At Dogtopia of Madison West, we believe that every dog deserves regular daycare. Our professional, knowledgeable team enriches dogs’ lives by providing a safe, fun and stimulating environment for them to learn, exercise and socialize and most importantly, to find the sense of purpose that all dogs crave. 

Position Requirement & Training Period 

No previous experience working with dogs is necessary. We offer extensive training in dog body language and behavior. This position has a probationary training period which includes orientation to the business as a whole, regular check-ins with leadership, a structured educational program, and experiential, hands-on learning with our professional staff. During training wages are $11.00/hr without previous experience. Following completion of training, starting wages increase to $13.00/hr. 

What we offer: Let’s look at what Dogtopia does for you! 

  • Free dog daycare with successful evaluation 
  • Free dog spa services and boarding care 
  • Positive, supportive team culture 
  • Career progression based on performance and interest 
  • Education wage incentives and loyalty gifts 
  • Group health plan with 50% employer contribution for our full-time staff 
  • Flexible scheduling based on availability and preference 
  • Custom training curriculum approved for continuing education credits by the IAABC and CCPDT 
  • Full time, part time, and seasonal work available 

Have Fun on Camera!

  • Maintain a safe playgroup of off-leash dogs in an enclosed, open play environment 
  • Care for all furry friends as if they were a part of your family. Engage, play, and enjoy the dogs’ company.
  • Maintain appropriate web cam presence
  • Engage in positive reinforcement play management
  • Support staffing by engaging job shadows with their in-room experience and through new staff training

Clean & Safe Environment

  • Keep playrooms clean of messes at all times including but not limited to mopping, sweeping, trash, and more
  • Maintain building care based on established expectations
  • Maintain playroom whiteboard with appropriate descriptions of dogs in play
  • Set up and maintain scuffle supplies in your playroom during every shift
  • Report any equipment in need of replacement or maintenance
  • Complete appropriate cleaning procedures and tasks to close down the playroom and prepare it for the next shift
  • Be proactive in making sure dogs are always in a clean and safe environment
  • Work with the team to ensure our Quality of Care sets the standard for dog care
  • Respond to and resolve canine incidents and complete detailed and accurate incident reports
  • Accurately retrieve and dispense food and medication and follow proper cleaning and storing of feeding dishes

Canine Enrichment & Development

  • Establish & practice strong door control
  • Regularly play games, use friendly voice, show love and affection to dogs
  • Address dog behavioral issues proactively and using positive reinforcement, do-no-harm methods
  • Review Individual Development Plans (IDPs), apply strategies, and update communication log every shift
  • Recommend dogs who develop challenging behaviors for IDPs
  • Complete Behavior & Activity log for each dog in assigned playroom
  • Actively participate in shift change and shift kick-off meetings using industry terms
  • Review and follow pet notes and make suggestions to update notes and descriptions
  • Report dog health and behavior issues right away to ensure communication to pet parents

Shift Availability EXAMPLES

Monday – Friday:  6:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; 1:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 
Saturday: 6:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; 1:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Sunday: 6:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; 1:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. 

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