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At the San Francisco SPCA we believe punishment has no place in dog training.


Dogs, like people, respond better to positive techniques and tools that reinforce proper behavior. And proper behavior takes proper – and positive - training.

Stay Positive

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  • Respects the human-animal bond
  • Creates a constructive learning experience at both ends of the leash
  • Accelerates learning because your dog is fully involved with the learning process

Positive reinforcement training:

The SF SPCA is a local, independent nonprofit. We’re not affiliated with any national organization, nor do we receive any government funding. 

We rely solely on community support. When you make a donation to the SF SPCA, you’re making a difference for animals in the Bay Area and beyond.

SF SPCA Mission Campus

201 Alabama Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

SPCA Pacific Heights Campus 2343 Fillmore Street San Francisco, CA 94115

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