Certification is completely online!

“Dog walkers to be more in demand than teachers in the next decade” – BLOOMBERG​

Learn from the best certified dog trainers and walkers. We are the only dog walker certification course taught by active and certified dog trainers and walkers.

So you are thinking of becoming a dog walker?  You should!  The job is amazing!  Come get certified with us!

 

We know your time is limited and valuable — our online program makes it easy!   

Step 1:  Attend our 4-Session Webinar Series Wednesdays from 4-5pm

Step 2:  Study Slides and take the Online Exam at your own pace

Top Dog SF University offers a 20-Hour Online Dog Walker Certification endorsed by San Francisco’s Animal Care and Control and the GGNRA to satisfy the San Francisco’s commercial dog walking legislation. Top Dog SF University was developed and is taught by SPCA Certified Trainer & Counselor Natalie Tondelli-Walsh. The Top Dog SF Dog Walker University was designed to help educate professional dog sitters and walkers.

Top Dog SF University teaches Science-Based dog training and handling techniques to control groups of dogs both on and off leash effectively, safely and successfully in real life application. The Top Dog SF University Certification program provides business coaching to give you the tools to run your successful dog walking business or get hired by other San Francisco dog walking companies.

You will be taught how to read dog body language, dog park etiquette, how to walk your dogs safely while sharing the park with others, how to get the behaviors you want out of your dog walking clients, how to pair dog walking clients in a group, dog fight prevention, loads of industry tips and how to have a fun and do what you love!

  • Attend the Series of 4 Live bi-monthly Webinars (Wednesdays from 4-5pm)
  • Sign up and start Study Slides any time
  • Study at your own pace and take the online exam around your schedule
Pet First Aid and CPR-only courses are also offered in person in San Francisco.

Pet First Aid and CPR Class

$95

Offered on the same day as the Monthly Dog Walker University Webinar. Certificate provided and certification is good for 2 years.

Bachelors

$550

Sign up, start anytime. Course includes a 20 hour certification and includes the cost of CPR cert. Includes both online exam and Webinar. Cost includes CPR Certification.

Masters

$850

Everything that is included in the 20-hour online course, CPR certification, and Webinar, PLUS 3 days of in the field training, working, and walking dogs with our certified dog walkers and trainers.

READY TO PLAY? JOIN THE TOP DOG SF FAMILY TODAY!

We strive to provide fun and energetic experiences, both on and off-leash, for our dogs utilizing reward-based training methods and specialized treatment plans for each dog based on their needs and personality.