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 to 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 help you manage many common behavioral problems. Please browse the titles below.
Fear in Cats
Transitioning Tips for Fearful Felines
Hisses to Kisses: Modifying Fear
Feline Consent Checks
Tasty Tidbits for Feline Stress Inappetence
How to Read Cat Body Language: Illustrations from doggiedrawings.net
Litter Box Problems
Scratching and Play
Fear in Dogs
How Dogs Learn
Look At That!
Basic Potty Training Guide
Total Recall: Coming When Called
Dog For Hire: Enrich Your Dog’s Life
Basic Crate Training Guide Adult Dogs
Rowdy Jumpy Mouthy
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.