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, […]
Greeting other dogs when on the lead: good or bad idea?
Blog post about on-lead greetings, by Laure-Anne Visele (MSc, dog behaviourist), on 3 June 2020 I got this really cute picture from a puppy student of mine, showing how well socialisation to other pups was going with her adorable girl. My initial instinct as a behaviourist I directly checked the photo for signs of tension […]
The new course dates are official
We have finally managed! After a very unpredictable period, we finally have enough visibility to finalise our summer planning. See below for the dog training lessons this summer (in The Hague):
Do As I Do: the cutest & most scientifically interesting dog training method
Written by Laure-Anne Visele, 20 May 2020 (photo credits below) What is “Do As I Do”? “Do As I Do”, a.k.a. DAID, was discovered by ethologist and dog trainer Claudia Fugazza. With this method, you demonstrate a particular behaviour to your dog and you then ask him to repeat what you did. As long as […]
But surely you have to see the dog’s problem behaviour with your own eyes?
Written by Laure-Anne Visele, 19 May 2020. Photo credits at the end of the post. It’s early in the morning and my coffee hasn’t kicked in. I try to unfog my brains as I wait at my client’s front door. This should go smoothly. I have left safety instructions and I have SMS’ed in […]
Separation anxiety and dogs: 9 tips that sound good but are terrible ideas
Written by Laure-Anne Visele, 16 May 2020. Based on Doggo article by the same author. Photo credits at the bottom of the post Our clients often try tips from the internet or from the neighbour-who’s-had-dogs-all-his life before they call us, with often disastrous consequences for the poor dog. These are the top 9 don’ts that we’ve […]
Brain games for dogs: the golden rules
Written by Laure-Anne Visele, dog behaviourist, on 12 May 2020 Brain games for dogs are all the rage – and rightly so! If you use them well, you can transform your dog from hyperactive devil to the calmest dog. The idea is that brain games make dogs happily tired. So, how do you use brain […]
OhMyDog re-opening phases
OhMyDog is opening again (in phases)! This is obviously dependent on how the corona situation develops. Important: Keep an eye on your mailbox (including your spam box) so that you can confirm when you have received a mail from us. First wave From Monday 18 May, the following Monday groups can start again (at the […]
Our latest Doggo article about dogs and separation anxiety is out
Are you curious what a dog behaviourist has to say about separation anxiety? With the relaxing of the Dutch corona measures, we are going to leave the house more often. This was the perfect moment to write an article about separation anxiety for Doggo.nl (THE Dutch on-line source of information about dogs). The article is […]