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COPE Service Dogs
Barrie
Purpose of the Position: Join the team to change the lives of people with disability and youth who are experiencing challenges by providing a loving home and obedience training to a Service Dog-in-training during its puppyhood. 
 
Responsibilities and Duties: 
 
- Care for the dog’s need according to guidelines from COPE. 
- Provide consistent structure, rules and boundary to the dog according to training from COPE. 
- Provide obedience training and socialization to the dog. 
- Transport the dog to and from its training programs: Canines in the Classroom (Innisfil) & Refinement Training (Barrie) Mon, Wed, Fri during regular school year (September - Jan 2020). Multiple pick up/drop off locations in Barrie and Innisfil by COPE van is available. 
- Support from Volunteer Puppy Sitter network is available for vacation or emergency. 
- Dog food, routine veterinary care, dog crate, walking harness and leash are provided by COPE. 
 
Qualifications: 
 
18 years or older 
With own transportation 
 
Commitment Expected: 
 
Puppy available as soon as you have completed the Introductory Training 
 
Until August, 2020 
 
Puppy Foster Training: 
 
Introductory Training will take place on July 27 & 28. Part 1 is on the Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Part 2 is on the Sunday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Training location: Woods Park Care Centre, 110 Lillian Crescent, Barrie, On 
Ongoing Puppy Foster Training: Wed from 5:00 – 6:00 pm. Weekly for 8 weeks, then bi-weekly ongoing. Training location: Barrie, On 
 
The application process takes time and training space is limited, please submit your application now to allow enough time to set up a home interview and ensure a training spot is reserved for you upon the approval of your application.