Private Behavior Training

Teaching obedience commands alone will not address all behavioral problems. The SPCA offers training for you either at the shelter or in the convenience of your own home. We are skilled in all areas, including aggression, shyness, blind or deaf dog training, and more. Our professional trainers receive referrals from all over to help when other trainers cannot, especially with aggression and reactivity. Our unique location allows dogs the chance to be exposed to a wide variety of breeds and sizes of dogs to narrow down your dog’s triggers and come up with a positive, praise-based rehabilitation plan. We can also visit your home.

Please call 831-264-5422 to talk to our Pet Behavior Specialist about an appointment. You can also email us here

Type of Training Location Cost Adopted Pets Duration
Behavior Assessment SPCA $125 $115 90 mins
Behavior Assessment In home $175  $165 90 mins
Behavior Modification SPCA $75 $65 60 mins
Behavior Modification In home $125  $115 60 mins
Simple Behavior & Training SPCA $50  $40 60 mins
Simple Behavior & Training In home $100  $90 60 mins

How it Helps

Teaching obedience commands alone will not address all behavioral problems. The SPCA offers training for you and your pet using a comprehensive, four-step approach to treating behavioral problems:

  1. Behavioral Diagnostics
    A detailed history is combined with observation to arrive at an accurate diagnosis of the problem(s).
  2. Education
    Possible reasons for your dog’s actions are identified and realistic goals are established for appropriate behavior and successful treatment.
  3. Management
    A management strategy incorporating medical conditions, diet, exercise, socialization and training is developed to assist in changing your dog’s behavior.
  4. Modification Plan
    Finally, a custom-tailored program is designed to help increase your dog’s desire to engage in appropriate behaviors. There are no quick fixes. Behavior rarely changes overnight. A loving and systematic approach that addresses the cause of unwanted behaviors, and not just the symptoms, is the key to a fulfilling long-term relationship with your pet.




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