Kennel Hand

Kennel Hands provide routine care for dogs, including feeding, exercising, monitoring their health, and cleaning kennels.

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    Overview

    Kennel Hands provide routine care for dogs, including feeding, exercising, monitoring their health, and cleaning kennels.

    Day-to-day

    • bathes, cuts, combs, blow-dry's and styles pets' coats, clips their nails and cleans their ears
    • inspects, prepares, cleans, disinfects and maintains comfortable cages and enclosures
    • transports food, fills water troughs and feeds animals according to their individual needs
    • maintains animal health records, treats minor injuries and reports serious conditions to veterinarians
    • exercises and plays with animals, answers visitor questions and transfers animals between enclosures by leading or carrying them
    • dusts and sprays insecticides on animals and immerses them in insecticide baths to control insect pests.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding
    • Working outdoors
    • Stressful

    To become a Kennel Hand