The Pack

Certified Professionals | Bonded and Insured | Dedicated to Positive Reinforcement

The Pack

Certified Professionals | Bonded and Insured | Dedicated to Positive Reinforcement

The Pack

Certified Professionals | Bonded and Insured | Dedicated to Positive Reinforcement

Who we are

We are a small, local dog walking company that is passionate about dogs. We offer off-leash group walks at our private doggie ranch. 

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!

Our walkers are

All of our walkers are background checked, CPR and Pet First Aid trained and certified, and Dog Walker University graduates.

We work with the following certifying organizations: 

 

Meet the Trainers

 

Natalie

Natalie

Founder and Director of Canine Happiness

Natalie 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!

Jackie

Jackie

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!

Max

Max

Trainer and Walker

Max is a Seattle native who moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2010. Shortly after, he began working in a dog daycare and discovered his passion of working with dogs and animals.As he continued to work in daycares, he was inspired to become a trainer so he could help dogs live their best lives. He attended DTIA in San Francisco in 2015, and his goal is to specialize rehabilitating with fearful or aggressive shelter dogs so they can be placed into their perfect forever homes. He also has volunteered and worked with rescued farm animals, and has goals to continue work training and rescuing livestock animals. He lives in San Francisco with his partner and two clicker savvy bunnies, Dr. Harris Bonkers (PhD) and Hyzenthlay. 

Lindsay

Lindsay

Trainer

A 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 Office Pack

 

Brittany

Brittany

Manager & Staff Veterinary Technician

Maude

Maude

Administrative Assistant

Meet the Walkers

Meet the Doggie Ranch Assistants