Careers at Crossbones

At Crossbones Dog Academy, we are as committed to our crew members as we are to our clients and their dogs. We offer competitive wages, health & dental benefits, a retirement plan, an annual continuing education stipend, and tuition assistance to Karen Pryor Academy. Our crew members are all employees, not independent contractors.

Dog Daycare Attendant

Full Time Positions Available

(updated 1/9/2020)

Crossbones Dog Academy is a dog training & daycare facility with a unique Day School program that combines daycare and training for dogs and puppies. At this time, we are looking for full-time experienced dog daycare attendants (35-40 hours per week) to supervise playgroups, take care of dogs, and clean and maintain the facility. Interested candidates must have consistent daytime availability every weekday, Monday through Friday.

This person would supervise groups of dogs solo (3-10 dogs) or with one other attendant (10-15 dogs), indoors and outdoors, in all weather and temperatures. During playgroups, tasks include cleaning up after the dogs, rewarding dogs for good behavior, gently but firmly interrupting and redirecting dogs engaging in undesirable behavior, taking pictures and videos of the dogs for social media content. Outside of playgroups, tasks include updating reports on dogs' behavior, filling food-dispensing toys and distributing them to dogs, taking dogs outside for individual potty breaks, and cleaning the facility.

Our team members participate in open and frequent communication in person, over walkie talkies, and digitally through Slack. We're looking for someone we can rely on, a new team member who works hard, has strong communication skills, and who loves dogs AND people. Are you our next team member?

Candidates must have at least six months of professional experience supervising and caring for groups of off-leash dogs.

The ideal candidate for this position would have...

  • 1+ year experience supervising off-leash dog play
  • Pet First Aid/CPR certification
  • Experience using clicker training and positive reinforcement dog training
  • A commitment to continuing education
  • A strong desire to be part of a team committed to personal and professional excellence. We strive to be great dog trainers, great dog owners, and great people!

Pay is hourly, commensurate with experience and qualifications, and starting at $12.50 per hour. Full-time employees are eligible for health & dental insurance, a continuing education stipend, tuition assistance for Karen Pryor Academy, and retirement contributions. Crossbones Dog Academy prides itself on providing a living wage to all employees.


Crossbones Dog Academy
189 Swan St.
Providence, RI 02905

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