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Currently hiring for a lead position. Approximately 20-30 hours per week.
Responsibilities: Providing exceptional care to the daycare and boarding dogs and providing great customer service to their owners.
Duties: Greeting owners, greeting dogs, accepting dogs for drop off, getting dogs ready to go home, storing belongings, introducing dogs, supervising playgroup, separating dogs as necessary and appropriate, feeding dogs, cleaning the play area/ kennels/ outside play yard, maintaining a safe environment for both dogs and clients.
Required education/ training: Within 60 days of being hired must complete/ provide proof of Pet CPR/ First Aid certification, Infectious Disease Management Certification, and additional online classes/ webinars/ trainings as assigned. Continued training will be provided.
Required experience: At least six months of dog handling experience in a professional setting (training facility, grooming salon, dog shelter, dog daycare, dog boarding facility, ect).
Required skills: Great customer service skills; ability to understand dog body language, identify stress in a dog, and respond to their emotional state; ability to problem solve in the moment; ability to work independently.
Physical requirements: Ability to manage dogs weighing up to 110 pounds, frequent bending over, standing for extended periods of time.
Applicants should be willing to continue their learning and growth as it pertains to their dog handling skills. Also must be patient as some dogs are fearful, unsure, or stressed out in new situations.
Wages: Starting wage is $12.50 per hour for the first 2 weeks. After successfully completing the initial training, pay increases to $13/hour. After completing training on dog body language and emotions (3-4 weeks) pay will increase to $13.50. After training on supervising playgroups (3-4 weeks) and demonstrating your ability to safely introduce dogs and supervise groups, pay increase to $14.50/ hour. Initial raises and training can be negotiated based on experience and demonstration of skills. Raises are usually given twice per year, on Jan 1 and at the yearly review.
Benefits: After 90 days- Free daycare for team members on the days they work; 10% discount on boarding and daycare; time and a half for working certain holidays; PTO; a monthly health care stipend equal to 5% of their pay.
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.
If you have a passion for animals and think that this sounds right for you, send an email with your resume to Shelly@ArchCityDogBoarding.com.