Sammy the cloud dog shows you the name of every dog we’ve coached since 2013. We’ve helped many Sammies, Pips and Bobbies on their way to becoming a happy, well-behaved dog.
Below, you can read about the experience of our customers (gathered from Google, Doggo, Facebook and e-mail).
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Very attentive, friendly, young trainers. Personal attention. Lots of fun exercises. When one of the trainer could not give the lesson, it was smoothly taken over by a colleague. I know that, as soon as I ask myself throughout the week 'Uh, shouldn't our pup actually learn X?' X comes naturally in the next lesson. Nice homework assignments. Beautiful forest environment with, for example, horse riders by the fence on the adjacent path (good for socialization). Informal, cozy atmosphere in which you feel free to ask questions. Very well and smoothly organised, very professional. Very accessible. My pup is dead tired after class, because he has been nice and active.
Dog training for a pup is an absolute must for dog and owner. Because of Corona, the puppy course was private training soon after Starlite arrived in December/January with Stephanie, followed by the obedience course which was partly online but mostly outside by Svetlana. Both courses were valuable and necessary and very enjoyable. It has helped me tremendously to understand the needs of my pup and how to get her to respond. Looking forward to doing the advanced course with Starlite. In the meantime, we keep practising and, thanks to the training, it is going very well. Thank you, Stephanie, Laure-Anne and especially Svetlana!
I called OhMyDog! (Stephanie) for guidance about my German Shepherd's behaviour problems, after an incident. My dog experienced a lot of stress and lunged at other people and dogs. After a nice conversation with Stephanie, I got the right tools to to tackle this problem independently and get started, together with my dog (the option for guided training was also available!). Every week I received feedback about the training and I was able to ask my questions which gave me adapted advice / exercises. As the training progressed I really saw a lot of growth in my dog and, right now, the problem behaviour is as good as gone / certainly greatly decreased! I didn't dare dream of these results when I first started, but it has helped us so much and was really worth the investment! I can recommend this dog training school to anyone considering behaviour therapy for their dog! Very friendly, professional people with a lot of knowledge who have also taught me a lot about my dog!
We have followed the Puppy course with our Corgi puppy and are very happy with the lessons given by Lydia. The course took place entirely on-line, and it went perfectly. The lesson was given in a small group by a patient, clear and nice instructor. We also received extra information on the topics covered by e-mail as an added bonus. During the lessons, we were also regularly kept informed about the Corona developments, to see if it was possible to switch to outside lessons. In short, I highly recommend this course. On-line meant a quiet environment, and we had good guidance!
Our dog Bickel started at OhMyDog with a puppy course and it was a very nice experience! So we decided to also participate in the follow-up class (obedience training). We started out on the field in Corona time in a group of 5 dogs. As the lockdown was later announced, the group size was adjusted to allow our lessons to go on. When even small groups became disallowed, we continued the training on-line. They went above and beyond with their on-line lessons! OhMyDog managed to navigate the restrictions and put together on-line classes in no time; and Bickel continued to take great steps forward during the on-line classes. It was great to keep him learning. The on-line lessons were actually very nice, because it enabled us to put the finishing touches to Bickel's training in our home environment, thanks to the involvement of the trainers and the personal tips we received. We are already looking forward to the next training!
We started our course in the middle of the Corona crisis, first on the field with a group of 5, then a group of 2, then when even that was no longer allowed, the school organized it online. That took some getting used to, but it soon turned out that it worked very well because you are at home in your own environment, the dog is very at ease and training only becomes easier. Because of the personal attention you get, you get very good instructions and tips to improve and above all to train your dog in a fun way. We were very impressed by the rapid adjustments and the professionalism of this organization and their trainers. They have guided us very well despite all the corona restrictions. We have already registered for the follow-up training: online or not, we no longer care.
We followed the Beyond Obedience mini-course on "Personality Testing" on-line with our dog Atum. We followed the course in the comfort of our living room, and it gave really nice and surprising results. The first lesson took place on the field but it got moved online because of the lockdown. This course was very suitable for this because Atum could take the tests without distractions. Atum has now received his 5th diploma from OhMyDog and we have already registered for the next Beyond Obedience course, "Scent-Tracking". We can't wait to start again 😉 Thanks to all OhMyDog employees who made it possible to continue with our dog in this way. We enjoyed it. Love, Miranda, René and Atum.
What a great dog training school. We had Stephanie as our instructor and what a skilled and patient trainer she is! Really great. Great service even in the middle of the horrendous Covid lockdown (meaning we needed to take part of our course on-line). TOP
The team at OhMyDog! is well-educated, and you can see that immediately! Each dog gets individual attention during the lessons, so that they get challenged at just the right level: not too much, not too little.
I took a private training for my dog in the Summer. It was really good. Stephanie is very professional, patient, she explains with details all the things you should do with you dog and gives very good tips. In a very short time, my dog Nanette knew how to sit, to lay down, to walk close to me. I recommend OhMyDog! services, they are really good. Nanette passed a little exam at the end of the training and got a nice certificate. She will soon take level 2 and she can't wait!
Freddy, our Golden Retriever, has just completed his obedience I course with coach Roos. We are incredibly impressed about the growth that he has shown throughout this course. Roos is professional and really patient, she reassured us that puppy behaviour is not always worrisome and was always so sweet to Freddy. We also really appreciated the positive training methods.
We had 1 on 1 lessons in English for our pup, and over the course of 4 lessons he learned how to be a responsive, much better behaved dog. Stephanie was very helpful and answered all our questions. We hope to try group classes in the future!
We did the puppy course and we got very nice tips! Things that usually we think we are doing right and... surprise! Amazing how we can manage some situations with just simple actions. Helped us a lot with the family environment, especially with kid’s behaviour. Now going to next course!
Svetlana is a brilliant teacher. She managed to give us the tools to accommodate his quirks without dominating his personality. We really appreciated this. Especially given the group environment we had a trainer who delivered bespoke support and guidance suited to our Boi. More than anything the class was loads of fun and we laughed a lot. A big thank you to lovely Svetlana – we appreciated the classes very much.
The puppy course taught me some important basics on how to be a good dog owner, and how I need to behave to teach my dog to be a good social dog, and to keep her safe. There was enough breadth of topics, yet consistency in approach, mix of theory and practice, that helped translate theory into results. I only wish I could have started earlier than 5 months. In parallel, I was learning that there are other schools of thought who may consider this school approach "too positive", especially for a hunting breed. Struggling with the pulling on the line behaviour, I tried another trainer with a super strict approach. While we got immediate obedience at first, the results didn't last, which reminded me a simple truth that there are no shortcuts and what you put in, you get back. Will be continuing with Oh My Dog and their modern, scientific and positive approach.
I want to thank you so much for the incredibly nice and instructive lessons. I use the insights you gave us every day! You have the knack to motivate not only the dog, but also the human and you already know how much I value your evidence-based approach. Thank you for everything! You have contributed so much to my close bond with Mats. I wish you tons of luck with your very special dog training school!
