Behavior and Training Helpline

Thank you for your interest in our Behavior and Training Helpline. Our Behavior and Training Helpline is meant to provide information and assistance to dog and cat owners experiencing common behavior challenges.

If you haven’t already, take a look at our Behavior and Training Resource Library for topics and tips you may be looking for.

We are able to provide the following services.

  • Free 15-minute phone consultation to discuss basic tips surrounding your dog or cat’s behavior challenge with a member of our behavior and training team.
  • 30-minute phone consultation ($30 fee) to discuss your dog or cat’s behavior challenge as well as management and training tips. Proceeds go to support the programs and services at the East Bay SPCA.
  • Private training session (available for dogs and cats).

In order for us to best assist you, please complete a form below with additional information about your pet’s behavior issue.



Scholarships are available for both phone consultations and private training and can be further discussed during a free 15-minute phone consultation.

For questions please call (510) 569-0702 ext. 623. Please note it may take us up to 72 hours to return your call and our helpline process begins with the submission of the above form online.

Please Note: If you or someone else has been injured by your pet, please seek medical attention. If you are located in the Bay Area and your pet is experiencing a medical emergency, please go to your nearest emergency veterinary office.

VCA Bay Area Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Hospital:

SAGE Veterinary Centers: