There are tons of great companies in San Francisco and around the web offering services, supplies, and information that we are happy to recommend for our canine pack and their human parents. Just make sure to tell them who sent you!
Whistle is a local company that makes the #1 pet tracker device in the US. Their device which is worn on the collar not only has GPS locating capabilities but also acts as your dogs FitBit, letting you know how much exercise they're getting. It's really cool, and plenty of our clients use them. If you want to order one let us know your account details after you register it so that we can track your dog as well. Click our tinyurl link here: http://tinyurl.com/WhistleTracker and enter discount code CITIZENHOUND at check out. This gives you a $15 discount on their product...pays for shipping and taxes!
Photo credits for this website belong to professional photographer, Dawn Uhalley. Dawn has a passion for capturing that beautiful moment, and absolutley loves working with dogs. Her beautiful work is displayed all over our website, and if you'd like some killer photos of your dog in action contact her at http://www.dawnuhalley.com
SF Pet Hospital - 1371 Fulton st. - My vets are the best vets I've ever met. Over the 13 years I've had my dog we've seen quite a few and these guys blow the others away. All the drs there are terrific. They'll talk to you as long as you need, their bedside manner is friendly and comforting, and their prices are reasonable for the area. Go see them. Everyone who does is happy.
Blue Sparrow Veterinary Services - This is a home visit service. Accordingly there's a premium in pricing but perhaps the convenience is enough to warrant the price for you.
ASPCA Fillmore at Washington - You should have a 24 hour vet service on your list in case of emergencies, since the others are usually by appointment only. I recommend having this one as your emergency clinic while seeing another vets office for regular care since they tend to be able to give you more time and energy elsewhere.
Food and health:
Conusmer Affairs keeps their list of recommended and not recommended dog foods up to date. I use Taste of The Wild at home.
I also recommend using rehydrated foods at home for anyone with any weight problems since the added water helps keep them well hydrated and makes them feel more full at each meal.
If your dog is experiencing any mild diarrhea or loose stool you can use pumpkin pulp to firm them up, and probiotics to help normalize the guts.
Favorite authors, books, and trainers who I recommend you read:
Jean Donaldson - SF's most renowned trainer and author. Check out any one of her booklets on specific problem behaviors.
Dr. Ian Dunbar - The Bay Area's most renowned trainer and author.
Nicole Wilde - Great selection of booklets on problem behaviors.
Pat Miller - One of the leaders in new age dog training.
Dr. Bruce Fogel - His book, "A Dog's Mind" is my favorite.
"Excel erated Learning" by Pamela J. Reid The most scientific textbook approach to dog training you can get.
YouTube training sources:
Simpawtico - Tons of free, insightful content.
Tab 289 with Training Positive on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/tab289 THE BEST YouTube resource.
Zak George - Can't afford puppy classes? Who cares! Zak is putting all of his on the iinternet.
Kiko Pup - Great how to videos froom a pro trainer on virtually anything.
Shops in SF:
Bow Wow Meow - San Francisco's greatest little community pet shop. Customer service that can't be beat. http://www.bowwowmeow.net/
Pet Food Express - Yes, it's a chain in San Francisco and apparently that's like heresy, but this place is fantastic. Their food is only top quality, and their friendly and very knowledgeable staff will help you find what you need. Plus their return policy should you or your dog be unsatisfied is beautiful.
Le Mercel Dog Bakery - Perfect for pooch party favors, dog birthdays, or general celebrations of life with your dog. Tasty, creative, and pretty.
Other local professionals I like:
Maureen Backman - Mutts About Town - A great trainer who works with anything from puppy training to adult problem behaviors, even aggression. She started a movement called Muzzle Up that promotes people proactively working with muzzles before aggression causes damage.
Kelley Filson - Filson Dog School - Notoriously in high demand Kelley is one of the most skilled trainers around. I have personally witnessed her work with high energy dogs needing off leash training and it is as good as it gets. I've also met many of her previously anxious or aggressive clients, and you'd never know it after her work with them.
Jeff Stallings - Better Nature Dog Training - Jeff is a CPDT, so pretty much as highly credentialed as it gets in this field. He has decades of experience to boot. My friend, a fellow pro dog walker, says he exclusively recommends Jeff to his clientele.
Crissy Field Dog Org - A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting responsible dog ownership and establishing and upholding permanent off-leash dog walking rights within the GGNRA.
Save Off Leash - http://www.saveoffleash.com/ A website dedicated to battling the GGNRA's restrictive new anti dog laws in our parks.
Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) - A professional organization of individual trainers who are committed to becoming better trainers through education with a searchable database for certified trainers.
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