We followed the Advanced Obedience course with instructor Lydia with our boxer, Thijs. We enjoyed it so much! The professionalism of this dog training school in giving each dog a tailor-made approach was hear-warming. They take your dog's personality, and the breed's strengths and weaknesses into account. Such a shame that there are no more follow-up courses that we can follow at OhMyDog! or we would have definitely signed up for more. We highly recommend OhMyDog! if you want to train in a relaxed atmosphere and if you want to achieve nice things together with your dog without having to frustrate your dog in the process. Top people!
We have just followed OhMyDog's puppy course with our first dog. Thank you so much for your help and for your educational lessons. We have learnt so much and we are definitely signing up for the follow-up course.
My Cavalier Ziggy and me followed a private training. Focus of the training was recall and dealing with challenging wildlife like cows and sheep. Within a few sessions Stephanie helped me to understand my dog much better. She is such an astute observer and her feedback is to the point, gentle but confident. I am very impressed by OhMyDog’s philosophy and capabilities. Thank you! I can now enjoy my beloved dog even more.
Such an amazing school, I can’t thank them enough! We have a (very!) large rescue dog with quite a lot of confidence issues. He made such great progress during the training, we couldn’t be more proud! Thank you so much Svetlana and Laure-Anne!! Can’t wait for our giant to start the next level course!
A really enthusiastic team of trainers, they really care about both animal and owner without falling into soppiness. They custom tips that really match your dog and where he's at in his development.
The puppy classes were golden! Nice tips and exercises for your dog. The trainers were patient and gave us lots of information. They could answer any question we had. I definitely recommend them!
After struggling with my dog's separation anxiety for about a year, I decided to get consult OhMyDog for behaviour advice. Laure-Anne works in a very structured, solid way and her approach is also dog-friendly and personable. She conducts a thorough intake and invests the necessary time to understand the situation thoroughly. After that, she does not only give concrete exercises to tackle the problem behaviour but she also keeps your faith in the process and gives you advice and encouragement to keep you working on the problem after the consultation. I am grateful I could work with Laure-Anne and that I no longer need to rely on awful internet forums for advice. Not only is my dog coping better and better with being home alone, but I also understand her better. The therapy has only strengthened our bond.
My boyfriend and I brought home a 15 week old puppy - Tilly - in June and we were very overwhelmed by the change that she brought to our household. I contacted OhMyDog! on the second day after Tilly was home and asked for the private lessons package. We received a response less than 24hrs from Stephanie, who was so kind and understanding. We had 4 private lessons with her and we loved her approach - both towards us and our puppy. Stephanie has a very calm and positive attitude, she is very observant both of the dog's behaviour and our training techniques, she is great at correcting both owner & puppy and explains very clearly the reason for a correction and how to do the training so that the dog will understand the exercise. Stephanie has been so patient in listening and answering the hundreds of questions we asked her during our 4 lessons and countless emails, I simply can't recommend her and OhMyDog! enough
Laure-Anne is knowledgeable and professional while maintaining a warmth that makes it feel like you're a team, rather than expert and student. She gave us great advice without making us feel judged. The weekly report card system is excellent, continuing the tailored advice. Altogether a supportive and encouraging behaviourist who we will use again.
The fun is now back in our walks thanks to small but insightful tips. My dog was really stubborn and would not come back when called, when we walked in the woods. After three lessons, I trust him again and I can let my dog off the lead again. They also respond really quickly to e-mails. I would definitely recommend them!!
We had a fantastic intake with Laura-Anne for our very fearfull rescue dog from Romania. She went above and beyond to understand her problems and needs and help give us the right tools to guide her in the right direction. She is very knowledgeable and gave us a new confidence as dog owners. We definitely recommend OhMyDog.
I very much enjoyed the time together with my young beauceron Pilar at dogschool OhMyDog. The enthusiasm my trainer Lydia as well as backup trainer Laure Anne showed, is greatly motivational. Groups are small, lessons are compact and you get all new stuff in bits and pieces, so everyone can handle it. The atmosphere is dog and peoplefriendly. Only thing that could be better is the place, it is quit limited. I very much can recommend this dogschool for people with dogs meant to be a companion animal. The exact goal for most dogs in Dutch families. Thanks for a lovely time and hope to see you again! Sieneke and Pilar
I have just finished my puppy course with Spike. We have immediately signed up for the follow-up course! Friendly instructors who are crazy about dogs.
We have done the shelter dog program with OhMyDog. Despite the fact that I am already quiet experienced with dogs, adopting a rescue dog into your home is completely different than having your dog since he was a pup. Really great, friendly and valuable guidance!
We were really excited to find a solution for our dog who is in a really fearful state most of the time so we needed an expert's point of view and further training. This place is the best you can find!! Good listeners and very professional! Thank you for your assistance!!
I attended the obedience course before and found the school's compassionate approach excellent. Every training is based on how we can motivate the dog to be a willing participant, rather than making them do what humans want. This underlying philosophy was distinctive to some courses I attended before. A year after the obedience course, I also sought the behaviour consultation to tackle issues that got worse recently (play-aggression and sensitivity to street noise). Laure-Anne was again super resourceful with lots of information and ideas. In addition to her professional knowledge, she is also a helpful and encouraging person which is a big plus. Overall, highly recommended!
We have followed the child-dog course with great pleasure. My daughter really liked it, and so did the dog. We have learnt lots of tricks so we can show off what our dog can do, but in a dog-child safe way! Plus points: Corono-safe, small group, lots of time and individual attention, including attention for additional questions, tons of fun for kids and dogs: crawing through tunnels, slaloms, agility course, jumping over obstacles, etc.
Recently arrived in NL with a rescue dog displaying behavioural problems. We had a 3 hour consultation with Laure-Anne over Zoom ( Covid-19 restrictions) which by the end of left us empowered and confident. Laure-Anne took the time to adress all the issues, immediately providing us with techniques to use- which in the week since the call have made otherwise stressful walks, dare we say, quiet and more enjoyable! We will now commence with the detailed training plan that she has put together for us, and have decided to use the trainer that comes recommended. So far, expectations have been exceeded and we highly recommend OhMyDog!
Have had a behaviour advice consultation because I wanted some guidance on how to deal with my dog's insecure behaviour, and I wanted to find the root cause for her barking. The session was really nice and focused: customised to Leia's issues. It has given us a useful mix of training steps and management tips. I am now much more confident and relaxed, and therefore Leia too. I highly recommend!
The unexpected on-line lessons during Corona times: how good of you to have got this project off the ground so quickly! We weren't enthousiastic at first because we found it a shame not to see the other pups anymore, but it turned out great as our hyper pup wasn't getting so distracted. Noedle is going absolutely great now! Thank you so much!
After our puppy classes, we enrolled for the Obedience course to our satisfaction. At Oh my dog, they really look at the individual dogs, and the relation between dog and owner. My bond with Gibson has become so much tighter! I highly recommend them!
We have followed the puppy class as well as the obedience course, and are happy with both. The team is enthusiastic, motivated and professional. With their knowledge and know-how, we have seen our pup grow enormously in terms of obedience. They don't just focus on obedience, but also on having well-socialised who are well-adjusted to the city life. They give good advice to not only complete beginners, but also experienced owners. They also accommodate for owners or dogs who need a little bit more attention, this without handicapping the rest of the group. I highly recommend them!
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Super school! We have learnt a lot in this school. I really appreciated that the groups were so small and the instructions we got were really good: it was given in a way that you can actually use the explanations. The location is quiet and spatious. I have really enjoyed my lessons there (despite the rain, once in a while). I would highly recommend!!!
I followed the puppy class together with my dog, Zoey. We both found the classes really nice, and there is also a really good atmosphere. All the staff has been incredibly nice and helpful. We are very happy with our puppy classes!
We followed the kid-dog course with my 10-year-old daughter and my 10-month-old Labradoodle. Laure-Anne and Stephanie explained the do's and dont's to the kids in a nice, playful, but clear way. It's been four months and I still see the results. Milou respects Flow's boundaries and makes sure her friends do too. The lessons themselves gave Milou and Flow quality time together, which definitely strengthened their bond. I highly recommend this course!
OhMyDog! is a fantastic place to help you raise a happy obedient and healthy dog, to get all the necessary tools to understand, control your dog and build a great relationship. The lessons are straight to the point, advices are relevant and the coaches make sure to give you and your dog the best possible experience!!
My dog and I took the Obedience 1 course, which was really beneficial! Svetlana (our trainer) was patient, kind and knowledgeable. Because of her teaching, I became much more confident in my own training ability and, as an added bonus, I now feel more in-sync with my dog and can understand his cues much better. If you are looking for a place to do some training courses or one-on-one behavior therapy, I highly recommend OhMyDog!
I am really really happy about the results we reached with me (especially) and Nera 🙂 I feel also more connected with her now. Thanks to you, and especially to our teaching team, Svetlana and Liam, so much! I will keep infinitely recommending your school to the world ?????. You make our lives, as owners, so much easier!! Thank u again million times.
Super nice dog training school for puppy classes and follow-up courses. Enthusiastic trainers (and owners), small groups with only sociable dogs. Our labrador Harvey was already starting to whine in anticipation each time we walked towards the school.
Good instructions, clear explanations. Nice, relaxed atmosphere. Very positive approach to dogs. Really good school!
What a top school! Laure-Anne and her team don't just give standard lessons, but they look at each individual dog, and their specific needs. And they always take the time to answer your questions thoroughly and skillfully. We felt we were really in good hand and we are booking the follow-up course immediately. Thank you, OhMyDog team!
A really nice dog training school! I liked that the groups are so diverse: a Mastiff, a chihuahua, a poodle, a shepherd and a labrador all together. Despite the fact that Senna wasn't always the picture of focus, we have learnt a lot from Elise. Thank you again, and we look forward to our Advanced Obedience course!
Good obedience course. The instructor gave good tips and always takes her time for you.
We did the Obedience 1 course here, with Svetlana as our trainer. She was a great teacher: patient yet clear, and always ready to lighten the mood with anecdotes about training her own dogs. The size of the group was just right, location was good (easy parking!) and besides the main teacher there was always someone lending a hand and giving extra advice. Recommended!
Laure-Anne was really helpful in the approach for the interpretation of the behaviour. Really thoughtful and caring person. I recommend if you're struggling with fulfilling your dog's behavioural demands
I have just completed a course of super nice and informative puppy classes! Onwards to the Obedience course now. Thank you so much!
We have just finished our kid/dog training and what an eye opener it's been! Such a great way to get your kid (and yourself!) familiar with the tell-tale signs BEFORE it goes wrong. Really clear explanations and great games that kids can play with their dog. Super nice course, and very interesting too! From now on, my kid's interactions with dogs will be so much safer. Big thx !!
The Rescue dog advice service was so valuable to us. It really helped us understand our recently adopted dog, and know how to go about dealing with his (limited) baggage. This packet gave him a bit of time to acclimate to his new life without being immediately confronted with a group course. The advice has really helped build his confidence over the first few weeks. We'd never had a rescue dog before and when we informed the rescue organisation about this service, they were really enthousiastic, because they'd never heard of such an initiative before. We simply did not know what to expect of a rescue dog, so we signed up. It was ideal to be able to share our concerns remotely, ask for advice, check our expectations, because we could do so whilst the dog was in the comfort of his own home, undisturbed. The tips and tricks that we got were tailor-made to our questions and priorities, were practical, and really easy to apply. We also got step-by-step hand-outs with illustrations and examples to make the behaviour clearer. I will definitely sign up again if I get another rescue dog.
We completed our Dogs and kids course today, with my daughter Anouk & my dog Keetje (Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen). Anouk and Keetje are now a real team! I would recommend this course to anyone living with a dog and a child. You take a dog in your family, but you are not necessarily aware of the possibilities between dog and child. It is fantastic how Stefanie and LaureAnne have taught these possibilities to us. Now everyone in the family is involved with Keetje, in his/her own way. This course taught not only my dog some new skills, but also myself and my daughter. We have even been able to apply what we learnt to our interactions with other dog owners / parents.
We have learnt a ton during our puppy lessons. Our trainer, Stephanie, was really patient and nice. She could also explain everything clearly. We have gone straight to the follow-up course (Obedience).
I have followed the puppy classes with Nala (Shih Tzu / Chihuahua cross). At first, Nala found it a little much, but she relaxed by lesson 2. We have learnt a lot during this course: lots of tips and tricks that you can use out and about, and at home, You learn to recognize specific behaviour that tell you whether she likes something or not, e.g. when playing with other dogs. We definitely need to practise, but, for a pup of about 4,5 months, she's doing great! I also liked the way they traine at OhMyDog: you raise the dogs in a positive way. So, if something isn't going as you wish, not punish, but reward what you do like. We are definitely going through to the Obedience course at OhMyDog!
Learnt a lot with our pup, and in a playful way. I would definitely recommend to anyone!
Skilled explanations, relaxed atmosphere and the right tempo. Our nice trainer, Lydia made our first experience with dog training on Wednesday evenings a real treat. We're going to miss it! Thank you for helping Mimi become an EVEN NICER dog. We can really take her with us anywhere without worrying that she'll show annoying behaviour. I would recommend OhMyDog to anyone looking for a good dog training course following evidence-based lines. Thanks for a great time!
Nice dog trainer with lots of attention for each dog and owner. I have taken home a couple of really handy tips which have helped me tremendously in the daily routine with my pup. I would definitely recommend OhMyDog!
Despite the fact that we were following a puppy course (with a different training school), we were still having a few issues. Our pup just couldn't seem to be able to settle herself down and we had no respite for doing our own thing like working or getting dinner ready. Stephanie came to our house 3x, and 1x to our personal training studio so that we could tailor the session to specific aspects of our routine with the dog. Stephanie uncovered the problem within a couple of minutes, and we got results in that very session. We are still practising with strange sounds, the hoover, and settling in her place. Decaf can now settle herself much more easily, so we can enjoy our fantastic dog even more!
