About

Welcome to Walkin' the Dog SF.  If your dog needs private walks with undivided attention, you've come to the right place!

        -- Bonnie Baron, owner of Walkin' the Dog SF

 

Simply Dog Walking, One Dog at a Time

For a variety of reasons, some  dogs require individual attention, so I have created a service that focuses on one dog at a time.  

• Walkin' the Dog SF offers door-to-door service.

• Private walks, no driving, no stress on you or your pup.

• Walks are available primarily in the Potrero Hill, Dogpatch, Mission, and Castro neighborhoods of San  Francisco  

I know that your dog is a member of your family and that you are committed to its health and well being. I also understand that you have many responsibilities and can use a hand with the exercise and mental stimulation so important for your pup.  I will treat your dog as my own while providing fun and safe walks, on leash, around your neighborhood.  Visits are an hour, with walks generally 30-45 minutes, but tailored to your  dog's needs; length and strenuousness are adjusted accordingly.  If you would like your pup to run and play off leash in an enclosed park in your neighborhood, we will walk there and back on leash.  After returning from a walk, I spend time with your dog---playing with a ball, scratching that special spot--whatever your pup enjoys.

Certifications, Affiliations and Experience:

• Graduate of Dog Tec's Dog Walking Academy, as a Certified Dog Walker.

• Certified by Pet Tech in first aid and CPR.

. Registered with SF Animal Care and Control as Commercial Dog Walker

. Licensed  by the City of San Francisco

. Insured and Bonded by Pet Sitters Associates

. Member of ProDog

• Supporting Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers

• Member of Pet Professional Guild

Dogs have been a special part of my life for as long as I can remember.

I have adopted dogs from shelters, volunteered at shelters, volunteered at veterinary hospitals, fostered dogs, trained dogs in basic obedience, walked the dogs of family, friends, and neighbors.  I have studied  canine behavior and training by taking classes from and reading books by professionals, such as Trish King, Roger Abrantes, Karen Pryor, Kathy Sdao, Ian Dunbar, Patricia McConnell, Turid Rugass, Jean Donaldson, and San Francisco's dog*tech teachers, Veronica Boutelle and Kim Moeller.   I am committed to continuing my education and professional development.

If Walkin' the Dog SF sounds right for you, please schedule a free consultation now.