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Tiia, Sled Dog (Husky) Guide
Finland, workplace of 1-20 employees
Education
Upper secondary or lower, Travel / Hospitality
Yearly salary (€)
15000-25000
In profession since
2015
Weekly hours
40-45

Could you describe your job in short?

I work in an event provider company, the main tasks include taking care of the dogs, safaris, customer service and maintenance.

What do you do on average work day?

In summer, the work hours are between 9 and 16, in winter between 7.30 and 18. An average day includes giving water to dogs in the morning, making dog sleds, receiving customers, doing safaris with them, possible lunch or coffee for customers, kennel tour, disassembling the sleds, feeding the dogs, cleaning the kennel and maintaining the equipment.

What do you love about your job?

As a sled dog guide you get to spend a lot of time in nature. The work is physically demanding so you stay in good shape. In general, it’s fun working with animals.

What are the worst parts of your job?

Depends on who you ask. When you work long days, you don’t feel customer service oriented all the time. For some people the work is tough because of long and physically demanding days. In winter it’s also dark all the time.

What are the most important skills in your job?

Adaptability Communication Customer service Hard working Language skills

What are the most important tools/softwares in your job?

Microsoft Word Microsoft Excel Email

How do you acquire and develop these skills?

What does your work week include?

0.5h

Meetings / Group work

0.5h

Emails

40.0h

Independent work

3.0h

Breaks

0.0h

Travel

0.0h

Events