Forever Hounds Trust are looking for qualified dog behaviourists to join their team of Post Homing Support volunteers.
This is immensely rewarding work and is key to keeping our rehomed hounds in their Forever homes.
We provide free, qualified behavioural advice to any owner of an FHT dog who is experiencing behavioural issues with their sighthound. These issues can range from simple settling in queries (such as toilet training or disturbed nights) to more complex behavioural problems.
All our dogs have a veterinary and behavioural assessment when they come into our care to help us match them to a home environment and lifestyle that suits their specific needs.
As a Post Homing Support volunteer, you will work through email and telephone consultations; we occasionally make a home visit where this is essential and is geographically practical.
If you are not experienced in working with sighthounds, who can have specific issues, particularly our ex-racing greyhounds and ex working lurchers, we will give you support and information on their needs.
While many of our team have a degree in Animal Behavioural Science, Compass degree COAPE level 5 etc or similar, as a minimum we require intermediate level qualifications (e.g. Alpha Education Think Dog Intermediate/Advanced etc.). If you are a student, maybe working towards more advanced qualifications e.g., a B.Sc. in Animal Behavioural Science or a Compass degree etc., you would find the experience of working with us invaluable – and an asset to your CV.
If you could spare a few hours a month (or have a behaviourist friend who might be interested) please email email@example.com for further information (please include a contact telephone number and best time of day to contact you).