K9 FOR CONSERVATION
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Do you want to make a real difference while having the time of your life?
Have dogs been your passion all your life?
Have you just finished schooling or perhaps are in need of a change and up for a challenge
THEN THIS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU!
K9 For Conservation is an initiative to sponsor reserves in South Africa with trained dogs to protect our wildlife and our rangers in the bush that risk their lives on a daily basis. It has been proven that a reserve which has a dog is less attractive to poachers because the risks involved are significantly higher. In other words, the dogs will help make a huge difference and YOU can be a part of that difference!
You are invited to join the team at Bronyx K9 Training College facility on a farm/ smallholding. Get down and dirty with all the dogs, and to learn the 'ins & outs' of training a dog for service such as Anti-Poaching, Patrol & Substance Detection. Please note that we are a private and commercial business and not an animal welfare organization or NPO. Successful applicants will experience the joy of meeting and greeting all our dogs and puppies, playing with them in the garden, going for walks on the farm/ smallholding, and washing, grooming & training their new best friends for their new jobs. We currently have 14 puppies/ young dogs ready to be trained/ being trained in substance detection, tracking and protection work right now! Some have already been booked for antipoaching units at local game reserves.
Volunteers also learn all about the boarding, administration, health and welfare management of all the pooches and the facility, which includes the cleaning of their living quarters, feeding & weight management, medicine administration, general maintenance and any and all that goes into maintaining, prepping, training and developing new service dogs for tracking, substance detection, patrol and anti-poaching. Activities on the farm/ smallholding for those staying there include grounds maintenance, vaccinating, dipping, de-worming, hoof trimming and shearing of the resident flock of sheep; starting &/or maintaining the vegetable patches; feeding the chickens; riding and grooming the horses and chilling by the pool.
Usually 18 – 40 years. We will not be running any marathons but a certain level of energy & fitness is required for the work at hand.
The K9 For Conservation project is based 5 minutes from the beautiful city, Port Elizabeth. You will be staying at a farm in Lovemore Park in a Student Dormitory/ Volunteer House which also has a pool for the hot summer days (Photos on request).
LIST OF EXTRA ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE THE FARM:
Horseback riding (including beach rides)
Visits to the River and Beach and a lot more!
We are also happy to take you to local shopping centers for any personal items, food etc. as well as to the beach, local game parks & reserves and other fun activities around town. There is someone going into town each day.
NOTE! Entry fees to the above activities where applicable are not included. Any further travel required during the program would be for your own account.
MEDICAL AID/LIFE COVER:
Medical aid and any insurances or life cover are not included. Indemnity must be signed.
There is no formal certification for the Volunteer Program but successful attendance and completion certificates detailing exercises mastered and performed are awarded as well as a signed reference letter.
However, we do offer the following Safety & Security SETA accredited courses at an additional cost:
Level 1: Unit standard 243188 - Care for a Service Dog
Level 2: Unit standard 243196 - Supervise Kennel Practices
Level 3: Unit standard 243190 - Handle a trained Service Dog to determine crime
Level 4: Unit standard 120463 - Handle a Patrol Dog to assist in searching for, and the apprehension of a suspect
Learners may now choose to continue with either Level 5 or 6 or both.
Level 5: Substance Detection
Level 6: Unit standard 120456 - Utilize a Tracker Dog to follow a human scent trail.
Contact for more information.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED:
This is open to anyone in South Africa and abroad!
To apply you will need to send us your CV and Cover letter. Explain how you will make the perfect volunteer!
2 Weeks - R2500 (USD185)
1-6 Months - R5000 (370 USD) per month
Transfer from airport
Transport to local shopping centers etc.
All Experiences as well as a signed reference letter
Does not include:
Entry fees to the extra activities where applicable
CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION AND APPLICATION:
Join the family, we are all about dogs!