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We are Hiring! (Position filled)*

Hi, I'm Lisa, owner of Dogwood Dogs. I am seeking to hire my first employee. I am expecting a baby in August of 2022 and I am looking for someone to train as an assistant during June, July and August and then take over during my maternity leave. My ideal candidate would be interested in a long term position with increasing responsibility and salary growth over time. I am seeking someone who would like to become a partner and eventually supervise other employees. Experience working with groups of dogs is a big plus, but not a requirement. *I expect to hire at least one more employee within the next 1.5 years. If you would like to have your resume on file for openings, feel free to send it.


Skills necessary for the job include

  • Patience, steadiness and calm.

  • Attentiveness.

  • Ability to work independently and an inclination to take initiative.

  • A kind, gentle, positive manner.

  • A love of dogs and Pacific Northwest forests.

  • Willingness to work outdoors in all seasons and weather conditions.

  • Willingness to wash and dry lots of dirty paws.

  • Experience with or interest in learning positive training methods.

  • A sense of humor.

  • A clean driving record.

  • Good references.

Work hours and compensation

  • The work day begins at 9 am and ranges from 6-7.5 hours (shorter days in summer, longer days during the muddy seasons.) Monday-Friday.

  • Compensation will be $750 per week during assistant/training period

  • Compensation will be $1000 per week once working solo.

  • Ideally work begins June 20 (possible to start as early as 6/13 or 7/6 at the latest.)

  • Expectation for increasing salary and responsibility over time.

  • Paid sick days after 3 months and paid vacation after 6 months.

  • Vehicle, treats and all other needed materials provided.

Benefits of a Dogwood Career

  • Opportunity to spend work days in a gorgeous PNW forest in the company of dogs, woodland creatures and good people.

  • Laughter and fresh air on a daily basis.

  • Many four-legged friends.

  • Opportunity to bring your dog with you to work (if sociable and a good fit for the pack.)

  • Have independence, be treated with respect.

Interested in the position? Please email your resume and at least 2 letters of reference to:

Subject: Job opening

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