Dog Walker at the Park
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Job Descriptions

Part-time Dog Walker

Availability: S-M-T-W-Th-F-S, Days/Evenings/Holidays 10-20 hrs/week, $15.00/hr to start. Potential to move to full-time.

 

We are currently looking for dog walkers in the following areas:

Nashville, TN and Mt. Juliet, TN.

Duties include:

  • Walking up to 1-3 dogs per our training policies.

  • Hourly pet sitting when the need arises.

  • Cat care, including feeding, refreshing water, and cleaning litter boxes as needed.

  • Must be willing to walk dogs in ALL weather conditions (heat, cold, rain, snow, etc.) per our training policies.

  • Must adhere to force free methods as trained.

  • Communicate with clients clearly for updates after every visit and provide beautiful photos of the walk.

  • Must become pet first aid and CPR certified within the first 30 days of employment.

  • Must be able to learn scheduling and communication software.

  • Desire to grow and pursue industry-related education a plus.

 

Overnight Pet Sitter

Availability: S-M-T-W-Th-F-S, Days/Evenings/Holidays, weekly hours vary, pay is commission based, $75-$150/night.

Duties include:

  • Caring for pets overnight in clients’ homes, per the clients’ instructions.

  • Being on-call when another pet sitter is sitting in case of emergencies.

  • Must be willing to walk dogs in ALL weather conditions (heat, cold, rain, snow, etc.) per our training policies.

  • Must adhere to force-free methods as trained.

  • Communicate with clients clearly for updates every morning and evening and provide beautiful photos.

  • Must become pet first aid and CPR certified within 30 days of hire.

  • Must be able to learn scheduling and communication software.

  • Desire to grow and pursue industry-related education a plus.

 

Group Class Dog Trainer

Availability: At least one weekend day and weekday evenings, 10-20 hrs/week, $15.00/hr to start, potential for other hourly training opportunities outside of group classes.

Duties include:

  • Teaching group classes according to provided curriculum.

  • Supervising dog and puppy play groups.

  • Being on-call to cover classes as needed for other instructors.

  • Maintaining a clean training facility.

  • Performing related duties as assigned by the training center supervisor.

  • Must adhere to force-free methods.

  • Must become pet first aid and CPR certified within the first 30 days of employment.

  • Must be able to learn scheduling and communication software.

Minimum requirements:

  • Experience in group instruction, either as a dog trainer or in other education.

  • Must demonstrate basic knowledge of force-free dog training techniques, specifically basic manners training, using luring, capturing, and shaping.

  • Must demonstrate a basic understanding of learning theory, appropriate use of equipment, and classroom management skills.

  • Preference will be given to candidates currently enrolled in a dog training program such as KPA, CATCH, ABC, or similar program that promotes the use of positive reinforcement and discourages the use of aversive methods.