Dog Daycare Counselor

Retail Wellesley, Massachusetts


Description

Qualifications

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must have 6+ months of professional experience in a dog daycare/ dog handling
  • 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
  • Must have a keen sense for creating and maintaining a safe environment
  • Must be observant
  • Excellent communication skills


Essential Job Functions

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

  • Engage in enrichment/ socialization activities at our drop-off daytime program as well as interacting with clients and potential clients daily
  • Follows safe practices and procedures when introducing dogs
  • 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


Physical Demands

  • 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 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 


Position Purpose

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.


Why should you join our team?

Full-time team members enjoy the following:

  • Growth opportunities! Be sure to ask about our groomer training and apprenticeship program
  • PTO (paid time off) – 2 weeks in first year, 3 weeks in second year
  • Paw-Ternity (paid Pet Adoption bonding time)
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)/ Flexible Spending Account (FSA) – medical and dependent care
  • 401(k)
  • Greatly discounted, employer-subsidized pet insurance
  • Generous discounts on goods and services
  • $25K life insurance policy (employer paid)
  • Short and Long-term disability (employer paid)
  • Employee Assistance Program/ 24X7 – completely confidential
  • Groomer referral bonus program


But don’t just take my word for it . . . 

Check out what our team members have to say . . .

 

 

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.