Do you love dogs? Are you looking for an exciting career change with a decent salary to boot?
Well, there may be the ideal job vacancy for you.
The Dog Development Officer – earning between £22,599 and £26,016 – will be responsible for training a selected group of dogs, to a defined standard, over an allocated timescale.
Generally this would be a group of six dogs, over a four to eight-week training period.
The dog officer will be responsible for teaching puppies a range of skills, including detection work. Other responsibilities include kennel cleaning, exercising and feeding the pups.
Police hope the lucky candidate will soon become the puppies’ best friend.
As part of the force’s Puppy Development Programme, the selected candidate will deliver training to both volunteers and dogs coming through the scheme.
And according to the job advert, candidates must already be able to train dogs to a ‘specified and assessed standard’, either through competition or dog training.
They must also have an ‘extensive knowledge of police dogs’, possess a UK driving licence and understand ‘kong imprinting methodology’.
Candidates will be required to pass vetting and medical checks, which may include a drug and fitness test.
Click here to apply.
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