*For 6 weeks
*+ pos. travel charges may apply
Welcome our Behaviourist page, for help, advice and guidance with your dog’s behaviour problem. Our behaviour advice is:
In-house visits for clients in The Hague and vicinity (see Terms and conditions for catchment area).
You are entrusting us with your dog’s mental health, and we take that responsibility seriously. These are our behaviourist (Laure-Anne Visele)’s credentials:
Dogs who have behaviour problems that go deeper than a spot of disobedience. Often, these dogs are struggling emotionally. These dogs get get too (easily) excited/scared/agressive, of stay excited/scared/agressive for too long. In general dogs who, because of their issues, are hard to live with, are good candidates for behaviour therapy.
Do you want to be able to do these things again with peace of mind?
If you are curious how our clients experience a behaviourist evaluation appointment, go to the testimonials page and look for the word ‘behaviour’.
We draw from psychology, psychiatry and ethology (biology of behaviour) to put together custom training exercises for your dog.
Behaviour therapy is not a quick fix: it will cost you time and effort to get results. Sometimes, you have to wait weeks, if not months, to see a profound difference
Our role is not to take over the dog from you, but to give you the tools and coaching you need to turn the situation around. You continue to be in charge of your dog and of applying the advice we give you. So behaviour therapy is an involved process on the part of the owner.
Every dog is different, so we don’t follow fixed methods.
We do try to adhere to the most evidence-based guidelines possible, and we only use animal-friendly methods. That means no fear, intimidation or pain.
We also approach you, the person, with understanding and empathy. So, despite our serious objectives, we make sure the sessions are not just fun for the dog, but also for you.
The 2-hour package represents about 5 to 6 hours of our time, including the written report and travel to your home.
Rare are the dogs for whom it is too late for behaviour therapy. We help with older dogs just as often as we help for younger ones.
Having said that, the younger the dog and the shorter the problem has existed, the lesser therapy effort you’ll need to put in.
So whatever you do, don’t wait and wait, as these problems tend to get worse and worse. This would cost you more in the long run.
No. Some cases require (medical) specialists and/or a veterinary behaviourist.
This is why we have two pre-set evaluation moments:
If we, after these two points, are having serious doubts about the prognosis of the dog with behaviour therapy alone, we will, together with you, weigh up the decision of a referral to the right specialist. This puts clear spending barriers so you know the process is not endless.