Dog Hikers / Assistants

Fitdog Sports Los Angeles, CA
  • $15.25 Hourly
  • Part Time
  • Ask Us!, Meal Plan / Free Food, Employee Discounts
  • Employer Very Likely to Respond

A fun and upbeat dog care company on the Westside is looking for Sports Leaders / Dog Hikers to either assist or lead packs of up to 12 dogs on trail and at the beach.

Hikes, beach outings, and classes are conducted Monday - Saturday in the mornings and in the afternoons. This position is for 20 to 30 hours per week.


  • Previous experience working with dogs such as dog training, dog walking, dog care attendant, or hiking dogs
  • Must be able to safely walk up to 7 dogs on leash
  • Must be fit and able to hike 4 to 6 miles on shift
  • Able to drive Ford Transit or similar size van and be able to leash and transport up to 12 dogs
  • Van maintenance including cleaning & sanitizing, filling van with gasoline and bringing in for cleaning
  • Assist certified dog trainers in sports classes such as Fun & Fit Agility and Scent Works
  • Record dog notes and information on our internal app platform
  • Take pictures & videos of dogs and create snapshots for dogs in your pack
  • Communicate with the customer service team via Slack 
  • Know and be able to use basic obedience commands to manage dog behavior
  • Watch up to 6 hours of dog training and behavior videos
  • Be a quick thinker 
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Have a positive attitude and williness to learn about dog behavior and training
  • Must have a valid drivers license

Other skills that are a plus:

  • Pet CPR and first aid certified
  • Rattlesnake avoidance training
  • Understanding of dog health issues like, dehydration, joint pain, and fatigue
  • Dog training experience
  • Experience with on-leash reactivity and loose leash walking training


  • Discounts on doggy daycare, boarding and retail goods
  • Learn dog training techniques from experienced trainers
  • Work in a fun environment with awesome dog people
  • Free pizza days

This is a great opportunity to work with dogs, be outdoors, learn from experienced dog professionals, and get some exercise while you’re at it!

Fitdog is leading the pack in the dog care industry by providing innovative, fun, and enriching classes and services for dogs in Los Angeles.

After working with dogs for over 8 years, the company launched an online platform that allows owners to book outdoor adventure and recreational sports and training classes for their dogs.

Classes are held in various vetted locations with loving, professional sports leaders and training partners. Pickup and drop-off service is included in Los Angeles.

Fitdog is owned and operated by a bunch of dog-lovers HQed in Santa Monica, California.

#leadingthepack #beatboredom

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