Adventure Dog Handler!

Pet Adventures Ltd

Auckland, New Zealand

Full time

NZ$20-24.99 (hourly)

Reception/ Support Staff / Other

Apr 17

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Are you the next Cesar Millan / Dog Whisperer? Have you always wanted to learn how to work and train packs of dogs? This could be the job for you!



The Question is- Do You Have What It Takes To Become A Pet Adventures Dog Handler?


Adventure Dog walking for Pet Adventures requires self motivation, Pack walking is not for the faint-hearted, it requires self motivation, a strong desire to learn about dog and pack psychology which (which we will teach you), kiwi ingenuity, physical and mental fitness, a love of being outdoors and an irreverent sense of humour.


It's hard work and you spend most of your days smelling and looking like a mud monster, so if you love animals but you love them because they remind you of little cute things dressed up in sparkly accessories, then this isn’t the job for you. If, however, you are passionate about dogs being allowed to be dogs, and the idea of climbing a mountain with them in pouring rain gets you grinning ear to ear, or being completely alone on an isolated west coast beach, just you and your pack of twelve attentive hounds makes you want to send an email, even though it’s 1am and it’ll look bad on your application, then this probably IS the job for you!


We’re a super tight team and you have to be awesome to get in, but if you do, we’ll show you the ropes and train you up until you know them inside and out.


Ideal candidate:

- Must love the outdoors

- Enjoying Hiking (all year round - rain or shine we get out)

- Doesn’t mind getting dirty and muddy with the dogs

- Clean driver’s license is a must

- Strong work ethic

- Have a passion to learn about dog physiology and dog training

- Very open minded and driven to learn

- Driven and full of integrity & passion


*No previous experience is needed as we offer great training - but owning a dog or experience working with animals goes a long way on ones application


About the role:

- You will be trained to work and walk a large pack of dogs.

- Each workday tends to be 6-8hrs long

- The role is a permanent role (3-5 set days per week, M-F)

- Starting wage is $21.20 per hour (this will be reviewed at the 12mth point)

- You must have a good camera / phone since you will be taking photos and videos of your Adventures.

- A clean drivers license is essential


If you think you have what it takes to become a Pet Adventures handler, please send your CV and cover letter in trademe - outlining your experiences with animals, including farming, horse riding, hunting, environmental work, zoo work and animal shelter volunteering.

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