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The main responsibilities of a Dog Care Attendant include providing exceptional care to the daycare and boarding dogs and providing great customer service to their owners.
How do we do this?
Duties include greeting owners & their dogs, accepting dogs for drop off & getting dogs ready to go home, storing belongings, introducing dogs to each other, supervising playgroup, separating dogs as necessary and appropriate, feeding dogs, cleaning the play area/ kennels/ outside play yard, and maintaining a safe environment for both dogs and clients.
Who are you?
You should be someone who has at least six months of dog handling experience in a professional environment. Time spent volunteering does count as long as it was in a professional setting and you handled the dogs. You have great customer service skills, a basic understanding of dog body language, the ability to problem solve and plan, the ability to work independently, and the desire to grow as a dog care professional. You do need to be able to handle dogs weighing 100+ pounds. There is frequent bending over and standing for extended periods of time.
Does it sound like a lot? It is. This is not a job where you get to sit on the floor and play with puppies all day. Think of yourself as a teacher, directing a classroom of furry, four-legged kids who don't always understand exactly what you're saying. It's our job to guide them, supervise them, help them make good choices during play, stay aware of their emotional states and intervene when they need us to intervene. We should be providing a safe and fun place for them to grow and we should be sending them home better than they were when they arrived.
We provide a lot of training. If you have a passion for animals and think that this sounds right for you, send an email with your resume to ArchCityDogBoarding@yahoo.com.