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The corona puppy generation

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Written by Laure-Anne Visele 27 March 2020 We dog trainers worry about a generation of corona puppies. In these times of social distancing, how on earth do you socialise your puppy?  The socialisation period When it comes to socialisating your puppy, you only have a limited time window (roughly 7 weeks to 3 months old).   …Continue Reading


‘Leave it’ Harry Potter styles

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  Written by Laure-Anne Visele, 24 March 2020 So my kid was annoyed with me as I’d kept using our traditional ‘leave it’ to teach the dog to leave things alone, instead of the new cue we’d replaced it with: ‘Expelliamus’. What did I catch him doing? Only the cutest thing! He is throwing a   …Continue Reading


Puppy goes online

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We wanted to be there for our puppy students to let them continue with socialization and obedience during their pup’s socialisation period. We are proud to unveil our on-line learning environment! This way, our students can pick up where they left off in the puppy class, even in these difficult times.   Existing students get   …Continue Reading


Corona: OhMyDog’s group lessons are cancelled effective immediately

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Written on 20 March 2020 We are writing this with tears in our eyes, but we have decided to cancel all group lessons effective immediately. This hard measure shall apply until at least Monday 6 April, at which time we shall review the situation and communicate the next step to you. We hope that the   …Continue Reading


Evolution of OhMyDog’s Corona measures

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Last update: 25 March 2020 (tightening of regulations around private training and behavior therapy) Evolution of OhMyDog’s corona measures: 25 March update: We gave our first puppy class on-line and are super happy with the results! Do you have a pup and would like to follow these classes? Read more here. 23 March update: The   …Continue Reading


The RIVM has (positively) reviewed OhMyDog’s corona measures

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Written on 17 March 2020, Laure-Anne Visele We have called the RIVM gebeld today to discuss our specific situation and have them review the measures we took to dampen the progress of the corona virus.   Upon reviewing the specifics, they confirmed that our measures are appropriate and that there is zero risk of contamination. Our   …Continue Reading


Corona virus and your pet dog

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This post was written by Laure-Anne Visele, Zoologist, on 16 Mar 2020. Last update: 27 March 2020. It reflects the understanding on this topic at that date. For the latest updates, please keep abreast of announcements by the WHO. Many dog owners have contacted us as they are anxious about the impact of the virus   …Continue Reading


Corona virus: special measures

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Last update: 20 March 2020 (cancellation of all group lessons) (For our past measures, see here)   Group lessons inside (theory lessons and seminars, without dog) These are cancelled until further notice.  1-on-1 sessions (private training and behaviour advice sessions) Private training shall take place outside (at a suitable distance) if this can be organised   …Continue Reading


Dog cognition: scent research study

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At OhMyDog, we base our advice, courses and protocols on the latest research. We keep on top of the scientific literature so our clients get modern, reliable advice. Whilst surveying the latest research literature, we came across this interesting study, which we’ll summarize for you.  We all knew dogs rocked at smelling, but this takes   …Continue Reading


Dog behaviour therapy: when a scared dog falls asleep on your lap!

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What an honour! This young man (English cocker cross) finds visitors VERY stressful. He sees them as dangerous, and he then goes directly into protection mode (protecting his owner). This has reached the stage that receiving guests is really stressful for the family. I carried out a protocol we designed for guest-shy dogs. I was   …Continue Reading