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K9 Caretaker

The K9 Caretaker supports the proper operation of the kennels, which includes the cleaning and maintenance of the kennel facilities, feeding and caring of the dogs and ensuring the overall safety of the kennel facilities and dogs.

Essential Functions and Duties

  • Cleaning the individual dog kennels and surrounding kennel facilities, to include pressure washing, scrubbing and disinfecting
  • Cleaning dog bowls, toys and laundering towels
  • Bathing dogs
  • Providing food and fresh water for the dogs
  • Walking the dogs between kennels and other areas of the facilities, while strictly adhering to all policies and procedures for handling the dogs
  • Lifting and stocking dog food and kennel supplies
  • Assisting the veterinary technician with securing the dogs during veterinary treatment
  • Removing and disposing of waste from dog waste stations
  • Monitoring medical and behavioral condition of dogs, notating the kennel cards and notifying appropriate staff of concerns
  • Follow the direction of the team lead

Other Duties

  • Performing any other duties as assigned by supervisor or management
  • Maintain good communication with kennel staff and management 
  • Maintain good working relationships with all kennel and organization employees

Qualifications

  • Minimum eighteen (18) years of age
  • Ability to work rotating shifts and weekends

Physical Demands

  • Ability to exert a moderate to extensive amount of physical effort, including stooping, crouching, walking stairs, climbing and lifting up to fifty (50) pounds individually

** Shifts vary based on needs of the kennel; to include weekends, holidays, evenings and rotating days off.

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K9 Trainer

Under the direction of the Manager of K9 Training, and general supervision of the assigned Lead K9 Trainer, the K9 Trainer will be responsible for training dogs through several different phases which will include, obedience and public access to more advanced tasks based on our protocols and standard operating procedures.

Essential Functions and Duties

  • Review training logs and recording the times in a spreadsheet
  • Coach other trainers through issues with their dogs
  • Have open communication with all trainers and making sure that the Lead K9 Trainer is updated on appropriate things associated with the trainers and dogs
  • Track issues with in-training dogs
  • Maintain each canine’s medical, training, and evaluation records as per our policies and procedures
  • Assist in the care and health of our dogs which consists of feeding, breaking, and or providing medications when needed
  • Liaise with the Lead K9 Trainer on the progression of each dogs training ability
  • Be available for phone consultations for graduated warriors that are having potential issues with their service dog
  • Must be able to work independently with little or no supervision and handle oneself in a professional matter at all times
  • Transportation of dogs may be required

Other Duties

  • Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor or management

Qualifications

  • H.S. diploma or equivalent
  • At least 1 year of dog training experience
  • Must have basic computer literacy skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Good communication skills
  • Valid Driver’s license required
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs., work on feet for most of the day
  • Some kennel experience preferred

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