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We are expanding the pack!

We are expanding the pack!

Must Love Dogs!

Do you have the heart of a Golden Retriever, the work ethic of a Border Collie, and the protective instincts of a German Shepherd?

Job description

Working with Groovytown Dog Lodge is a walk in the park, but it can be challenging walk in the park. From cold or rainy day to dogs that just don’t want to cooperate with your plans, some days feel like a constant uphill climb. Members of the Groovytown team meet these challenges with grit, determination and a positive attitude, finishing the day with a sense of accomplishment. If you see yourself in this description then please read on!

Position to be Filled

Regular Part-Time
5-6 hours/day Monday – Friday
Plus one weekend per month

Salary: $17.00 to $18.00 /hour (once training is complete)
Health and Benefits package

Duties include

Directly interacting with clients, pick-up and drop-off of dogs using a company vehicle, walking groups of dogs in all weather conditions, washing dirty dogs, taking pictures, cleaning and maintaining the work site and equipment, and managing any day-to-day adventures and challenges as they occur.

The ideal candidate

  • LOVES DOGS
  • Is hard working and dependable
  • Has a positive and upbeat attitude
  • Has excellent customer service skills
  • Is pro-active / able to anticipate needs and take initiative
  • Is trustworthy / honest
  • Is patient

Requirements

  • Clean criminal record/bondable
  • Minimum 5 years clean driving record
  • Minimum 5 years of driving experience with G license
  • Minimum 5 years primary insured on vehicle
  • Preferably have canine First Aid / CPR (but not required)

Applicants under consideration will be asked to provide work and personal references, a certified criminal background check and a statement of driving record.

If you think you are the right candidate for this position then please click HERE to fill out the application form.

So your dog got skunked!?

The Tool Kit

  • 1 liter of hydrogen peroxide
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1 tsp liquid dish soap
  • rubber gloves
  • dog shampoo
  • towel
  • leash

DO NOT PRE-MIX the ingredients

I highly recommend having these items on hand in a bucket. That’s a much better plan than driving around town at 3am looking for these magical ingredients.

Lather and Rinse

  • Mix the hydrogen, baking soda and dish soap into a paste
  • Wearing gloves, lather this onto your dog (DO NOT GET SOLUTION INTO THEIR EYES)
  • Rinse
  • Wash with dog shampoo
  • Towel dry

I have used this solution and it is magical. I have scooped the details for this page from the Human Society. For more details visit: https://www.humanesociety.org/resources/de-skunking-your-dog

Muzzles get a bad rap.

Muzzles Get a Bad Rap

Muzzles get a bad rap.  I have walked hundreds of playful, social dogs in my career as a group off-leash dog walker.  I used to cancelled dogs that were somewhat unpredictable – the kind that played well most of the time, but would occasional get over-excited and nip the other dogs.  Then one day I put a muzzle on my own dog.  I felt bad at first, but he was getting a bit cranky as he matured, and the only other option was to leave him at home.

I am so glad I made that choice.  It led to the realization that using a muzzle is the key to freedom for so many dogs.  With the use of a muzzle, otherwise shunned dogs can play and socialize – no more being left out of the fun.  Since then I have used this method with many other dogs, enabling them to have fulfilling social lives while removing that one negative behaviour from the mix.

The best muzzle to use is a cage muzzle (italian basket muzzle).  These muzzles give your dog room to move their mouth, allowing them to pant and drink.