Position: Dog Handler/Kennel Attendant

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Job descriptions
Join our growing team at Chicago’s oldest and largest dog daycare, boarding and training center. We are adding to our team of experienced dog handlers with a full-time position as a Kennel Attendant. In this position you will maintain a clean kennel for all our boarding dogs and other dogs who require a kennel for training purposes. Candidates must be comfortable around all types and breeds of dogs and be open to learning more about dog care to advance to dog handler and play-group supervisor positions.

Compensation is based on experience, starts at $15 per hour

This position requires to work some Saturdays and Sundays and evenings Mon-Fri 2:30 pm-10:30 pm

A drug test and background check might be performed as part of the onboarding process.

Qualifications

  • Dog handling in a professional setting
  • Good customer service skills
  • Must have a passion for dogs
  • We also look for factors such as outgoing personality, punctuality, and ability to work in a professional structured fast paced environment.

Perks

  • Unlimited dog daycare
  • 2 free weeks of boarding to employee dogs per year
  • 5 paid sick days for full-time employees
  • Employee discount on retail items
  • Compensation begins at $15.00 but can vary based on experience

Full time positions

Shifts:
Multiple shift options are available. Will be required to work some holidays.

Monday: 6 am – 2 pm or 2 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday: 6 am – 2 pm or 2 pm – 10 pm
Wednesday: 6 am – 2 pm or 2 pm – 10 pm
Thursday: 6 am – 2 pm or 2 pm – 10 pm
Friday: 6 am – 2 pm or 2 pm – 10 pm
Saturday: 6:30 am – 2:30 pm or 2 pm – 10 pm
Sunday: 6:30 am – 2:30 pm or 2 pm – 10 pm
Holidays: 6:30 am – 2:30 pm or 2 pm – 10 pm

Dog Kennel Attendant

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    Why Our Clients Love Us

    K9U is great. They offer classes as well as day camp /sitting services. The size of the location is pretty impressive, as they have a large indoor and outdoor areas for dogs to play. (They even pick up and drop off your dog.). The staff and trainers are very friendly and extremely effective.James J.
    K9 University is great. We’ve been going there for 7 and a half years. We’ve done training, we’ve done agility, we’ve done boarding and we’ve done daycare. The only thing we haven’t done is a drop off and pick up. My dog is kind of a nut and they deal with her well. Debbie W.
    My dog has experienced everything at K9U: daycare, classes and boarding. When he is either picked up by the K9U van or dropped off his tail is wagging like crazy. When I pick him up he is happy to see me, goes outside to relieve himself and then pulls to go back in. Jane F.
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