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Dog Handler Posted on Feb 09, 2018 by Elevation Dogs

  • Location Bezanson, AB
  • Earnings $13.60 hourly
  • Work Hours 40 to 80 hours per week
  • Position Permanent Full Time
  • Vacancies 1 Vacancy
  • Closing Date Mar 11, 2018
Job Requirements


Elevation Dogs




Secondary (high) school graduation certificate or equivalent experience

Dog Training Expertise

Canine behaviour problems/modification


3 years to less than 5 years

Additional Skills

  • Supervise helpers
  • Maintain and order supplies
  • Keep records of animals treated
  • Handle and care for livestock

Animal Specializations

  • Horses
  • Domestic animals/pets (cats, kittens, puppies, dogs, etc.)

Area of Specialization

  • Second language education
  • Cold regions

Weight Handling

More than 45 kg (100 lbs)

Work Setting

  • Tourism
  • Kennel

Type of Pets Groomed

  • Horses
  • All breeds of dogs

Specific Skills

Motivate and prepare athletes or teams for competitive events or games

Security and Safety

  • Driving record check (abstract)
  • Criminal record check

Work Site Environment

  • Outdoors
  • Wet/damp
  • Cold/refrigerated

Transportation/Travel Information

Valid driver's licence

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • Fast-paced environment
  • Handling heavy loads
  • Physically demanding
  • Attention to detail
  • Standing for extended periods
  • Bending, crouching, kneeling

Work Location Information

Relocation costs not covered by employer

Parts Specialization

Carpentry/woodworking machinery

Personal Suitability

  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility
  • Team player
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Client focus
  • Dependability
  • Judgement
  • Reliability

Animal Care Specific Skills

  • Prepare food and feed animals
  • Monitor and document animal behaviour
  • Clean and disinfect cages, pens, aquariums, kennels, runs, stall and enclosures
  • Assist with inoculation and treatment of animals
  • Assist animal breeders to handle and nurture animals

Pet Grooming Specific Skills

  • Nail clipping
  • Bathing/shampooing

How to Apply

Anyone who can legally work in Canada can apply for this job. If you are not currently authorized to work in Canada, the employer will not consider your job application.

Advertised Until

Mar 11, 2018

Important notice: This job posting has been provided by an external employer.The Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada are not responsible for the accuracy, authenticity or reliability of the content.

Interest Codes
The Dog Handler is part of the following larger National Occupational Classification (NOC).
Pet Groomers and Animal Care Workers

Interest in comparing information to monitor and document animal behaviour, and to prepare food and feed animals, fish and birds at scheduled intervals


Interest in assisting scientists and researchers in conducting laboratory tests with animals; and in using equipment for grooming animals


Interest in handling and nurturing animals when grooming and when assisting breeders; and in training dogs to obey commands and perform specific duties in response to signals

Reading Interest Codes
A Quick Guide

The interest code helps you figure out if you’d like to work in a particular occupation. 
It’s based on the Canadian Work Preference Inventory (CWPI), which measures 5 occupational interests: Directive, Innovative, Methodical, Objective and Social.

Each set of 3 interest codes is listed in order of importance.

A code in capital letters means it’s a strong fit for the occupation.

A code in all lowercase letters means the fit is weaker.

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