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Dog training workshops in The Hague

 

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For whom are the workshops?

Our short course are given in Dutch. Whilst individual instructions are given in English if you like, our expat students need to master Dutch enough to follow the central explanation without help or translation to benefit from this course.

All dogs above 5 months are welcome to join as long as they are temperamentally suited for group training, so no excess barking, aggression or social fears. We can help dogs who suffer from problems going beyond obedience through private training lessons. To register for this service, pick “Behaviour advice or private training” under “Enlisting for course“ on the registration form.

Zoologist’s secrets

This seminar is given in English, and lasts about two and a half hours (often between 8pm and 10.30pm, but do check the latest instructions in the mail you’ll receive upon registration). It is given without dogs, please leave your pooch at home.

This seminar is presented by Laure-Anne Visele. Laure-Anne is a university-trained Zooloogist, and a certified and experienced dog behaviourist and trainer. For more information about Laure-Anne’s credentials, see here.

The topic is taking an ‘evidence-based’ (scientifically sound, thus) look at every day dog behaviour. The following elements (among others) will be tackled:

  • Little known elements of canine body language
  • When to break up a play bout between dogs
  • Troubleshooting toolbox for how to teach a dog something new, when you are getting stuck
  • Toolbox about how to help a dog drop an unwanted habit (humanely)
  • A scientific look at punishment and dominance

A written hand-out will be mailed to you after the seminar.

A spot costs 25 euro per person. To book a spot, please complete this form.

High-Risk Dogs seminar

Send us a mail (info@ohmydogschool.com) to enquire about organising a seminar for your organisation.

Note to our expat friends: This seminar is in Dutch.
Note to our guests. This seminar is without dog. Please leave your pooch at home.

This 3-hour evening seminar is given on-site, from your facilities, to the employees and clients you invite. It is intended to be given from veterinary practices, animal shelters, pet pensions and pet stores.

Zoologist and dog behaviour therapist Laure-Anne Visele reviews the scientific insights about the risks and a reviews the legislation; & risk manager and specialist dog walker Floor Keur summarises practical risk management tips and best practices to deal with real-life situations.

The following topics will be presented:

  • Is it true that there are no dogs, just bad owners?
  • What do the law and law projects say precisely? How will it affect me?
  • How to separate fighting dogs? What to do if your dog gets grabbed by another dog?
  • How do I keep my HRD out of trouble?
  • How to decrease the risk that your dog is involved in a dog fight?
  • and a lot more

Photo courtesy of Pxhere, CCO license. Original can be found here.

Our target audience is broad for this seminar:

  • Dog professionals who want evidence-based and objective information, not hear-say and opinion.
  • Motivated HR dog owners in need of clarification and more detailed information about the law change.
  • Worried owners of not-High Risk Dogs, who want a realistic, data-based picture of the risks rather than fear-mongering or trivialising.

We share our reasons for giving this seminar here.

 

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Recall workshop

Click here for information about course dates and costs.
Note to our expat friends: this course is given centrally in Dutch. Whilst some accommodation can be made with individual guidance, you need to master Dutch sufficiently to follow the central explanation if you want to benefit from this course.

The goal of this intensive 5-lesson workshop is to give you the tools to work on a fantastic ‘recall’. We’ll teach you how to get a reliable and sharp recall from your dog, even with distractions and temptations.

Of course we won’t make an angel of your German Pointer in the presence of wildlife, and your Lab will continue to find other dogs tempting play mates. But our professional tips and tailor-made games featuring real-life challenges will get you the best recall you can with the dog you have. We get our knowledge from working dog training techniques (e.g. police dogs) and scientific findings on dog behaviour.

We put safety first and will work with long leashes and behind fences as long as your dog needs this.

All the lessons are given in an informal and playful atmosphere.

Photo: Courtesy of Pixabay, CC0 License. Original can be found here.

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Loose leash walking workshops

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Note to our expat friends: this course is given centrally in Dutch. Whilst some accommodation can be made with individual guidance, you need to master Dutch sufficiently to follow the central explanation if you want to benefit from this course.

The goal of this intensive 5-lesson workshop is to teach you how to drastically reduce leash pulling, or even get rid of it altogether. We will give you professional secrets, custom-made games and fun exercises to teach your dog to cool it on the leash.

If your dog pulls on the leash out of fear and/or with aggression (e.g. to lunge at passing people or dogs), please choose “Behaviour advice and private training” in the course choice on the registration form. The Loose Leash Walking workshop will not address pulling appropriately if it stems from these issues.

All our exercises are compulsion-, pain- and fear-free. We design creative and playful exercises so that you and your pooch can have fun whist learning this useful skill. No one said dog training had to be boring, right?

Photo: courtesy of Lum3n.com CC0 license. Original can be found here.

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