Action Dog! East Bay Dog Walking is seeking a pack adventure leader to join our team.
🐾 LOCAL EAST BAY CANDIDATES ONLY 🐾
To apply you must live within an easy commuting distance to Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA
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.