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TASK TRAININGS
On-the-Job Training
There are a few tasks that do not have prior training requirements, you can schedule those tasks after attending the New Volunteer Orientation. When you arrive for your shift, after signing in, let an Animal Care staff person know if it is your first time and they can help you get started.  The tasks below have on-the-job training:

Cat Butlers & Cat Cage Butlers
Crate Cleaning
Curb Appeal
Kitten Keepers
Puppy Butlers
Crate Cleaning
Facilities Friend (laundry +)
zHC Laundry (at Holding Center)

Task Training Requirements
Volunteers who want to work as Dog Butler, Canine Housekeeper, any Matchmaking (Dog/Cat/Puppy), Bunny Buddy,at Adoption Center and Cat Cage Butler, Dog Walker, Kennel Keeper at the Holding Center are required to attend the appropriate task trainings. Anyone working with dogs will be required to attend the 30 minute Dog Handling class in addition to the task training(s) of choice, (Matchmaking, Canine Housekeeper, and/or Butler) before volunteering or shadowing. See Training Schedules below to select times for task training.

Viewing Molly Stone's Dog Training video is strongly recommended to further your skills for working with the dogs.


Dog Training classes (recommended)
Molly Stone's Dog Training Video


 

Training Schedule:
Sign up for Task Trainings on the schedule calendar!
The task names all begin with "Training for:..."

Schedule Structure (see applicable monthly dates below)

Mondays: (1ce or 2ce month) on Thursday when holiday is on Monday
6:15pm – 8:15pm Training for: Dog Butler/Canine Housekeeper (+ Dog Handling)
   
(6:15pm) dog handling* & (7pm) Dog Butler/Canine Housekeeper 

Tuesday (1ce month)
6:15pm – 8:15pm Training for: Dog Matchmaker (+ Dog Handling)

   (6:15pm) dog handling* & (7pm) Dog Matchmaker

First Saturday (1ce month)
12:30pm - 1:30pm Training for:  Holding Center

Third Saturday  (1ce month)
10:30am – 11:15am    Training for: Bunny Buddy
9:15am – 10:15am     Training for: Dog Matchmaking
10:15am – 11:00am    Training for: Dog Handling (dh)
11:00am – 12:15pm    Training for: Dog Butler/Canine Housekeeper
12:30pm – 1:30pm     Training for: Puppy Matchmaker (& handling)
1:30pm – 2:30pm      Training for: Cat & Kitten Matchmaker

Monthly Dates 2017

October
Mondays: 10/2 & 10/30 Training for: Dog Butler/Canine Housekeeper (+ Dog Handling)
Tuesday: 10/3 Training for: Dog Matchmaker (+ Dog Handling)
Friday: 10/6 Training for Puppy Matchmaker (+ Handling)

Saturday 10/21 All Tasks as noted above

November
Saturday 11/4 Training for: Holding Center
Mondays 11/6 & 11/27 Training for: Dog Butler/Canine Housekeeper (+ Dog Handling)

Tuesday: 11/7 Training for:Dog Matchmaker (+ Dog Handling)
Saturday 11/18 All Tasks as noted above

December
Saturday 12/2 Training for: Holding Center
Mondays: 12/4 Training for: Dog Butler/Canine Housekeeper (+ Dog Handling)

Tuesday: 12/5 Training for: Dog Matchmaker (+ Dog Handling)
Saturday 12/16 All Tasks as noted above

Monthly Dates 2018

January
Saturday 1/6 Training for: Holding Center
Thursday 1/4 Training for: Dog Butler/Canine Housekeeper (+ Dog Handling)

Tuesday: 1/2  Training for: Dog Matchmaking (+ Dog Handling)
Saturday 1/20 All Tasks as noted above
Monday 1/29 Training for: Dog Butler/Canine Housekeeper (+ Dog Handling)


February
Saturday 2/3 Training for: Holding Center
Monday: 2/5 & 2/26 Training for: Dog Butler/Canine Housekeeper (+ Dog Handling)

Tuesday: 2/6 Training for: Dog Matchmaker (+ Dog Handling)
Saturday 2/17 All Tasks as noted above

March
Saturday 3/3 Training for: Holding Center
Mondays: 3/5 & 3/26 Training for: Dog Butler/Canine Housekeeper (+ Dog Handling)

Tuesday: 3/6 Training for: Dog Matchmaker (+ Dog Handling)
Saturday 3/17 All Tasks as noted above

April
Saturday 4/7 Training for: Holding Center
Mondays: 4/2 & 4/23 Training for: Dog Butler/Canine Housekeeper (+ Dog Handling)

Tuesday: 4/3 Training for: Dog Matchmaker (+ Dog Handling)
Saturday 4/21 All Tasks as noted above

May
Saturday 5/5 Training for: Holding Center
Monday: 4/30 & 5/28 Training for: Dog Butler/Canine Housekeeper (+ Dog Handling)

Tuesday: 5/1 Training for: Dog Matchmaker (+ Dog Handling)
Saturday 5/19 All Tasks as noted above

June
Saturday 6/2 Training for: Holding Center
Mondays: 6/4 & 6/25 Training for: Dog Butler/Canine Housekeeper (+ Dog Handling)

Tuesday: 6/5 Training for:Dog Matchmaker (+ Dog Handling)
Saturday 6/16 All Tasks as noted above

July
Saturday 7/7 Training for: Holding Center
Mondays: 7/2 & 7/30 Training for: Dog Butler/Canine Housekeeper (+ Dog Handling)

Tuesday: 7/3 Training for: Dog Matchmaker (+ Dog Handling)
Saturday 7/21 All Tasks as noted above

August
Saturday 8/4 Training for: Holding Center
Mondays: 8/6 & 8/27 Training for: Dog Butler/Canine Housekeeper (+ Dog Handling)

Tuesday: 8/7 Training for: Dog Matchmaker (+ Dog Handling)
Saturday 8/18 All Tasks as noted above

September
Saturday 9/1 Training for: Holding Center
Thursday: 9/6 Training for: Dog Butler/Canine Housekeeper (+ Dog Handling)

Tuesday: 9/4 Training for: Dog Matchmaker (+ Dog Handling)
Saturday 9/15 All Tasks as noted above
Monday: 9/24 Training for: Dog Butler/Canine Housekeeper (+ Dog Handling)


October
Saturday 10/6 Training for: Holding Center
Mondays: 10/1 & 10/29 Training for: Dog Butler/Canine Housekeeper (+ Dog Handling)

Tuesday: 10/2 Training for: Dog Matchmaker (+ Dog Handling)
Saturday 10/20 All Tasks as noted above

November
Saturday 11/3 Training for: Holding Center
Mondays 11/5 & 11/26 Training for: Dog Butler/Canine Housekeeper (+ Dog Handling)

Tuesday: 11/6 Training for:Dog Matchmaker (+ Dog Handling)
Saturday 11/17 All Tasks as noted above

December
Saturday 12/1 Training for: Holding Center
Monday: 12/3 Training for: Dog Butler/Canine Housekeeper (+ Dog Handling)

Tuesday: 12/4 Training for: Dog Matchmaker (+ Dog Handling)
Saturday 12/15 All Tasks as noted above
Thursday: 12/27 Training for: Dog Butler/Canine Housekeeper (+ Dog Handling)