Behavior Resources

Behavior Resources

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!

Cat Behavior

Litter Box Problems?
Prevent Inappropriate Scratching
Enrichment for Cats – How to Stimulate their Minds!
Living with a Fearful Cat
How to Prevent Rough Play in Cats
How to Introduce Cat and Dog

Dog Behavior

How to Read Your Dog’s Body Language
How Dogs Learn
The Kong: Your Puppy’s Pacifier
Total Recall: Coming When Called
How to Introduce Cat and Dog
Dog For Hire: Enrich Your Dog’s Life

Training Videos

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.

Request Behavior Advice Here

Professional Seminar

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 professional seminars that are open to the public, or to dog training and animal sheltering professionals. Please check back here soon for more to come.

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8323 Baldwin Street
Oakland, CA 94621

Adoption Center Hours
Wednesday - Sunday
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Theodore B. Travers
Family Veterinary Clinic

8323 Baldwin Street
Oakland, CA 94621

Veterinary Clinic Hours
Monday - Friday
By appointment only (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Oakland Spay/Neuter Surgery Center

410 Hegenberger Road
Oakland, CA 94621

Surgery Center Hours
Tuesday - Saturday
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Adoption Center & Spay Neuter Clinic

4651 Gleason Drive
Dublin, CA 94568

Adoption Center Hours
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Spay/Neuter Clinic Hours
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The East Bay SPCA is a local non-profit that is not affiliated with any national organization. We obtained a four star rating from Charity Navigator and we participate in GuideStar Exchange at the Platinum level. The East Bay SPCA's Tax ID number is 94- 1322202.

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