Help Wanted

Breeding/Boarding Assistant

Are you a person with a passion for top notch canine care and have an excellent friendly, service minded attitude then this is the opportunity for you. We provide a fully vaccinated work environment, all the puppy kisses you can handle, support from a great team of co-workers and give you choice of hours either 9 am – 1 pm or 10 am – 2 pm Monday to Friday…and a short drive to work if you live in Sooke. Your must haves are:

Hands on experience in customer relations and animal behaviour.

Thorough knowledge of all animal care, kennels, and standard procedures.

Proficiency in MS Office Suite and office equipment operation.

Amazing ability to schedule breeding and boarding activities.

Physically fit to be able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds, have flexibility to perform a range of manual tasks such as walking dogs, sanitizing play areas and relocating containment pens.

Please send your resume and three references to: by September 1, 2021.

Qualified candidates with be invited to interview and testing early September with an expected start date of no later than October 1st.

Island Miniature Schnauzers thanks you for your interest.


Home Life Trainer

Do you love puppies … Island Miniature Schnauzers seeks a Home Life Trainer to provide a week of in-home puppy training with one of our pre-sold 12 week old Miniature Schnauzer puppies. We require you to provide a calm, loving, disciplined, safe environment combining your own puppy experiences with our Join Up Be One Have Fun training process. Experience with puppy and dog care, exercise, training and a genuine love of dogs, together with a fenced yard and located in the Sooke area are a must. Ideally we are looking for someone who is home most of the day and able to socialize the puppy inside and outside the home, starting with potty training, rope leash training, recall, introducing household and environmental sounds, other pets, children, bikes, trails, beaches, traffic, ocean, lakes … this is so much fun and the puppies are so keen for new experiences.
You will be provided an outline of the puppy’s owner information, including family details, dog experience, interests and activities to guide your training lessons beyond the basics. We want you to have fun, loving the puppy, teaching the puppy to be respectful and encourage learning. During the week, you check in with the new owners through email for a little update and a few pictures. It is fun to interact with such excited new puppy parents, and this makes it easier to let them go to their forever home knowing the owners in this way.
We will fully train you utilizing our Join Up Be One Have Fun training process, as well as provide ongoing support during your week and training templates for a final report you create of the puppy’s progress,utilizing your Microsoft Word. This is emailed to the office and ultimately shared with the new puppy parents to help set them up for puppy training success.
This is a subcontractor position that pays $180+gst and you will be provided with at least 8 weeks notice to book you for a Home Life Training week. We do breed throughout the year, so there will be multiple opportunities to work with our loving, adorable, intelligent, inquisitive puppies. Thank you for your consideration of joining our Doggang.
Please submit resumes to:
by Friday, August 20, 2021
Handy Man
Island Miniature Schnauzers is looking for a Farm Handy Man who can assist with dog fencing; refurbishment of rooms (removal of cabinets, installation of grooming bath, painting, dry wall repairs etc).
Please send your hourly wage along with a brief overview of your capabilities.
Beverley Boyce,
Owner and Master Trainer