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Behavior & Training Referrals

At Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV), we offer a variety of training classes, workshops and seminars for you and your pet. If you’re faced with bigger challenges (e.g. aggression, inappropriate litter box habits), you and your pet may benefit from private training or behavior counseling. The following training partners meet HSSV’s criteria for professional, force-free dog training services. Many of these individuals also donate their time and expertise to HSSV’s shelter guests.


Animal Behavior Resources

Dog Training & Behavioral Service Referrals

Don’t forget, we offer a variety of training classes, workshops and seminars that are perfect for your new pet.  See if you qualify for special prices for those who have chosen the adoption option from any 501(c)3, not-for-profit animal welfare organization. Check out our full course catalog and sign up on our event calendar.

Nationwide Dog Training Search Sites: General Training and Behavioral Counseling

Download our PDF of Dog Training Programs in the Silicon Valley Area

Canine Higher Learning
408-656-4386 (M. Cecilia Sternzon, CPDT)
Private Lessons; specializing in the Child-Dog Relationship

Stacy’s Wag’N’Train (Stacy Braslau-Schneck, CPDT)
Locations: San Jose area. Visit the website to find site nearest you.
Puppy and adult group lessons; private lessons; tricks class

Marthina's Dog Training For People
408-460-4244 (Marthina McClay, CPDT)
Location: Los Gatos
Puppy and adult group lessons; private lessons
Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and Therapy Dog Tester

Happy Tails To You Dog Training
408-267-7606 (Dawna Caldwell, CPDT)
Location: San Jose and Cambrian
Puppy and adult group lessons, private lessons

Downtown Dogs, Inc.
Location: San Jose
Puppy and adult group lessons; specialty classes; agility for fun classes

Sirius Training
Locations: Throughout the bay area, call to find a site nearest you
Puppy and adult group lessons

Fetch Sam
650-504-2058 (Susanne Cohen)
Basic Obedience, Agility, and private training

Pawsitive Pals Dog Training
408-806-2021 (Nannette Morgan, CPDT)
Locations: Morgan Hill & all Santa Clara County
Puppy & adult group lessons, private lessons, workshops, pre- and post-adoption counseling

CZ Dog Training
650-574-9246 (Cerena Zutis)
Puppy and adult group lessons; specialty classes; private lessons

DJ’s Clever Canines
408-225-6042 (Donna Johns)
Locations: San Jose, Los Gatos
Puppy & adult group lessons, private lessons, tricks class

In Tune Dog Training
408-373-1393 (Nancy Le)
Location: Entire South Bay Area - Group classes in Campbell and West San Jose.
Puppy and adult group classes, private training, and more!

Skilled Mutts Company
408-656-5394 (Andrea Woo, ABCDT)
Service dog task training, Obedience, Tricks
Location: Bay Area

A Canine Affinity
646-247-7559 (Melissa Dallier)
Location: All of Silicon Valley
Private training & behavioral support for puppies & adults.

Cat Behavioral Service Referrals

The Cat Coach
650-780-9485 (Marilyn Krieger, CCBC)

Feline Minds
(Mikel Delgado, CCBC & Dilara Parry)


Behavioral Help for HSSV Alumni

The Behavior Team at HSSV provides post-adoption support services for HSSV Alumni and their new owners only. To take advantage of this service, please contact our adoption team for further information. Be prepared to provide your animal’s identification number (A#) which is located on your adoption paperwork. If you no longer have your pet’s adoption paperwork, please request this information from our adoption team. If you do not provide your animal’s identification number (A#), we will not be able to respond to your request.