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This week on Lucie For Hire, out host, Lucie Fink tries out everyone's dream job, being a dog walker. With help from friends at The Barking Meter, Lucie learns the ropes of looking after other people's pets. Watch this episode of Lucie For Hire for a cuteness overload and learn a thing or two about dogs! Check out The Barking Meter here: https://thebarkingmeter.com/ ABOUT SERIES Refinery29's Lucie Fink immerses herself in an assortment of unique and intriguing careers for one day at a time. Each opportunity gives viewers a never-before-seen look into these atypical and fascinating jobs from a new hire's POV. ABOUT REFINERY29 Refinery29 is a modern woman's destination for how to live a stylish, well-rounded life. http://refinery29.com/ RELATED CONTENT Lucie Trains Like An Influencer That Makes Over $300k https://youtube.com/watch?v=Csy2RxzkbaM Lucie Fink Makes New York’s Biggest Pizza Slice https://youtube.com/watch?v=DirXVJ_-5DQ Lucie Fink Makes Cookie Dough At DO NYC https://youtube.com/watch?v=SClTt1mg7ag SEE MORE REFINERY29 VIDEOS http://refinery29.com/video SUBSCRIBE TO REFINERY29 Subscribe to the Refinery29 channel: http://bit.ly/subscribe-to-r29 For the latest trends and videos, visit: http://refinery29.com Like Refinery29 on Facebook: https://facebook.com/refinery29 Follow Refinery29 on Twitter: https://twitter.com/refinery29 Heart Refinery29 on Instagram: https://instagram.com/refinery29/ TALENT Follow The Barking Meter on Instagram: https://instagram.com/teamtbm/ Follow Lucie Fink on Instagram: https://instagram.com/luciebfink/ Follow OnHerTurf on Instagram: https://instagram.com/onherturf/ Follow Refinery29 on Instagram: https://instagram.com/refinery29/
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Refinery29 (2 months ago)
What other jobs would you like Lucie Fink to explore? Let us know in the comments!
Christina slagle (3 days ago)
I think you should try working at a McDonald's. So people see its not as easy as people think
ilove2929 (15 days ago)
Amazon delivery man
becca gens (15 days ago)
Bartender!!!
Abhinav Goswami (23 days ago)
@Refinery29 data analyst
potato man (24 days ago)
Baby sitter...?
Caitlyn Lee (23 hours ago)
They have the prong collars on the dogs the wrong way.
Amy Hagen (2 days ago)
Well done! I have only one baby boy 🐶 he’s a Border Collie and it’s hard work but so worth it 💕
Jillian Angel (4 days ago)
I work for Wag! You get $13 plus tip for a half hour only one dog at a time but no extra benefits. Im not ready to go full time but that would be a lot of money! I only work about 3 hours a day for now. Wags cool and you only walk one dog at a time for usually $15 to $17 in a half hour. Most of your time is just getting to the owners house. I cant stand bosses or telling me when to work (I know the money I want to earn thanks) so I needed this job. I did it privately too but people didnt want to pay me as high as Wag.
Rosario Valladares (8 days ago)
For all these people saying prong collars are cruel. No they are not it depends on how you use it. For example too low on the neck can hurt the trechea. Prongs are still made and used for a reason, I have a deaf bully and I really need it because he pulls and he gets reactive when he gets scared of something or someone passing by really quick., So the prong helps me correct him and get him to listen to me quickly. Trust me a 75lb bull terrier looks scary when he freaks out. I've had a lady yell at me because she ran up to him on a walk with a hoodie and dark shades to pet him and he flipped out and she got scared and blamed me for him being the way he is. So trust me it's necessary.
Rosario Valladares (8 days ago)
Shit I want to work for them...
Val erie (8 days ago)
I wish this company was in Canada. I’d totally work for them.
lanadel bae (9 days ago)
Kara is so fine
Josephina Munk (9 days ago)
Where Can i buy the s&m dog choker? For my dog ofcourse...😉
Aurelija Garbanovaite (14 days ago)
This is basically my dream job in 10 minutes And I'm not even joking.
