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Fear and aggression: Why just exposing the dog in gradual steps won’t work

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About the author Laure-Anne Visele is a dog behaviourist and zoologist. Laure-Anne is OhMyDog’s behaviourist and gives consults to clients in The Hague, Delft, Westland and region (in Dutch or English).  Laure-Anne is a certified dog behaviourist with a degree in Zoology (University of Newcastle, United Kingdom) and postgraduate diploma in Applied Companion Animal Behaviour   …Continue Reading


Food is not love: also for dogs

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(Picture credits at the end of the post) This lady’s journey to help her foster dog lose weight is awe-inspiring. The target was huge (50 kilos!), but, as with behaviour modification goals, she broke it up into tiny little steps. There is a controversial aspect of using food in training, and that is the risk   …Continue Reading


Dog training: which course to choose?

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[in English below]   OhMyDog Den Haag heeft voor iedere type hond een speciale hondentraining diensten ontwikkeld, zodat we iedere hond kunnen helpen.   Er zijn dus best wat opties. Zo hebben we andere producten voor honden met een verschillende niveau ervaring en leeftijd, en we nemen er ook rekening mee als de hond net   …Continue Reading


Making the dog behaviour problem go away: plaster on a broken leg?

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[picture credits at the end of the post] As a dog behaviourist, Jenny Efimova’s iceberg analogy on dog behaviour problems struck a chord with me. She aptly drew the dog’s behaviour problem as the tip of the iceberg, and the sunken part as the (emotional) root cause.    Check out her excellent blog (DogMinded), by   …Continue Reading


Why are are NOT dog trainers

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[illustration credits at the end of the post] I wish there was a better word to describe what we do. ‘Dog training’ certainly isn’t it. Let me start by telling you a little secret: I am allergic to registrations that start with “I want my dog to do as he is told” and “I want   …Continue Reading


Advanced obedience competition at OhMyDog!

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  [In English below] Op maandag 13 mei 2019, 19.00-21.00, organiseert OhMyDog Hondentraining en gedragscentrum de eerste Gevorderde Gehoorzaamheids Olympische Spelen in Den Haag.  Gevorderde gehoorzaamheid cursisten zullen laten zien wat ze over de laatste tien weken allemaal hebben geleerd, en zullen concurreren voor de Gouden beker! Deelnemers die op de aankondiging van de resultaten   …Continue Reading


Help! My Labrador puppy bites!

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  This little guy, despite his uber-cute face, doesn’t just have the puppy crazy five minutes. He gets the full-blown crazy 24 hours. Why they booked a dog behaviour advice visit His owners were getting conflicting advice from trainers, other dog owners, neighbours, etc. and none of the ‘commonsense’ stuff worked. They wanted an evidence-based   …Continue Reading


Why great puppy classes give your pup the best start in life

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    More experienced dog owners ask themselves if they would benefit from puppy classes. We get that question a lot, so we thought we’d create an infographic to explain the benefits of a responsibly run puppy class, even for experienced owners.   Enjoy and share!          More information about the puppy   …Continue Reading


Hondengedragstherapie: wat?! (in het Engels)

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Blog post by The Hague dog behaviourist Laure-Anne Visele about the profession of Hondengedragstherapeut Photo credits at the end of the post My grandmother was born in 1919. She grew up on a farm just after World War One with pigs and cows and… dogs. One of them bit her dad (as he was being   …Continue Reading


Funclass demo in Den Haag

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[in English below]   Vandaag gaven we een demo van de Funclass namens Voor Welzijn en Gemeente Den Haag, om de opening van een nieuw losloopveldje in Bezuidenhout West te vieren.   We hebben lokale hondeneigenaren mogen ontmoeten, en mogen hun honden aanleren hoe te: – skateboarden, – de sleutels van baasje te vinden. –   …Continue Reading