Dog Handler

Posted: 06/29/2022

POSITION SUMMARY

Dog handler’s main priority is the safety and comfort of the dogs in our care and the role of the Handler team is to ensure this goal is achieved every day. This position requires both a love of animals and a tremendous focus and attention to detail. We teach our handlers to understand canine behavior and health so that they are on the lookout for aggression, fear or illness

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Supervising the dogs as part of the handling team to ensure their safety and health.
Administering food and medications in accordance with the instructions of the pet parents.
Transporting the dogs between the day care rooms and pet parents during pick up and drop off times.
Providing relief walks and walking transport to/from client homes.
Communicating any dog health or safety issues in a prompt fashion. 
Maintaining a clean and sanitary facility.
Keeping accurate records for attendance, health, meals, cleaning schedule, etc.

KEY SKILLS

Genuine interest in the well-being and care of dogs.
Comfortable with all breeds and sizes of dogs.
Strong work ethic with desire to grow and succeed.
Punctual and reliable. 
Ability to juggle a variety of responsibilities, while balancing competing deadlines in a fast-paced environment.  Ability to focus on task at hand and not be easily distracted.
Must consent to and pass all employment screens.

WORK SCHEDULE

Full-time and part-time employment.
Shifts depending on day care schedule and customer needs.

EQUIPMENT, MACHINES, VEHICLES USE:

May use basic office equipment, cleaning supplies, dog supplies and toys.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Outdoor setting: exposure to different temperatures, weather conditions and moderate noise of canines.