Meet the Trainers

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’s vision is for Top Dog to be the best dog walking and training service in San Francisco!

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 a dog walker and trainer at TopDog SF

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.

Meet the Walkers

Chris dog walker at TopDog SF

Chris

Elan a dog walker at TopDog SF

Elan

Kyle dog walker with TopDog SF

Kyle

Lou a dog walker at TopDog SF

Lou

Miquel dog walker at TopDog SF

Miguel

Meet the Doggie Ranch Assistant

Bonnie TopDog SF Doggy Ranch Assistant

Bonnie

Puppy Head Start Counselor

Nicole Puppy head start counselor at TopDog SF

Nicole

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: