Exciting role to work with police puppies up for grabs with West Midlands Police | TeamDogs

Exciting role to work with police puppies up for grabs with West Midlands Police

The ideal candidate will train the dogs and look after them

Charlotte Regen

Posted 2 months ago

An amazing opportunity to work with puppies for West Midlands Police is up for grabs. 

The force is recruiting a dog development officer to help train new influxes of pups. 

Responsibilities in the role will include training and developing the dogs, enrichment and exercise for the dogs as well as being on call to help deliver puppies! 

The role is based in Coventry with a salary starting at £22,599 up to £26,016. 

If you want to apply you’ll have to be quick as applications close on August 15.

A snippet of the job description reads: “The dog development officer will be responsible for training a selected group of dogs, to a defined standard, over an allocated timescale. 

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“This would generally be a group of six dogs, over a 4-8 week training period, in a range of skills from general purpose to detection.

“During this allocated training period, the dog development officer will also be responsible for the daily care of the dogs; including kennel cleaning, enrichment, exercise and feeding.

“The dog development officer will assist in maintaining high levels of cleanliness and hygiene of the kennelling and whelping facilities. Whilst also providing exercise, training and enrichment to police dogs who are in kennels.”

The ideal candidate must have: 

  • Completed dog training related courses/qualifications and maintained an ongoing level of Continued Professional Development
  • Extensive knowledge of all elements of police dogs (general purpose and detection)
  • Extensive experience of training dogs in all elements of police dog work (general purpose and detection)
  • Knowledge of the Kong imprinting methodology
  • A full UK driving licence
  • First aid at work (can be obtained once in post)

Other desirable requirements are: 

  • Experience of working with volunteers
  • Experience of whelping/hand rearing
  • To be a dynamic, motivated individual who seeks a challenging role in police dogs

If you think this job could be perfect for you click here to find out more.

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