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Dog Handler/Enrichment Specialist

Baxters Playhouse LLC
Saint Paul, MN
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $16 to $16 Hourly
  • Part-Time
Job Description

Dog Handler/Enrichment Specialist

Central Bark is a brand-new dog daycare and boarding facility in Oakdale MN. Our services include enrichment day care, dog grooming, boarding, retail market, and one-on-one play/enrichment sessions for dogs. We are looking for employees who love dogs as much as we do. We call our daycare program enrichment daycare because our play groups are relatively small with 12 dogs to one handler. This increases safety for both the dogs and the dog handlers during play sessions. It also allows the dogs to get more one-on-one attention and to practice skills during playgroup, such as group sits, name recall, and calmly going in and out of gates and doors. Our play groups also rotate between play and rest sessions, providing a healthy balance of rest and activities for the dogs throughout the day.

Job Requirements:

·         Interest in learning about dog behavior, body language, and breeds.

·         Interest in learning and applying positive reinforcement techniques to manage dog behaviors while in our care.

·         Reliability

·         Ability to work as part of a team

·         Good communication skills

·         Ability to follow directions

·         Ability to stand for long periods of time and be physically active throughout the workday

·         Ability to lift 50+ pounds

Job Description:

·         Caring for and supervising dogs in play group. Participating in enrichment activities with dogs during group play according to the latest science-based dog behavior and training knowledge received during training. This includes playing with dogs, working on group play skills to increase safety, engaging in enrichment activities, brushing, petting, holding, crating, leashing, collaring, applying first aid, feeding, medicating, cleaning up after dogs, etc.

·         Works as a team member with others and management in providing our dog day care, sleepover, and Stay-n-Play services.

·         Helps to ensure that customer satisfaction is consistently obtained. Helps to support the efficient and effective operation of the facility including our mission to provide Whole Dog Care and Enrichment to all dogs in our care daily. Helps to maintain the highest standards in the delivery of all services. Is directly responsible for duties as assigned by management.

·         Cleaning duties, such as cleaning up dog waste, sweeping, mopping, dusting, disinfecting, shoveling, cleaning crates, and sometimes bathing dogs.

·         Is directly responsible for always maintaining a clean and safe environment for the dogs in our care. Is directly responsible for providing and documenting the appropriate information about individual dogs per the facilities communication policies.

·         Responsible for reading and knowing all company policies and procedures.

Job Types: Part-Time


Monday – Friday (shifts between 6:30am and 7:00pm)

Holidays (some holidays may be required)

Weekends (some weekend shifts may be required)

Pay: $15.25 - $16.00 per hour


Free dog day care during shifts (must pass behavior assessment)

Retail discounts

Opportunities for growth and advancement

Baxters Playhouse LLC


3115 Hadley Ave. N.

Saint Paul, MN



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