Because Lea came from a puppy mill, she already had quite a lot of baggage by the time we got her - scared of people and scared of playing among other things. We decided, together with OhMyDog, to start with a test lesson, and only then we went for the full course. Her background was always taken into account during the lessons. We were put in together with a really nice gropu and, despite the fact that this was a group course, there was enough space to get personal advice. We (Lea and myself) have benefited so much from the positive approach: that is how to get her out of her shell. I can proudly say that Lea passed her course exam. Whilst my initial idea was to just have her get more acquainted with other dogs and people, Elise (our trainer) helped us reach much more. We are definitely signing up for a follow-up course.
I would definitely recommend this puppy course! My instructor, Lydia, was really patient, nice, and really clear. There was enough space to ask questions and to talk about issues we're coming across at home. And the answers you get are really useful. The methods are a good match with my ideas about dog training: without punishment and based on logic, and letting the dog think it through and come up with the solution itself. Super!
Finished a private course with the focus on dog-dog reactivity because walking Locki in a neighbourhood was quite a challenge (barking at other dogs till reaching tantrums). A clear guidance followed with practical exercises led by Stephanie (and a fake dog!) helped to improve as the owner of a reactive dog and understand better how to handle such situations. Still lots to improve, but Locki is on his way! 🙂 Thank you!
We have recently finished our puppy course with our puppy, Atum. Thank you to our lovely instructor, Stephanie, and her great assistants! We got his diploma today, with nice little snacks for him, and a really nice flashing ball that Atum loves. Thank you, OhMyDog! We have already started our Obedience course, which we get from Emma. We've already learnt a lot from her! We are really happy with OhMyDog, and we are definitely signing up for a follow-up course. The nicest dog training school ever!
Laure-Anne has been a great help with our protective pug. From not be able to pass people on the street to move longer distances without major incident is a blessing. Before our pug launched herself on everybody to now with the tools Laure-Anne has given us, we can distract her from seeing people and therefore move from the object she wants to protect us from.
Whichever coures you follow with them, they are all certified and they all have lots of love and patience for your dog. There are no stupid questions, and they come up with solutions, no matter the situation. I wholeheartedly recommend if you're looking for a dog training school!
Ohmydog has experienced and relaxed instructors. They give solid explanations, are patient, and have a sense of humour. I highly recommend!
We attended the Puppy Course, as well as the Basic obedience course, together with our dog Kim, with great pleasure. Our questions were always addressed in a professional and friendly way by the trainers. We now know what to focus on in raising Kim. We are definitely coming back next year for a follow-up course.
Fun learning. Dogs and their 'hoomans' learn to communicate with each other. Basically that's the trick to have a better relationship and a better understanding of what is preferable behaviour (works both ways..!). Nice coaches, both Dutch and English speaking and very approachable. Due to the small numbers of participants there is enough room for personal questions.
Little Punky was, unfortunately, getting scared of other dogs, and whatever I tried didn't seem to help. I found OhMyDog after a bad experience with a puppy course somewhere else. Laure-Anne came to my house to analyse the problem, and give me advice. I wasnot too sure what to expect from behaviour therapy consult, but I am really happy that I did it! Laure-Anne is not only really good with the dogs, but she also knows how to talk to people, and she has a good grip of the psychological factors at play with dog and owner. Based on the information I'd given about Punky, Laure-Anne could explain where things went wrong, and what exacerbated the situation. It gave me more insight into Punky's behaviour. I also got a thorough report in which, among other things, I can read step-by-step instructions on how to work on the issues. I started immediately after the consultation and am already noticing an improvement after just three days. I got so lucky, finding OhMyDog on the internet, and I am glad I took the gamble! Thank you, Laure-Anne.
We have followed the puppy class, then the follow-up course, with great pleasure. We were helped in small groups, with lots of space and attention for each dog and owner. Thank you for the training, the good advice and all the attention. Greetings, Thor, Maaike and Wouter.
Very pleased with the puppy course we recently did with OhMyDog! Laure-Anne is very professional and we got some great advice and tips! Highly recommended
An experienced dog training school where I have now been with all my three dogs for basic and follow-up courses. Small groups and several positive trainers or coaches with much personal attention and a lot of patience, especially with our sorts! Over the past ten weeks, I have followed the Advanced Obedience course with Monthy. The lesson is given in English and in Dutch but you get used to it, and after all, they speak the language of the dog. Monthy has learnt a lot there, and always in a playfulway. He seemed to have forgotten most of it on the day of the test, but he made it through.
We are really happy with OhMyDog's puppy course. Not only do we get guidance on the necessary commands to put the puppy's behaviour on the right track, but we have also got individual advice on a problem situation we encountered with our dog. We have also really benefited from the lesson about interactions and play between dogs, so that we can now either enjoy our puppy playing with other dogs with peace of mind , of confidently intervene when we see the relevant signals. We are really looking forward to coming back with Flow for a few Fun classes, and then to go on with the Obedience course!
He's really changed since your visit. He is really chilling out, we've had no pee incident recently and we have now been able to gradually re-introduce him to the living room again. He is now able to come in and behave himself at least half the time without tethering at all (which is a massive improvement already). We've been taking him to the dog park every day without fail and he loves it, runs and runs with the other dogs and has made some definite friends there. In the street he now mostly ignores people apart from on the odd occasion but still is crazy if he sees other dogs (crazy to play with them that is). He now gets far less excited and far less easily - haven't had any incidents of excessively hard mouthing or wide-eyed-crazy-dog for quite some time.
Hi LaureAnne, I think it's about a year ago that you came and helped Pip and I and just wanted to let you know she has been amazingly well behaved ever since (I might have jinxed it now...). Not sure if I am applying your techniques exactly as you tried to teach me, I get the timing wrong more often than not, but it is definitely working for the both of us, so a big thanks is in order!!
Really positive experience with this dog training school. They clearly take a lot of pleasure giving the lessons, and they do so very patiently. The advice is also evidence-based. Our dog and ourselves have learnt an awful lot with this course, and we recommend it to anyone with a dog.
We followed the Obedience for the family dog course. Laure-Anne gives the lessons in a really relaxed way, but makes sure you learn useful things. You also get a solid explanation about the theoretical context behind the advice, so that you know why an approach might work better than another with your dog. They also place a lot of focus on the welfare of the dog, and how they experience the lesson. Our dog really got a lot out of the course.
Bobby and I got a lot out of Laure-Anne's advice. Her recommendations were clear (and based on scientific research), and she really gives us the time we need. This, in combination with the puppy training, has been very successful in my relation with Bobby! Thumbs up!
I have just finished behaviour therapy with my 2.5 year-old Spanish dog, because walking her had become hard, and really stressful. The intake with Laure-Anne was really nice. She really listened to the problems I was having, and put together a training strategy to tackle them. I then ran through each step of the training program through 4 practical sessions of 45 minutes, coached by Stephanie. I can already see the first results. I am really pleased with how it all went. Of course now it is up to me to practice, before I can really have relaxing walks with her, but now I know how I can tackle the problem.
