Puppy Socialiser for Dogs for Good

Role Type: Regular
Based: All of Warrington
Categories: Animals
Does this opportunity include close supervision / mentoring?: Yes
Does this opportunity require independent working?: Yes
Is this opportunity suitable for someone looking to participate / first-time volunteer?: Yes
Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

What would I be doing?

Our amazing volunteer puppy socialisers care for one of our puppies (mainly Labradors or Golden Retrievers) in their homes from the age of 8 weeks of age, until they are approximately 18 months old,
giving them the best start on their journey to be life-changing dogs before they enter their specialist training in Oxfordshire. This includes introducing the puppy to a range of environments and experiences
they may encounter as working assistance dogs. Our puppy socialisers also introduce and maintain a basic level of training. Dog food and vet bills are covered by the charity, some equipment is provided, and full
support and advice is given by our employed team of Puppy Co-Ordinators.

The role involves caring for a puppy in the volunteers home 24/7 for up to 16 months. Our Puppy Co-Ordinator will provide regular support throughout the 16 months by phone, email, and in person at home, in groups and on environmental visits.

You will learn new skills and practical experience to gain a better understanding of dog training, the
opportunity to be part of a team and meet new people, and the satisfaction of knowing you have played an important role in a life changing service

What skills do I need?

You must have the time and commitment, and be physically able to provide basic obedience training, socialisation and appropriate exercise required for a young dog. You will need permission to have a dog live in your home, direct access to a safe and enclosed garden, access to a car, have no more than two pet dogs, and not work for more than 15 hours per week.

About Dogs for Good

Set up in 1986, Dogs for Good makes life-changing differences for people with disabilities through the power of expertly trained dogs. We provide and train dogs to help people with physical disabilities and
children with autism, and our community dogs with their specialist handlers help people to improve their independence, wellbeing and skills.

Recruitment and training details:

An introduction to the charity, training and support will be provided.



Is a DBS required? No

The Gateway, 89 Sankey Street, Warrington, WA1 1SR Tel: 01925 246880
Registered in England & Wales as a Registered Charity 1129343
and as Company Limited by Guarantee No:6805818

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