D.J. Todd of Pacific Beach co-founded Puptimize Inc., a startup that offers a dog-training app. Nessie, his 1½-year-old Labrador retriever, has helped him develop the content.

D.J. Todd of Pacific Beach co-founded Puptimize Inc., a startup that offers a dog-training app. Nessie, his 1½-year-old Labrador retriever, has helped him develop the content. Photo by Jamie Scott Lytle.

PUPTIMIZE INC.

Co-founders: Rob Steinberg and D.J. Todd; there is no CEO

Revenue: The business has just started to collect revenue

No. of local employees: Two

Investors: Steinberg, Todd and angel investors

Headquarters: San Diego

Year founded: 2015

Company description: Puptimize makes a dog-training smartphone app, which company co-founders hope to turn into a wider information hub for dog owners

— At 1½ years old, Nessie the black Lab is a 60-pound bundle of energy...

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