We want to thank the whole team for the lessons and the advice. We've really learnt a lot. Will you pass this on?
Our Charlie was less than successful during puppy class, so we took a few private lessons from Laure-Anne. Together, we have met the goals we'd set ourselves. After 7 sessions, I can say that we have learnt some really useful tools for managing Charlie, and that we understand his learning process a lot better. Their positive approach towards Charlie made us feel supported in our knowledge that he is a loveable and good dog, but a dog that comes with a set of instructions. We are happy with Charlie again, and we can now look at a future with him.
A puppy class with a difference! You won't get the usual focus on commands in this course. But you will learn to read your dog, and to navigate daily situations. Really valuable! The instructors are professional. I also appreciated the presence of the coaches, who ensure that the pups are entertained so they don't get frustrated whilst waiting their turn, if they get bored or want to explore. The foundations are there. Now, on to the obedience course!
I followed the puppy class with my working line cocker spaniel, and I would definitely recommend it to owners of active breeds. They carefully adjust to the needs of each dog/handler combination. The instructors are highly educated, professional and creative. You get valuable feedback on how you execute the exercisees, and there are coaches at the ready during the group lessons, for when you need help. You won't learn the rote commands: you'll learn the skills you need to navigate daily life instead.
We did the Obedience for the family dog coures with our 7-month-old Labrador x Beagle cross, Bobby. Tamara and her team of interns are not only really skilled, but also relaxed. Our Bobby has quite a lot of energy, so we got a bumpy ride, but we've learnt a lot during this course, and we are really proud of his certificate. I would definitely recommend them!
Experienced dog training school where I'd love to go back for a follow-up course! They teach you these little tips that make a world of difference in how effective your training is. (they teach in a really positive way, without forcing the dog or anything) Friendly trainers with lots of trainers personal attention for everyone. I also appreciated that the classes were given to very small groups of dogs.
Laure-Anne and her team provided great training, adjusting to the needs and level of students. Our dog got all the necessary attention, and we got enormously valuable knowledge, many tips and answers to all our questions. Strongly recommend ▼・ᴥ・▼
Since Laure-Anne came to our house for a behaviour therapy session, I can read my dog better, and I know what he needs to understand what I want from him. I am now walking much confidently on the street, because I understand what I can and can't expect from him. Although Laure-Anne works with sustainable solutions in which your own time investment, as the dog's owner, are core (no quick fix), we already started noticing a difference in our bond with the dog, and in the dog's will to work, a couple of days after we started working on the exercises. The consultation took place in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere, and I noticed that my dog immediately felt comfortable with Laure-Anne. Laure-Anne really listened to our worries and questions, and really observed the dog astutely. Using her extended knowledge, she delivered a tailor-made solution for us. She made sure that no additional lessons were booked and did not try to sell more lesson time unnecessarily. I highly recommend Laure-Anne for everyone who wants to better understand and coach their dog, even with older dogs with physical problems, as is the case for us.
Super nice, and qualified, trainers. Thijs is happy with his diploma! Thank you for the nice training lessons! ? Love, and see you soon for our next course.
We are so pleased that we contacted Laure-Anne to help us with our dog. We love our dog to bits but there was some troubling behaviour that we could no longer ignore. For example, walking her had become a nightmare, as she would freak out at any dog we came across. Now, with Laure-Anne’s help, we all enjoy walks again, including our dog who is a lot calmer. This has had a hugely positive impact on our lives. Really enjoy the fact that Laure-Anne offers quick fix management solutions, as well as long-term training. This means you can get almost instant results and yet work at improving lasting behaviour. It’s also really interesting to learn about the science behind the techniques. Thank you for our tailor-made course!
We enjoyed our classes and though the theory class at the beginning was a great idea. We would encourage anyone who wants to enhance their relationship with their dog(s) to join!
At Oh My Dog, you’ll get ultra competent instructors who offer tailor-made lessons, adapted to your dog’s character and age, in green surroundings. Ideal when you’ve adopted a puppy and want to create a close bond with him! I highly recommend them! Many thanks again for all you did!
Very nice and good school. I learned a lot with my Akita puppy. A must for everyone.
I attended the High Risk Dogs seminar organized by OhMyDog. I highly recommend it to anyone: whether you work with dogs professionally, or are a regular dog owner! The seminar was about what the current policies and legislation regarding the dogs listed as High Risk by the (Dutch) government. The seminar also discussed the issues critically, based on scientific facts, and with a focus on animal welfare.
Great place to deepen the bond with your dog, and to learn that training can be fun (for you and for your dog!). Laure-Anne is great in her dealings with dogs and the ‘owners’. Our Labradoodle, Max, came into our house when he was 2 years old already. This course helped put us on track to him feeling completely at home in the family!
I recommend Laure-Anne’s animal-friendly and science-based puppy course to everyone!
We went on to the obedience course after we finished the puppy class with Bob. It was fantastic, just like the puppy course. The positive approach, and the explanations, worked really well. It was hard work, and a lot of practice, but definitely worthwhile. We will definitely continue with the next course. We (and our dog!) learned a lot and, but we also had lots of fun. We definitely recommend OhMyDog.?????
Our adventure with OhMyDog! started 10 weeks ago. When our puppy Koffie came to live with us. We immediately decided to follow the puppy course, so that we could socialise him and, ourselves, learn as much as possible. If you have a cute puppy, you often do not think about the adult animal that he will soon be. What kind of animal do you get, depends on yourself and what you do. The very first weeks at your home are the most important. My partner and I believe that, thanks to a solid education, we will have more fun with our dog. What we really liked at OhMyDog! is that it not only teaches the pup something, but it also teaches the ourselves a great deal: about dog psychology and how to deal with puppies. Our teacher - Sabine Boks - was very involved. We learned how to communicate with Koffie and practice different commands. It feels really great when your puppy is 4 months old and can sit, lie down, bark, follow, jump, dance... you get the necessary tools to get there during the lesson. Groups are small and that ensures a lot of 1 on 1 attention. Every lesson we discussed beforehand our questions, which were then answered, this was also very nice. OhMyDog! is a team of fun, professional, passionate people. And this atmosphere during every lesson combined with a satisfied puppy is a real reward. We will continue with OhMyDog! and soon we will start with obedience
Great location to socialise and guide your puppy/dog in a fun way. Experienced trainers who clearly have a great love for dogs.
Followed the Puppy Socialization Course - English version. Team is amazing and we enjoyed the experience very much. Highly recommend to participate! Puppies have fun there as well their owners. Will be also following the Obedience I course in the future.
Very professional! Given very useful information on the first meeting and an honest opinion on my dog. She could see that my dog needs more medical help, as well as the training. Instead of drawing out a long attempt (and more money) to try and correct my dog, she recommended a Veterinarian for me to consult! Easy to work with and always courteous.
Every euro spent with Laure-Anne was worth it. She came thoroughly prepared, explained the issues clearly, helped both us and our dog to learn the exercises, and followed up with us promptly -- all with a friendly and professional manner.
