A Dog Handler is responsible for the care and training of dogs, as well as working with dog owners to ensure their pet is well-behaved. They may also work in a kennel or shelter environment, caring for multiple dogs at once. A successful Dog Handler will have excellent communication and canine handling skills, as well as patience and a love for animals.

Dog Handler Job Responsibilities

  • Exercise and train dogs
  • Keep kennels clean
  • Provide basic care for dogs, including feeding and grooming
  • Observe dog behavior and report any changes to supervisor
  • Maintain records of dog care


  • To provide the best possible care for all dogs in our facility.
  • To ensure that all dogs receive the exercise and socialization they need.
  • To maintain a clean and safe environment for all dogs in our care.
  • To work closely with owners to create a customized care plan for each dog.
  • To provide owners with updates on their dog's progress and wellbeing while in our care.

Dog Handler Job Skills & Qualifications Needed

  • There are no specific skills or qualifications needed to be a Dog Handler. However, handlers must have a strong bond with their dog and be able to train and control them. They must also be physically fit and able to work long hours in all weather conditions.