Animal Attendant and Trainer

Animal Attendants and Trainers train, feed, groom and care for animals.

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$986 per week
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    Moderate

    Overview

    Animal Attendants and Trainers train, feed, groom and care for animals.

    Day-to-day

    • teaching animals to obey verbal and non-verbal commands and addressing behavioural problems
    • training animals to accept riders and pull vehicles
    • training animals to perform in competitions
    • bathing, cutting, combing, blow-drying and styling pets' coats, clipping their nails and cleaning their ears
    • inspecting, preparing, cleaning, disinfecting and maintaining comfortable animal cages and enclosures
    • transporting food, filling water troughs and feeding animals according to their individual needs
    • maintaining animal health records, treating minor injuries and reporting serious conditions to Veterinarians
    • exercising and playing with animals, answering visitor questions, and transferring animals between enclosures by leading or carrying them
    • dusting and spraying insecticides on animals and immersing them in insecticide baths, to control insect pests.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding
    • Irregular hours
    • Working outdoors
    • Stressful

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