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Dog Walker Class Registration

Hello San Francisco Dog Walkers

Need to get your ducks in row to get your Commercial Dog Walker (CDW) permit? Diggity Dog is offering a 20 hour course approved by San Francisco's Animal Care and Control (SF ACC).

Our class will satisfy the education component to receive a CDW permit to walk dogs in the City of San Francisco, Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) and Presidio.

This course is online though we will meet in person to review material.  If you are not already certified in Pet CPR/First Aid you must get certified in order to receive certificate of course completion.  We can assist you in locating a class

Dog Sign up

A CDW permit from the GGNRA is now required If you walk dogs in the following SF areas:

  • Baker Beach
  • Crissy Field
  • Fort Funston
  • Fort Miley
  • Lands End
  • Ocean Beach
  • Presidio

Here is the full lists of Dog Walking destinations in the GGNRA (off-leash w/voice control and on-leash only)

Visit websites below for more information about CDW permits.

Commercial Dog Walker Class covers:

  1. Learning Theory
  2. Dog Training
  3. Canine Breeds
  4. Canine Communication
  5. Playgroup Dynamics
  6. Trail/Park/Beach Etiquette
  7. Public Relations

Pet CPR & First Aid 4 hour class covers:

  1. The priorities of Emergency Care
  2. CPR
  3. First Aid
  4. Bleeding Protocols
  5. Shock Management
  6. Heat/Cold Actions for Survival
  7. Snout to Tail Assessment


  • $450 Commercial Dog Walking class
  • $60-$100 Pet CPR & First Aid, enrollment required for those without current certification

Course date

  • You have 60 days to complete online portion of course.
  • After you complete online component we schedule you to join a Diggity Dog walker and their playgroup on the trail.

Register for the class

Your Name*  
Email Address*  
Telephone Number*  
Petcare Experience*  

Describe your experience if any with petcare below.

Are you pet CPR and First Aid certified?*  

Choose Yes or No.

If yes when does it expire?