Moxie Mutts

Spoil your pets when you're not with them!

 Personal, Professional & Playful Pet Care

About Me:

I am a licensed, insured & certified dog trainer in the beautiful city of San Francisco.  I have been working with dogs in the Bay Area since 2005 and am passionate about the work I do because I love animals & know what an essential part of the family they are.  I know it is not a decision that is made lightly when you choose to put your cherished family member in someone else’s hands, which is why I treat every single pet I care for as if they were my own, & sincerely love what I do.  

I practice positive reinforcement (R+) training techniques exclusively, using established, proven, science-based methods to reinforce desired behaviors while ensuring dogs stay happy, engaged & eager to learn.  Correctional tools & aversive methods of any kind are not a part of my program: I believe that building a good relationship with your dog and keeping her happy, healthy and feeling secure is a much better way to achieve desired behaviors.   

Communication with clients is paramount to my operations, & I share your pups' experiences via text, video, email & specialized apps to ensure our dogs maintain good behavior both out & about & in the home.  I have experience with dogs of all ages, sizes & temperaments, & if I'm not able to fulfill your specific needs, I can put you in touch with someone who can. 

If you're in need of attentive, reliable & compassionate pet care - contact me & let's set up a meet!

​   Qualifications:

  • ​Professional pet care since 2005, specializing in exercise adventures, young dog socialization & city skills using strictly science-based, force-free, positive reinforcement (R+) training​​​​ methods

  • Applied Ethology Family Dog Mediation Professional Course: L.E.G.S. ~ In Progress

  • Certified in Canine First Aid: DogSafe

  • Certified in Pet First Aid & CPR: PetTech

  • Comprehensive Pet Liability Insurance to cover any kind of accident or mishap, regardless of fault: Pet Sitters Associates Member #70754. 

  • ​Member of ProDog San Francisco: The leading advocacy and membership organization for San Francisco Bay Area professional dog walkers, sitters and trainers.

  • San Francisco City & County Business Registration Certificate #1042953

  • San Francisco FBN Business License: DBA Moxie Mutts

  • Kept up-to-date in the understanding of current & local pet care regulations, legislation, laws & city safety requirements by multiple pet care associations​ 

  • Strong work ethic; highly organized; reliable, communicative, honest, trustworthy and​ dedicated to fun & enthusiastic dog & pet care !