Vacancy Volunteer for a dog training school

Target group


Vacancy number



Wijndaelerweg 12, 2554 BZ The Hague



Places available


Minimum age

25 year

Organization features

  • Volunteer policy
  • Suitable for speakers of other languages
  • Offers guidance to volunteers
  • Enables volunteers to participate in training programs

OhMyDog is looking for

Apprentice dog trainer and dog behaviour coach

Volunteer workTemporarily

Function description

What we're looking for:

candidates who have:

1. A track record of working with animals professionally and/or
2. A relevant academic education (animal- or behaviour-related); and/or
3. A dog training certificate from a recognized institution

What you'll be learning:

1. The science behind dog behaviour from a Zoologist (school's owner)
2. Best practices in resolving dog 'mis'behaviour from a certified dog Behaviour Therapist (school's owner)

What you'll be doing:

1. Help set up/clear up the dog training field before/after practice.
2. Act as a prop in role-playing during puppy class
3. There is also plenty of admin, marketing and management work if you'd like (e.g. interview candidates, accounting, answering mails, processing registrations, coordinating volunteers, create marketing artwork, etc.)
4. Taking photos of the lessons
5. (After you've learnt the ropes) Coach the dog's owners
6. Attend seminars, read the internal documents, complete the book assignments, take quizzes, etc.

What we offer:

1. a fun, informal, international team;
2. working with dogs;
3. a structured learning opportunity with quizzes, lectures/seminars, shadowing lessons, team briefings, internal documents, and book reading assignments on the topic of dog behaviour

What we're asking:

1. (after one trial-evening) a commitment of at least 6 months
2. that you come every Wednesday evening, come rain or shine.
3. that you show initiative, humour and tact in just the right doses ; P
4. that you get your hands dirty

Number of hours per week

5 hours


Activity supervision, Administration and/or reception, Consultancy and support, Management and organization, Communication, Computer and internet, Animal care, Event support, Chores, Teaching/Education

Minimal level of education

Academic, College

Days / Dayparts


Required skills

Practical, Thinking, Communicating and coaching, Creative, Filming/Photograph/Music, Chores, Learning, Organising, Collaborating, Fixing

Soort begeleiding

Group guidance

Compensation (per hour)


Maximum group size

0 personen

What do you get in return

Get to interact with animals; Get to work in a relaxed, safe, tolerant, informal international team. Get to learn evidence-based best practices in animal behaviour from a well-established dog training school. Get to work in English (our internal language is English and we give many classes in English).

Organization details

Name organization


Street and housenumber

Wijndaelerweg 12

Zipcode and city

2554 BZ Den Haag




1. Dog training school
2. Seminars about dog training and behaviour for the public and dog professionals
3. One-on-one training, coaching and behaviour therapy for dogs

Core activity

Dog training

Contact details


Laure-Anne Visele-Jonkman



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