Careers

At Black Collar Society we are always looking for the right fit. If you’re looking for a 9-5 job where you can clock-in and clock-out, this is not the right fit for you. Working with animals is truly a lifestyle and shouldn’t feel like “work”. I mean, who doesn’t want to enjoy the outdoors and play with pups that love you unconditionally every day?! We are looking for individuals that are passionate about animals and willing to go the extra mile to ensure they have the best care possible. If the desire to learn and work with animals is there, we are more than willing to train the right candidate.

We are a growing business with plenty of opportunities, we are looking to promote our team members into managerial roles as we continue to take over the dog industry in Calgary. If you are looking for a career with dogs, you have found it!

 

 

PET CARE SPECIALIST

 

 

Pet Care Specialists are given a roster of dogs within a designated area of the city. Dependent on the size and requirements of their roster, employees will be expected to work Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm, with weekends and holidays optional. You will provide private walks, mid-day visits and group walks throughout the day.

As a Pet Care Specialist, you are responsible for the management of your Pack. (Whether it be in a private or group setting.) You will perform initial meet and greets with clients, supervise play dates, practice skill reinforcement and document each dog’s progress. Each day will require excellent time management, navigation and awareness. You are comfortable around dogs of all breeds and sizes, and willing to develop your handling skills and proficiency at canine communication, signals and play styles. You will be responsible for ensuring off-leash safety of all dogs, so quick reflexes and a keen eye are important too. You will document each dog’s progress to ensure clients are receiving an accurate reflection of how their dog interacts and progresses through his/her experience. Your overall role is to provide exceptional support to our customers while their dog is with you.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

– Enjoys being outdoors during all weather conditions.
– Ability to lift 60lbs.
– Walk 6 to 16km/day, and drive 3+ hours daily.
– Meet clients to address concerns and make them comfortable with you entering their home on a regular basis.
– Provide daily progress updates for each dog through email correspondence.
– Ensure all progress/daily updates are tracked and recorded.
– Ensure all required materials are noted and communicated for stocking and restocked as required.
– Willing to provide a clean security/background check.
– Ability to transport 4+ dogs at any given time.

 

SKILLS + ATTRIBUTES:

– Customer Service Driven
– Conflict Resolution
– Confidence with all Breeds, Ages and Behaviours
– High Level of Physical Fitness
– Positive Attitude
– Open Mind
– Open to Constructive Criticism and Coaching
– Time Management
– Sales + Marketing
– Responsible + Reliable
– Ability to Work Independently
– Flexibility in Work Hours
– Basic Computer Skills
– Pure Interest in Canine Play, Behaviour and Communication Styles
– Ability to Take Initiative

 

COMPENSATION:

We offer a commission based salary based on the number of dogs in each walk. (Absolute maximum dogs in a group is 8 with experience.)

 

 

HOTEL CONCIERGE

 

 

Hotel Concierge represent Black Collar Society at the daycare boarding facility, employees will be expected to work scheduled shifts, with weekends and holidays optional. You will care for the dogs staying at the hotel.

As a Hotel Concierge, you are responsible for the management of the Pack. You will be the face of Black Collar Society, greeting clients, introducing dogs, providing clients with feedback, practice skill reinforcement and document each dog’s progress. Each day will require excellent time management, awareness, and use of multitasking. You are comfortable around dogs of all breeds and sizes, and willing to develop your handling skills and proficiency at canine communication, signals and play styles. You will be responsible for ensuring safety of all dogs, so quick reflexes and a keen eye are important too. You will document each dog’s progress to ensure clients are receiving an accurate reflection of how their dog interacts and progresses through his/her experience. Your overall role is to provide exceptional support to our customers while their dog is at the hotel.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

– Enjoys being outdoors during all weather conditions.

– Ability to lift 80lbs.

– Ability to multitask.

– Meet clients to address concerns.

– Provide daily progress updates for each dog through email correspondence.

– Ensure all progress/daily updates are tracked and recorded.

– Ensure all required materials are noted and communicated for stocking and restocked as required.

– Willing to provide a clean security/background check.

– Maintain cleanliness and overall care for the hotel.

– Knowledge of prices, from retail to services.

– Ability to use computer system and take payments from clients.

 

SKILLS + ATTRIBUTES:

– Customer Service Driven

– Conflict Resolution

– Confidence with all Breeds, Ages and Behaviours

– High Level of Physical Fitness

– Positive Attitude– Open Mind

– Open to Constructive Criticism and Coaching

– Time Management

– Sales + Marketing

– Responsible + Reliable

– Ability to Work Independently

– Flexibility in Work Hours

– Basic Computer Skills

– Pure Interest in Canine Play, Behaviour and Communication Styles

– Ability to Take Initiative