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Work At Puppies Downunder

Work for a world-leading animal welfare organisation, where everyone plays an important role in caring for and raising our animals.

CURRENT VACANCIES

Puppies Downunder is a place full of passionate employees who work to provide, amazing care for the animals that live and are raised in our facility.

 

Please visit the Job Search details below to apply for vacant positions, and/or register your details and select the job categories you would like to be notified for future vacancies.

For tertiary and secondary school work experience, please refer to our

Work Experience page.

 

Do you have a question about recruitment? 


Please contact Damian
Ph: 0499 912 709
E: enquiries@puppiesdownunder.com

 

Becoming an Employee

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Becoming an employee
 

Skills Required
 

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Empathy

Being naturally compassionate, empathetic and having a love of animals not only means you are good at animal care — it means that you enjoy it. An innate ability to comfort and soothe goes a long way with distressed or anxious animals.

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Confidence around animals

Having confidence around animals is essential and can be achieved by having had a household pet, working in a pet shop or having experience with animals during your life. Reading an animal’s body language equips you with the skills to deal with situations before they arise.

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Patience

This one’s crucial because animals can be unpredictable, and they don’t always do what we want them to do. Many animals (especially captive animals) fear people, vets, and other animals and require carers with a calm nature.

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Teamwork

Being a team player with excellent communication skills is a critical element of this role. If you like to be surrounded by like-minded people with a common goal of bettering animals’ lives, you are in a strong position already.

Skills Required
 

ANIMAL ATTENDANT

Criteria


Passion for animals and the right animal care skills. 

Volunteering and taking a course in animal care, like a Certificate II in Animal Studies (ACM30117)

Tasks and responsibilities for an animal attendant

Animal Attendant

Role DESCRIPTION

Prepare and provide food (including special diets) and water to animals, as well as bedding and comfortable living conditions.

Ensuring animal enclosures and living areas are clear of animal waste, clean and hygienic

Washing and performing basic grooming tasks to animals where needed, including the administering of pest control treatments

Ensuring the physical welfare of the animals in your care is met

Assisting in training animals under supervision where needed

The most common duties of an Animal Attendant include:

Administer general medications as specified by vets

Plan mating and fertility programs

Maintain health records

Teach animals to follow non-verbal and verbal instructions and address behavioural issues

Socialise and train puppies to prepare them for their new homes.

Exercise and play with adult animals and their puppies to ensure socialisation

and enrichment needs are met.

Observe animal’s reactions to health check-ups

Identify illnesses and injuries and take proactive measures to treat them

Animal, Training and Behavioural Specialist

National Dog Trainers Federation in Dog Behaviour and Trainer.

This position requires an excellent understanding of animal psychology and working with dogs from different breeds, ages and temperaments.

Train animals in a humane manner and ensure they meet training goals efficiently and effectively. This skill set provides the animals at Puppies Downunder with training that focuses on obedience and agility. 

Understanding of animal psychology and behaviour, and her attention to animal health and nutrition ensures all animals are well trained and well cared for.

Conduct companion animal training classes
 

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Empathy

Being naturally compassionate, empathetic and having a love of animals not only means you are good at animal care — it means that you enjoy it. An innate ability to comfort and soothe goes a long way with distressed or anxious animals.

socialisation program_edited.jpg

Confidence around animals

Having confidence around animals is essential and can be achieved by having had a household pet, working in a pet shop or having experience with animals during your life. Reading an animal’s body language equips you with the skills to deal with situations before they arise.

receive enrichment_edited.jpg

Patience

This one’s crucial because animals can be unpredictable, and they don’t always do what we want them to do. Many animals (especially captive animals) fear people, vets, and other animals and require carers with a calm nature.

WhatsApp Image 2021-04-11 at 1.09_edited.jpg

Teamwork

Being a team player with excellent communication skills is a critical element of this role. If you like to be surrounded by like-minded people with a common goal of bettering animals’ lives, you are in a strong position already.