We're Hiring!

Action Dog! East Bay Dog Walking is seeking a pack adventure leader to join our team.


To apply you must live within an easy commuting distance to Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA

About us:

We have been providing off-leash hikes for dogs in the Oakland area for over a decade! We are a very small crew and we take pride in ensuring all the dogs in our care have a safe, fun, and engaging outlet for their energy.

Our clients are people who understand their dogs need a social and active lifestyle outside of their homes.

We pick up dogs from their homes and transport up to 6 at a time safely to an approved off-leash hiking trail for a social and active session, one group in the morning and one in the afternoon.

We lead packs using positive reinforcement (R+), force-free methods only. This means our groups are lead by calm and steady people with a gentle touch, and we do not use choke chains, pinch collars or shock collars. Just lots of treats, and lots of fun!

We’re seeking the ideal person who:

    • Has lots of experience with dogs: either living with their own or has worked in the pet industry

    • Understands how to read dog behavior and body language

    • Can keep calm in busy and unpredictable situations

    • Is highly responsible, trustworthy and dependable

    • Has excellent time management skills

    • Has excellent navigational skills and situational, observational awareness

    • Has excellent communication and people skills (it’s not just dogs ;)

    • Doesn’t mind getting dirty - we hike rain or shine

    • Has a clean driving record and lots of patience on the road - we provide the vehicle

    • Can pass a clean background check and give references

    • Is able to multi-task and stay focused and organized amid last minute changes

    • Is physically capable of hiking long distances, in varying terrain and weather conditions

    • Is physically capable of handling up to 6 dogs of various size, training history and temperament, on and off-leash

Pay & Benefits:

    • Pay is per dog - once fully trained it averages $28/hour

    • Plenty of opportunities for extra work via house-sitting and/or overnight boarding are available.

    • We provide the vehicle and pay for gas, maintenance, leashes, poo bags, treats and supplies.

    • Our pack hikers accrue PTO for paid vacation time.

Daily hours between 9:30am-4:30pm Monday thru Friday

We are seeking a long term crew member - we take the time to train you on our methods and ensure you are set up to succeed. This is not a summer or temporary job, we are offering full-time 5 days a week and long term employment for the right person.

🐾 You will love being with dogs and being paid to be outside. Thanks and happy hiking! 🐾

To receive consideration please fill out the form below:

🐾 Apply Here 🐾