Canine Behaviour Assistant

The Doggery

Auckland, New Zealand

Full time

Apr 15

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Job description

  • 30 hours per week – rostered over 7 days. 
  • Specialist dog care facility, with focus on high needs / recovering dogs
  • Located in West Auckland - Taupaki/Kumeu (Rural)
  • Canine Care with a difference requiring dedication, passion and experience. 

The Doggery is a unique veterinary nursing facility dedicated to the care of dogs only with higher level medical conditions requiring monitoring and post-surgical recovery involving rehabilitation. We also specialise in caring for dogs with anxiety / behaviour issues and our senior guests.   

About the role:

We look after a wide range of dogs, many that would not have access to a general admission day care due to the high level of care they require. 

We also operate a day-care service and wellbeing / adventure outings for our furry clients. A core part of your role will be organising and delivering the day care and adventures which includes pick-ups and drop -offs at the dog’s homes for that personal service touch. 

There is also bookings and diary management as well as other admin such as invoicing and receipting payments, client paperwork to manage the paperwork for our day-care clients. 

This is an all – weather, 7 day a week rostered job for 30 hours per week between the hours of 6 am and 8 pm, depending on bookings and demand. We are open 365 days a year, so you will be rostered across weekends and holidays. 

About you: 

You must be physically fit and able to walk (sometimes fast!) over rough ground and manage large dogs. You will be working outside in all weather on a farm, beach and forests, so if you love the outdoors and being with dogs, this could be a great role for you - but this is not a job for someone new to K9 behaviour and management, you’ll need to have experience and a qualification in canine or animal behaviour. Because you will share the workload with our small and passionate team of carers, it is essential that you can tell us about how you’ve made use of your teamworking and communication skills in other roles.  You will also have some administration or computer skills. 

You will be driving the dog bus, so you must have a full, clean drivers’ licence and be a confident and very careful driver. You will also need your own car to get to work as there is no public transport to the farm. 

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