Dog Watcher/Kennel Attendant/Groomer

Job Description

Kennel Attendants needed for locally owned dog training and boarding facility. Part time with varying hours: approximately 10-20 hours per week, 3-5 shifts per week. Must be available early mornings and on weekends. Work is to be as needed (dependent on number of dogs in facility) with the possibility of flexible schedules for qualified candidates.

Ideal candidate will have previous experience working with large groups of dogs with at least 1- 2 years of experience in a similar position, as well as candidates who are interested in learning dog training techniques and skills

Candidates must be hard working, alert, energetic and physically able to wrangle and maneuver multiple dogs. For several hours per day, you will be required to bend over and pick up dog poop; mop up dog pee; lift dogs weighing up to 45-90 lbs; bathe and groom dogs; and clean floors, dog runs and any other areas of the facility.

Our employees must love dogs and have a great deal of patience with them. You will need to understand that dogs require you to accommodate them, and that they need not perform, or behave for you.

Must possess the ability to quickly assess and de escalate potential issues in doggie playgroups. Must have a general understanding of dog behavior and dog body language. Must also have good phone and client etiquette with customer service skills.

Must be able to sit, stand, walk and crouch for extended periods of time; lift up to 50 lbs
frequently and up to 90 lbs occasionally; frequent use of stairs is also required; other duties as assigned.

Other Opportunities: We are also seeking an individual who desires the experience and hands on training to become a professional dog trainer with our organization. Please inquire for more details. Must have a background and foundation working with dogs in a professional environment. Possibility of managerial position while developing skills.

We are an equal opportunity employer and for the safety of our employees and clients we have a strict drug free workplace policy (this includes the use of recreational Cannabis). All offers of employment will be contingent on passing a pre-employment drug screening and background check.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $13.00 per hour

COVID-19 considerations:
Face masks, sanitized facilities and distancing will be provided.