Aurelija Garbanovaite (14 days ago)
Does anyone know how to suddenly make yourself: Live in NYC Be 18+ Be more social Have more stamina And have more door opening skills?
Gianna Viggiano (14 days ago)
I love dogs
gzllfs (15 days ago)
If they don't hurt, explain how they work and why do you need them? Just another BULLSHIT!
nameless_ gamerrr (15 days ago)
Damn idc id prolly get that job
Christalina Hser (15 days ago)
A restaurant cooker
ilove2929 (15 days ago)
This i wish it is available in my country
Daisy Jones (16 days ago)
That last coller was horrible
ashiya nair (16 days ago)
The problem is my dog would just bark and not leave the home with anybody else than me 😂
jolie amr (16 days ago)
Dog groomer
Kathryn W (16 days ago)
I started thinking 15 an hour with all those benefits was a lot to just walk a dog. By the end, with all the drop-offs, customer notes and summary of the walk, I understand why they need those benefits. XD
Rachel Danielson (16 days ago)
Some kind of farm, or more specifically a horse stables
M K (16 days ago)
So at drop off what do you do with all the other dogs? Leave them outside to get stolen??
Random Dlanny (17 days ago)
8:08 THE DOG DOESN'T HAVE A TAIL 😭
kittycatcarnival MSP (17 days ago)
6:27 Sesame Street anyone? haha
Sneha Suraiya (18 days ago)
Your so lucky I love dogs
Kate Zakharova (19 days ago)
OH MY GOD WHEN LEXINGTON SMILED
Phoebe Grigor (19 days ago)
4:39 I love the “HELLO TBM” when she enters the door 😂😂😂
Kateryna Porshnieva (19 days ago)
All dogs are in prong collars in this video. Using choke and prong collars is not in the line with modern dog training. And with this video you're just promoting these obsolete tools to a large audience. This is NOT a pleasant experience for a dog at all, it IS painful and absolutely not necessary to teach a dog to walk nicely on a leash
Lily Clayforth (19 days ago)
I own a dog walking company in the uk. It took me two years of training and the laws seem very different here. I can only walk a few dogs at a time and we would never ever attach dogs to our belts. This is so dangerous!! I’m sure this is a great company but I’m hoping this video was exaggerated. And prong collars really do hurt and are banned under the Animal Welfare Act!!!!
Tori Robinson (20 days ago)
Omg!! i love dogs. I wish they had a location in Atlanta!! I would sign up ASAp
Lisa Kitty (21 days ago)
The only way a prong collar works is because they hurt the dog. Its called positive punishment and it means that the handler is adding something that is painful or scary to decrease a behavior like pulling on the leash. They can also cause damage to the dog when not fitted properly and all the dogs in the video had prong collars too loose. It was also a 90 degree day and they are walking the dogs on the road which can easily and quickly burn the dog's paw pads. If this business actually runs the way they show in the video with minimal training for the walker than they really should consider a different career.
nele bes (21 days ago)
All those prong collars :((
Mari Anna (22 days ago)
Closing the dog to a crate is pretty sad :(
Monica Beal (22 days ago)
I want to try your job or similar.
Edwina Vesa (23 days ago)
Amazing company, and GREAT job Lucie 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🌈💚
alexa johnson (23 days ago)
I’m a dog walker, have been for just over a year now and it’s been the best decision ever! Very early mornings/late nights some very hot/cold days but I wouldn’t trade it for the world. The joy the dogs get when they see I’m there to walk them is so amazing. Best job ever, especially when people have a puppy.
freeriding24 (23 days ago)
Wow that's awful, prong collars are illegal in my country... Why have them, especially on small dogs??
Jennifer Hedman (23 days ago)
Try being a bartender!!
Jody Love (23 days ago)
I have an exact t - shirt as Lucie.
