Our Story

Our story begins, like many others, finding a innovative way to help a family and their dog. The family had a lot going on within their home. Between their children’s medical issues, a young untrained rescue, and full time work, time for training was not a good option.​

The family was very bonded to the dog, particularly the youngest girl, but the large dog was uncontrollable with the horses near the home. Understandably, this made it unsafe to go on walks as a family. They wanted to make sure they did all they could to keep the family safe. Although they went through basic obedience, they needed the continued support that didn’t exist.  I started to work their dog daily on leash and around the neighborhood to help expand his world with real-world practice when mom was unavailable. ​

Helping this family was the beginning of seeing a gap in the ability to help families work with their home life and the individual challenges that may bring.

Padfoot believes true compromise, cooperation, and communication with the dog are keys to success.​

The Real-World Program offers repeatable scenarios for choice, reward, and self-regulation to create positive interactions with your world, allowing for an increase in safety, decreased reactive behaviors, improved leash issues, increased positive relationships, and overall training reliability. With this process, we have the ability to help most families, no matter the dog’s temperament or breed, training experience, time commitment, or behavior problems. Adding the private one-on-one coaching and support with advanced care for our members, Padfoot provides a complete training solution.

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