Client testimonials

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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Nicolette met Lea (Cocker Spaniel x Gordon Setter)

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.

Review e-mailed by the client (translated from Dutch, shared with permission)

Miranda with Dina (Great Dane)

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!

External review via Google (translated from Dutch)

Indre with Locki (Podenco Canario)

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!  

External review via Google

Miranda & René met Atum (Emperor poodle x Australian Shepherd)

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!

External review via Facebook (translated from Dutch)

Melanie with Gryneth (pug)

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.

Review mailed by the client (shared with permission)

Sylvia with Keetje (Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen)

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!

External review via Facebook (translated from Dutch)

Martha & Imre with Levi (Australian Shepherd)

Ohmydog has experienced and relaxed instructors. They give solid explanations, are patient, and have a sense of humour. I highly recommend!

External review via Google (translated from Dutch)

Anneke & Frank with Kim (Sprocker Spaniel)

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.

External review via Google (translated from Dutch)

Ingrid with Billie Jean (coonhound)

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.

External review via Google

Justine with Punky (Chihuahua)

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.

External review via Google (translated from Dutch)

Maaike and Wouter with Thor (French bulldog)

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.

External review from Google (translated from Dutch)

Mari with Lotta (Cavapoochon)

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

External review from Google

Peter with Monthy (Labrador)

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. 

External review from Google (translated from Dutch)

Gaetan and Mariken with Flow (Labradoodle)

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!

External review from Google (translated from Dutch)

Mark with Milo (Romanian rescue dog)

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.

Review sent by mail by the client (shared with client permission)

Sanne and Pip (crossbreed)

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!!

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Rein and Surf (Labrador cross)

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.

External review from Google (translated from Dutch)

Stephanie and Bellen with Duke (Australian shepherd x Labradoodle)

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.

External review from Google (translated from Dutch)

Elif with Bobby (Pomeranian)

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! 

External review from Facebook (translated from Dutch)

Wilma with Pita (streetdog from Spain)

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.

External review from Google (translated from Dutch)

Marion and Rob with Elvis (Newfie x Bernese Mountain Dog cross)

We want to thank the whole team for the lessons and the advice. We've really learnt a lot. Will you pass this on?

Review sent by mail by the client (translated from Dutch)

Marjolijn with Charlie (working line English Cocker Spaniel)

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.

Review sent by mail by the client (translated from Dutch)

Samantha with Wick (Aussie doodle)

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!

External review from Doggo (translated from Dutch)

Lucas with Wiske (working line English cocker spaniel)

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.

External review from Doggo (translated from Dutch)

Emma with Bobby (Labrador x Beagle

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!

External review from Google (translated from Dutch)

Rosa with Tess (Catalan shepherd cross)

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.

External review from Google (translated from Dutch)

Oleksandra for Charlie (Stabby/Border Collie)

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・▼

External review from Google

Lisette for Barco

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.

Lotte with Thijs (Boxer)

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.

(translated from Dutch) External review from Facebook

Kirsty and Maya (Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen)

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!

External review from Google

Kimberly with Elinor (Olde English Bulldogge)

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!

External review from Google

Anne-Gaëlle Willaerts with Atlas (Golden Retriever)

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!

External review from Google

Irith with Prince (Akita)

Very nice and good school. I learned a lot with my Akita puppy. A must for everyone.

External review from Google (translated from Dutch)

Jennifer (Dog shelter and BuStaPit employee, and high-level competitions with own pitbulls)

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.

External review from Google (translated from Dutch)

Martijn with Max (Labradoodle)

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!

External review from Google (translated from Dutch)

Liesbeth with Guus (Dutch sheepdog)

I recommend Laure-Anne’s animal-friendly and science-based puppy course to everyone!

External review from Google (translated from Dutch)

Anja with Bob (Labrador)

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.👍👍😀😀😀

External review from Google (translated from Dutch)

Barbara with Koffie (Shetland sheepdog)

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

External review from Google (translated from Dutch)

Gita with Ike (Barbet)

Great location to socialise and guide your puppy/dog in a fun way. Experienced trainers who clearly have a great love for dogs.

External review from Google (translated from Dutch)

Karolin met Nando (French Bulldog)

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.

External review from Google

Stacy with Charlie (Omani)

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.

External review from Google

Clarissa with Frankie (Yorkshire Terrier)

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.

