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PLAYGROUP LEADER

Turn your passion into your career! If you LOVE both dogs and exercise then this is the job for you! You must have a passion for dogs, high energy, excellent communication skills, reliable transportation, a strong work ethic and the desire to have FUN! You must be able to work as a team player in a fast paced and loud atmosphere that can be physically demanding. Playgroup Leaders are responsible for supervising and regulating all dog-dog play, interacting with clients and helping to open and close the facility. Applicants must be mature, able to take initiative, be punctual and extraordinarily dependable. Individuals must be able to function in a very fast paced, physical environment and lift up to 40-50 lbs.

Our Sunnyvale facility is open 365 days a year and our Palo Alto Facility is open Monday-Friday. Holiday availability is a huge plus for both locations! The ability to work between our facilities is highly desirable. We are looking for someone to work with open availibility at our Palo Alto facility.

****Prior working/volunteer experience with dogs is HIGHLY DESIRED**** However, employees receive all necessary training on site, so a great personality and the desire to learn about dogs are a MUST!

Typical responsibilities include managing and interacting with the dog playgroups, feeding meals, washing dishes, general cleaning and maintenance. Attentiveness to the pups is an absolute must! Applicants must not have a fear of elbow grease, as our reputation depends upon not only our safety, but our CLEANLINESS, as well. We have great customers and a great team, and we are looking for a terrific addition to that team.

Reliable transportation (whether it be your own vehicle, public transportation, etc) is a must. A background check will be done on all qualified candidates. Positions start at $8.75/hour, and may be negotiable depending on experience. Perks include free daycare and training classes, discounted boarding and grooming for your pup, opportunities for education (including Certification through the Pet Care Services Association) and more!

For consideration, please submit a cover letter with your resume (attention: Daniel Garcia) to daniel@dogslife.biz. Make sure to include in your resume any relevant animal care experience and why you are a good fit for this job. In your cover letter please provide us with a daytime and evening phone where you can be reached (please indicate the best time to call you). To expedite the hiring process, please fill out our ON-LINE JOB APPLICATION. Please know that we receive hundreds of applications for our positions, and it is not always possible to reply to all interested parties. NO PHONE CALLS, please!

 

 

 

 

LOBBY HOST

If you are looking for a job in the Pet Care industry where you get to interact with dogs and humans alike, this is the job for you! Excellent communication skills, attention to detail and a sunny disposition are required for this position. Our clients are very important to us, and we want them to be treated to the best service possible!

The Primary duties of the Lobby Host are checking in our daycare dogs, assisting customers with questions and requests, updating client files, as well as light housekeeping to keep our Lobby and Owner's Lounge looking clean and inviting! This position requires extensive use of computers. Candidates must have a solid foundation with MS Word and Excel, be proficient with email, and able to pick up our client tracking and database software quickly. Candidates must also have excellent phone skills and be able to multitask.

Secondary duties of this position will be as a Playgroup Leader on our daycare floor, interacting with and ensuring the safety of our pups! You must be able to work as a team player in a fast paced and loud atmosphere that can be physically demanding. Playgroup Leaders are responsible for supervising and regulating all dog-dog play and helping to open and close the facility.

Playgroup Leading shifts will most likely be available, as well. Experience with animals is not required, but is a big plus! Individuals must be able to function in a very fast paced, physical environment and lift up to 40-50 lbs. We see all sizes of dogs on a daily basis, so be prepared to be handling anything from a 5-pound Yorkshire Terrier to a 150-pound Great Dane!

Reliable transportation (whether it be your own car, public transportation, a bike, etc) is a must, as well as a cell phone (with voice mail). A background check will be done on all qualified candidates. Positions start at $9.00/hour, and may be negotiable depending on experience. Perks include free daycare & boarding for your dog, discounted grooming for your pup, free training classes, opportunities for education and more!

There are no openings for this position at this time. Please check back later for future openings.

 

 

 

 

OVERNIGHT ATTENDANT

Excellent communication skills, attention to detail and the ability to work efficiently while unsupervised are required for this position. Candidates must be extremely reliable, mature, responsible and able to lift 40-50 pounds.

Typical duties of the Overnight Attendant are updating client files, helping to feed and medicate our boarding pups, as well as housekeeping duties to keep our facility looking clean and inviting! The overnight Attendant also keeps an eye on our sleeping pups, giving extra care as needed, and works closely with our Manager to complete other tasks, as well. This is primarily an administrative and janitorial position.