We started the obedience for the family dog course with a very enthusiastic and excited boxer. Our main goal was to get a calmer dog that didn’t jump on everyone he meets, and to not harass guests with his intense happiness, jumping and licking. I am happy to announce that we have just completed our first weekend with an overnight guest and a calm dog. He ended up sleeping with his head in the guest’s lap. We still have a lot of training ahead of us, but I’m so proud of my dog for coming this far. Huge thanks to Laure-Anne for all the help we got. Would absolutely recommend OhMyDog!
It was fun, my dog and I we both learned a lot! Laure-Anne and Sabine are great trainers, they have a lot of patience and are always very kind with all their students 😉 It was a great experience and I'll always recommend.
Top dog training school! Really nice lessons and competent instructors. My dog, Guus, and I, have learnt a lot here. A lot thanks to the good theoretical underpinnings of the lessons and exercises. We are definitely registering for the next course.
A scientific approach to how to raise your dog to become a good K9 citizen. Laure-Anne, the owner of Ohmydog, stays up to date with the latest research and applies it to the training. My dog has developed immensely thanks to her knowledge, tips, and training. Especially liked that there was a course held only in English [OMD note: we have courses in Dutch too. Maria is pointing out that the lessons are separate]. Great for us that haven't grasped the Dutch language just yet!
Enthousiastic trainers and equally enthousiastic owner. Relaxed training classes without fuss. Just keeping nice and busy with your dog. I would absolutely recommend them.
Great course in english and dutch with friendly teachers that will help you with individual problems with your dog aswell as the general training for the whole class. Definitley would recommend
I attended both the basic obedience and puppy socialisation courses with OhMyDog and thought they were excellent. Our dog progressed so much throughout the courses, not least of which because the instructors are so knowledgeable and the course is designed to cover so many every day issues you have with a puppy. Loved it and thoroughly recommend!
As a first time dog owner, with a very lively Labradoodle OhMyDog has been a massive help in the first few months of having a puppy! I took two courses with my puppy, Mia and these courses have given us the confidence and techniques to use in everyday situations. Lovely trainers and relevant information on the courses tailored to suit the needs of the pupils, I would highly recommend.
Very friendly, professional and dog-interest driven school with very fun approach that let you enjoy every lesson with your furry friend.
(Google review, about the Obedience for the family dog course) Great Science based dog training, did puppy and follow up obedience course. This course had real world results in dog attitude at the vet, on lead and with other dogs. Great coach's who gave us tools we could understand at that you could actually see working, loved it!
(Facebook review, about the Puppy class) Very good puppy course (we took English version), based around principles of dog psychology (understanding 'Why' he reacts how he/she does), grounded in practical application in a group of approx 5/6 pups. Highly recommended and will be moving on to the Obedience course next based on the super results with our new dog.
Laure Anne was great in training my puppy Roku. He was very bad with recall and that was the reason why I wanted obedience training. After training he listens quite well and has become much more disciplined. All thanks to ohmydog training school.. Laure Anne is so helpful and supportive. Would highly recommend her..
We (all three of us) found the (private) lessons that Laure-Anne gave us very nice and educational. She was super nice to our dog, who was crazy about Laure-Anne and looked forward to every lesson. Regards from Robert, Renée and Mina!
We started on the puppy course with our 10 week old Golden Retriever and we all enjoyed the classes very much. We are the first time dog owners and the puppy course was a great learning experience for us. The trainers are fantastic, and the possibility to do the course in English is great, because my Dutch is still a bit rusty. We are really looking forward to continue on the follow-up course!
Yesterday Laure-Anne gave a interesting lecture about behaviour modification. She explained the theory behind behaviour modification very well, using scientific references and practical examples. The two protocols she addressed can be easily used in veterinary practices. Laure-Anne is an enthusiastic speaker with sound knowledge and a lot of experience in her area of expertise. I was very happy I could attend this lecture.
Just completed our puppy classes and the Obedience for the family dog course with our 10-month old pup. What a great team of trainers! We have learned so much, and there is a nice atmosphere with lots of individual attention for each dog and owner! We are starting the advanced obedience course in September. It is such a nice way of spending time together with your dog ! I definitely recommend you follow a course at this training school!
I would like to bring some limelight to 'Oh my dog'. Floortje followed her Puppy lessons and her Obedience course there. Laure-Anne is very knowledgeable about dogs and managed to bring this to life during the theory lesson. The other trainers there were also all clearly very competent. Floortje followed her lessons with Sabine and a couple of her colleagues. Sabine's didactics were strong, and she was super sweet to the dogs. We really appreciated that Oh my dog only allowed a maximum of 6 dogs per group. This ensured that relative calm reigned during the lesson, and allowed for lots of individual attention for each dog. In short, I really recommend them! Thank you very much for the fine learning environment!
Spend time with your dog with humour, patience and lots of tips. We really enjoyed it! We don't have a perfect dog buuuuut... We're not far off ; P We are definitely continuing with a third round of classes not because we have to, but because it's nice! 🙂
We followed the puppy class with our dachshund, 8 weeks old at the time. Every week we saw more progress in our dog, and also with ourselves. Every instructor has been great, and showed a personal approach to each dog and student. We are definitely following the follow-up obedience course!
Thanks to the course given by Sabine (Boks), we are learning more and more about Husky behaviour. This helps understand Akita better. Akita has showed clear progress as a result of the course. We are also relieved that Akita can now stay calm even when close to other dogs.
Really good doggy school, our dog always enjoyed it, good and clear explanations, laura-anne and her team clearly love dogs. Just finished the puppy class, now onto obedience 1 ??
Laure-Ann gave us great advice how to handle our 1 year old welsh springer spaniel. In the sessions she showed a very positive and enthousiastic approach to our dog and to us. We learned a lot. Afterwards we received the tips and instructions in writing, which is very helpfull. Since the sessions ended she stayed in touch to monitor the progress. This is highly appreciated.
Our first lessons with Ohmydog were the obedience course. We took this last year with our Icelandic sheepdog: Simba. Simba is our first dog, and it would be the first time we followed dog training lessons. There are so many dog training schools in the area that we didn't know which one to pick. What made the difference was Ohmydog's evidence-based principles: techniques that are supported by scientific research. This is an important point for me, and it demonstrates that the school doesn't just randomly select their exercises. What they are doing works, and they can demonstrate it. Simba was too young to join at first, but I knew that the adult course was a perfect fit for him; Laure-Anne saw this too. I have to say that Icelandic Sheepdogs are extremely smart and keen to learn. That comes hand in hand with a dog who becomes bored when not stimulated. Laure-Anne knew to keep Simba challenged at every lesson, adapting the exercise to his level each time. We are still reaping the benefits of that course; among other things, he masters waiting on command, not stealinging from the table, and coming back immediately in case of danger. Last June our second Icelandic Sheepdog, Joy, arrived. We'd enjoyed the course with Simba so much that we didn't need to look far for Joy's training course. We registered her for the puppy course, this time. And this course also met our expectations! Laure-Anne is incredibly knowledgeable about dogs and dog behaviour. She knows what she's doing, and she bases her advice on scientific research. You learn to approach your dog in a positive way that does not reward unwanted behaviour. She has so much love and passion for her field of work. So both she, and her instructors, deserve five stars! Keep up the good work, Ohmydog. I certainly recommend your school to anyone who asks!
