Dog Daycare Counselor

Natural Pawz Newton , MA 02458

Posted 2 months ago

Do you think of your pet as a member of the family? If so, then we have a lot in common! Like you, we are extremely devoted to our pets and only want the best for them. We are a community of true pet lovers with shared interests and values. We are professionally committed to being your resource for all aspects of pet ownership including health and nutrition, training, grooming and the latest in general pet care. Dog Daycare Counselor is responsible for enrichment/ socialization activities at our drop-off daytime program as well as interacting with clients and potential clients on a daily basis.

Here is what a day in the life of a Dog Daycare Counselor would look like:

  • Engage in enrichment/ socialization activities at our drop-off daytime program as well as interacting with clients and potential clients on a daily basis

  • Follows safe practices and procedures when introducing dogs

  • Follows policies and procedures designated for Day Care Facilitates appropriate play and enrichment activities for adult dogs and puppies

  • Provides positive command reinforcement which support students who are also in group classes

  • Works with puppies on behavioral development exercises

  • Conduct potential customer consultations

  • Positively interact with pet parents in-person, via email, text and phone

We will teach you a lot but what we need you to already have:

  • Must be 18 years or older

  • Minimum 6 months of experience in a dog daycare setting

  • Ability to read and promote positive canine play

  • Knowledge in positive command reinforcement and behavioral exercises for puppies

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Must have a love for dogs and a keen sense for animal safety

  • Must be observant

Physical Demands:

  • Position requires person to work both indoors and outdoors

  • Majority of day is spent standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling and climbing all day

  • Must be able to lift 50+ pounds

  • Must be comfortable working with a wide variety of animals including small and large dogs

  • Must be able to work around pet hair and dander

  • Communicate with proper spelling and grammar via email/ text

  • Communicate with clients in a friendly, upbeat manner

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus

  • Regularly be able to talk and hear

IPP is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. IPP recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.

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Dog Daycare Counselor

Natural Pawz