Dog Walking Job Description Sheet


****Please note: You must have a car and a deep love for dogs to apply for this position!  Must also be able to self-manage and must be comfortable walking in inclement weather. ****

 Job description for Dog Walkers:

·    After being hired, you will go to an initial interview to meet the owner and dog(s) to see if it is a good fit for you. You will not be compensated for the interview as it is a chance to see if the dogs are a good match for you and vice versa. If you need to make additional visits before starting with a particular client (shy dog or other reasons), you will be compensated for additional visits.

 ·      Even when it is raining, dogs still need to go out. Dogs won't need to go out for the normal time of 30 minutes; you can walk them for 15 minutes during inclement weather.

·    If dogs get dirty on hike or walk, please hose them off and towel dry them (owners will provide towels) before putting them back in house. The owner will thank you!

·    A flexible time frame will be given to you by me or pet owners in which to walk the dog(s). This usually is a 2- or 3-hour window during mid-day hours (11-2 is the usual time frame for walks).

 ·    At the initial client interview, you will be given a key to client’s home or shown where the key is hidden.

 ·    Occasionally, clients may be home sick or taking a day off at home; please be aware that even if you don’t see client, client may be home.

 ·    Please put the key in your waist belt as soon as you get in the house, so you don’t leave it inside and lock yourself out!

 ·    Even if you are walking a very friendly dog ( and most of them are ), remember that some of the dogs you will see on the walk are NOT friendly. Keep the dog you are walking away from other dogs and people, for everyone's safety. 

 ·    All dogs must be leashed during walks and must have charged GPS tracker attached to them. 

The pay schedule is as follows:

 $11.25 per 30-minute walk.

$7.25 for training hours and meet and greets.