Careers at Crossbones

Make your passion a career

At Crossbones Dog Academy, we are as committed to our crew members as we are to our clients and their dogs.

Crossbones is a fast-paced and dog-centric environment. We’re looking for crew members who are responsible, show up to work on time, love working hard & laughing often, and who want to make a difference in the lives of dogs and their owners every day. Does that sound like you?

Current Job Openings

last updated: 11/29/2021

Dog Daycare Attendant – Full-Time

Monday-Friday | 7AM-3:30PM or 9AM-5:30PM

Crossbones Dog Academy is a dog training & daycare facility with a unique Day School program that combines daycare and training for dogs and puppies. At this time, we are looking for full-time experienced dog daycare attendants (35-40 hours per week) to supervise playgroups, take care of dogs, and clean and maintain the facility. Interested candidates must have consistent daytime availability every weekday, Monday through Friday. Shifts are 7AM-3:30PM or 9AM-5:30PM. 

This person would supervise groups of dogs solo (3-10 dogs) or with one other attendant (10-15 dogs), indoors and outdoors, in all weather and temperatures. During playgroups, tasks include cleaning up after the dogs, rewarding dogs for good behavior, gently but firmly interrupting and redirecting dogs engaging in undesirable behavior, taking pictures and videos of the dogs for social media content. Outside of playgroups, tasks include updating reports on dogs’ behavior, filling food-dispensing toys and distributing them to dogs, taking dogs outside for individual potty breaks, and cleaning the facility.

Our team members participate in open and frequent communication in person, over walkie talkies, and digitally through Slack. We’re looking for someone we can rely on, a new team member who works hard, has strong communication skills, and who loves dogs AND people. Are you our next team member?

Candidates must have at least six months of professional experience supervising and caring for groups of off-leash dogs.

The ideal candidate for this position would have…

  • 1+ year experience supervising off-leash dog play
  • Pet First Aid/CPR certification
  • Experience using clicker training and positive reinforcement dog training
  • A commitment to continuing education
  • A strong desire to be part of a team committed to personal and professional excellence. We strive to be great dog trainers, great dog owners, and great people!

Pay is hourly, commensurate with experience and qualifications, and starting at $15 per hour. See the bottom of this page for a full list of benefits.

If you…

  • Love training dogs & teaching people
  • Believe in a positive reinforcement based, LIMA approach to dog training
  • Are comfortable teaching group classes, private training lessons, and remote lessons via Zoom
  • Want to spend some of your time training dogs hands-on, without the owner present
  • Have a strong desire to be part of a team committed to personal and professional excellence
  • Have one of the following: 2+ years experience teaching group classes or behavior consulting (with professional & client references), KPA CTP, CPDT-KA or higher, or other comparable R+ training certification

We offer…

  • Competitive hourly pay, commensurate with experience and qualifications, plus commission for hours spent instructing clients
  • A consistent 40-hour work week
  • Health & dental insurance contributions
  • Annual continuing education stipend
  • Tuition assistance for Karen Pryor Academy
  • SIMPLE IRA retirement plan contributions
  • Free dog training classes
  • 20-40% discount on retail store items like pet food & supplies

Crossbones Dog Academy is a positive dog training & daycare facility in Providence, RI with a variety of programs, including our flagship Puppy Day School program which combines daycare and training for young puppies. 

Are you our next team member?

Fill out our online job application and give us the details! We’d love to get to know you. 

Compensation includes…

  • Competitive hourly wages

  • Health & dental insurance contributions

  • Retirement contributions

  • Retail store discount

  • Free dog training classes

  • Annual continuing education stipend

  • Tuition assistance to Karen Pryor Academy

All of our crew members have the opportunity to become full-time employees with benefits – we don’t advertise benefits and then make it impossible to get them!

Apply online today!

Please use our online application to apply for a position at Crossbones. Our receptionist team is not involved with the hiring process, so please do not call, text, or e-mail to inquire about your application. If we are interested in moving forward, we will reach out to you in 1-5 business days with next steps. Thank you!