Behavior and Training Library
Welcome to East Bay SPCA Online Behavior and Training Library! We understand that sometimes your pet’s behavioral issues can be overwhelming, and that’s why we’re here to help! By providing information and tools, our goal is help pet owners and potential adopters gain a deeper understanding of cat and dog behavior to ensure that people and pets live together comfortably.
The guides below include scientifically-based methods and best practices that will hep you manage many common behavioral problems. Please browse the titles below.
We also offer an array of Dog Training classes that are high-quality, affordable and fun!
Behavior and Training Helpline
If your pet has a persistent behavioral problem, and you need help or advice please request advice by completing our behavior helpline form. Please first review our behavior and training resource library above. If you do not have access to the internet or e-mail, you can reach us at (510) 563-4623. It is our goal to return your inquiry within 72 hours; however due to the volume of inquiries, it can take up to one week due to the popularity of this service.
NEW Monthly Seminars and Workshops
Our goals are to bring the “best of the best” together, to foster learning, and to make dog training curriculum available to those who wish to enhance their knowledge and skill base. As such, we offer monthly seminars and workshops that are open to the public, or to dog training and animal sheltering professionals.
Cheerful Checkups – Canine Cooperative Care
January 11 at 10:00 in Oakland
April 12 at 10:00 in Dublin
Does your dog currently struggle with grooming, going to the vet, having their nails trimmed, or other handling? Are you hoping to prevent future handling struggles? In this 2-hour workshop, we’ll teach you how to not only help your dog enjoy their vet and grooming experiences but also to actively participate!
Price: $35 for handlers only, $45 for dog/handler teams