Dog Daycare Attendant
Seeking a part time Dog Daycare and Training Facility Attendant. Knowledge of positive dog training and understanding of dog body language is critical for this position. You will bring positive energy, a great work ethic, a love for dogs to our growing team. You are someone who has experience working with a group of dogs and has a good understanding of dog behaviour and dog safety.
Sherwood Barks promises to provide a fun, safe environment for our doggy clientele. Preference will be given to individuals with professional experience as a dog walker, work within a dog daycare, or experience as a dog trainer.
Experience with your own family dogs does not qualify for this position.
Job Type / Category
Sherwood Bark's is a large and busy dog daycare and positive dog training facility. Our mission is to provide the best possible experience for our customers and their dogs, with a focus on fun and safety. Staff are expected to be self starters, take instruction well, work well on your own, take initiative, be quick learners and work well with others.
Dog Daycares are rewarding places to work, but they can be stressful at times. Therefore, all staff members must be calm under pressure and have a strong sense of confidence when dealing with multiple dogs and their owners. Due to our large facility, a majority of this position is cleaning and sanitation. Applicants must have a 'clean freak' attitude, perfectionists are a bonus!
*Minimum 1 year experience as a dog walker, dog trainer, dog daycare attendant or other pet industry role is required
*Basic understanding of dog behavior and positive techniques to communicate with dogs
*Have a calm, assertive and positive demeanor with the dogs
*Strong understanding of positive reinforcement versus correction techniques
*Have a basic understanding of pack behavior in dogs
*Passion for working with dogs of all sizes and temperaments
*Have a fun, positive and professional personality
*Customer driven and focused on fun client experiences
*Can work in a team or individually (self-motivated)
*Have good organizational skills and pays attention to details
*Strong desire for cleanliness and safety for both people and dogs
*Be responsible, honest and reliable
*Excellent customer service skills
*Monitor and control safe & active play in the dog daycare
*Learn dog behavior/proper intervention techniques
*Take dogs outside year round (summer and winter) for bathroom breaks
*Be on their feet for a majority of the shift
*Pick-up and clean-up after dogs
*Feed and administer medication to dogs (as appropriate)
*Keep accurate logs and records of dog behavior and activities
*Tidy, clean, vacuum, mop, and disinfect facility
Working Hours & Salary
Part - Time
Candidates are required to work the afternoon shift, 2 pm - 6 pm Monday to Friday.
Salary: $15.00 / hour
Please email your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Those with qualifications and experience will be contacted for an interview.