Study online to gain an accredited Kennel Management Course Diploma for working in Kennel or Cattery Management.
Broadly speaking, kennels and catteries can be divided into those that deal with boarding dogs and or cats and those dealing with re-homing.
The role of a Kennel or Cattery Manager varies greatly and depends on the size and type of organisation or company.
The Kennel or Cattery Manager may be responsible for recruitment, staff training, daily routines, general management and maintaining high standards of care and hygiene throughout the kennels as well as dealing with marketing the business and customer care.
hands-on with dogs and cats can be grubby and may involve touch physical
outdoor based work. It is crucial that you don't mind working outdoors
in all types of weather as many catteries are based outside and dogs
need to be exercised in all weathers.
Working in Kennel Management can be great fun and very rewarding as well as ensure you are kept fit as there are always dogs that need walking or playing with! Ensuring the dogs are provided with environmental enrichment can be a rewarding challenge; often kennel managers think of fun ways of keeping the dogs busy such as providing a paddling pool and outside play area equipped with toys, tunnels, etc.
If the dogs are kept busy and stimulated, it is less likely that you will need to deal with behavioural problems. However, having dog behavioural knowledge is important in this line of work and will help you in your daily work.
Working for an animal charity dealing with the Kennel or Cattery Management side of things is very different to the work of a private boarding business.
There are additional roles when working for an animal charity and these include; re-homing, behavioural assessments, health checks, ensuring enrichment for animals in long term care and more.
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