Apple Ridge Farm is a growing team of passionate dog people that want to add exceptional individuals to our team. Our mission is to provide the best possible experience for our customers and their dogs with a focus on fun and safety. Our staff is expected to be self starters, take instruction well, quick learners and work well with others. Doggie Daycares /Boarding facilities are rewarding places to work but they can also be stressful at times. All staff members must be calm under pressure and have a strong sense of confidence when dealing with multiple dogs and issuing corrections when necessary. We are Looking for an exceptional Pet care attendant who enjoys working with people just as much as they love animals. We are a growing Farm/ Pet Care Facility and we need your commitment to building strong relationships with both our clients and fellow staff. If you can bring positive energy, a great work ethic, and a love for dogs to our growing team, please apply.
Preference will be given to individuals with experience working with a group of dogs and or horses, has a good understanding of dog behaviour/dog safety, professional experience as a dog walker, within a dog daycare, dog trainer, in the SPCA or related shelter programs.
A basic understanding of dog behavior and positive techniques to communicate with dogs, have a calm, assertive and positive demeanor with the dogs, strong understanding of positive reinforcement versus correction techniques, have a basic understanding of dog pack behavior, passion for working with dogs of all sizes and temperaments, have a fun positive and professional personality, customer driven and focused on fun client experiences, can work in a team or individually (self-motivated), have good organizational skills and pays attention to details, strong desire for cleanliness and safety for both people and dogs, and also be responsible, honest and reliable. 1 year + experience as a dog walker, dog trainer, in a dog daycare or other pet industry role is given priority,
Monitor and control safe & active play in the dog daycare / boarding facility, learn dog behavior/proper intervention techniques, take dogs outside year round (summer and winter) for bathroom breaks and exercise, be on their feet for a majority of the shift, pick-up and clean-up after dogs, be computer skilled, Prepare food and administer medication to the dogs, keep accurate logs and records of dog behavior and activities, and also tidy, clean, vacuum, mop, and disinfect facility daily.
WORKING HOURS: FULL TIME: Candidates may be required to work shifts that alternate between 6am to 9pm for various shifts. The duration of the shifts will range from 8-9 hours. Must be available for 3-5 shifts per week M-S, including holidays. Wage is based on qualifications and performance. -min wage-$17. PART TIME: Candidates may be required to work shifts that alternate between 6am to 9pm for various shifts. The duration of the shifts will range from 3-10 hours. Must be available for 2-5 shifts per week M-S, including holidays. Wage is based on qualifications and performance. -min wage-$16.