Walkers & Trainers


  • Academy for Dog Trainers – This is a list of certified dog trainers who have graduated from the Academy program, listed by state
  • All About SF Dogs – Alex Navarro and his team provide small group dog walking in off-leash parks and private walks, along with some basic training. Ask about their referral program!
  • Charlie’s Angels Dogwalking – Charlie and his certified crew offer premium dog-walking services, including walks in off-leash dog parks, home visits, and overnight boarding.
  • City Tails – Private and group walking by Lauren Langford, who is insured and certified by Pet Tech and dog*tec.
  • DogEvolve – Off-leash playgroups in Crissy Field, including a puppy-specific group that also covers socialization and some hands-on training.
  • Dog Tales – Run by Deborah Deegan, who has years of experience and several certifications (including dog*tec and Level 2 Canine Behavior Academy), and whose dog walking & pet sitting business has won numerous awards.
  • Doggie Do Right – Sue Minsuk, certified in Training & Counseling through the SF-SPCA, offers private training, walking, and behavior consultations.
  • The Fairy Dogfather - Private and small group walking by Eric, who is insured and certified by dog*tec and Pet Tech in CPR & First Aid.
  • Frenchies & Co – Specializing in walking French Bulldogs, Pugs and Boston Terriers; run by Veronica, who is certified by dog*tec, licensed, insured, and trained in Pet First Aid and CPR.
  • Fuzzy Paws – Jennifer Reyna provides dog walking in the East Bay, but extends her dog sitting to San Francisco residents with a pick-up/drop-off service. Her suburban home provides a nice, relaxing environment for dogs that enjoy some extra space to run around.
  • The Gentle Dog – Run by CJ Miller, a graduate of MHS Canine Behavior Academy.
  • Happy Tails – One of our neighbors recommended Brendan from Happy Tails as a responsible and reliable walker who also includes training as part of the exercise.
  • Joan 4 Pets – A graduate of the SF Academy for Dog Trainers, Joan does private training, walking, and pet sitting, and is knowledgeable about special issues such as separation anxiety.
  • Josi’s Paws – Jenn Lyons, the owner, is licensed & insured, and a member of Pet Sitters International. She offers 30-45 minute group walks, quick 10-minute potty breaks, and overnight pet sitting in her home.
  • Madeleine Salada – A graduate of the Canine Behavioral Academy, Madeleine provides dog walking, behavioral training, and boarding or house-sitting. (415-359-6239; mmvsrn@gmail.com; website to come)
  • Once Upon a Dog Walk – Molanda is certified with the Canine Behavioral Academy and has done a lot of volunteer work with rescues and the SF Animal Care & Control. She offers group walks and dog sitting/boarding.
  • Puppy Pause – Group walks by Barbara Delman, who has 20 years of experience, and is licensed/insured/bonded, certified by PetTech, and trained in Dog First Aid. She also boards her walking clients’ pets in her homes when they travel.
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