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Managing Separation Anxiety in Shelter Dogs: July 25, 2024 Maddie's Monthly Behavior Connection Webcast at 12 PM PT

  • 1.  Managing Separation Anxiety in Shelter Dogs: July 25, 2024 Maddie's Monthly Behavior Connection Webcast at 12 PM PT

    Posted 13 days ago

    Hi :)

    I'm excited for this month's webcast with Dr. @Valarie Tynes! So many of us struggle with dogs with separation anxiety and this presentation is sure to offer some good tips from a veterinary behaviorist who manages a shelter behavior program at the SPCA of Texas.

    Separation related problems result in extreme mental suffering in affected dogs and negatively impact the quality of life of their owners as well. With time, these types of problems can severely damage and eventually destroy even the strongest of human animal bonds. Helping pet owners to understand that affected dogs are not “acting out” and that they don’t just need “more structure” or “more exercise” is imperative if we are going to solve these problems. This presentation will review the most common clinical signs of separation anxiety, some of the “red flags” in a dog’s history that suggest it may have a separation related problem and how to accurately identify the problem. Some practical approaches to treatment will also be presented.

    About Dr.  Tynes: 

    Dr. Valarie Tynes is a native Texan and received her DVM from Texas A&M University. She worked in private practice for 14 years before beginning her residency in clinical animal behavior at the University of California at Davis in 2000. She has been a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists since 2003 and is also Board Certified in Animal Welfare. Her special interests are the behavior and welfare of pet pigs, exotic pets and zoo animals. She has been actively involved in the Fear Free initiative since its inception and serves on the Fear Free Speakers Bureau. She is a frequent speaker at veterinary meetings around the world and author of numerous articles and textbook chapters. She currently serves as the Shelter Veterinary Behaviorist for the SPCA of Texas in Dallas.

    Hope to see you on Thursday July 25th!  If you're not already registered for this webcast, check out this link. 

    Sheila Segurson, DVM, DACVB
    Board Certified Veterinary Behaviorist
    Director of Community Solutions
    Maddie's Fund
    Pleasanton CA