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"Commercial dog walkers provide a critical service to the many San Franciscans with dogs," Supervisor Scott Wiener said in a statement. "This service must be carried out in a professional manner that respects city property and the other users of that property." At today's Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisor Scott Wiener will introduce legislation that would regulate commercial dog walkers in San Francisco. At first we thought dog walkers would throw a fit, but then we read on the SF Appeal that several groups, including the SPCA and a dog walkers' group, helped draft the legislation. "For the many professional dog walkers who are well-trained, who know how to care for dogs, and who respect the city property they use, this legislation will legitimate them and will require dog walkers who lack training or skills to get training," said Angela Gardener, a San Francisco Professional Dogwalkers Association member. [SF Appeal/photo via telmo32]