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Training Kennel Technician

Boring, Oregon

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Give your best for dogs who give their all. 

 At Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB), we’re devoted to giving our dogs a healthy and safe environment. As a Training Kennel Technician on our Boring, OR campus, you’ll play an important role in providing enrichment for the physical and mental well-being of our dogs and making sure their kennels are clean and maintained. Individuals with a willingness to learn, a desire for being physically active at work, and an appreciation for working as part of a team to achieve a greater goal with thrive here.  We’re viewed as a leader in the guide dog/service dog industry with facilities functioning at a high level.   In addition to the rewards of working with our dogs, we also offer a generous starting rate with room to grow and build a career in canine welfare or possibly even in training guide dogs! 

What you’ll love: 

  • Our mentorship training program including opportunities for continued education

  • A supportive work environment with opportunities to form long lasting friendships

  • Opportunities to assist with training exercises for dogs in training as well as dogs preparing for a career change

  • Having a career with a purpose and being part of creating partnerships between guide dogs and people

What you’ll do: 

  • Feed, bathe, medicate, exercise, groom, and monitor the health of dogs in your care

  • Maintain a clean kennel environment

  • Interact with constituents including co-workers, the public and volunteers

  • Update digital records and document accurate information

The qualifications you’ll need: 

  • Physical stamina to be on your feet all day bending, lifting, scooping, and hosing

  • Experience caring for dogs in a kennel, veterinarian’s office, or training environment preferred

  • Ability to work full-time including weekends, 1 evening per week, and some holidays (multiple shifts available)

Guide Dogs for the Blind 

At Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB), we believe that everyone deserves to move through the world safely and confidently – to live the life they want to live. As the largest guide dog school in North America, we have graduated more than 16,000 guide dog teams from across the U.S. and Canada since our founding in 1942. GDB not only improves mobility for our clients, we further inclusion. Join our team of more than 300 employees and share your passion for our mission. 

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 At Guide Dogs for the Blind, we respect, value, and appreciate all differences. We welcome all qualified candidates irrespective of your race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Individuals with disabilities, especially those who are blind or visually impaired, are encouraged to apply.  If you have a disability and need assistance and/or accommodation with applying for a job, please feel free to contact our Human Resources department.Pay:$20.19/hour 


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Jun 30

Note that while you will not immediately become a trainer, you will be able to partake in the mentorship program which will help you build the skills to become a guide dogs for the blind technician.

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