Behavior & Training

The Marin Humane Society offers a variety of animal behavior services, including specialized training classes, private lessons and behavior consultations. Our award-winning Behavior & Training department staff includes more than 20 instructors and behavior consultants and more than 50 volunteer assistants.

Animal Behavior Hotlines
Our behavior hotlines are staffed by volunteers knowledgeable about dog, cat and small companion animal behavior. These behavior specialists will try to solve your pet’s issues, whether its litterbox, destruction, or aggression. Occasionally, we will ask you to come in for a consult, and sometimes we will visit you at your home.

Cat Behavior Hotline: 415.506.6284
Dog Behavior Hotline: 415.506.6281
Small Companion Behavior Hotline: 415.506.6225

(rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, rats, reptiles, birds)

Dog Training Classes & Workshops
Our dog training classes and workshops are a great place for people and dogs to build a strong bond, and for dogs to become well-behaved family members. Review our Dog Training Classes FAQ.

Cat Classes & Workshops
We also offer workshops on a variety of cat and small companion animal topics. 

Private Training & Behavior Consultations 
Behavior consultants are available by appointment to answer any canine and feline behavior questions. We also offer private training sessions, ranging from the basics to the more advanced.

Training Handouts & Resources
Get access to dozens of handouts that offer behavior tips and training exercises for cats and dogs. Plus, learn where you can pick up the popular publications Dog Sense and Parenting Your Dog, authored by Trish King.

For questions, please email or call the Behavior & Training department at 415.506.6280.


Marin Humane Society

171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd, Novato, CA 94949
Phone 415.883.4621

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