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Dog Handler Trainee

Mutts About Training
Hamilton VIC 3300
Up to $25.68 an hour - Part-time


Hamilton VIC 3300

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Dog Handler Trainee

Mutts About Training, Hamilton Vic


Mutts About Training is a rapidly growing, dynamic, and professional dog training establishment. We strive to provide the highest quality care for our furry clients and ensure that their time with us is packed with fun, enrichment, and learning. As a company, we deeply value ongoing education, innovation in animal care, and creating a positive, nurturing environment for our team and the animals we serve with training at the core of our mission.

The Role: We are currently seeking an enthusiastic, caring, and committed individual to join our team as a Dog Handler Trainee to join us in our Play Dates (Doggy Daycare) and Obedience programs. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to gain a comprehensive understanding and practical experience in canine care and behaviour.

Duties and Responsibilities:

- Supervising and engaging with dogs in a playgroup setting

- Assisting the Dog Trainer/s during sessions

- Maintaining a safe and clean environment

- Assisting with basic grooming needs

- Providing excellent customer service to pet owners

- Collaborating with team members and contributing to our learning environment

Key Qualifications:

- Passionate about animals, particularly dogs

- Excellent communication skills

- Ability to work well individually and within a team environment

- A proactive approach towards learning and developing new skills

- Must possess a valid driver's license (probationary or full)

- Willingness to undertake a police check

Training and Development:

The successful candidate will undertake a Certificate II in Animal Studies as part of this traineeship, as well as our internal training program. This provides an excellent grounding in a wide range of relevant skills, including animal care, animal behaviour, health and safety procedures, and customer service.

Why Join Mutts About Training:

Gain a recognised qualification while working Enjoy a friendly and supportive working environment Work with a team that shares your passion for animals Make a positive difference in the lives of animals If you're passionate about providing top-notch care to animals and want to take the first steps in your animal care career, apply now to join the Mutts About Training team.

Mutts About Training is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.

How to Apply: Please send your CV and a cover letter, highlighting your suitability and interest in the role by email to

Application Closing Date: 5pm Friday 18th August 2023

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Type: Part-time
Part-time hours: 17 per week

Salary: Up to $25.68 per hour


  • Animal care: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Driver Licence (Required)

Work Location: In person

Application Deadline: 18/08/2023
Expected Start Date: 04/09/2023