Christian marcos (23 days ago)
I like thst
nirbhay jadhav (28 days ago)
i take my dog for walk WITHOUT LEASH 😎
I'm Just A Girl (29 days ago)
okay i would love to do this buT I SUCK at opening up doors with keys
kaiyee (1 month ago)
ah, I want to do this part time job
alisachristine (1 month ago)
what type of dog is teddy? 😻
TheElusiveDirector (1 month ago)
Does anyone know what breed Soli is?
Serena Lucey (1 month ago)
“Just throw it in that guys car” 😂
Misha Lera (1 month ago)
Please try Rhythmic gymnastics!!!! Like If agree
Janet Guiza (2 months ago)
You should try being a nanny for a day! Or a teacher! Much harder than people think!
Deirdre Begley (2 months ago)
Great video
Savannah Kendrick (2 months ago)
This company seems so wonderful like they really care about the owners and their wonderful dogs. I have to point out, these dogs are fairly well trained it seems, and the prong collar will not hurt them. If you put a prong on a dog that pulls very hard then try to walk it without doing actual proper fitting and training with it beforehand, yes it can be dangerous. The prong Should sit high up behind the ears under the jaw, not down on the dogs neck. This keeps the prongs at an even pressure that is fine for the dog like any other collar, then when the dog pulls it is given a quick correction with a pop of the collar that puts quick pressure evenly then releases immediately. The prongs do not dig into the neck when used correctly. There are 2 ways to attach to the collar as well, live ring and dead ring. The first time a prong is used on a dog it should be on dead ring. When the leash is attached to the dead ring the correction will not take as much slack out of the collar as when it is attached to the live ring. Attached to the live ring the correction is felt more because more slack is taken out, and is used if a dog does not respond to being on the dead ring. The handler is responsible for using the collar properly, and training the dog. It is the same principal with "choke chains" or slip collars, if you use them wrong it will hurt the dog. I have seen dogs hurt themselves on normal collars as well because they just pull too damn hard. Just hate that people don't know what they are talking about and have to be so judgmental.
kimia saleh (2 months ago)
Poor Finn
Kayleigh Watson (2 months ago)
I hate pinch collars I think there cruel 😢
Elena Dickinson (2 months ago)
What about trying to be a dance teacher!!
Kitty Cat (2 months ago)
how about cats?
Kayla Talassazan (2 months ago)
Five days of keeping kosher plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz like if you agree
Lindsey Mathis (2 months ago)
Good God. No. That IS NOT how a pinch collar is supposed to sit on the dog. I CANNOT believe a pet care business just said that.
charleen hopkins (2 months ago)
cool
Claire Doherty (2 months ago)
You should try working at a fast food restaurant
Puganna Galore * (2 months ago)
Try being a lawyer for a day
A Heikinmatti (2 months ago)
It would be nice if lucie tried to be a sports coach
Davis Family (2 months ago)
Please try babysitting or daycare!!!
Cynthia Limón (2 months ago)
You should try to be an English teacher for foreigners
Dolsie M (2 months ago)
I love dogs! Only in NYC you will be able to do this job. They gave you six. Good job!
Giselle Torres (2 months ago)
Hi Lucie For the next video you should try to be a graphic designer for a day
kajaz studios (2 months ago)
I used to be a dog sitter/trainer/groomer at this place where I live and honestly, it's by far one of the most exhausting jobs I've had. I loved being with all those cute babies but having to watch 30 dogs in one room by yourself is so much work! Dogs are cute but those cute faces can be so deceiving!
CrazyStraw6erry (2 months ago)
awww it is so cute to see Lucie walk all those six dogs <3
Rose Luna (2 months ago)
Please do graphic design next! :)
I would never ever let anyone walk my dog with a prong collar. It's been banned in many European countries and in some others for being cruel. You might not yank it, but another walker might. Or the dog can get distracted and pull, it will poke and hurt. If you don't put it on your kid, you don't put it on your dog.
