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OUR MISSION

To improve the lives of the animals in our care, be timely and compassionate in our responses, educate the public through community outreach and, provide for the health and safety of the citizens and animals of Ventura County.

Pet Behavior & Training

a-lot-of-dogs-300x234Pets don’t come with instruction manuals and pet owners often copy how their parents trained pets. Whether you’re a first time pet owner or a seasoned pet parent, questions will arise. We have several great resources to help!

Our dedicated Behavior Department has provided you with resources below to help address various behavior issues you may be experiencing; from marking in the house to jumping up on guests. Research the behavior challenge you may be having. If you need more direct assistance, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,">, subject: "Pet Assistance" and we will get back to you ASAP.

Common pet behavior issues that can often be resolved and will keep your pet in the home:
Other Pet Behavior Resources:
Children & Dogs (SSPCA)
Pets & Your New Baby Handout (SSPCA)
Pet Care & Behavior Library (ARF)
ASPCA - Common Dog Behavior Issues
ASPCA - Common Cat Behavior Issues
Cat Behavior Associates
The Art & Science of Animal Behavior
Keep Your Pet – Behavior Issues
Asheville Humane Society – Pet Behavior and Training
Virtual Pet Behaviorist (ASPCA)


Local Certified Dog Trainer

www.doggenie.com - Dog Genie (Genie Tuttle)