For the first time in our lives, we have a dog as family member: "Buddy". Buddy is a super sociable, blonde Golden Retriever. But yes, how were we going to raise her? I googled local dog training schools and "ohmydog" caught my attention because of their reviews. Buddy has just finished her puppy course (we have already signed up for the follow-up obedience course), and I have to tell you: I am super happy with the course and the way the lessons are given. The personnel is really motivated, and have great practical tips, as well as a lot of knowledge about dogs. See you in January for my next course!
We just finished our 10 week obedience training course with our 6 month old English Setter. We have had many dogs through out our life and have attended many obedience classes, but none have compared to the technique that Laure-Anne teaches. The approach that Laure-Ann takes and the theory behind the lessons, I found to be particularly helpful--It was nice to hear the reasoning behind the teachings and not just be told what to do. I would be lying if I said that Mabel was now the perfect, she is now only 7 months---but she has come a long was and now we now have the tools to help her get to that perfect point. I appreciated the small class size and the fact that she gave every dog individual attention. The fact that Laure-Anne is open to answering questions during the class is also great. . Laure-Anne and her team definitely know how to work with dogs and communicate proper training techniques effectively to their owners. I would definitely recommend "Oh my Dog" to anyone.... We will be joining the next Obedience class.
Laura-Anne is a dedicated professional who cares about her clients and their furry friends. We were very pleased with our interactions and have experienced great progress and improvement in our senior dog who suffers from separation anxiety. She brings great knowledge with a scientific approach and does a very thorough intake interview to establish a treatment plan. We highly recommend Laure-Anne and look forward to even more progress from our furry family member.
Wonderful experience. I have joined the puppy course with my 3 months old German Shepherd Zeus and we both loved it. The atmosphere is really friendly, you can see that the trainers really love dogs and know how to teach them! I cannot wait to start the obedience school with them!
I am the proud owner of a teenage Golden Retriever who is behaving perfectly except for the barking at home when I was leaving for work in the morning. I contacted OhMyDog because I had no idea how to fix a behavior that was occurring when I was not there. After one consultation the trainer identified the problem and suggested several ideas on how to fix the issue. And within one week, we fixed the problem! A happier dog, a happier owner and happier neighbours ! Many thanks to OhMyDog from Lutèce and me!
Laure-Anne Viselé changed our life with our three female dogs by teaching us how to deal with them, how to teach the oldest not to be over reactive, how to train the two others to control their fears and impulse. The three main qualities of Laure-Anne's training is her positive attitude and kindness towards people and animals; her amazing capacity to listen and to understand the problems of others; and finally her ability of finding solutions and tips to obtain great results. We highly recommend Laure-Anne as tranquillity is back in our house and we can walk the pack into the parks with a minimum of stress. Laure-Anne is open-minded and never judged us for the mistakes that we had made. Last but not least her approach of training is gentle and without punishment. We have discovered another world and enjoy our life with our three beauties.
I would highly recommend the OhMyDog! training school in The Hague. I have really enjoyed both the puppy and obedience classes which I took this year with my Australian Shepherd. The puppy classes provide owners with everything they need to get started with a new pup, from socialization techniques to basic commands. And the obedience classes build on that foundation to ensure a happy and healthy relationship between you and your dog. Laure-Anne and her trainers are knowledgeable and experienced in dog training and behaviour therapy. They clearly explain the theory behind each of the techniques they teach, and tailor the exercises to match your dog's needs and abilities. And the class sizes are kept small to ensure plenty of one-on-one attention for you and your dog. The classes were always fun, and I loved hearing Laure-Anne's anecdotes based on her experiences with her own dog. Laure-Anne has also provided more general guidance and support, which I found particularly helpful as this is the first Aussie I've owned.
Being a first time dog owner I found going to the OhMyDog! puppy class and then the obedience class very helpful and reassuring. My Swiss White Shepherd really enjoyed socializing with other dogs and I really enjoyed Laure-Anne's and her team's tips and advices (which are always told with nothing but care and understanding). The whole OhMyDog! philosophy is based on a humane and kind relationship between you and your dog and you can feel that Laure-Anne is speaking from experience. The theoretical part of the class was eye-opening for me, and I feel I can now understand what my and other dogs are expressing through their body language which is a very useful thing in a crowded situation. I would highly recommend the school to any dog owner and dog lover. Thank you!
I first met Laure-Anne in September 2015 when I signed up for the her Puppy Class with my then 3 months old Beagle. The class was a great success and taught me - a first-time dog owner - a number of skills and tricks to train my dog through the baby months. I was so impressed with Laure-Anne's professionalism and knowledge that I asked her to work with my dog and me individually after that to address a few specific issues, such as my dog’s separation anxiety, barking, hand-biting, pulling on the leash, disobedience issues, destroying toys and other objects at home, etc. Laure-Anne also helped us a great deal with establishing a positive relationship between my 6 years old daughter and the dog. Laure-Anne’s methodical and consistent approach, combined with her obvious understanding of the dogs' psyche and needs, worked miracles! My dog loved Laure-Anne and was like hypnotized in her presence, following her commands and practicing the skills learned. Several months after we finished the individual lessons, I can say that the training has had a long-lasting positive effect on my darling dog. She is now much more disciplined and mature and the challenges and frustrations we experienced in the beginning are nothing more than vague memories now. I am extremely grateful to Laure-Anne for her patience, professionalism, and support which far exceeded the training and included advice on practical issues - from the best dog food or toys, to reliable dog hotels and dog walkers. I highly recommend the services of Laure-Anne!
Laure-Anne has been a fantastic help in learning how to deal with our very anxious dog. She started with a detailed review of the problems we needed to deal with and came to our house for a number of sessions to teach us techniques to help with things such as friends visiting using her interns as practice 'visitors'. We learnt many play therapy ideas, tips as to how to make our house more dog-friendly and were given links to resources to find more ideas. Not only did we learn a lot but we also really enjoyed the sessions and were grateful for her offering to keep in touch to see how things were going even after we had finished seeing her.
We used Canis Bonus for private behavioral analysis and training for our 6 year old German Shepherd and couldn't have been more pleased with the services provided. Laure-Anne was professional and knowledgeable, but also approachable and friendly and we could tell instantly that she cared about our dog and her success. She really seemed to understand our needs and offered so many practical solutions and tips that have really made a difference in our dog's behavior. Highly recommend their services!
These people are professional, kind, smart and easy to work with. They really love dogs and it shows. We are so grateful for their help in sorting out our super energetic puppy with patience and encouragement.
