Dog Handler

Dog Handler

Dog Handler:

Our Dedicated Dog Handler team is the key to our success!

Spot is looking for experienced Dog Handlers to grow with us. If you are passionate about providing the best care for Man’s Best Friend and capable of building client relationships, apply right now! We are a leader in pet care hospitality – join us in our mission!

Spot is looking for skilled Handlers to join our team.  Our number one priority is the safety and comfort of the dogs in our care and the role of the Handler team is to ensure this goal is achieved every day.  This position requires both a love of animals and a tremendous focus and attention to detail.  We teach our handlers to understand canine behavior and health so that they are on the lookout for aggression, fear or illness and can intervene BEFORE there is a problem.  Spot employs Dog Handlers for both daytime and pm shifts.

The Handler position is an entry level position that provides opportunity for growth into the animal care industry – the next level of promotion is to a Day Care Supervisor, and then ultimately into Customer Service.

Job Description:

The Handler watches over large groups of dogs, off-leash in an indoor daycare room. The Handler is educated on how to read dog body language and know when problems between dogs may occur, then prevent them from happening in a safe, positive way.  Duties include intensive daily cleaning, which is a critical part of the job. You cannot be squeamish about cleaning dog waste, eradicating loose dog hair, trash removal, floor maintenance, dishes, laundry, etc. This is a very physical position that includes constant standing, bending, lifting and moving around.  It requires intense focus and alertness throughout the shift.

Performance Metrics:

  • Zero incidents in the day care rooms
  • Cleanliness of facility
  • Client satisfaction as measured through surveys and feedback
  • Service levels (on-time service delivery, compliance with the dog care instructions of our pet parents)

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervising the dogs as part of the handling team to ensure their safety and health.
  • Transporting the dogs between the day care rooms and pet parents during pick up and drop off times
  • Providing relief walks and walking transport to/from client homes
  • Communicating any dog health or safety issues in a prompt fashion
  • Maintaining a clean and sanitary facility


Our Handlers enjoy the following benefits

  • Paid Training
  • PTO
  • Discount on Spot Retail Merchandise
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance (after 90 days for full time employment)
  • Commuter Benefits Program

Job Requirements

Spot Dog Handlers must be able to juggle a variety of responsibilities while balancing competing deadlines in a fast-paced environment. We are seeking candidates who are passionate about the wellbeing of dogs. You must possess a high degree of independent decision-making and problem-solving skills. Qualified candidates should be highly organized and pay close attention to the details that make a difference in the clients’ experience.  Other requirements of the Dog Handler position are:

  • Genuine interest in the well-being and care of dogs
  • Comfortable with all breeds and sizes of dogs
  • Strong work ethic with desire to grow and succeed
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Ability to juggle a variety of responsibilities, while balancing competing deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to focus on task at hand and not be easily distracted
  • Must consent to and pass all employment screens