The pint size pack walk program provides 1.5 - 2 hours of real-world exposure, confidence-building and rehabilitation for your small dog. Danielle uses a multitude of training tools and techniques to open lines of communication, establish solid and consistent boundaries, create strong trust bonds, and to generate accountability with and for the small dogs she has the pleasure of working with.
Pack walks can build confidence and provide time for your dog to be out in the real world in a controlled environment with other dogs, and with an experienced handler. It's important for your pup to learn and to know how to sniff around, how to meet and greet other dogs and new humans, and how to be encouraged to move through their urban worlds calmly, happily and deferentially.
Consistent boundaries and calm, communicative control are key to building trust; your dog will build trust over time with me as their handler and the pack.
Starting at $35 per walk
Give the gift of structured pack walks to your pint size pup (and to yourself!) today!
Danielle is the proud primary human to a 4lb teacup chihuahua wonder named Greta Tiny Dancer (a/k/a "Tiny"), and the previous proud primary human to her beloved 90lb rottie mix named Suki (1996-2009). Danielle has been working with dogs of all sizes since she was a teenager, most recently working with Tiny who was found at 16th and Potrero in SF at around 1 year old and 2-3 pounds! To integrate Tiny into a bustling city life that previously made her reactive and sometimes aggressive, Danielle slowly but surely made progress with Tiny Dancer, acclimating her to city life by taking her everywhere and giving her heaps of exposure. Danielle also had guidance and help from The Working Walk and The Dandy Dogwalker, where she was introduced to the magic of pack walks and the transformative effect they have on nervous reactive dogs. The small dog specific pack walk program that pint size offers was built out of wanting to see more dogs like tiny, transform and heal. Presently, Danielle is an independent dog walker in SF, CA, and is bonded and insured by pet sitters associates. She started walking independently in the fall of 19’ and named her business pint size to celebrate and emphasize her already stellar and growing client base of pint size pups (some of whom have been walking with her for almost 5 years!). Danielle is also currently enrolled in the metalsmithing program at City College of San Francisco (and is taking other art classes too!) ; in the past, Danielle worked walking dogs for The Dandy Dogwalker - a company founded in Brooklyn with a Bay Area chapter. Danielle also previously, was a community/party organizer and DJ in the SF Bay Area for over a decade, as well as a worker/owner at Rainbow Grocery Cooperative . Danielle is SF/Bay Area born-and-raised.
BREED: Chihuahua / Miniature Pincher / etc. | RESCUED, (El Paso, TX)
AGE: 5 years
LOVES: barking a lot, snacks, cuddling with very specific people, rolling in gross things on the beach & running faster than everybody and being chased while doing it
HATES: sudden loud noises, new people, unpredictable movements and sounds in general
BREED: Silky Terrier |
RESCUED, (Palm Springs, CA)
AGE: 4 years
LOVES: sunshine, bernie (his forever crush), skateboards and watching birds at the shore.
HATES: unpredictable dogs, loud noises, fast pace bustling environments, loud trucks & sirens and new people.
BREED: Miniature Poodle | California
AGE: 3 years
LOVES: stealing socks, being smart, socializing with humans, snacks
HATES: being bored
AGE: 2 years old
LOVES: being smart, stealing socks, being a big sister, having luxurious eyelashes
HATES: being bored, other dogs when on leash
BREED: Toy Poodle | RESCUED, Northern California
AGE: 2 years
LOVES: her mom, bossing, sleeping, toys
HATES: stranger danger, fast introductions, not being in charge
NAMES: Hamilton, Hermione & Tallulah
BREED: Teacup Poodles
AGE: 4 years, 4 years & 1 year old
LOVES: being mighty, treats, being a pack all on their own, toys & cuddles from particular people.
HATES: trucks, loud sudden noises, socialize with other dogs, busses, leaves blowing on the sidewalk
BREED: Toy Poodle
AGE: 6 years old
LOVES: treats, being smart, walks, bernie
HATES: car rides, loud trucks, motorcycle, big dogs, sirens, mail carriers with carts
BREED: Daschund mix
RESCUED | Northern California
AGE: 3 years old
LOVES: adventure, people, luxuriating in the sunshine
HATES: other dogs when on leash
MOVED TO OAKLAND
BREED: Parsons Russel Terrier / Jack Russell Terrier | RESCUED, (Northern California)
PACK MEMBER: 2016 - 2020
AGE: 13 years
LOVES: screaming, earthworms, warm sun spots to lie in
HATES: eye contact with other dogs, cats, sweaters, being touched (except on special occasion and ONLY by certain select people
MOVED TO OAKLAND
BREED: Maltese/ American Bulldog / Terrier etc. | RESCUED, SF SPCA (SF, CA)
PACK MEMBER: 2017 - 2018
AGE: 11 years
LOVES: treats, snoozin on the couch and beach days
HATES: skateboards, rolling carts of any kind, getting his butt sniffed, sudden changes in flooring, echoes
MOVED OUT OF RANGE FOR WALKS
BREED: totally cute dude with awesome ears / etc. | RESCUED, after being ditched out of a car during a couple’s breakup (SF, CA)
PACK MEMBER: 2017 - 2019
AGE: 5 years
LOVES: new friends, snacks, snuggles, sun spots
HATES: tennis, skateboards, joggers, being cold, central heating vents
MOVED TO LOS ANGELES
BREED: Silky Terrier / Yorkie / Chinese Crested / etc. |
RESCUED, Coppers Dream Rescue (SF / BAY AREA, CA)
PACK MEMBER: 2017-2019
AGE: 4 years
LOVES: snacks, snuggling, spikey ball, feminist apparel
HATES: capitalism, big dogs, other dogs in general really, toxic masculinity
BABY JOINED FAMILY & MOVED TO OAKLAND
BREED: Schnoodle (Schnauzer + Poodle) | RESCUED Family Dog Rescue (TIJUANA, MEXICO)
PACK MEMBER: 2018 - 2019
AGE: 4 years
LOVES: people, exploring her world, being smart, yelling and lunging at other dogs
HATES: other dogs she doesn’t know, being bored, anyone trying to take her raincoat off.
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