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Dog Handlers are responsible for training dogs and determining the best course of action after observing dog behavior patterns. Main job responsibilities seen on a Dog Handler example resume are disciplining animals, rewarding positive behavior and correcting bad behavior, offering advice to dog owners, and training animals to perform rescue missions, detect illegal drugs, or protect property. Essential job requirements include the ability to interact with dogs and establish themselves as the dominant actor, self-confidence, observation, patience, and decision making. Most resumes in the field make display of dog training experience and the completion of an approved training program.

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Dog Handler

  • Managed groups of dogs behavior and activity
  • Maintained great customer service with clients
  • Adapted to any situation while sometimes not having a supervisor around
  • Prepared facility for opening and closing shifts including setting security, cleaning, and maintenance
  • Ensured proper medication and feeding was done for overnight shifts
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
5
months
at this job
Psychology
2

Military Working Dog Handler

Military Working Dog Handler

  • Certified on both a Narcotic Detector Dog and Explosive Detector Dog
  • Afghanistan Deployment June 2011 to Dec 2011
  • Afghanistan Deployment with an Explosive Detector Dog and conducted over 10 missions with a successful rating.
  • In Afghanistan responsible of running day to day operation and training
  • Managed 11 dog teams and coordinated 50 missions for search and rescue
  • Responsible for over $500,000 worth of equipment with no losses.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Exercise Science
3

Assistant Manager & Dog Handler

Customer Service responsibilities included greeting and assisting all customers, checking-in pets, inputting and updating customer information into Kennel Connect (CRM), creating daily report cards

  • Monetary responsibilities included balancing cash register daily, processing payments, reconciling and preparing end of day sales reports, invoicing vendors and handling petty cash
  • Administrative duties consisted of cleaning dog cages, maintaining an organized office, scanning receipts, filing vaccine records and designing effective marketing materials
  • In charge of transferring packages from adjoining pet store and stocking shelves of storage room
  • Oversaw the front desk/reception area: included heavy phone duties, scheduling appointments, arranging pick-ups and drop-offs
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
10
months
at this job
4

Dog Handler

Dog Handler

  • Facilitated dog-training curriculum ensuring animal response to basic commands
  • Executed the enhancement for pet's quality of life through maintained diet and exercise
  • Developed growth for animals and clients via therapeutic processes
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
5

Kennel Attendant / Dog Handler

Fed and exercised 30+ dogs each day.

  • Tailored walks for older dogs and dogs with a variety of health concerns.
  • Prioritized animal safety.
  • Brushed, bathed and conditioned animals' coats.
  • Kept clear and accurate records on animal behavior, food intake and medications for boarding.
  • Managed specific animal diets in consultation with a veterinarian.
  • Administered medications as directed by veterinary staff.
  • Supported front desk staff with administrative needs.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Animal Conservation & Care
6

Dog Handler

Dog Handler

  • Greet and review exceptions and instructions with customers
  • Provide daily care and services for 25-30 dogs
  • Promote friendly interaction and active engagement with all parties
  • Maintain activity schedule with dogs and other handlers
  • Ensure policy and guidelines are followed to medigate risk
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
7

Dog Handler

  • Supervised roughly 100 dogs per day in the yards
  • Created enrichment for dogs such as play, pool time, and activities
  • Handled special needs dogs
  • Medicated dogs and communicated to owners behavioral/physical issues
  • Sanitized kennels
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
5
months
at this job
BS
Wildlife And Conservation Science
8

Dog Handler

  • Maintained order in a group of 20-40 dogs while helping customers and cleaning the facility.
  • Developed proficiency in multitasking and keeping calm during extremely stressful situations.
  • Worked to keep the clients and their dogs as happy as possible with the business.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
Business And Communication
9

Dog Handler

  • Greeted dogs and owners upon arrival
  • Checked dogs in and out upon arrival and departure
  • Monitored play time to ensure dogs behaved appropriately
  • Handled and resolved complaints made by owners
  • Maintained dogs on a schedule with proper feeding, play and nap times
  • Maintained a clean area at all times
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
HS
Security
10

Dog Handler

  • Supervised special needs and/or aggressive dogs
  • Handled multiple ongoing grooming appointments
  • Assisted in taking appointments and creating weekly schedules
  • Managed large shop inventory
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
7
months
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
BA
Geology

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