A Day In The Life

6th February 2022
6th February 2022 steve clynes

A Day In The Life

Learn About A Typical Day With One Of Our Animal Handlers

Typical Day for Animal Handler

Here is a list of tasks that Animal Handlers do every day.

  • Cue or signal animals during sessions.
  • Talk to both service users and therapists about the specific animal.
  • Talk to or interact with animals to familiarise them to human voices or contact.
  • Conduct training programs to develop or maintain desired animal behaviours for obedience, security, riding, or related purposes.
  • Feed or exercise animals or provide other general care, such as cleaning or maintaining holding or performance areas.
  • Observe animals’ physical conditions to detect illness or unhealthy conditions requiring medical care.

Weekly and Monthly Tasks

Here is a list of tasks that Animal Trainers do on a weekly or monthly basis.

  • Administer prescribed medications to animals.
  • Advise potential service users or responsible people about the specific animal, answering any questions.
  • Ensure animal certificates and related admin is kept current.

Working Hours

  • How many hours do Animal Trainers work per week? Less than 40 hours per week
  • What is the work schedule like? Regular (Set schedule and routine)