External review from Google

Elizabeth with Fabian (Boxer)

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!

External review from Facebook

Ana with Guzman (Basset Hound)

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.

External review from Google

Bart with Guus (Vizsla)

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.

External review from Google (translated from Dutch)

Maria with Buddy (English Staffordshire Terrier)

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!

External review from Facebook

Randall with Rover (Pitbull x Olde English Bulldogge)

Enthousiastic trainers and equally enthousiastic owner. Relaxed training classes without fuss. Just keeping nice and busy with your dog. I would absolutely recommend them.

External review from Facebook (translated from Dutch)

Axel with Elsa (Labrador)

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

External review from Google

Sandra with Bronte (Ridgeback)

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!

External review from Google

Rebecca with Mia (Labradoodle)

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.

External review from Google

Michaela with Zoe (Border Collie)

Very friendly, professional and dog-interest driven school with very fun approach that let you enjoy every lesson with your furry friend.

External review from Google

Chris and Renalda with Bob (Labrador)

(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.

External reviews from Facebook and Google

Sandhya with Roku (Shiba Inu)

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..

External review from Google

Renée & Robert with Mina (German pointer cross)

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!

External review left in Dutch on Google (Canis bonus)

Sanna and Michiel with Lumi (Golden Retriever)

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!

External review from Google

Susanne (veterinarian)

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.

About a lecture for the NWVG (Dutch Association for Veterinary Behaviour)
External review from Google (Canis bonus)

Ivonne with Bagus (miniature Schnauzer)

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!

External review from Facebook (translated from Dutch)

Bert with Floortje (Labrador)

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!

Mascha and Carlos with Blue (Cane Corso mix)

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! 🙂

External review from Google (translated from Dutch)

Gideon and Quirine with Puck (Dachshund)

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!

External review from Google (translated from Dutch)

Ernst and Karin with Akita (Husky)

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.

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Angela with Cairo (Bordeaux dog)

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 👍🏻

External review from Google (translated from Dutch)

Monique with Kalle (Welsh Springer Spaniel)

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.

External review from Google (left in Dutch, on Canis bonus)

Denise and Jamie with Joy and Simba (Icelandic Sheepdogs)

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!

External review from Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pg/OhMyDogDenHaag/reviews/), translated from Dutch

Natasha with Buddy (Golden Retriever)

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!

External review from Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pg/OhMyDogDenHaag/reviews/), translated from Dutch

Lindsay with Mabel (English Setter)

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.

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Cassandra with Keegan (Maltipoo)

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.

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Cecilia with Zeus (German Shepherd)

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!

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Sonia with Lutèce (Golden Retriever)

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!

Beatrice & Steven with Calypso, Sahara & Sasha (Omani village dogs)

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.

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Sarah with Jarrah (Australian Shepherd)

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.

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Francois with Laos (White Shepherd)

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!

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Martin with Thea (cocker spaniel)

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!

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Miriam and Leah with Luna (kooiker cross)

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.

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Emily for Charlie (German Shepherd)

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!

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Annika & Paige (herself a dog trainer) with Oops (Podenco)

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.

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Zahra and Shervin with Franz (Teckel mix)

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.

Ria with Midas (Bull Terrier)

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 -))

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Magda & Chris with Oro (Landseer)

Friendly and efficient atmosphere. Cool and knowledgeable instructors! Real dog lovers!

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Mariella with Eli (Pit Bull)

Really great course, good coaching, lots of invididual attention and above all, really nice for both owner and dog.

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Daria with Lily (Japanese Spitz)

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!

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Manon with Charlie (Beagle)

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!

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Martijn with Ellis (Malinois cross)

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!

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Lilian and Marcus with Milo (Kooikerhondje)

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.

Marco and Anouk with Becka (Jack Russell mixed breed)

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.

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Bea with Duke (Airedale Terrier)

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.

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David and Caron with Scruffy (German Shepherd)

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

Tom with Kaya (Border Collie)

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.

Kitty with Dodo (Labradoodle)

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!

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Eva with Zoey (Border Terrier)

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.

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Ingrid with Teagan (Dachshund)

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.

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Brent with Bogart

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.

Bart Schouten (himself a dog trainer) with Kane (Wolfshound)

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.

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Peter with Harry (Labrador)

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.

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Maarten and Ingrid with Saartje (German Shepherd cross)

(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!

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