Happy Tails

Premier Dog Daycare Needs P/T Permanent Dog Handlers

Learn Dog Behavior to round out your Veterinary Experience.

Happy Tails Doggy Daycare, Inc. in Franklin, MA is the PREMIER daycare in the area due to the Awesome Staff. They have become dog professionals that looked for a challenging and unusual job. Dogs play off leash all day in compatible groups. The right candidate for the Dog Handler position will be able to work independently with a group of up to 20 dogs at a time, but you’ll get to know the unique personalities of hundreds of dogs.

Our “kids,” depend on their handlers to show up reliably when scheduled, help them feel safe, and utilize strong observation skills. Handlers need to be alert yet calm and quick to learn because we follow strict safety rules and training protocols.

As a dog handler at Happy Tails Doggy Daycare, Inc., you’ll have the opportunity to increase your own understanding of dog behavior and play styles. You’ll help dogs work on social skills, good manners (with people and other dogs), transitioning in our rotation, and doorway etiquette. You’ll help them to be calm, happy, and appropriate. And you’ll get to do it all in a non-traditional work environment with the best coworkers and dog parents who love you for taking good care of their babies.

Maintaining a clean and healthy environment is an essential responsibility in which every dog handler participates. Tasks include cleaning up after dogs directly and general daycare cleaning. We are constantly in motion and you must physically be able to stand 5.5 hours for your shift, lift up to 40lbs and take advice and direction from senior staff.

Happy Tails Doggy Daycare, Inc. is open 365 days per year, and you are expected to work some HOLIDAYS AND WEEKENDS. Two shifts are available.

  • Morning: 6:30 am to 12 noon
  • Afternoon: 1:30 pm to 7 pm

Shifts can be combined, but the hours of each shift are not flexible. Only candidates who can work these shifts and are available for weekends and holidays will be considered. This is a permanent position (NOT JUST FOR THE SUMMER). Candidates must be age 18 or older.

Dog handlers begin as part-time employees, but we promote from within. Increased hours, compensation, and the potential for promotion are all based on motivation and grasp of daycare concepts. AFLAC benefits are available to all employees; full time employees are eligible for medical insurance. Daycare and Overnights for your dog are included in your compensation!

If you want to enjoy coming to work each day and be part of the fun that we create, send us your resume. Submit them through Indeed.com and be sure to include your name, address, and phone number.

Learn more about our facility and what we do here at www.happytailsddc.com. Located right off 495 at exit 17. We recommend that your commute time is under 30 minutes. Happy Tails DDC is now part of Destination Dog, an alliance of dog professionals supporting the dog community.