Professional Dog Walker San Francisco

San Francisco Dog WalkerABC Dogs is a sole proprietorship, fully insured and licensed dog walking service within the county of San Francisco.  I graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1992 and moved to San Francisco in 1996. I started this venture in the summer of 1998.  I have been a dog owner and lover for all of my adult life, and I have always trained my own dogs. I am certified in pet first aid and CPR.  I received my canine trainer’s certification from Animal Behavior College in 2011.  I carry business liability insurance with Pet Sitter’s Associates, and I have current S.F. and GGNRA Commercial Dog Walking permits.  I also teach a 20 hour class and field CDW (commercial dog walker) training program, endorsed by San Francisco Animal Care and Control to meet the certification process.

My training philosophy encompasses a balanced approach.  I believe in rewarding and reinforcing good behaviors, while redirecting bad behaviors.  The human leaders and teachers always need to be fair but firm, as well as taking a consistent approach to training and management.  My management philosophy is always safety first, fun second.  Providing the proper daily amount of mental stimulation (training/socialization), along with physical stimulation (exercise/adventure) is the  formula for a healthy and happy dog.