Dog Behavior Consultations


Dog Behavior Consultations

The Sacramento SPCA Training Center offers affordable private consultations where you and your dog can receive one-on-one attention to address your dog’s behavior issue(s).

Common behavior issues we work with during private consultations include, but are not limited to:

  • Aggressive and reactive behavior toward people and other dogs
  • Shy and fearful tendencies
  • Separation anxiety
  • Unruly dogs and those who do not listen to their owners

For most issues, we will need to see you and your dog for an in-person consultation to determine the particular issues you are facing and what methods to implement to help you get the best results.

We will start with a 60 or 90-minute consultation, depending on what is needed. Additional consultations may be recommended based on your dog’s training requirements.

You may submit a behavior consultation form online by clicking the link in the right hand column on the previous page, or print and fill out our behavior consultation form and submit using the directions provided on the form. We will then contact you to help determine what will work best for you and your dog.

All consultations are held at the Sacramento SPCA Training Center by appointment only.


Fee type 90 min (initial) 60 min (initial or follow up) 30 min (follow up only)
General public $99 $75 $40
Dogs adopted from the Sacramento SPCA (within the last year) $50 (first time only) $35 (first time only) $40
Dogs adopted from the Sacramento SPCA (more than a year ago) $85 $60 $40
Dogs adopted from the City of Sacramento Front Street or Sacramento County Animal Care & Regulation shelters $85 $60 $40
Senior rate (65+) $75 $55 $35