Rehoming Kennel Assistant and Trainer

Greyhound Racing New Zealand

Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand

Full time

Reception/ Support Staff / Other

Feb 22

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Job description

We are currently looking to employ a full time team member to join us at our amazing Great Mates Greyhound

Rehoming Programme. Great Mates has kennel bases in Levin, Christchurch, Rangiora and Cambridge where

we are dedicated to providing high quality care & training to find each and every greyhound a loving home when

they retire from racing. This is an amazing opportunity for anyone who wants a fulfilling and rewarding career in a

stunning setting among the hills and farms to enrich the lives of these amazing dogs.

Ideally you will have plenty of experience working with and caring for dogs as well as basic training and

behaviour work.You will need to enjoy being in the great outdoors in all weather conditions and be physically fit to

accommodate the physical demands of this role. You will also have the desire to continually learn and upskill in

canine training, health, behaviour and wellbeing.

Duties include: Walking (up to 10km a day), playing and exercising dogs, cleaning kennels to a high standard,

feeding dogs, provide ongoing enrichment, medicating dogs as required, playing with our small dogs, caring for

our cats, grooming/brushing the animals, training sessions (basic commands, manners, lead walking,

socialisation), basic first aid when needed, travel to the vets for desexing etc.

The full time position consists of five x 8 hour days from the hours of 7:30am - 5:00pm with an 1.5hour lunch break ( 11.30am-1pm ), Days are yet to be confirmedĀ 

People management and day to day operations experience is preferred with potential to progress to a head kennel hand role and assist in managing the team as a whole


If this sounds like you then flick us an email with a cover letter and a current C.V.

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