Enthusiasm, team work, and communication skills are necessary
Dog Daycare Attendant, Part-time (Ancien employé) – Long Beach, CA – 27 juillet 2018
A typical day at work is you clock in, you are assigned a play room, you watch dogs, play with and clean up after them. Play rooms are spacious with free-roaming good-looking/cute/healthy dogs who get along with each other. Dog daycare attendants rotate rooms about every hour. At the end of the day you vacuum and mop the playroom(s) and hallways, run the laundry/dryer/dishwasher, disinfect water containers, hang mop heads, fold laundry, put away water containers, and help feed overnight dogs as necessary. You are also assigned chores to keep the facility clean.
Through training modules you learn how to communicate with dogs and how dogs communicate with you.
Workplace is dependent on team work and clear communication. There is no competition with co-workers. You help co-workers with caring for dogs and cleaning up. Everyone helps each other.
The hardest part of the job, especially if you are a petite size person, is lifting heavy equipment such as the floor scrubber, vacuum cleaner, and filled mop bucket.
Management was exceptional; they are open to your questions and help/teach you. You just need to be honest and truthful and have an exceptional work ethic.
The most enjoyable part of the job is hanging out and playing with the dogs. But if you don't like standing for about 4-6 hours and just watching dogs and cleaning up after them, and you are lazy about generally cleaning up, then this job may not suit you. Cellphones are not allowed in playrooms, and remember to ditch the ultra long acrylic fingernails, too.
Management exceptional: open to your questions and help/teach you
Might bore you: standing for about 4-6 hours and just watching dogs and cleaning up after them