Animal Care Traineeship - We-Love-Pets - Farnborough (GU52 region)

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GU52 (Guildford Camberley), South East

Permanent Position

Positions Available;

  • Dog Walker, Pet Sitter (Assistance with Doggy Day Care in home environment) Administration and Customer Service. This gives learners a full-on 360 experience of the role!

Species on-site or available to work with:

  • Dogs, Cats, Rabbits, Guniea Pigs, chickens, ducks, goats, bearded dragon, tortoise, rats, hamster, mice, horses, budgies/parrots & snakes.

Dog Walking and Pet Sitting, Home Boarding and Doggy Day Care. Puppy and young dog socialisation…

We offer a range of pet services in your local area including dog walking, home boarding and day care services, puppy, cat and pet sitting services along with small animal, reptile and exotics and even horse and pony care.

We can offer care 7 days a week, even when your regular pet carer is on holiday or poorly.

We can offer additional training along the way including dog behaviour training and dog first aid.

How to get to placement (The logistics!);

  • Driver (would be great) however Transport Links are available (Bus, train, minibus service etc)
  • Public transport links also an option
  • The employer also offering travel/lifts within a reasonable distance

What you will learn / The main duties (shadowing opportunities whilst on traineeship); 

· Pick up and drop off dogs from their homes whilst ensuring the security of customers’ homes

· Transport dogs safely to and from their walks and homes in their own vehicle

· Understand special requests and specific conditions for each dog

· Walk dogs outdoors in all weather conditions (anywhere from 20 to 60 minutes at a time)

· Give each dog love and attention and treat the customer’s dogs as if they were their own

· Ensure each dog is getting plenty of exercises and a toilet break

· Ensure the safety of the dogs you are walking and anyone else around them

· Remove pet waste

· Take photos of the dogs for their owners and update them regularly

· Give fresh water, wipe paws and towel wet dogs down

· Communicate with clients, including arranging visits with new customers

· Ensure schedules are up to date each week

· Cover for team sickness/holiday Requirements

Candidates must be able to:

· Walk for a few hours a day

· Lift, exercise, handle and restrain dogs

· Submit for a police and reference check (once offered a role)

· Look after dogs as if they are a member of the family

· Complete our online pet first aid course

· Carry out some shadow walks before taking the job (during traineeship)

· Undergo training as required

· ONCE ON THE JOB – Use their car (insurance, tax and MOT required) Only needed if you complete the traineeship and get a job

· Have a reliable mobile phone and internet access Training and development

We Love Pets is committed to staff development and offers a range of training and development opportunities, both within the branch and via our online training portal (We Love Training)

. We really value our team and as part of this commitment we ensure all staff:

· Receive a six-monthly appraisal along with regular one-to-ones

· Are provided with a personal performance plan to support their career development

· Have access to a wide range of training opportunities to help develop within their role

· Are enrolled on our PAWs skills-based reward system

Date Posted: 24/10/2021
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