Animal Attendants and Trainers

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Animal Attendants and Trainers

Animal Attendants and Trainers train, feed, groom and care for animals.

Fun facts

  • Strong Future Growth
  • 1287 Weekly Pay Before Tax
  • 51% full-time Full-Time Share
  • 68% female Gender Share


There are many tasks done by animal attendants and trainers. A few are listed below:

  • teaching animals to obey verbal and non-verbal commands and addressing behavioural problems
  • training animals to accept riders and pull vehicles
  • training animals to perform in competitions
  • bathing, cutting, combing, blow-drying and styling pets' coats, clipping their nails and cleaning their ears
  • inspecting, preparing, cleaning, disinfecting and maintaining comfortable animal cages and enclosures
  • transporting food, filling water troughs and feeding animals according to their individual needs
  • maintaining animal health records, treating minor injuries and reporting serious conditions to Veterinarians
  • exercising and playing with animals, answering visitor questions, and transferring animals between enclosures by leading or carrying them
  • dusting and spraying insecticides on animals and immersing them in insecticide baths, to control insect pests

Specific occupations

  • Dog Handler or Trainer
  • Horse Trainer
  • Pet Groomer
  • Zookeeper
  • Kennel Hand
  • Animal Attendants and Trainer
  • Crutching Contractor
  • Muleser
  • Horse Breaker
  • Aquarist