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We are a family run business located in Kakslauttanen , Finland - 250 km behind the Arctic Circle. We have husky farm with about 100 dogs. We run sled trips and expeditions the whole winter season (November-April). We have guests from all around the world visiting for an arctic adventure. Together with a great staff we take care of the puppies, train the dogs, maintain the kennel. Sled dogs require a lot of work throughout the whole year as we want them to be in absolute top condition both physically and mentally.
Kakslauttanen is one of the best northern light destinations in the winter, beautiful midnight sun in the summer.
You will learn about huskies, their behavour, dogsledding, dogcare and also about the Sami culture. Your efforts here will be rewarded with special experiences! The region is an exceptional place for hiking, fishing, skiing and mountainbiking. What you learn here depends on how active, motivated and receptive you are, and what time of year you are coming here.
We are searching for people who take care of the dogs. The dogs need daily care and attention. The daily routines includes: changing water, preparing food, cleaning, feeding, playing, training, cuddling and grooming. At husky safari help with tourists also.
We have a busy winter season, so it is important that you are fast working, independent, somewhat fit, organized, happy spirited and have a teamwork mentality.
The days can sometimes be long, cold and physically demanding so you need to be in good shape and prepared to work hard and endure cold temperatures. Some days can be warm and relaxing as well.
Between winter seasons we constantly train dogs. The training consists of running dog teams with cart or ATV mostly every day. At the time of preparation for winter, we build more kennels for the dogs and chop firewood. We have never ending building, fencing and painting projects.
Send your application to us if:
- you are genuinely interested in working with dogs
- you are hardworking, reliable, responsible and flexible
- you can work independently as well as in a team with others
- you need to love the outdoor
- you are min age 20 years
- you can stay min 1 month
Your application should include:
- Background information about yourself
- Intentions to come to our farm
- Earlier working experiences
- Period you want to work for us
- Special dietary requirements
- Anything else that you think is important for us to know
This will be an arctic adventure for you!
We are looking forward to meet you!
We have appartments next to the kennel with basic standard with everything you need.
Two persons sharing one appartment.
Husky farm is located in Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, which has many attractions. Saariselka - winter sports resort is 10 km away. The surrounding around the farm has great options for skiing, fishing, hiking, running and other outdoor activities. The local bus goes by the Kakslauttanen, so it possible to go to town and back on a day off. If you have your own car there are many places to go in the nearby area, but this you would have to organize yourself.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week