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Join our Team of Dog and Puppy Walkers, Pet Sitters and

Dog Trainers!

We are currently seeking to add dog and puppy walkers and pet sitters to our team in Kansas City! In both locations, Kansas City and Northwest Arkansas, we are looking to add qualified dog trainers to our team of expert dog trainers. Do what you love while having a flexible schedule while working with dogs, puppies and cats!

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Do you have experience training canines using positive reinforcement and clicker training? We are looking to add dog trainers to the team in both locations Kansas City and Northwest Arkansas. 

We are looking for trainers who have great communication skills and clear understanding of how to train dogs and puppies. 



Are you wanting to make extra cash walking dogs during the work day? Are you interested in taking care of pets while owners are on vacation? We service dogs and cats of all sizes and ages.

You will have flexible hours and able to make your own schedule based on the clients' needs. As a contractor you will have the freedom to take on or pass on assignments.


Please read the job descriptions below:

Dog Walking and Pet Sitting Job Description

We're looking to grow our staff by hiring motivated and experienced dog walkers. A person who adores dogs and is able to manage different breeds and temperaments is the ideal candidate. You should be comfortable and confident using harnesses and leashes provided by the owner to secure the dog while walking. A plus is prior knowledge of pet sitting or pet care. You must have good observation and communication skills.. Additional requirements include having a current driver's license, dependable transportation, and a flexible schedule.

Dog Walker Duties and Responsibilities

  • Take one or more dogs on a walk at a predetermined time frame. Typical walking times are between 10 am and 3 pm. Pet sitting hours are from 8am to 8 pm with overnight options available. 

  • Follow all leash or harness requirements set by each owner.

  • Ensure the safety of all dogs under your care

  • Communicate any strange behavior or illness with dog or puppy with pet owners and Newman's Dog Training

  • Ensure the safety of the client's homes while under your care.

  • Dog Walker Requirements and Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred

  • Prior experience with dog and/or pet care

  • The physical ability to walk and manage dogs of various sizes

  • A valid driver's license and reliable transportation

  • A flexible schedule (you may be asked to work evenings, weekends, and holidays)

  • Dependable, trustworthy, and strong communication skills

  • Perks

    You will have a flexible schedule that can change weekly. Make up to $27.00 an hour. As an Independent Contractor you can write off all your expenses. Dog and puppy walking are great exercise and a good reason to get outside. Your clients are adorable and always happy to see you.

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Dog Trainer Job Description

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced dog trainer to join the team! You will do private one-on-one training sessions with clients and their puppies or dogs. The dog trainer's responsibilities include evaluating dogs' dispositions and temperaments, providing regular email updates to clients, and teaching clients how to reinforce good behavior to help reach their goals. You should also be able to answer clients' questions regarding training and behavioral issues they are experiencing.

A successful dog trainer should be patient and passionate about training dogs and their wellbeing. A canine trainer should have knowledge of various dog training techniques and demonstrate excellent communication, k9 handling, and problem-solving skills. A dog trainer should have a complete understanding of the four quadrants in the learning theory and how they apply to training canines. Newman’s Dog Training is a Positive Reinforcement based training business and expects their trainers to provide the same training technique and never use force or fear when working with clients and their pets. The use of shock collars (e-collars), prong collars or choke collars are strictly prohibited.

    Dog Trainer Responsibilities

  • Consulting with clients to discuss behavioral concerns and training needs

  • Identifying additional behavioral concerns and communicating them to clients.

  • Developing suitable training plans for dogs and documenting their progress.

  • Teaching dogs basic commands using various training techniques that are best suited to each dog’s personality and attributes.

  • Implementing appropriate training programs to address and resolve problem areas.

  • Ensuring that the training areas are conducive for learning for the dog being trained. 

  • Teaching clients appropriate training methods to enforce and maintain behaviors and skills learned by their dogs during training sessions.

  • Contacting clients to schedule training appointments, verify bookings, and inquire into overdue payments.

  • Writing follow up emails after each session for the clients to refer to between sessions.

  • Dog Trainer Requirements and Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Certification through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) is advantageous

  • The physical ability to walk and manage dogs of various sizes

  • A valid driver's license and reliable transportation

  • Sound knowledge of dog training techniques as well as animal behavior and body language.

