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Jobs with Dogs

Working with dogs is a popular career choice and there is immense competition for jobs in the dog care and behaviour sector. We have information pages about the various careers with dogs, please click through to find out more about careers with dogs.

Gaining relevant training will assist with improving your chances of gaining employment working with dogs.

FEBRUARY 2015 CURRENT JOBS WITH DOGS

Doggy Daycare Assistant & Driver, Full time: Surrey

Doggy Daycare Assistant, Part Time: Surrey

Dog Walker/Driver, Full Time: Notting Hill London

Dog Walker and Pet Sitter, Full Time: Croydon

Dog Groomer, Part Time: Croydon

Dog Training School & Activity Centre Manager, Full Time: Wales

Kennel Assistant, Full Time: Scottish Borders

Dog Boarding & Training Manager, Full Time: (Surrey), Coventry and Merthyr Tydfil

Kennel Assistant, Full Time: Oxfordshire

Dogs for Disabled Services Development Advisor, Full Time: Oxfordshire

Dogs for Disabled Instructor, Bristol

Please visit the Animal Jobs Direct Job Board to apply for any of these vacancies

A quarter of households in the UK have a dog and this has led to an increase in the variety of jobs with dogs, ranging from behaviourists, dog groomers, kennel workers, dog trainers, dog walkers, dog home boarders, assistance dog trainers, etc. This boom in pet ownership has unfortunately, increased the numbers of unwanted and abandoned dogs, given up when their owners are unable to care for them. 

The same crisis also applies to other companion animals such as cats, reptiles, rabbits and other small animals, with many being given up every day. Many of these animals are cared for by animal charities and so, the animal charity and welfare sector is also a big employer.


If you want to work with dogs, it is important that you have training. Employers won't notice your CV unless you have some type of relevant training. There are many different canine courses to choose from and the knowledge gained will ensure you feel confident beginning a career working with dogs.

Please get in touch for assistance with finding the right course for your requirements.

Dog Grooming Diploma Course

Kennel Assistant Diploma Course

Dog Behaviour, Psychology & Training Diploma

Most jobs with dogs are hands-on. A typical day working in a boarding or animal charity kennels may involve walking dogs, scrubbing and disinfecting kennels, preparing 2 daily meals, ensuring fresh water, laundry work to clean and dry bedding, bathing and grooming dogs, providing games and environmental enrichment and carrying out daily health checks. Most kennel jobs involve an early start and you may be required to work on rotas and at weekends. Additionally, working in animal charity kennels also involve carrying out behavioural and re-homing assessments, the intake procedure for new arrivals and out-take procedure for dogs being re-homed as well as interviewing prospective new owners and providing information and education for adopters. Many animal charities have very high numbers of dogs in kennels and it is critical that standards of hygiene are maintained at excellent levels to prevent the spread of disease and infection. A disease or infection outbreak in a kennels causes suffering to the dogs affected, prevents dogs from being re-homed, increases the use of medicines (and the associated costs) and prevents the charity from being able to admit new arrivals which means that dogs that need help may have to be turned away. Therefore, the role that kennel workers play is critical and paying attention to procedures and standards is very important.

If you have had relevant canine training, please visit our Job Board where you can search for jobs with dogs.

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Dog Behaviour Practitioner Diploma

Advanced Canine Behaviour Diploma

Dog Day Care Business Course