Job Training

Vocational Training and Job Placement for DOG Related Careers


The Dog Alliance S+CORE! program provides canine-related employment training and job placement opportunities for adults with autism, ADHD, hearing impairments and a wide variety of other disabilities. This program addresses the social etiquette of finding employment and working, as well as technical skills for jobs in shelters, doggie day care, boarding kennels, grooming facilities and veterinarian offices.
The training program consists of two classes:

Introduction to Job Skills for Dog Related Careers – This 16 hour course is an introduction to dog related career opportunities.  The course includes hands on interaction with dogs every class. Work days at dog related businesses enhance the learning experience.  At the end of the course, students will have life skills related to owning a dog and an understanding of dog related career opportunities.

Job Skills for Dog Related Careers – This 70 hour course will prepare students for dog related careers in shelters, kennels, veterinarian offices and grooming facilities. The class meets three days a week. The course teaches vocational skills working with dogs in a variety of environments and soft skills related to obtaining and keeping a job. Each session includes 5 field trips to potential work environments and guest speakers. 

Job placement assistance includes developing a resume and cover letter, preparing for the job interview, identifying and contacting potential employers, negotiating the terms of employment, providing job coaching during the first few weeks of employment and providing an on-going resource for work related issues.   

The Dog Alliance is credentialed with the Texas Workforce Commission to provide training classes, job placement services and job coaching.  Please contact your counselor to receive authorization for our assistance in preparing for and finding your ideal job working with dogs.  

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