Who we are
We are a small, local dog walking company that is passionate about dogs. We offer off-leash group hikes in select areas of San Francisco and to local beaches and parks, in addition to our private dog camp!
Why we’re here
We are not just your average dog walkers, we are dog behavior geeks — always learning more about dog behavior and training. We focus on quality of care, safety, and creating a fun and enriching experience for your dog!
Meet The Trainers
Founder and Director of Canine HappinessNatalie graduated with honors from the renowned San Francisco’s SPCA’s Academy for Dog Trainers in 2009 under acclaimed dog trainers Jean Donaldson and Janis Bradley. Natalie is also a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, the Pet Professionals Guild, an Animal Behavior College Mentor and a DogTEC Dog Walking Graduate. Natalie is married to Tim Walsh and they have a daughter named Olivia. Natalie and her family rescued Luisa a black Labrador Retriever from Guatemala in 2008. She also does fostering for Grateful Dog Rescue. Natalie’s vision is for Top Dog to be the best dog walking and training service in San Francisco!
Lead Trainer and Walker
Jackie became a Certified Trainer and Behavioral Consultant after graduating from the Dog Training Internship Academy. Jackie was born and raised in Vermont with dogs, cats and horses. Her parents gave her a dog on her first birthday and Jackie has had dogs in her life ever since. Susie Q, a Norwegian Elkhound was her best friend growing up. Jackie spends her time with her one pup Hazel who is an avid ball junky & trickster. They’ve spent many an afternoon at Funston on the beach. She’s excited to discover new trails and other areas Funston has to offer with dog walking for Top Dog SF. When Jackie is not dog walking, she volunteers and fosters for Muttville Dog Rescue. Dogs are such wonderful creatures and she learns so much from them everyday!
TrainerA dog lover all her life, Lindsay got into dog training after adopting her dog Barnaby, a reactive, yet adorable, scruffy mutt. Wanting to work on his reactivity and creating a safe and happy life for him in the city, Lindsay enrolled in dog behavior schools and took him to a variety of classes. While learning about her dog’s behavior, she became more interested in dog training and helping others with their dogs. She is a graduate of the Dog Training Internship Academy with a Certificate in Training and Behavior Consultation, a graduate of Trish King’s Academy of Dog Behavior, certified in Pet First Aid and CPR, Dog*Tec certified and volunteer at the SFSPCA. Today Lindsay is teaching and working with dogs and their humans, to build stronger bonds and open forms of communication.
Meet The Walkers