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29 September 2023
29 September 2023
3 - 5 Years
Dog Walker seek au 2024 We are a local, family owned and operated business that offers a pick-up/drop off playgroup service for dogs and puppies.
Our business has been built over many years of excellent service, trust and reliability so we need someone who is professional, responsible, reliable, committed, hard-working and adaptable with excellent communication skills.
We offer the highest level of care to our team, our canine and our human clients alike. We use a positive, force free and gentle science based approach to behaviour, training and the relationships we form.
The work is located in Elwood 3184 and Brighton 3186 and it will suit a local who is a confident driver with good navigation and parking skills.
Transport friendly groups of dogs safely and securely between their homes and Melbourne’s beautiful parks and gardens.
Exercise small, friendly, social groups and guide their adventures.
Supervise, engage with and actively monitor the dogs in your care.
Practice basic dog training and manners.
Use only positive, gentle, force-free, reward-based training methods.
Have the ability to evaluate hazardous situations and keep yourself and the dogs safe.
Clean up dog waste and follow council guidelines.
Use a mobile phone app to navigate and check dogs in and out of your care.
Professionally communicate playgroup activities with clients via typed reports and upload photos of the adventures from your smartphone.
What skills and attributes we are looking for?
Proven experience handling dogs and confidence with all breeds, sizes and ages.
The ability to drive and work independently in a physically active role, and manage your time to meet appointments.
The confidence to drive and walk in a variety of weather and traffic conditions.
Excellent communication skills in-person, via text and over the phone.
Patience and punctuality.
An understanding and respect for council guidelines and local law.
Skills or qualifications in dog care, behaviour and/or training.
We prefer to employ a dog walker who lives close to our service area due to the amount of driving involved in the job e.g. City of Port Phillip, Bayside, Yarra, Stonnington, Glen Eira or City of Melbourne.
The availability to work 29-36 hours across 4-5 days per week from Monday to Friday (we are closed on weekends and public holidays).
You Will Need:
A clean driving record and a current Australian drivers license.
Own car to transport the dogs.
A current police check.
A fully charged smart phone with data capable of taking photos to upload to clients via our app.
A relaxed and positive demeanour with a can-do attitude.
To be physically fit, energetic, active and injury free.
To enjoy being outdoors, despite the elements, rain or shine!
Successful police clearance checks, employment reference checks, and unrestricted rights to work in Australia are required.
The successful candidate will be rewarded with:
Competitive hourly rate $32, including Superannuation.
Vehicle allowance and fuel card.
Equipment for jobs.
On the job training and mentoring from professionals.
A fun-loving team and a friendly and caring work environment.
Interested in this job?
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