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OhMyDog! Dog training in The Hague

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The Obedience for the family dog course is starting again on Wednesday 15 November

Last week, we gave our Obedience students well-deserved certificates and we are happy to welcome a new group of students from Wednesday 15 November.

During this 10-week course (with a 2-week break for Xmas), we teach you how to teach your dog to:

  • come running to you when you call him/her, ignoring distractions around him/her
  • calm him/herself down when asked, aka ‘relax’ on request
  • look at you – and keep looking at you – and just you – when passing something distracting
  • stay sitting/lying down until we release him/her, with and without distractions
  • let go of something in his/her mouth as soon as you ask, even when you ask in a jovial tone and even if the dog was really into – it.
  • ignore a delicious smell – e.g. hamburger – on request, even when you ask nicely
  • And much more

Find out more about the contents of this course on here.

Register before 15 November to have your spot confirmed.

 

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Our High Risk Dogs seminar for animal organisation (in Dutch):

During this 3-hour seminar (evening, on-site), we give your colleagues and clients concrete information about:

  • The aggression problem that the Dutch government is targeting: Genetic and environmental factors, diagnosis and frequency.
  • Incident management and prevention steps for the few dogs concerned, including protocols for separating fighting dogs in different scenarii.
  • What is known today about the proposed law change and how dogs and owners will be affected.
  • Concrete exercises and group discussions on real-life issues.

This seminar is intended for Dutch animal organisations who want to organise an information evening on this complex file for their clients and/or colleagues.

If you’d like to know more, you can find more details here. You can also mail us on info@ohmydogschool.com. To register, click here.

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OhMyDog! is looking for new colleagues: OhMyDog! is looking for new trainers and behaviour coaches. We are looking for 3 different profiles: the Nerd (academic background in behaviour and/or animals), the Field guy (works with dogs all day long), and/or the Pro (certified trainer). Are you excited about the evidence-based concept? Do you want to advise on dog behaviour based on sound scientific principles, rather than hearsay or personal opinion? Are you free to come to The Hague every Wednesday night? Then you will fit right in with our team of dog nerds. More information here.

Dog training classes and seminars

Group lessons are given on Wednesday nights from our dedicated dog training field in Kijkduin (Den Haag). For more pricing, please consult our Class schedule page. Note: Seminars can be given on non-Wednesdays.


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Right now, we offer the following lessons, but keep checking regularly for more offerings:

  • High Risk Dogs seminar for animal organisations (in Dutch): 3-hour seminar given from your own facilities. For more information, consult our Workshop page.

 

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  • Puppy class (Dutch or English): Weekly enrollment. The 40-minute lessons take place between 7.10pm and 7.50pm. A socialisation and habituation course for pups from 10 weeks of age. The basis for a polite, well-adjusted, confident dog. This 8-week course costs 152 euros. For more information and handy puppy tips, check our Puppy page.
  • Obedience for the family dog (Dutch or English): 15 November. The 50-minute lessons take place between 8.10pm and 9pm. We focus on the obedience skills that are relevant to family dogs (e.g. stay sitting even with distractions, leave something alone reliably – ‘leave it’, come back when called, etc.). This 10-week course costs 190 euros. We describe the course in details on our Obedience page.
  • Advanced obedience (only in Dutch): Exact date to be determined. The 50-minute lessons (in Dutch) take place between 7.10pm and 8pm. Playful and challenging lessons for the dogs who already master basic obedience skills. This 10-week course costs 190 euros. Read more about this course on our Advanced page.
  • Behaviour adjustment (Dutch or English): On appointment, tailor-made one-one-one in-house training and behaviour advice. For dogs who are not suited for group training (e.g. aggression, fear, excessive frustration). More information? Mail us on info@ohmydogschool.com. We will put together the most cost-effective package for your dog. The standard process consists in 1 2-hour long evaluation (190 euros per appointment) and advice session followed by 4 practical training appointments (55 euros per appointment).

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OhMyDog! in a nutshell

Our goal is simple: Happy, polite family dogs who are well-adjusted to living in society; parlour tricks and blind obedience are not the priority of our lessons.

For whom: For dog owners in The Hague and region (our clients come from Leidschendam-Voorburg, Rijswijk, Wassenaar, Scheveningen, etc. to Kijkduin) who want a happy, well-behaved family dog.

What: We teach skills that are relevant for the real life of a family dog, not dry obedience. Our highly educated dog trainers advise you following evidence-based principles: modern techniques and scientific research.

Where: We give our dog training lessons in a secure, dedicated training field in the heart of The Hague’s green belt (Kijkduin). Opposite Golf Club Ockenburgh, near the International School.

When: We give all our lessons on Wednesday evenings.

How: Our friendly trainers and the small class sizes result in a relaxed, playful atmosphere. And, needless to say, we never use pain or intimidation.

By whom: Every small class is taught by two experienced dog trainers: one Head Instructor (who gives the lesson centrally) and one Behaviour Coach (who gives one-on-one tips).

For our expat friends, we offer separate classes given exclusively in English.

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You can get a feel for our classes in this movie (courtesy of Lucy Irvine, shot on our old field). You can also hear what our customers of the last few years have to say about us.

Contact details and dog training location in The Hague

We give our classes at De Clan (12 Wijndaelerweg, Den Haag), our enclosed training field on the green edges of the Ockenburgh Park (opposite the Golf Club). The location is safe, clean, fenced off, and easily accessible by car. For directions, go to our Location page.

You can always mail us on info@OhMyDogSchool.com. We will do our best to respond within two business days.

Your dog training team

OhMyDog! is run by your friendly dog nerds, Laure-Anne Visele-Jonkman and Sabine Peters.

Your classes are given by experienced and certified professionals, preferably with specialist academic credentials. Why are we so picky? Because at OhMyDog!, we only leave your dog in the hands of qualified dog trainers.

Laure-Anne and her dog Courtesy of Nicolette van der Werf (AD)

Laure-Anne and her dog
Courtesy of Nicolette van der Werf (AD Volkskrant)

Want to be an intern at OhMyDog? Check our internship page.

Private dog training and behaviour therapy in The Hague

Not every dog was born for group training and some problems go beyond obedience. Our applied behaviourists can help with deeper-rooted problems like aggression, fear, or separation-related problems. If you think your dog might benefit from behaviour advice, select ‘behaviour advice or private training’ in the sign-up form and we’ll guide you through the process. Read this diagram if you are interested in the reasoning behind our routing decisions.

 

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