Tiff Williams (2 months ago)
I just had to say that this company should be hailed as a company that is completely in tune with the needs of employees. They provide health benefits??!! 401k??!! Also, paying folks at a rate that should be commensurate with the cost of living in New York, is a complete winner of a company. ALL HAIL The Barking Meter!!! Thank you so much for bringing this truly special company to light.
Hanna Ho (2 months ago)
I would love to do this job on the weekend, cuz i love doggiessssss
Jennifer Zyto (2 months ago)
This is my favorite Lucie For Hire!
Evelyn Sand (2 months ago)
I think that entering the house in that way could get her in trouble, or the owner, sure there should be real trust between both parts or at least a surveillance system
Lab Mingou (2 months ago)
What are you talking about? The owners are at work and the dog has to go on a walk, that's why the owners give keys to the dog walkers. It's not like she violated the door to get in and steal the dog! And it's obviously a company (a very well rounded up, I say) so it's obvious they take care of such security issues.
MurphysLaw95 (2 months ago)
I cant walk my one dog without tripping over her.
Sarah Bromberger (2 months ago)
Lucy, please try being a teacher for a day!!
Vangie Go (2 months ago)
So cuteeee
Kathryn Pyrah (2 months ago)
Great video please become a personal assistant for the day that would be so interesting
Haya Ald (2 months ago)
artist painter / inteiror designeir / yoga techer / chef /
stephanie nguyen (2 months ago)
One if the dogs has the prong collar on too low
Uniquely Together (2 months ago)
5 days of being a Kpop idol,that will be so cool! -fellow kpop enthusiast💗
Aisha Revolus (2 months ago)
working with old people in a nursing home
Ti Co (2 months ago)
We love a progressive company that looks after its employees
Xaviar6 p (2 months ago)
3:00 forward is kink af 😍
Stephanie Milefchik (2 months ago)
This is legitimately my dream job haha
Misa Martin (2 months ago)
So upsetting to see all those prong collars. If they “don’t hurt”, please explain how they work.
Maayan Foster (23 days ago)
Billie Doll they should not be cutting into a dog if is it put on correctly and is lose when they are not pulling you.
Maayan Foster (23 days ago)
If my dog (who weighs over 100 pounds) desires to pull me with all of his weight, the prong collar will tighten up and give them an uncomfortable feeling. If he isn’t pulling like a psycho, his prong collar is actually pretty lose on him. It was honestly my last option but I’m happy I opened up to it because I hated them before. There are people out there that abuse their dogs and use prong collars with bad intentions. But I do not have any intentions of harming my babies. He also has a harness that goes into his armpits if he pulls, but sometimes he doesn’t listen to that and I don’t really want to be pulled like a rag doll by a dog who’s almost as big as I am.
Savannah Kendrick (2 months ago)
If you put it on a dog that pulls very hard then try to walk it without doing actual proper fitting and training with it beforehand, yes it can be dangerous. The prong Should sit high up behind the ears under the jaw, not down on the dogs neck. This keeps the prongs at an even pressure that is fine for the dog like any other collar, then when the dog pulls it is given a quick correction with a pop of the collar that puts quick pressure evenly then releases immediately. The prongs do not dig into the neck when used correctly. There are 2 ways to attach to the collar as well, live ring and dead ring. The first time a prong is used on a dog it should be on dead ring. When the leash is attached to the dead ring the correction will not take as much slack out of the collar as when it is attached to the live ring. Attached to the live ring the correction is felt more because more slack is taken out, and is used if a dog does not respond to being on the dead ring. The handler is responsible for using the collar properly, and training the dog. It is the same principal with "choke chains" or slip collars, if you use them wrong it will hurt the dog. I have seen dogs hurt themselves on normal collars as well because they just pull too damn hard.
