Dog Daycare Counselor

Retail Bethesda, Maryland


Do you think of your pet as a member of the family? If so, then we have a lot in common! Like you, we are extremely devoted to our pets and only want the best for them.  We are a community of true pet lovers with shared interests and values.  We are professionally committed to being your resource for all aspects of pet ownership including health and nutrition, training, grooming and the latest in general pet care.  Dog Daycare Counselor is responsible for enrichment/ socialization activities at our drop-off daytime program as well as interacting with clients and potential clients daily.


Essential Job Functions: 

The incumbent must be able to consistently perform the following duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Engage in enrichment/ socialization activities with our pups
  • Follows safe practices and procedures when introducing pups
  • Follows policies and procedures designated for Day Care Facilitates appropriate play and enrichment activities for adult dogs and puppies
  • Provides positive command reinforcement which support students who are also in group classes
  • Works with puppies on behavioral development exercises
  • Conduct potential customer consultations
  • Positively interact with pet parents in-person, via email, text, and phone
  • All other assigned duties from the Store Manager and/or any member of the Retail Management Team



  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Minimum 6 months of experience in a dog daycare setting
  • Ability to read and promote positive canine play
  • Knowledge in positive command reinforcement and behavioral exercises for puppies
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must have a love for dogs and a keen sense for animal safety
  • Must be observant


Physical Requirements:

  • Position requires person to be both indoors and outdoors (to assist with customer carry out)
  • Majority of day is spent standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds on a regular basis
  • Must be comfortable working with a wide variety of animals including small and large dogs 
  • Must be able to work around pet hair and dander 


IPP is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  IPP recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or citizenship status.