Dog Trainer Wanted

Join the Dog Relations NYC Team

About Us

DogRelations™ NYC dog training is really about positive reinforcement training in an enjoyable and life enriching way. This means giving the dog a clear understanding of behaviors you want to encourage while having fun and developing a close relationship.

Elisabeth Weiss, founder and director of DogRelations™ is a dog behavior counselor living in New York City.

Her goal is to address the needs of our canine companions and enable humans to make their interactions with dogs clear, easy and more satisfying for both dogs and humans.

Elisabeth’s belief is that every dog is a unique individual and that the training process needs to be tailored to each specific circumstance accordingly. She is committed to using common sense and affirmative training methods to educate dogs.

An opportunity has come up to join Elisabeth in this growing business! With a growing clientele, Dog Relations NYC is expanding and we are looking for an experienced trainer to help facilitate our expansion.

Elisabeth Weiss | DogRelations NYC - Dog Training in Manhattan

About You

You must have dog handling experience and be dedicated to this role. In addition to running training classes and private training sessions there are also administrative and sales components to the role – so aside from your strong customer service ethic and people skills, you’re also highly organised.

You must be willing and available to work non-standard work hours as private lessons are often run ‘after work’ and during weekends to meet the clients’ requirements.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Teaching private lessons, working one-on-one with both the client and their dog.
  • Teaching group classes (depending on demand).
  • Discussing total wellness with all training and high potential clients.
  • Consistent and enthusiastic communication with clients in person and via phone and e-mail including reporting and follow up.
  • Working closely with Elisabeth to identify high priority clients and carry out business development.


  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience with positive reinforcement based dog training and behavior modification.
  • Previous experience teaching positive reinforcement dog training techniques in group or class settings.
  • Aptitude for customer service and sales.
  • Ability to juggle a variety of responsibilities, while balancing competing deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (both verbal and written) skills.
  • High degree of independent decision-making and problem-solving capability.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Computer skills with the ability to quickly research information from the Internet.
  • Ability to work a varied schedule including days, evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Willingness to travel around the city to meet clients’ at their home or desired location.
  • Must be able to pass a thorough background check.
  • Must love dogs!
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To learn more about career opportunities with Dog Relations NYC, contact us by phone at (917) 783-1473 or use our contact form.

Our Services: NYC Dog Training | NYC Dog Wellness Counseling | Dog Rehabilitation



My ex-wife and I have a now 11 year-old Border Collie named Oreo. In late September, 2013 she completely tore her ACL and partially tore the medial meniscus on her left hind leg. Needless to say, we were besides ourselves. She had surgery the next day, and did well in the post-op period. One thing the vet made clear from the beginning was the importance of good physical therapy and rehab starting a few weeks post-op. We did some research, and ended up with two referrals: the physical therapist in the animal hospital, and Elisabeth Weiss of DogRelations. We had Oreo see both, to figure out which one we liked better. Elisabeth started off with a comprehensive evaluation of Oreo and her needs from a very holistic approach. She gave recommendations about Oreo’s feeding and her weight, her general behavior, and her rehab plans. After a few sessions with Elisabeth, we dropped the other PT like a hot potato. What can I say about Elisabeth? She’s phenomenal! She has a great rapport with our dog and is constantly giving Oreo praise and TLC. Oreo responded to her right from the get-go. Over the past three months, Oreo is a changed dog! She’s running around, dancing sideways and is clearly more agile now then she was before the injury. Elisabeth has gone from focusing primarily on the injury, to working on Oreo’s arthritis and even working on some of her “bad” behaviors. Oreo loves to see Elisabeth and is always exhausted after her workouts. Quite simply, Elisabeth is great. You can tell that she truly loves dogs, and is working with a great deal of knowledge in the field. Parenthetically, she’s extremely professional, reliable, and trustworthy. Thanks, Elisabeth for everything that you’ve done for Oreo!!
Elisabeth gets great results quickly. The lessons are a happy, fun experience for the dog and the rest of the family. Our dog (Max) is always really delighted to see her and has learned so much in a very short time. Elisabeth is a fount of information about training and other topics such as diet, health care, grooming and even travel tips.