If you love working with dogs and want to be part of a great team that is committed to quality, hard work, and excellent care, consider joining GDB as a Training Kennel Technician or Neonatal Kennel Technician. You will ensure that our puppies and dogs are healthy and thriving as they grow, are trained, and become a special match for a person who is visually impaired or blind. Ultimately, you are playing a rewarding part in helping someone regain their independence while you expand your skills and work with an amazing team.
On an average day, we provide care for up to 120 adult dogs in 4 kennels
We work with dogs at a variety of ages, from puppies to adults
Our team has tremendous experience, spanning from new hires to 30+ years
In this role on our San Rafael, California and Boring, Oregon campuses, you will take on varied duties for adult dogs, such as feeding, bathing, medicating, and training, as well as maintaining a clean kennel environment. You’ll become very skilled in working with dogs and your knowledge will expand. Our kennels operate from 7:30am to 9pm daily, so you will need the flexibility to work some evening shifts, weekends, and holidays.
As part of the breeding program on our San Rafael campus, you’ll assist with birthing and providing specialized care for newborn puppies, whelping mothers, and other special vet cases, in addition to helping with overall health care, socialization, and maintaining a clean kennel environment. This unique role will help you build skills and learn new techniques. Our neonatal kennels are a 24/7 operation, so you will need the flexibility to work some nights, weekends, and holidays.
We provide structured, ongoing training, and a mentorship program to help you understand our protocols and policies. GDB has a commitment to quality care and constant improvement, and backs it up with resources. You’ll appreciate the dedication and support of team members who always go the extra mile and have each other’s backs.
On our California campus, we will be opening a new, 28,000 square-foot Puppy Center with a nursery that will protect the wellbeing of our puppies, enhance their socialization experience, and allow staff and volunteers to perform their roles efficiently and ergonomically.
It takes a certain type of person to fit in here. This job is physical, requiring you to be on your feet all day bending, lifting, scooping, and hosing. More than anything, you need to be collaborative and committed to quality and safety.
We pay more than the average kennel, because our roles require more than basic husbandry. In addition, you’ll appreciate our generous benefits package with plenty of perks that include a fitness center, wellness program, staff lunches, and more.
“Working at GDB has been the best experience. I have worked in places that talk about creating a culture. GDB lives it. Everyone is so welcoming and supportive. I have learned a lot about the training experience and caring for dogs in a very short time because of everyone’s willingness to share their knowledge. It is so gratifying to see the dogs on stage for their graduation and know that I had some part of their success.