Billie Doll (2 months ago)
They are annoying to the animal but they do hurt and do cut into the dog if you pull hard or if the dog pulls hard which most dogs do
Jordana (2 months ago)
Right! That is literally why they work. It would be nice to see them walk one or two dogs at a time and teach loose leash walking. I am happy to see they take care of their workers though. Dog walking is a skill and should be compensated as such.
shalev maharat (2 months ago)
But what do you do when you have to pee with all the dogs around you?🤔
DoJoStan (2 months ago)
Seems like a awesome company to work for!
holisticmaya (2 months ago)
OMG THAT SMILEY FACE AT 6:01 WAS AWESOME
holisticmaya (2 months ago)
« That Kara and Chewy walked me through... » did you mean Kara and Joey 😂 chewy was one of the dogs :p
Isabella Benavides (2 months ago)
¡Lo amé! Jaja. Qué cuchi, muy tierno
Gee Wiz (2 months ago)
Puppy loooove! 💕 🐶 💕
Sertel Eventos 2 (2 months ago)
YAAAASSSSSS, Finally, I ❤️ your videos
Hailey Neu (2 months ago)
The way she led Finn into the crate made me laugh so hard LOL
Jennifer Dunne (2 months ago)
❤️🐶❤️🐶❤️🐶❤️
Menaz Akhtar (2 months ago)
5days of doing musiclys every hour
MMSGEE (2 months ago)
Prong collars do hurt, to feel what your dog feels put it on your neck and then pull against it with your whole body weight. They are cruel, and frequently cause collapsed tracheas.
Roma van Kempen (7 days ago)
thank god they are ilegal in my country
Maayan Foster (23 days ago)
I used to be just like you, there’s nothing wrong with that. BUT now that I had no other option but to get a prong collar for my puppy I believe in them! I do not yank her back or pull her with all my body weight. It is actually pretty lose on her and if she decides HERSELF to try and pull me with all of her body weight, which is about 60 pounds, then it’ll gently press on her and obviously she won’t like that uncomfortable feeling and come right back. There are many people who do abuse animals and sometimes use prong collars for the wrong reason. But they are actually pretty useful if used correctly with no harm intended.
Savannah Kendrick (2 months ago)
Plus a prong is not some magical fix all device. If you put it on a dog that pulls that hard then try to walk it without doing actual proper fitting and training with it beforehand, yes it can be dangerous.
Lindsey Mathis (2 months ago)
Omg. No. The prong DOES NOT sit on the trachea. If you have it that low YOU ARENT USING IT RIGHT.
Doris W (2 months ago)
interesting..love that the company owners care about their employees. but, almost all of the special equipment (spikey collars, leashes that pull close without a stopper etc) are illegal here in Europe. so I don’t think they are as harmless as they look
Shark (19 days ago)
Well, not in all of Europe.
Shark (19 days ago)
Doris W yeah but pitbulls are illegal there and they are super sweet dogs.
PinkPromises (2 months ago)
I would never use anything but a harness, on my dogs. Pulling at their necks is just cruel to me. Escpecially if its a choke collar or a prong collar. They're called a punishment collar for a reason, they hurt! If the owners insists on them being used, then turn the owner down. Money is not more important than the wellbeing of the animal.
maybaby13x (2 months ago)
Doris W I’m from the UK and I agree that I would never use a prong collar. However, the dog walkers don’t bring their own kit with them, they have to go by what the owner uses.
Gotcha Sucker (2 months ago)
FYI they aren't illegal in (all of) Europe. Atleast not in Sweden. Every collar for a dog can be harmful tho as long as u use it right it will be harmless. I personally wouldn't use it. I have 3 pit Bulls and I don't use any neck collar. But I know someone who did use a collar witout a stopper. She used it to learn the dog to walk beside her. (it worked) and the dog is perfectly fine.
savvie (2 months ago)
as someone who walks with wag, this was such a great video to see how other dog-walking companies work differently! great work lucie! p.s. where are those cute shorts from ??
Lisa Schmalz (2 months ago)
I want that job
joana damas (2 months ago)
Is that a skinny beagle??? How sad...
Elaine Ho (2 months ago)
Could you be a scientist for a day? 😊

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