Robson’s dog whisperer

Dr. Amanda Florsheim

Dr. Amanda Florsheim

Joyce Brein

Dr. Amanda Florsheim, DVM, CBCC-KA, owner of Veterinary Behavior Solutions and VBS The Training Studio, was the guest speaker for the March 12, 2016 Happy Tails meeting. Dr. Florsheim specializes in cases involving fear, aggression, phobias, anxieties and compulsive behavior. This month’s topics was “Five Myths about Dogs and Behavior.”

(1) Animals as Packs

(2) Hierarchy of Behavior

(3) Ladder of Aggression

(4) Genetics

(5) Dog’s body language

Dr. Florsheim was born and raised in Dallas. She graduated with honors from Trinity University. She received a fellowship to attend Emory University for a PhD in History. Since her true passion is working with animals and the human-animal bond, Dr. Florsheim remained in Texas and attended Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine where she was selected as a Geraldine R. Dodge Frontiers of Veterinary Medicine Fellow in 2002. In 2010 Veterinary Behavior Solutions was opened, located at 2765 E. Trinity Mills, Suite 200, Carrollton, TX 75006, phone: 469-236-0066.