Big City Puppy Training

Adventure Outings

Top Dogger in the Big City

After your puppy graduates our Puppy Head Start Program, you can sign them up to learn how to be a Top Dogger out and about in the Big City!

This is a two-week training program specifically for puppy graduates in their next step in acclimating to the real-world through socialization & training. You can choose between either 4 or 5 times a week for two weeks. This includes one or two client hand-over sessions, where we show you what we are doing so you can practice at home and follow through after the program ends.

This program includes outdoor training with our certified trainers! Exposure preparation for busy, urban living allows your puppy to learn how to acclimate and thrive with the hustle and bustle of city life. We customize your puppy’s training based on your puppy’s skill set and vaccination status for level of safe exposure. If they are fully vaccinated then paws on the ground with leash walks. If not it’s stroller time in the city!

Your puppy will be trained on the sights, sounds and smells of the urban environment. We help your puppy build confidence out in the world with distractions and adding durations to behaviors while on leash or in a stroller. These outdoor adventures will take place in public areas, whether it be teaching proper manners and etiquette at cafes, businesses and preventing fear of buses, trains, skateboards and motorcycles, Top Dog SF has you and your pup covered!

Top Dogger in the Big City<br />

Outdoor socialization and training program for Puppy Head Start graduates

2-week outdoor socialization and training program for Puppy Head Start graduates

Behaviors we will work on:

  • Loose leash manners “don’t put the brakes on”
  • Recall “hey did you call me?!”
  • Drop it & Leave it “Say no to street snacks!”
  • Polite greetings when meeting new people (sit vs. jump) “OMG, OMG I must meet that human”
  • Stay/Focus vs. lunge when seeing new people and dogs “Hey who’s that?”
  • Fear prevention skills “Whoa, that’s scary”
  • Wait! At doors, curbs “Hold a second”

Why is this program important? As we know socialization window for pups is short 8-12 weeks and puppy head start sets the ground work. Doing the big city program allows your puppy to take what they learned at school on the road and continue their education during the next crucial phase of puppy hood. This program allows us to go at your pup’s own comfort level and pace to build positive associations with the big world.


  • Training rate $125/per session 1-1.5 hours
  • Available M-F
  • Additional Sessions available in two-week intervals if needed
  • Email us at to sign up.
Dog Ranch Daily Outings<br />

Dog Ranch Daily Outings

After your puppy graduates our Puppy Head Start Program if you are within our service area, they can begin their transition into Top Dog Ranch life! Your puppy will learn the ropes while socializing and playing on 4.5 acres of secured, private land nestled in the hills of Pacifica. This is a carefully and specialized structured 2-week transition program focused on socialization and utilizing all the training and skills learned in the Puppy Head Start Program! This is also an invaluable opportunity to learn how to appropriately ride in the car. This is a great way for your pup to practice their training in a safe and supervised area, away from the hustle and bustle of the city and all the distractions that the city entails!

More information about Doggie Ranch.

  • 2-week transition program for Puppy Head Start graduates.
  • Transition your puppy into the BIG dog realm of Top Dog daily ranch life!
  • Offered 3, 4 or 5 times a week after the 2-week (M-F) transition period.
  • Monday through Friday.
  • Pick up and drop off included in this service.