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Host ID: 60119
Country: Sweden

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Last Updated: November 15, 2017

Sled dog kennel seeks keen helpers with a variety of skills including experience with dogs.

Currently seeking help for winter season with minimum one month stay. Work with both dogs and tourists.
Great chance to work with international athletes. English as a first language or high degree of confidence preferred . Home Kennel located on the Arctic Circle in Swedish Lapland. Satellite locations across Heart of Lapland.
Winter can be very harsh with temperatures of 35 below at times. The work involves being outside for long periods of time. Handling very strong athletic dogs weighing up to 40 kilos. Volunteers should come prepared with basic cold weather gear as rental kit is limited. General work involves cleaning dog kennels, helping with the feeding routine and general dog care. Help may be required to set up dog teams and contact with tourists. There may be some opportunity to drive a sled. Experienced helpers may join tours as trainee guides or to help exercise race dogs. Please only apply if you can provide at least one months help. Accommodation varies from our handlers lodge with all facilities to Wilderness camps without electricity or running water. Accommodation is single sex and our current full time staff are male.

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