog adopters and provision of support to adopters coping with behavioural  issues in the home
• Performing behavioural assessments of shelter dogs
• Training and providing enrichment for the dogs being held for adoption at the shelter
• Maintenance of records (behavioural assessments, dog bios and training records)
• Development of educational display materials
• Investigation of practical ways to enrich the shelter environment
• Assisting in volunteer orientations at the shelter
• Participating in public education efforts


• Minimum first year standing in the DVM program
• Experience in the application of operant conditioning with a secondary reinforcer (clicker training) is preferred
• Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in shelter issues and the importance of behaviour modification
• A high standard of professionalism and excellent communication skills are essential

Priority is given to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and Procedures manual.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website (www.upei.ca/hr).

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and full-time international students with a valid study permit will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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