Dog Socializer Volunteer Job Description

To qualify as a dog socializer/walker, you must be:

  • At least 17 years of age 
  • Be able to safely handle dogs weighing up to 120lbs.
  • Comfortable working with dogs of all breeds, sizes and temperaments
  • Comfortable working with dogs who may not walk nicely on leash 
  • Experience with obedience training is helpful, but not required

What should you expect as a dog socializer/walker:

  • You will be asked to commit to a two hour time shift, once a week, for a minimum of 3 months
  • You are asked to interact with up to 6-10 dogs during your shift, and dogs may range in size from small to extra large
  • You may decide to walk, play with, sit with, or work on obedience training with the dogs during your shift
  • You should be prepared to interact with dogs who may not have learned manners yet, such as to not jump up on people or to not pull on the leash when walking 

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