We’re not dog walkers, we’re dog Pros

Sniff and Go: San Francisco’s Best On-Leash Personal Dog Walkers

The Sniff and Go Promise

When you choose to work with Sniff and Go, you’re not getting just a dog walker, you’re getting a small dedicated team of dog professionals. Our employees are thoroughly vetted and trained in dog behavior, dog body language, walk management, pet CPR and first aid, and more. We take walking your best friend seriously and hire only those committed to dedicating their time to bettering their understanding of dogs and their needs.

We pledge to always care for your pup as if they were our own, to keep them safe and happy, and return them home BetteR+ than when we picked them up!

Contact us today, we’d love to hear from you!

Our Mission For Today

We strive to offer a dog walking service that enables peace of mind, a happy and tired dog, and a reliable routine that puts more time back into your days!

Our Vision for the Future

To break the cycle of dog care that employs punishment based methodologies, while changing the cultural belief surrounding dog walking as a profession. We want to prove that experience and education create skilled professionals that better serve dog and human clients alike.

Who We Are

  • Positive Reinforcement Dog Professionals
  • Pet First Aid and CPR certified
  • Commercially insured and bonded
  • 40+ hours of training per employee, plus ongoing education + quality checks
  • Consistent and reliable schedules

Who You Are

  • A working professional who needs help exercising your beloved family member(s) 
  • You have a reactive, fearful, high-energy, or young dog requiring focused attention
  • You understand the value of consistent, individualized attention from full-time certified dog walkers
  • You’re willing to commit to a regular 5 day/week walking schedule for at least two months

Here at Sniff and Go we take pride in our commitment to provide full time employment to our walkers, so they too can afford to live where they walk.

In order to fulfill our commitment to our Sniff and Go Team, we only take on clients who are also committed to a 5 day a week walking schedule.

Meet Emi Tringali CPDT-KA

Owner, Founder, and Administrator of Sniff and Go, LLC

Meet Emi Tringali CPDT-KA

Owner, Founder, and Administrator of Sniff and Go, LLC

In 2021, Emi attended the Dog Training Internship Academy to learn about positive reinforcement dog training and animal behavior. But Emi’s experience in the dog walking industry didn’t start there. 

After attending San Diego State University, her passion for animals plus an education in business, led to the pursuit of owning her own business. April 2009 was the official Grand Opening of Sniff and Go LLC!

After the pandemic severely affected the business in 2020, it was then that Emi decided to attend the academy and further her understanding of dog behavior. Her experience there kicked off the start of a whole new journey into the science behind dog behavior and ways to better serve the dog parents of San Francisco! 

Since then Emi has taken a step back from walking pups herself, but now invests her time in training and supporting the employees of Sniff and Go to be the best dog walkers in San Francisco. In 2024, she passed the CPDT-KA exam and has been using the education and certification to better serve the Clients of Sniff and Go.

Emi and her husband, Paul, currently live in San Francisco, CA, with their SFUSD elementary school son, and their two adopted shelter dogs, Dillinger and Lafawnduh.

Meet The Walking Team

Paul T.

SNIFF AND GO CO-OWNER

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by and taking a moment to get to know our crew here at Sniff and Go. My name is Paul and I have been able to call Professional Dog Walking my passion since 2010.

Being a San Francisco native, I am able to easily navigate our doggo friends throughout all the well known (and not so well known:)) sniffs of The City.

When it comes to our feline friends, there’s nothing better than the purrs and play time that comes from kitties that know they can trust our care.

I look forward to meeting you!

Tatiana G.

TEAM LEAD
CPDT-KA – APDT

Hi, I’m Tatiana! I am a born and raised native of the Bay Area. I grew up with all kinds of animals from dogs to lizards to hamsters. I have loved animals all my life and knew I wanted to work with them since I was a kid. My family currently consists of two dogs, two cats, and an aquarium of guppies. I love walking and hiking with my dogs whenever I can!

I have been a dog trainer since 2017 and am a Certified Professional Dog Trainer through the Council of Certified Professional Dog Trainers, a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, and a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. I am constantly seeking more education and knowledge on how to better the lives of the dogs I work with. I strive to stay up-to-date with the ever-evolving dog world, ensuring I am well-informed about the latest advancements. By doing so, I aim to empower those around me with the knowledge I have gained, making a positive difference in the lives of dogs and their owners.

I can’t wait to work with you and your pup!

Becky

DOG PROFESSIONAL

Hello, I’m Becky!

I’m a Bay Area Native, and even lived in Santa Cruz for a while. I’ve been blessed with having strong bonds with many animals, especially dogs, whom come in and out of my life. For three years, I was employed by the SFSPCA as an Animal Care Associate, and first-handedly experienced how to treat shelter dogs and cats with FreeFear and positive reinforcement training. During my time with the SFSPCA allowed me to hone in on animal behavior, communication. Currently, I’m practicing these skills with my Shepard pup, Ollie, allowing him to have a freer and happier life one wants for their furry companion(s).

One of my favorite quotes, “A happy dog is a tired dog.”

Isaac

DOG PROFESSIONAL

Hello, my name is Isaac!

I recently moved to San Francisco from Washington, DC where I was born and raised. I graduated from CU Boulder in the spring of 2022 and have spent my time since then traveling and working with dogs!

My love for dogs and animals, in general, knows no limits. I have lived with dogs for my whole life and truly believe they are man’s best friend. Ever since I started dog walking and dog care I have not wanted to do anything else, I feel it is a great way to provide much-needed services to pets and pet parents, as well as a great way to explore and enjoy the beautiful outdoors.

