Sunday, June 5, 2011

Dog Hiker Position

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Dog Hiker Position

BeyondCompanions is an established dog hiking service doing business as The Dog Hikers ( in the South Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. We are currently looking for a part time dog hiker to support our team by providing dog hiking services in the following areas: Cupertino, Saratoga, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Campbell and parts of West San Jose. We are currently looking for a dog hiker to provide services Wednesday through Friday.

The Dog Hiker job:
We are specialized in group dog walks and depending on the group and the location of pick up/drop off, you may hike 3 to 6 dogs at one time. The hikes last one to two hours depending on the weather and trail conditions. In the job you can combine your love of the outdoors with the love of dogs. The job is physical but provides you the opportunity to enjoy what California has to offer in nature. The job includes pick up of client dogs, a hike and drop off. All of our adventures are on-leash and take place rain or shine.


·         You must have dog handling experience either as a group dog walker or in a dog day care surrounding. Knowing about and understanding dog body language is a necessity. Being a graduate of DogTec Dog Walking Academy, SFSPCA or Marin Humane Society graduate is a big plus.

·         You are pet first aid certified or willing to complete certification upon hire.

·         Availability: Wednesday-Friday, 10am – 4pm

·         You are physically fit and have the possibility to hike two one hour or one two hour hikes per day.

·         You must be comfortable of handling dogs of all sizes and breeds and lift up to 120 lbs.

·         You are able to hike dogs rain or shine and have professional gear to suit the job.

·         You are able to wipe down the dogs and provide a brush down if necessary.

·         You have a cell phone and daily internet access

·         You must have a reliable van, truck with camper shell or SUV that enables you to transport up to 6 dogs safely.

·         You must have proof of health insurance.

·         You must be at least 18 years old, hold a valid CA Driver’s license and show proof of insurance with a good driving record.

·         You must be able to pass a criminal background check.

·         You live in or near our service area.

·         You are responsible, reliable and honest.  You must be friendly and be able to provide customer service on a very high level.

·         You must be able to make a minimum commitment of 1 year after a two month probation/training time.

·         You are able to continue your training by attending seminars and trainings throughout the year.

This is an independent contractor position. There are also opportunities for boarding and dog training (if dog trainer requirements are met). Payment is based on experience.

We have built an excellent reputation by offering exceptional service to our clients and their dogs. We have a high standard of ethics and we expect the same from anyone that works with us. We are a professional business and we have distinguished ourselves from those who are not. Professionalism including discretion is a must.

How to Apply:
If you are interested and feel qualified for the job please send us a cover letter  and resume to info at beyondcompanions dot com. You must provide us with at least three references and provide us with the type of vehicle you are currently driving. Please no phone calls. Thank you!