Articles by Valarie V. Tynes, DVM, DACVB - dvm360
Articles by Valarie V. Tynes, DVM, DACVB

Further advice on tooth extraction to treat aggression

Jun 1, 2010

Veterinary behaviorist Valarie Tynes gives her perspective on this important topic.

Behavior resources

Jun 1, 2010

For advice on finding a behavior expert, check out these sources.

Just Ask the Expert: What to do about a biting bird

Aug 26, 2009

Q: A client told me that when he holds his pet bird in his hand and it bites, he corrects the bird by flinging it off his hand and onto the floor. What should I advise this client as far as this method of correcting the bird?

10 life-threatening behavior myths

Sep 1, 2008

In this article, I discuss 10 common myths about animal, particularly canine, behavior--misconceptions that may increase the likelihood that a pet will develop a behavior problem and, thus, can lead to the pet's abandonment or euthanasia.

Help! My dog licks everything

Apr 1, 2008

A dog's constant, repetitive licking of objects or surfaces is a problem whose frequency is difficult to determine. This licking may occur often, but because it seems harmless and may only be somewhat annoying, many owners accept this unusual behavior or simply ignore it. However, some owners will inquire about it during a routine checkup and ask for advice.

Canine housetraining challenges

Apr 1, 2007

A well-housetrained dog is a requirement for most pet owners. In fact, behavior problems are a common cause of relinquishment to animal shelters, and inappropriate elimination has been reported to make up 15% to 24% of the behavior problems seen in veterinary behavior clinics.

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