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If you are having behavior issues with your pet such as trouble with housetraining, scratching or digging, 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).

The PHS/SPCA 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

You may also request help by submitting an Online Behavior Help Application

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