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Puppy Carer

  • Location: Frankston VIC
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Animal Welfare
  • Time Required

    All day, every day. Generally 12-15months

  • Suitable for
    • People Learning English
  • Type of work
    • Working with Animals
  • Training

    Training by Puppy Development staff on the job

  • Requirements
    • National Police Certificate *

    - Patience
    - Some previous experience with dogs
    - Time to look after the puppy - cannot be left alone for longer than 3 hours per day

    * May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

The puppy caring program requires volunteers to care for a puppy in their home from the age of 8 weeks, until they are approximately 12-15 months of age.

Carers teach, under the guidance of a puppy development officer, basic obedience, house manners, eating and toileting on command, socialisation in many different places (restaurants, cinemas, cafes, shopping centres, supermarkets etc) and to walk on lead in a relaxed manner.

Carers are visited regularly at home by their puppy development officer to provide guidance in training and caring for their puppy. SEDA holds a training day that the carer and puppy are required to attend to once a month.

Puppy caring is a very rewarding experience and our organisation couldn’t run without volunteers that participate in this program.