Struggling with separation anxiety?

San Francisco experts are here to help!

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How We Work

Our Veterinary Behaviorists, Veterinary Technician, trainer and support team are here to provide expert care and guidance for any behavior query or issue you may be facing.

Our pet’s behavior issues can seem frustrating or impossible!

If you’re dealing with Separation Anxiety, you’ve probably experienced some of the following when leaving your pet alone:

  • Barking, whining, or howling when left alone.
  • Neighbors complaining.
  • Chewing or destroying objects in the home (furniture, doors, flooring, clothing or shoes,
  • Jumping and nipping when you return home. 
  • Peeing or pooping inside your home.
  • Breaking out of or biting your pet’s crate.


Fortunately, separation anxiety is easily treated!

If you’re tired of dealing with the stress of separation anxiety, the good news is that we can help. 

Did you know?

There are fewer than 75 board-certified veterinary behaviorists in the entire United States! Including two of our own: Dr. Wailani Sung and Dr. Jeannine Berger.

On the other hand, there are no restrictions on who can call themselves a dog trainer! You’ll see all kinds of people claiming to be “expert trainers” but there’s no way for you to tell whether they are certified, or studied animal psychology, or if they’re any good at all. 

If you’re serious about solving your pet’s behavior challenges, you should be working with true professionals who have a holistic understanding of your pet’s medical and psychological needs.



Contact us at or at 415-554-3074 to arrange your consultation or to get answers to your questions.


Consultations are available Monday through Friday with no long waits for appointments. Your consultation will include a physical exam where possible.


You will receive a diagnosis, prognosis and a personalized treatment plan to address your exact issues, working towards your specific goals.

Our Staff, dedicated to helping you and your pet.
Dr. Jeannine Berger

Our Pioneer, who established the clinic in 2011. Now serving as VP of Rescue and Welfare at the SF SPCA and as an expert behavior consultant, presenting globally on advanced behavior and welfare topics. See more on Dr. Berger here

Dr. Wailani Sung

Dr. Sung joined the clinic in 2017 after running her own private practice in Seattle. Dr. Sung has been working as a behavior consultant since 1995 and sees Dogs, Cats, Birds and more!
Full Bio Here

Dr. Sophie Liu

The SF SPCA’s first ever behavior resident. Dr. Liu is a native of the Bay Area with a strong interest in working dogs. Read her Bio here!

Why Choose Us?

Why Choose Us?

♥ We are the largest and most qualified behavior resource center in the Bay Area

♥ We provide 2 months of phone and email support while working on your treatment plan

♥ Full consultations may be covered by your pet insurance, with referral from your regular veterinarian 

We only use humane, effective training techniques, backed by scientific research

♥ We have large training facilities, enabling us to work with difficult behaviors such as reactivity

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