Sep 06, 2018

Dog Walker

$1,000 - $4,500 weekly
  • Doggy Lama Pet Care
  • Oakland, CA, USA
Contractor Business Construction Customer Service Design Entry Level General Labor Other Skilled Labor Training Veterinary Services

Job Description

SEEKING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR DOG WALKERS (2): Independent Contractors (ICs) needed to do private walks and group dog walks. Walking opportunities in Oakland and Berkeley, CA.

We find and screen your walking clients and refer to you.

You will have an app on your smart phone that shows your schedule for the day and is GPS-enabled.

Your invoice will be automatically generated at the end of the month and we pay the first of the month—direct deposit or check. (We bill the clients and if the client pays us late, that doesn’t affect your pay—you always get paid on time!)

If you would like a vacation or have an emergency, no worries. We have a full-time floater who will be trained on your dogs so your dogs will be covered.

If your car poops out, we have a dog-walk-ready vehicle you can rent for $15/day.

While we don’t offer training, we will observe you walking dogs and invite you to observe some of our superstar ICs. It’s a great way to learn some of the best places to walk dogs in the East Bay and how we handle a wide variety of dogs. 

We are an R+ (positive-reinforcement) dog walking company; we don’t do corrections, use prong collars, choke chains, or electronic/shock collars. We motivate dogs to do what we’d like with treats, happy voice, and life rewards (getting a toy or getting to run free in safe areas).

Graduates of the Dog Walking Academy: or folks interested in going through its three-day R+ training will be given priority.

To work with us, you must have your own business license and liability insurance. If you don’t have those already, we can forward insurance company contacts to you. If you choose to walk dogs in the EBRPD (East Bay Regional Park District), you must get your own permit. There are two other park systems that dog walkers use, so if you don’t want to get a permit, we just ask you to please not walk your dogs in EBRPD parks.

You will be paid 60% of what the client pays us.

We have many ICs who have worked with us for a long time, (two for 10 years,) probably because we have a “team” approach and support ICs in many ways, whether it’s going out to help you find a dog who’s bolted on the trail or finding you clients in the area you want to work. We strive to have a long term, respectful relationship with independent contractors.

We hope to hear from you. Please send us your resume and cover letter to


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