Animal Behavior Information 

If you are having behavior issues with your pet PHS/SPCA can help with the following tip sheets. If you need extra help with behavior, please call our free Behavior Helpline at 650-340-7022, ext. 183 (ext.186 for Spanish). You may also request help by submitting an Online Behavior Help Application.  A trained Behavior staff member will return your call within 72 hours. 

Our Behavior Department is funded entirely by donations and obedience class fees. Much of the department’s day-to-day work is supported by volunteers. To volunteer, please contact Brian Probst at 650-340-7022 ext. 328 or email him at

Behavior Advice for Dogs and Cats
Consejos Comportamiento de Perros y Gatos
Books on Dog Behavior

Books on Dog Behavior

About Dogs

  • The Dog Who Loved Too Much by Nicholas Dodman
  • The Good Little Dog Book by Ian Dunbar
  • How to Teach an Old Dog New Tricks by Ian Dunbar
  • The Culture Clash by Jean Donaldson
  • Leader of the Pack by Patricia McConnell
Books on Cat Behavior

Books on Cat Behavior

About Cats

  • Claws and Purrs by Peter Neville
  • Twisted Whiskers–Solving Your Cat’s Behavior Problems by Pam Johnson
  • Cat Watching by Desmond Morris

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