The Overnight Attendant is a part-time position, 9:30 PM to 6:30 AM. Experience with animals is not required, but is a big plus! We see all sizes of dogs on a daily basis, so be prepared to be handling anything from a 5-pound Yorkshire Terrier to a 150-pound Great Dane! As this position requires much computer work, candidate must have strong basic computer skills (including an understanding of Microsoft Excel, Word, the internet, etc) and be able to pick up our database software quickly. Experience working an overnight shift is highly desired.

Reliable transportation is a must, as well as a cell phone (with voicemail). A background check will be done on all qualified candidates. Positions start at $9.75/hour, and may be negotiable depending on experience. Perks include free daycare & boarding for your dog, discounted grooming for your pup, free training classes at A DOG'S LIFE, opportunities for education and more!

There are no openings for this position at this time. Please check back later for future openings.

 

 

 

 

EXPERIENCED GROOMER

We have everything from Yorkshire Terriers to Great Danes, Chinese Crested to Standard Poodles, so you must be comfortable working with all breeds of dogs, and be able to do so with a gentle hand. We are looking for a part-time groomer to work mornings at our Palo Alto facility.

*****To be eligible for this position, you must have a minimum of one year experience working as a groomer at a professional grooming salon and/or be a graduate of a professional grooming school.*****

Reliable transportation (whether it be your own vehicle, public transportation, etc) is a must. A background check will be done on all qualified candidates. Perks include free daycare & boarding, free training classes, opportunities for education and more!

For consideration, please submit a cover letter with your resume (attention: Daniel Garcia) to daniel@dogslife.biz. Make sure to include in your resume any relevant animal care experience and why you are a good fit for this job. In your cover letter please provide us with a daytime and evening phone where you can be reached (please indicate the best time to call you). To expedite the hiring process, please fill out our ON-LINE JOB APPLICATION. Please know that we receive hundreds of applications for our positions, and it is not always possible to reply to all interested parties. NO PHONE CALLS, please!

 

 

 

 

DOG TRAINER

We are looking for a top-notch puppy and adult dog class trainer to join our stellar team of trainers. Our organization works together to provide the community with positive, humane services that are both dog and people friendly. The training arm of our company provides puppy and adult dog classes, puppy socials, and specialty classes such as CGC, Multi-dog Household, Rally Obedience, Small Dog Manners, Tricks, Agility Skills for Dog Sports, etc.

Position: This is a contractor position. You will be teaching level 1 and 2 Adult and level 1 and 2 Puppy classes. Curriculum and homework will be provided. Since curriculum is always evolving, we would like someone who enjoys working as a team with like-minded trainers to bring fresh new ideas to the table. When necessary, there may be opportunities to provide private training to class clients for ADL.

What we want: We are looking for a trainer who embraces positive reinforcement training and someone who loves working with people as well as dogs. You must be available to teach weekend afternoons (Saturday and/or Sunday) at our Palo Alto and/or Sunnyvale locations. There may also be weeknight opportunities in the future. We'd like someone who can motivate owners to be excited about training their dogs and who can teach a fun, interesting and effective class. You will send pre-class emails, homework, and upcoming class info via email to the students. You will follow up with clients/staff via phone or email on any questions that may arise with clients. You will want to enthusiastically help in promoting your classes because you will be compensated based on how many students you have in your classes.

Qualifications: CPDT-KA, CTC or equivalent education/experience is desired. Must understand the application of learning theory. Education from a positive-reinforcement dog training academy or school is a plus. Understanding of puppy development and ability to read puppy and adult dog body language required. You must be committed completely to positive reinforcement-based training methods. Ability and desire to engage your students (i.e., good customer service skills), and create a positive, energetic, friendly and supportive class environment is essential. You must be reliable and able to carry out duties and meet deadlines with minimal supervision. Teaching experience and private training experience required.

What you get: A DOG'S LIFE provides support to our trainers by providing a large, clean and cleared classroom, class curriculum, homework, prizes for customers, giveaways, marketing support and "props" for classes. ADL provides registration service (on line, phone, email) and generates a roster for you for your classes. The ADL staff will work closely with you on any client questions or issues that arise. You will report to the Director of Training, who will support you to ensure your success and coordinate class schedules. ADL trainers are contractors who earn very competitive, percentage-based compensation. You will enjoy working with a cohesive, positive and award-winning team.

There are no openings for this position at this time. Please check back later for future openings.

 

 

 

 

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