Hiking Enrichment with Padfoot Pets

Let your dog’s natural instincts shine with our hiking enrichment program (members only). On set days/times we offer an opportunity for your dog to experience the great outdoors with a real-world trainer from Padfoot Pets.


We walk, run, and play -- getting energy out while working on the transitions between play/calm.

4ish Hours Door-to-Door

Four or so hours of quiet - while you know your dog is out exploring safely and sniffing away with one of our Real-World Trainers.

Car Time

Going to and from the trails is part of the adventure! We take the time to travel safely with your pup while working on car manners.


With the option of working on a long line (up to 30ft) -- we can work on play/recall while out on the trails.

Sniff Central and Zzzz

Let your pup sniff away in trusted hands. You'll get a happy dog fresh from a day of adventure.

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