Dog Handler Job Description

DogJax Employee Guidelines:

  • Self-motivated and can work with minimal supervision.
  • Be detail oriented in a “fast-paced” work environment.
  • Treat each pet with respect and decency.
  • Communicate clearly and frequently with the Team and pet owner.
  • Work well as a team
  • Always act and dress in a professional and work appropriate manner.
  • Be able to multi-task and have strong attention to detail.
  • If you break it, fix it.
  • Must have excellent time management skills.
  • Be reliable and on time for work.
  • Maintain a Clean, Safe, and Fun working environment.


Job Duties:

Keep it Clean

  • Sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, and sanitizing kennels and kennel equipment.
  • Keeping the play yard clean and poop free.
  • Emptying trash cans and poop bins regularly.
  • Disinfect facility and yards.
  • Wash and clean kennel and play equipment.
  • Maintain a clean and well-kept facility.

Keep it Safe

  • Monitor social time in play yards.
  • Learn names and common behaviors of each dog and manage them accordingly.
  • Use basic obedience commands for manners reminders and dog handling.
  • Detect and discourage overly excited, aggressive, or inappropriate behaviour.
  • Ensure dogs and are safe when being exercised and socialized during playtime.
  • Report issues or bad behaviour to manager/trainer.
  • Report injuries or health related issues to manager and front desk.
  • Complete training of Proper Dog Handling course as outlined in the employee manual and on the job training.
  • Reward dogs for good behaviour.
  • Discourage jumping, pulling on leash, overly excited, barking, growling, aggression, etc.
  • Keep accurate records.
  • Feed dogs and keep them healthy.

Keep it Fun

  • Enjoy coming to work.
  • Have fun working with dogs all day.
  • Create and be a part of a fun environment.
  • Learn how to play with dogs in a way that stimulates them and be a part of a fun, dynamic group of dogs.