HERE’S a job opportunity Herefordshire dog owners would be barking mad to turn down!

Canine Cottages have opened applications for the fourth annual Canine Critics competition.

The competition gets tougher each year as applicants battle for one of 10 coveted Canine Critics positions.

Successful applicants will act as the company’s paws on the ground, responsible for reviewing cottage holidays, getting involved on their social channels and sniffing out the very best adventures across the UK.

In its debut year, Canine Critics received more than 7,000 applications, while in 2020 there were more than 60,000.

The rewards for becoming a Canine Critic include each lucky dog receiving a £1,000 voucher for a cottage holiday and a doggy bag full of treats.

In addition, the successful dogs will be celebrated on the Canine Cottages website and appear regularly across the company’s social media channels.

Potential Canine Critics will need a little help from their faithful humans when applying.

However, the application process is simple and involves little more than uploading a favourite snap (ideally one that shows the dog’s personality) and completing the short online form.

How to apply to be a tester

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You do not need to have travelled with Canine Cottages previously to apply.   Previous applicants may also enter.