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Trainer for a Day

Experience the Animal Rescue League like few people can… as an animal trainer!

Are you interested in learning more about animal behavior? Curious about how science based learning is applied in an animal shelter? Or does your child dream of working with animals some day? If you said yes to any of those questions, then sign up for this unique opportunity to spend a day with ARL's Behavior Team!

Go behind-the-scenes where we train with dogs, cats, horses and small animals. Get involved with Enrichment, Behavior Evaluation, Training and Animal Care.

Work alongside the Behavior Team throughout the Shelter and learn how to enrich animal’s lives and improve behavior through positive reinforcement training.

Trainer for a Day


$150 a person for 4 hours

Group Size

Each session is limited to 4 people

Remember your Experience!

Add a photographer with a pet of our choice to capture the great memories, receive digital photos for $10 a person. (For the safety of our animals, you will not be allowed to take photographs when participating in the program)


Participants must be 12 or older. Children ages 12-17 must be accompanied by a paying adult age 18 or older.

  • Guests will need to understand information and instructions given in the English language or arrange for a paying translator to participate.
  • A waiver must be signed by a parent or guardian for any participant 17 years or younger.
  • We recommend that guests with peanut butter allergies do not participate in this program

Physical Requirements

  • Walking for 4 hours
  • Use of stairs
  • Walking on uneven surfaces