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Title: Dog Operations Manager

Classification: Full time, non-exempt

Reports to: Business Owner

Supervises: Dog Day Care Manager 

Position Description: 

Dogwalks is a long-standing, small, local dog care business run out of the business owner's home. Above all we value teamwork and high standards. We take a true team approach to caring for dogs, an approach that puts dogs’ needs at the center of all decisions and which requires flexibility and excellent communication and cooperation skills.

We’re looking for a dynamic manager and educator with a strong R+ background to organize and oversee our dedicated dog handling staff, create and provide ongoing in-house dog behavior and handling training for our dog walking, dog daycare, and boarding staff, and eventually to create and implement private training services.  

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage staff to ensure they are supported and perform duties properly. Ensure accountability
  • Manage and implement the staff schedules for all dog walkers, daycare, and boarding staff
  • Lead efforts to develop and implement new best practices, processes, protocols, and systems
  • Manage the vehicle fleet and logistics. Oversee the GPS tracking. Ensure that all vehicles are stocked with the appropriate supplies
  • Manage daycare/boarding logistics
  • Develop and implement an itinerary-based daycare program (with guidance from a positive reinforcement dog trainer)
  • Assist with recruiting, staff on-boarding, and training of new employees. Conduct annual performance reviews.Terminate employees (when necessary)
  • Model professional behavior and teach others in a positive and constructive manner

 

  • Identify behavior, training, and handling topics for staff
  • Create and present staff training presentations, lessons, and activities to our dog walking and daycare team. Help oversee staff implementation of leaning in day-to-day work
  • Work 1-on-1 with our dog handling staff during walks and at daycare to build their dog handling skills
  • Train staff on bark-free daycare protocol
  • Help design day school and board/train programs
  • Provide training to our day school/board & train program clients
  • Assist with on-boarding and introduction of new dogs to existing groups including meet and greet appointments as needed
  • Fill in on dog walks (as needed)
  • Assist in customer service and mediation

Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience working with dogs using positive reinforcement techniques (R+ dog training certification a BIG plus)
  • Excellent communication skills. You are self aware, well-spoken on the phone, and eloquent in emails
  • Excellent customer service mentality
  • Proficient with computers and tech savvy
  • Self-driven. You have superior organizational skills, integrity and great follow through on tasks. You don’t get overwhelmed easily
  • Possess a strong ability to quickly and fairly mediate situations
  • A well-rounded team player. You’re adaptable and willing to learn and help out wherever needed
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record (company vehicle provided)
  • Must have a smart phone (iPhone, Android, etc)

Responsibilities of all Dogwalks Employees

  • Places needs of the client first at all times
  • Adheres to ethical business practices by striving to perform in a manner that conforms to the highest standards of ethical behavior, integrity and honesty
  • Takes initiative and responsibility for decisions as an individual. Communicates information effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Maintains confidentiality of all business and client related information

Physical Demands:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to sit for long periods of time, talk, hear, write, operate a keyboard, have the visual acuity to read small print and view a computer monitor, reach to the top of a five drawer filing cabinet and lift boxes of no more than 30 lbs., and carrying small to medium dogs when needed. The employee is required to interact with clients, dogs, and other staff/team members both indoors and outdoors.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $30-$40/hour

Regular, full-time positions are eligible for benefits package including: medical and dental insurance, worker's compensation, paid sick time, tax-deferred retirement plan.

To Apply

Email your resume with a cover letter to jobs(at) dogwalks.com. No phone calls, please.

 

We’re looking for an experienced positive reinforcement-based dog pro with a strong team orientation and excellent communication and cooperation skills to help lead our innovative daycare program. This is an educational role, requiring active engagement with dogs and staff and clients, attention to detail, the ability to juggle tasks and priorities, and a willingness to delegate and hold others accountable for their roles.

This is a team role. You should love working with dogs and love working with other dog lovers. You should love teaching and problem solving. You should love working hard and finding ways to help your team excel.

Primarily responsibilities:

Lead and educate a small daycare team

  • Mentor staff one-on-one and as a group to expand skills in canine handling, reading body language, group management, etc.
  • Efficiently schedule daycare staff using employee scheduling software program
  • Oversee daily staff task lists and activity schedules

Implement and oversee an itinerary program for daycare dogs

  • Assist in the creation of a routine small-group daily itinerary for daycare dogs
  • Help staff to learn their roles and tasks
  • Oversee daily implementation of itinerary program

Assess and provide for the needs of individual dogs

  • Adjust itinerary plans and groups to meet the needs of all dogs
  • Develop training plans for daycare dogs as needed, and coach staff through implementation
  • Assist in introduction of new dogs to existing groups (including client meet and greets as needed)
  • Schedule dogs using a scheduling software program
  • Assist with client service and interactions as needed

Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience working with dogs using positive reinforcement techniques; being a trained and certified professional dog trainer is a plus
  • Excellent communication skills. You are self aware, well-spoken on the phone and eloquent in emails.
  • Excellent customer service mentality.
  • Proficient with computers and comfortably tech savvy.
  • Self-driven. You have superior organizational skills, integrity and great follow through on tasks. You don’t get overwhelmed easily.
  • Possess a strong ability to quickly and fairly mediate situations.
  • A well-rounded team player. You’re adaptable and willing to learn and help out wherever needed.
  • Have a driver’s license with a clean driving record
  • Have a smart phone

Responsibilities of all Dogwalks' Employees:

  • Places needs of the dogs and clients first at all times.
  • Adheres to ethical business practices by striving to perform in a manner that conforms to the highest standards of ethical behavior, integrity and honesty.
  • Takes initiative and responsibility for decisions as an individual. Communicates information effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all business and client related information.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those of a dog walking & day care organization.

Job Type: Full-time

Wage: $20-23/hour

To Apply

Email your resume with a cover letter to jobs@dogwalks.com. No phone calls, please.

Job Description

We're looking for a mature, reliable, steady Doggy Day Care Attendant who's team-oriented and believes in providing the best care for both dog and human clients. And, staying cool under pressure while they do. Think that might be you? Read on.

Principal responsibilities include:

  • Cleaning floors in dog areas - Vacuum, Swiffer, Bona
  • Poop Patrol: keeping the backyard clean of poop and hosing down concrete and yard as necessary.
  • Properly disposing of dog waste and fluids.
  • Cleaning up any and all dog messes. Dogs get sick and cleaning up is a must.
  • Laundry -- cleaning dog beds and dog rags
  • Meet with clients when they drop off and pick up dogs.
  • Maintain cleanliness of dog walker's areas -- front desk, bathroom.
  • Help organize and clean office.
  • Picking up and dropping off dogs at their homes using company van

Other Responsibilities include:

  • Running errands in company van--taking dogs to vet & grooming appointments, delivering keys
  • Dog feeding and properly sanitizing dishes and bowls. Filling Water bowls regularly
  • Properly clean and sanitize dog areas.
  • Help organize keys and dog equipment.
  • Maintaining safe and healthy play environment. Interact and play with the dogs.
  • Checking dogs health and well being
  • Assist in organizing dog's walk schedules and preparing them for their walks.
  • Assist the business owner as needed.

Must:

  • Have a clean driving record
  • Hard working, reliable, strong work ethic
  • Treat dogs humanely, with compassion and concern.
  • Friendly and professional
  • Be trustworthy and pleasant*have references
  • Be able to pass a back ground check
  • Have a cell phone
  • Speak English
  • Able to lift 50 lbs.

Monday thru Friday beginning at 8:00am-1:30pm & 1:30pm-7:00pm & on Saturday- Sunday from 8am-5pm & 4pm-10pm.

Wage: $16.00 to $17.00 /hour

To Apply

Email your resume with a cover letter to jobs@dogwalks.com. No phone calls, please.

About the Position

We’re looking for a mature, reliable, steady dog walker who’s team-oriented and believes in providing the best care for dog and human clients both. And staying cool under pressure while they do. Think that might be you? Read on.

Essential Duties

  • Pick up and walk groups of 4-8 dogs off leash
  • Supervise play between dogs and interrupt and redirect as appropriate
  • Train and reinforce good manners and basic obedience, including recall
  • Report throughout the workday to business owner/supervisor
  • Contribute to additional client communication as requested
  • Clean and inspect dogs daily for injury, ticks, foxtails, etc.
  • Interact AT ALL TIMES with all other park and beach users, client neighbors, and fellow road warriors in a manner that reflects positively on Dogwalks and dog walkers in general

Qualifications

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Attention to detail and quality
  • Ability to take direction and work productively on one’s own and as part of a team
  • Responsible, reliable, and with a kind, nurturing personality
  • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record
  • Own a smart phone and car charger

Big Plusses

We train all of our walkers on the job, but it’s a great plus if you already have:

  • Understanding of dog behavior
  • Experience with dogs in groups
  • Excellent ability to read dog body language
  • Training, walking, dog daycare experience a plus
  • dog*tec Dog Walking Academy certification

Details

30-40 hours per week depending on business’ needs.

Regular, full-time positions are eligible for benefits package including: medical and dental insurance & tax-deferred retirement plan.

We also pay for you to be bonded, insured, and pay for your company GGNRA commercial dog walking permit.

The starting salary for this position depends on the depth and breadth of experience.

Dog walker: $18/hour for a two month training and trial period then to $19/hour (based on performance). (Up to $21/hour Depending on Experience). Opportunities to advance to lead dog walker $22-23/hour.

 

To Apply

Email your resume with a cover letter to jobs@dogwalks.com. No phone calls, please.