  • Dependable, trustworthy, and strong communication skills

  • Proven experience working as a dog trainer. 

  • Excellent problem-solving, organizational and time management skills.

  • Strong dog handling skills.

  • Must having working smartphone.

  • Must have reliable transportation.

  • Patient and enthusiastic to help clients reach their dog or puppy training goals.


You will have a flexible schedule that can change weekly. Starting at $25.00 an hour with room to make more based on experience. As an Independent Contractor you can write off all your expenses and make your own schedule. 

We Would Love To Have You On Our Team!

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Independent Contractor FAQ

Q. Do you offer full-time employment, 40 hours per week?

A. No, this is not employment, but a contractor position. Assignments are offered on an as-needed basis, and on occasion set mid-day dog walking routes are available as well. Please do not apply if you're looking for employment or full-time work.

Q. Is this a good job for someone with a lot of bills to pay?

A. No, this work is best suited for someone wanting to supplement their income.

Q. Should I apply if I have a full-time job?

A. This is not the type of job that you will be able to do if you already have a full-time job, as you would not be able to be available during the hours that our clients need you the most. Those core hours are typically between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Q. How much of a time commitment would I be required to make?

A. Our clients and their pets bond very closely with their pet caregivers. If you want to take on mid-day dog walking assignments, we ask that you be able to commit to working every weekday during the core hours stated above.

Q. What if I have school or other appointments?

A. We ask that if you commit to a regular dog-walking route, you honor your commitment by scheduling appointments and classes outside the normal dog-walking hours (which are typically 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.).

Q. How much driving will I be doing?

A. We try to schedule assignments as close to home as possible for our team members. You will have the opportunity to accept assignments in areas of your choosing.

Q. How long are the pet sitting and dog walking visits, and how does scheduling work?

A. Dog walking visits are anywhere between 15 and 30 minutes in length. We encourage you to spend more time whenever possible, particularly for pet sitting visits. Our clients specify the time windows that are best for their pets' needs, and visits are entered into the schedule according to those windows. Your time management skills will be very important!

Q. Can I bring anyone with me to visit the animals?

A. Because of bonding restrictions and our clients' expectations of security and trust, no one other than the dog walker/pet sitter is to enter any client homes.

Q. Will I always be busy?

A. There will be times when you will be extremely busy, as our pet sitting work tends to be seasonal. Most of our walking clients have set schedules year round.

Q. Will I have to work on holidays?

A. Mid-day dog walking service is typically not required for the major holidays we observe. Any service performed on those major holidays pay the pet sitter an additional holiday fee of $10 per visit.

Q. What is pet sitting and how does it work?

A.  Pet sitting consists of in-home visits performed several times per day, according to the clients' needs. We space daily visits as evenly as possible for the well-being of the pets. We typically visit dogs three times each day, to include walking, feeding, any medication administration required, and bringing in mail, packages, etc. We cycle interior lights, and we also take out the trash at the end of the service.

Q. How many assignments can I accept?

A. You will have the flexibility to take on as many assignments as you would like and can comfortably handle. Schedules vary from day to day and week to week depending on the needs of our clients. At any given time you may be handling from only one assignment up to multiple assignments per day. When requesting pet sitting assignments, please take into consideration any previous commitments you have, as we prefer assignments to be taken from start to finish by one pet caregiver.

Q. What items will I need to be able to accomplish my assignments?

A. In addition to a reliable vehicle, cell phone and daily access to the internet, you will also be responsible for providing your own dog waste bags. We suggest you carry a towel for wet paws, paper towels for unforeseen messes, and waterproof gear. You will be provided with keys and access codes where appropriate, but those items remain the property of Newman's Dog training LLC.

Q. Will I receive benefits such as health care, sick and vacation leave, pension, etc.?

A. Our pet caregivers are independent contractors, not employees, so they do not receive fringe benefits of any kind.

Q. Will taxes be taken out of my checks?

A. Independent contractors are responsible for their own taxes, and will receive a Form 1099 at the end of each calendar year.

Q. How often will I be paid?

A. Independent contractors are paid bi-weekly.

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