I look forward to meeting you and your furry friends soon!

SASHA

DOG PROFESSIONAL

Hello! My name is Sasha.

I was born and raised in San Francisco. I have been a positive reinforcement dog trainer since 2022 and am a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.

I have loved animals for as long as I can remember and have owned several kinds (rabbits, birds, lizards and dogs). Dogs have always held a special place in my heart. I love spending time playing and training with my two rescue dogs named Luna and Ren. Dogs are my passion and I love learning new information about them.

I look forward to learning about your pup!!!

DeAnne

DOG PROFESSIONAL

Hello, my name is DeAnne!

I am a 6th generation native of San Francisco. I just love this City and know it well. I have been a dog-walking professional for the past 8 years and can’t imagine my days doing anything else.  I enjoy working outdoors with canines and find this career so rewarding and fulfilling.

I enjoy weightlifting, long walks, reading in the park, spending time with my children, and going to random movies I know nothing about.

I’m excited to meet you and work with your pet .. Very happy to be part of the Sniff and Go team!

Emma

DOG PROFESSIONAL

Hello, I’m Emma!

I was raised in Brentwood, CA, and recently moved to San Francisco. As a big animal lover, I have cared for numerous pets as a part of my family: Dogs, Cats, and Rabbits over the years. I greatly enjoy spending my time being around animals, whether that is playing games with cats indoors or going on walks and hikes with my family’s dogs. Having moved I no longer live with the pups that I have grown accustomed to caring for, and now I look forward to caring for your furry family just as I have my own!

My favorite thing about dogs is getting to know their personality, just like people each furry friend is completely unique, and getting to know them is a true treat for me. Learning what makes each pup comfortable and excited to play and learn is an experience I am truly grateful to have as a career.

A fun fact about me is that I am a ceramic artist so I spend a lot of my free time in the studio creating wheel-thrown pottery. Additionally being new to San Francisco I am constantly exploring the city, walking the hills, and checking out new scenes as often as I can.

Wyn

DOG PROFESSIONAL

Hi, I’m Wyn! I moved to San Francisco from Nevada City two years ago and have loved exploring the beautiful Bay Area. I love meeting dogs on every adventure I go on and really value the friendships I have with animals! I choose to spend my time working with dogs because I care about their wellbeing and want to provide safety and love for your pets! I also see how important dogs are in our lives to give us play and comfort and companionship.

I grew up playing outside and spending every second I could exploring nature in the small towns I spent my childhood in. My favorite jobs have been ones where I’ve spent my whole work day outside taking care of campgrounds or working with plants. I feel the most peaceful and inspired when I am in nature. I also love to dance, I am on a dance team in Oakland and teach hip hop at a studio in San Francisco! Lots of my time is spent taking classes or freestyling with my dance friends.

I am excited to get to know your pet!

Betsy

DOG PROFESSIONAL

Hello, my name is Betsy, and I’m proud to call the Bay Area my home. Since 2015, I’ve been deeply immersed in my passion working with animals.

While I initially pursued a calling as an Animal Control Officer, my heart truly belongs to dogs. Yearning for more direct interaction with furry companions, I transitioned back to dog walking, where I find immense joy and fulfillment.

Beyond my professional endeavors, I cherish moments spent indulging in Danmei novels with my beloved cat, nurturing my collection of plants, and delving into the world of language learning during my spare time. 

Tara

DOG PROFESSIONAL

Hello, my name is Tara!

I’m originally from Washington, DC, and recently moved to San Francisco after graduating from UCLA. I grew up with lots of different rescue pets (cats, lizards, chinchillas, fish and hedgehogs – all from the street or Craigslist), and I’ve always felt comfortable around them. I worked as an animal care technician at a wildlife rehabilitation center for 3 years, and felt so fulfilled spending my days nursing animals back to health, and getting to release them back into their natural habitats. 

I spent a year and a half after college living nomadically, visiting 23 of our beautiful National Parks and became very comfortable spending most of my days out in nature in all types of weather. During that time, I found an abandoned dog in the middle of the Mojave desert and fostered her for a few months. Watching her learn and grow and acclimate to her new home was so rewarding that I decided I wanted to work with dogs going forward. 

In my free time, I like to crochet, cook with friends, lay in the sun, learn about ecology, and hang out with furry friends. I can’t wait to get to know yours!

Sniff and Go’s COMMITment to a diverse workforce:

The dog is the most diverse animal on the planet. We always want to learn more from them.

The most important lesson we will ever learn from our dogs is to embrace that same diversity.
Sniff and Go will always strive to have a team as wonderfully unique as the dogs in our care.

Happy San Francisco Pet Owners

“My dog can be temperamental, which makes him a less-than-ideal candidate for group walks. Solo walks are hard to come by, though, so I’m especially grateful that Sniff and Go provides them.”

Jeff W.

“Our pup is a rescue and not good with other dogs, so it’s difficult to find walkers we trust to take him out in San Francisco while we are at work. The Sniff and Go team is phenomenal with him and we never have to worry. They are also incredibly professional and reliable. We would give 6 stars if we could!”

Liberty B.

“The Sniff and Go team is incredibly thoughtful, reliable, accommodating, and most importantly genuine dog lovers. Trusting that our dog, Pixel, will be walked by someone he’s familiar with every day is priceless!”

Wayne P.

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