Are you interested in becoming part of our great team? We are not hiring at the moment but always like having interested individuals on hand to reach out to when an opening arises. We are searching for intelligent, dedicated, and caring animal lovers to join us. We provide the highest level of educated professionalism and customer service to our clients – both human and four-legged. We are seeking mature, extremely reliable, detailed oriented, self-motivated, articulate individuals with a commitment to excellent customer service. The ideal candidates are energetic, organized, punctual and highly reliable. This is a challenging job that requires good problem-solving abilities, but it is also incredibly wonderful and rewarding! This is part-time in and around Santa Monica California.
• Prospective Los Angeles dog boarding and dog day care dog trainers should have flexible schedules and ideally, have availability Monday- Sunday within the hours of 7 am and 7 pm
• Excellent dog handling skills
• Love animals and be physically fit
• Have the physical ability to get down on the floor with dogs and obedience train, handle, walk, and exercise with them
• Enjoy being outside because dogs like to be walked in the heat, cold and the rain
• Willing to commit to the position for at least one year
• A college graduate or a matriculated student at a local university or college
• Mature, professional, and extremely dependable
• Have a personal smartphone with internet and email capabilities
• Pass a criminal and stringent background test
• Have reliable, insured transportation and a clean driving record
• Have verifiable references
• Must have social security number and be legally allowed to work in the United States
• Does not require steady work- some weeks will be busy, some won’t be
(you must complete the three steps below to be considered)
– Follow us on:
– Submit a cover letter
– Submit a resume
3) Please answer the below questions. Share your dog and cat experiences and make sure to include the reasons why you would be a great addition to our Team.
1. Why are you interested in Los Angeles dog boarding, dog day care, and dog training?
2. Have you ever been the parent of a dog? What were your direct responsibilities for this pet?
3. What is your exact physical address where you live?
4. Would this be your primary or supplementary income? If supplementary, what else do you do?
5. What is your exact availability (all days/hours)?
6. Can you commit to this availability for at least one year?
7. Is there anything else that makes you stand out from the other candidates?
8. What is your exact formal education in ethology, cognitive ethology, and dog training? Do you have any dog training certificates? If so, which ones?
Due to the large number of inquiries, we cannot respond to everyone. If you appear to be a match with our present needs, we will contact you. Please do not call the office. We will only accept applications via email. Thank you!
Please send your information to [email protected]
Russell is a gifted trainer. Thank you for your dedication and compassion for training & helping homeless dogs.
Dr. Jane Goodall
…Russell is sweet and very effective when handling my very different dogs and I have seen amazing dog training and behavior results since their introduction. If you are looking for someone who has the utmost respect for your animal, is prompt and courteous, and values education and safety above all else, Fun Paw Care is the last place you need to look.
TED Talks Founders, Vanessa Wurman, and family
Russell is not only one of my dearest friends, but the guru of dog training, behavior and all things dog!
Thank you so much Russell for your help and dog magic!
Alan Faena & Ximena Caminos
Thank you for all of your help and the best dog training…Brilliant! Love & Light
Naomi Campbell & Vladislav Doronin
Thank you so much for your dog training and behavior services. We really appreciate your generous dog training donation to our event and foundation.
Dwyane Wade & Gabrielle Union
You are so impressive; I cannot believe how much you know about dogs and how fast the dogs are learning. Thank you for training our dogs and helping us!
The Bee Gees, Barry Gibb and family
I’ve not seen a trainer with his level of experience and ability in my almost 20 years of practice in South Florida. For the people and pets that make up the VCA Animal Hospital family, there’s no one we trust more with dog training, care and behavior issues than Russell and Fun Paw Care…
Dr. Mike Tenzer, VCA Animal Hospital
As a veterinarian I have known Russell for some years… His dedication, professionalism, depth of knowledge and passion for animals are evident…The techniques he utilizes and teaches are clear and effective… I am over the moon to have his help and will not hesitate to recommend Fun Paw Care to all my clients, family and friends.
Dr. Lori Walter
Wow, Russell is proof that you don’t need to have a heavy hand for dogs to learn quickly. You’re amazing, we’re converted! Thank you so much, for your help.
Gabrielle Anwar & Shareef Malnik
What an amazing change you have made in our lives and the lives of our little Pekinese, Lulabelle!! We had many trainers over the last 3 years before meeting you. We consider it a miracle that we met you…
Dr. Carol K. & Lulabelle