We would like to take this opportunity and to extend our thanks to you, and your team for the great training course. We appreciate and encourage OhMyDog's efforts to provide this type of quality training to the trainees and to the dogs. It provided us and Frantz an opportunity to increase our skills. Thank you sincerely for the opportunity. I loved to feel that Frantz loved his classes and loved Wednesdays. I could see he was waiting for me to get back home and take him to the class.
We followed the OhMyDog! puppy class with our dog, Midas. It was a really nice course: good exercises. Particularly the ones we could use at home. Relaxed atmosphere and knowledgeable staff. And now, on to Obedience One. Here's hoping it stays dry because Midas hates the rain -))
Friendly and efficient atmosphere. Cool and knowledgeable instructors! Real dog lovers!
Really great course, good coaching, lots of invididual attention and above all, really nice for both owner and dog.
We followed puppy lessons with OhMyDog! Positive, entertaining, and energetic lessons filled with gleeful exercises. The training provided a lot of support for the proper education of the puppy and teaching her good manners! Thanks a lot!
We followed the puppy class, then later, with our adolescent dog, the obedience 1 class, at Oh My Dog. Our dog (and ourselves!) have learnt so much from these friendly and knowledgeable instructors! The theory evenings were also super instructive! There was always time for extra questions and we left the field a little bit wiser each time. I highly recommend them!
Oh my dog is a really great school where our young dog has learnt a lot. The instructors are all friendly and really passionate. For the dog, it was party-time every week with lots of treats. We also had a lot of questions about our adolescent dog, of course, and the instructors always took the time to listen and give good advice. In short, I would highly recommend it!
We would like to thank you again for sharing your knowledge with us, for the tips and tricks. It has been of great help to us raising Milo. And also thanks for the detailed homework e-mails, now we can always refer back to the guidelines.
Becka came to live with us about a year ago. We had just adopted her from Spain and right from the start, she found everything scary. Her coping strategy was to bluff her way through. She would bark, growl and lunge at everything and everyone she didn't trust (people, other dogs, cars, loud noises, etc.). Thankfully, she was a lovely dog at home and she quickly learnt to relax there. We sought the help of a behaviour therapist over the first few months, then we started with a few private lessons from OhMyDog!. And yes, after nine months, Becka was ready to participate in her first group lessons - with other dog closeby. We followed the obedience 2 course. The group was very small, so a each dog and owner could get a lot of attention from the instructor. During class, Becka didn't just gain basic training skills, but she learnt to be more self-confident, so she started to react a lot less to her triggers. This makes living with her - and walking her - nicer and nicer. We are really grateful to the ladies for their input, their explanations and their help. We are most definitely coming back to train some more and just join the Fun.
Nice, dedicated teachers with a heart for dogs and their people!!!! Solid step-by-step instructions, and above all a really nice atmosphere. I appreciated how quick they were to intervene when the saw Duke was getting wound up, asking other owners to get their dogs to look away from Duke. Very supportive.
We have thoroughly enjoyed our puppy classes with Laure-Anne and her assistant trainers. The small class size was ‘intimate’ enough that we don’t feel like we are missing out (we all received individual attention during class and they made sure to help us understand our goals and mistakes we make), moved along at a good pace and they always ensured that we and the puppies all have sufficient room. Having been to a few puppy courses before, we found that the explanations and theory behind each lesson Laure-Anne gave to be particularly useful as it demonstrates to us the different scenarios and motivations that drive our beloved four-legged friends and family members. It specifically clarifies for me why sometimes a lesson our puppy has learned works and why sometimes it won’t. We think these classes provide us with the basic tools to bringing up Fido, and whilst they may not do all we think we want, what is more important is that we get what we actually need. We found each class to be fun (with some play-acting and playgrounds thrown in) and Fido came away happy every week. It is also very good value for the price of the course as not only did we receive a written-up summary of the class each week, we are presented with the proverbial doggy-bag filled with useful items like puppy toys, treats and even a safety LED light at our last class! Laure-Anne and her team certainly seem to have experienced their share of puppy classes and have come up with the formula to a successful first course for puppy
Having a border collie puppy requires that you socialise your dog in a good way, which is challenging the dog whilst taking care they don't get bored. Managing the high energy and focusing the intellect is the main challenge for the breed and all this was achieved at the puppy course. You get fun exercises based on scientific knowledge which provide you some good directions for the socialisation process. Whether you are already experienced in raising puppies or not, you will definitely learn something new aiding you in the education of your dog. I would recommend OhMyDogSchool to owners of working breed puppies and to properly challenge your dogs.
Great dog training school that I would recommend to everyone! Besides really good practical lessons in small groups, and a relaxed atmosphere, they also give an especially good theory evening on dog body language and on dog behaviour. Really instructive!
The fun class was really nice and so much fun. I found the general atmosphere and the approach really good. And the beautiful surroundings. Even the start/end times were convenient. Zoey enjoyed herself, really, and that's what it's all about.
The fun class atmosphere was really convivial. We had a nice small group. I loved the positive approach, even when the dog doesn't work it out immediately. Nice approach to teaching, with clear explanations. Really nice to work on beginner tracking. That's what's fine with the fun class: you just do it. Nice and varied games too (brain games): really nice idea to use trees too, your creativity is fantastic. I would love to see a follow-up course.
As an expat, your language abilities are a big +!!! I had some difficulty in following courses in Dutch at other training schools, while the environment was not near as welcoming to non-nederlanders.
I was looking for a training school I could attend with my wolfshound, Kane. As a behaviour therapist and dog training instructor, I had high expectations. When I found out the school had just launched, I started having some doubts. But these soon disappeared: Laure-Anne and Nicolle really know what they're talking about and are up-to-date on the most recent facts about dog behaviour. During class, you get clear explanations and a calm atmosphere. I definitely recommend it.
Harry is a six-year-old labrador whose previous owners couldn't afford to look after him anymore. They hadn't taught him a thing: he didn't even know how to walk up stairs, nevermind listen to us. After weeks of trying myself, I decided to take him to training class. Harry is one of our three labs and is no problem at home, but he's a disaster outside where he feels uneasy, can't concentrate and barks nervously at anyone. The school took direct measures to shield him from what made him bark, so that he could join on the exercise. The lessons were given in Dutch and English. In a city full of expats, that can be handy. Harry learnt a lot in a short time. The group sizes was small so you could get a lot of individual coaching. The theory evening was also new to me, and definitely also something I recommend. Much information and additional guidance through mail too. In short a pleasant class on a pleasant field with green places nearby to let your dog out before or after the lesson. Also, easy parking. Harry still finds it hard to concentrate and is still quite insecure, but he has improved quite a bit through this training, and now he listens to me. We now have a basis upon which to expand.
(About Obedience 1) We really learnt a lot in the beginners' class with our three-year-old shepherd, Saartje. We found the teachers knowledgeable, patient and sweet. There was room for personal attention and we could always ask questions. The field is really great too. We are definitely coming back for a follow-up course! - (About the Fun course) The Fun class was nice and varied. We got an introduction to all sorts of dog sports new to us. We really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and the beautiful settings. The instructors showed a lot of enthusiasm and had attention and love for each individual dog!