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Dog Heroes Program

Has it been a dream of yours to work with dogs, learn new skills and have fun? Suncoast Humane Society is offering a once in a lifetime opportunity for chosen Dog Heroes to attend a 4-day immersive training seminar designed to teach practical skills and hands-on experience to handle dogs. The unique schooling will take place from November 7-10 in Austin Texas and all your expenses will be paid!

What You Can Expect

  • All expenses paid (including transportation/lodging/seminar)
  • Learning how to read body language
  • Leash handling exercises
  • Evolving dog-to-dog social skills
  • Teaching general obedience
  • Better understanding of dogs
  • Down time to explore the city of Austin

What We Expect

  • After completion, an average of 5-10-hours a week for 12 months with Suncoast Humane Society
  • Utilizing the acquired knowledge and applying it to the Suncoast Humane Society dogs
  • Leading Dog Play Groups and educating other volunteers
  • Promoting happy pets through trainer moderated sessions

How to Apply for this Amazing Opportunity

  • Submit a brief video or essay stating what this opportunity means to you, why you should be selected, and how you would demonstrate your loyalty to Suncoast Humane Society
  • Send in resume if applying for externship (along with video or essay)
  • Submission is due by September 30, 2022
  • Submission should be sent directly to: or be uploaded through the linked form below.

Additional Details

No necessary background/dog training required.

If you would like to sponsor a potential Dog Hero, please contact: