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  • ‘Tough love’ or ‘tough luck’?

    ‘Tough love’ or ‘tough luck’?

    Written by Laure-Anne Viselé, 13 Nov 2020 Blog about heavy-handed dog training methods I feel so angry. And sad. This week, a client came to our door. He was desperate. The dog had to leave immediately. Why? Because this week, for the first time, their dog has bitten (quite severely, at that). They no longer […]

  • Dogs adopted from abroad are true Houdini’s

    Dogs adopted from abroad are true Houdini’s

    On November 10 2020, Laure-Anne was interviewed by Omroep West about dogs adopted from abroad (in connection with 14 sheep that were recently killed by two adopted huskies). You can read the full interview transcript below. Adopting a dog from abroad is increasingly popular. Your opinion as a dog trainer and zoologist: is this a […]

  • Puppy fight club

    Puppy fight club

    Written by Laure-Anne Viselé (BSc, MSc, PG Dip., O&O), Zoologist and dog behaviour therapist 22 September 2020 “I want to lodge a complaint about your puppy class. I expected my pup would be playing around with other pups every week and, not only don’t you do that in class but we are even asked to […]

  • #metoo dogs: should we ask for consent when petting dogs?

    #metoo dogs: should we ask for consent when petting dogs?

    Written by Laure-Anne Viselé, zoologist en dog behaviourist 15 Sep 2020 Danny the Yorkshire terrier ‘loves’ kids This morning, I walking to school with my son and we bumped into Danny-the-Yorkshire-terrier and his human mom. My kid got really excited! Finally I would get to meet the famous Danny, who loves kids so much. I […]

  • Dog behaviour problem: Do I need obedience training or behaviourist advice?

    Dog behaviour problem: Do I need obedience training or behaviourist advice?

    Written by dog behaviourist, dog trainer and zoologist Laure-Anne Viselé 11 Sep 2020 A bit of disobedience or a real behaviour problem?  I got this in my mailbox this morning: “I would like to register for: Obedience 1″ “Goal: Teaching my dog to stay home alone without crying.” And these are a couple I got […]

  • The 8 Golden Rules for a great dog-kid relationship

    The 8 Golden Rules for a great dog-kid relationship

    Laure-Anne’s article about the 8 golden rules for a great dog-kid relationship is coming out on Kwispeltherapie today (in Dutch). Click on the link to read the whole article.   https://www.kwispeltherapie.be/de-8-gouden-regels-voor-een-prettige-kind-hond-relatie/?fbclid=IwAR1NNidlrF16-YxPbXm-WbUuM0zrgTH4lQIzXBle7keOf54tjL-fNvKjtzY

  • Harness or collar?

    Harness or collar?

    Blog post reviewing claims about dog harnesses and collars written by dog behaviourist Laure-Anne Visele Re-issued from older post by same author Harness zombies Have you ever had an Apple/Mac “zombie” trying to get you to join the anti-Microsoft ranks? The dog world is just as susceptible to extreme product loyalties. Harness fans can call […]

  • Attachment in dogs: the latest Doggo article is out

    Attachment in dogs: the latest Doggo article is out

    Attachment is all the rage in doggie world at the moment. Laure-Anne has just written an article (in Dutch) for Doggo about the scientific aspects of attachment in dogs.    Photo credits: Shelter dog head through grid: Photographer Eric Pleitez from Flickr. CC BY 2.0. No modifications made. In this feature, you can read about, among other things:  What we […]

  • Help! I have committed the “It’s OK, he doesn’t bite” crime

    Help! I have committed the “It’s OK, he doesn’t bite” crime

    Written by Laure-Anne Visele-Jonkman on 26 June 2020 Blog post about the ‘He doesn’t bite’ brigade I was walking with my super sociable dog on the street and he’d just happily greeted 2-3 people. My dog exudes kindness and sociability so much that people ask me all the time if they can pet him. He […]

  • Should we really be suing dog shelters?

    Should we really be suing dog shelters?

    Blog post by Laure-Anne Visele, dog behaviourist, 18 June 2020 Should we really be suing dog shelters? The bite incident that started it all On Sunday 31 July 2016, a 6-year old girl got viciously attacked by her neighbour’s dog in Amsterdam. The dog’s owner had recently adopted him from the local shelter, and had, […]