Work with Padfoot Pet Services!

At Padfoot Pets, we’re always eager to welcome new faces who are passionate about expanding their knowledge and gaining experience in the field of dog training. If you’re motivated to work alongside a team dedicated to enhancing the lives of dogs and their owners, we’d love to hear from you. To join our dynamic team, simply send us a cover letter explaining why you want to work with us, along with your resume. Working with us offers flexibility, opportunities for paid education, and the chance to grow internally within the company. Don’t miss this chance to turn your passion for dogs into a rewarding career. We’re looking forward to receiving your application and potentially welcoming you to our team!

Current Opening: Real World Trainer

Position open for short-experienced trainers who enjoy working dogs in their homes! It’s the ideal job for someone who understands dogs, learning about dog behavior, and being outside. Join our revolutionary Real World Training team! At Padfoot Pets, we believe in education first! We offer support to our Trainers to have the opportunities for continued education and growth within the company. We hire trainers to work duties outside of training (if able) so any special skills will also be taken into consideration.

All staff must pass a background check. This position is a contracted part-time job. You work independently to give yourself and the pups lots of enrichment and individual training and follow along an agreed schedule.


-goes to location (either home or agreed-to location) and takes dog through the Real World Training Program

-must have reliable transportation
-must have smartphone for accessing scheduling
-must wear identifying gear provided by PPS and carry business cards
-must have approved supplies for training available (i.e. lead, puzzle game, water, bowl, poop bags, varied value treats, etc.)
-complete each session with a report card and photos using Easy Busy Pets
-complete each session with Behavior report on Google Sheets/Spaces
-communicates with dog Owners on behavior/scheduling
-supported by Lead Trainer for complex behavior analysis
-commit to 1/month Staff Meetings/Educational workshops


  • Valid ID.
  • Reliable transportation
  • Smartphone for accessing scheduling.
  • Works well independently.
  • Proficiency in Google Suite.
  • minumum 1 year of Animal education/training.
  • Training Certification not required but optimal (CPDT, PPG, IAABC, Karen Pryor, CBATI, or equivalent.
  • The ability to walk for long periods of time.
  • Patient, punctual, and reliable.
  • Trustworthy and responsible.

Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Pay: $15.00 – $30.00 per hour

Expected hours: 5 – 25 per week


  • Flexible schedule

Compensation package:

  • Tips


  • 4 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • On call
  • Weekends as needed

Application Question(s):

  • REQUIRED: What is your opinion on punishment based tools i.e. prong collars, pinch collars, e-collars, etc.


  • Dog training: 1 year (Required)

Work Location: On the road