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The sheltie that barked too much

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Meet Mr. X, a lovely, lovely, lovely Sheltie I have seen in behaviour therapy lately. The problem? Barking of course.   Make a behaviourist appointment Together with his handler, we analysed the various reasons behind that problem. I then put together a training plan that tackles these. A training plan that: 1. Teaches the dog   …Continue Reading


Obedience Beyond: new Agility theme

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A new Obedience Beyond theme is starting on 10 February lessen: introduction to Agility. Obedience Beyond is a course with various shrot themes, for dog owners who want a nice long-term hobby together with their dog, for owners who have successfully completed their Advanced Obedience classes.  Dogs and owners get challenged with exercises from dog   …Continue Reading


Fear Free veterinary handling

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Laure-Anne, one of OhMyDog’s behaviourists, is Fear-Free certified. This means that you can book training sessions to help your dog cope with veterinary procedures and help reduce fear/aggression or stop them from developing.  Without Fear-Free training, many dogs, particularly chronic patients, become scared of veterinary treatments.  Fear-Free training help dogs feel calmer, and even collaborate, during   …Continue Reading


Dog-child: 8 golden rules

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Kid-dog: you can get peace of mind by following 8 golden rules.  Are you wondering when to intervene? And how? And which alternatives to give your kid? And how to easily teach your kid canine body language? And which body language signs are important?  Register for our kind-hond cursus.


Separation anxiety? Different diagnoses

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Summary of the findings of: Santos de Assis et al, 2019: “Developing diagnostic frameworks in veterinary behavioural medicine: disambiguating separation related problems in dogs“       The ‘separation anxiety’ diagnosis gets thrown around quite a lot, but is that justified – or even helpful? There seem to be different forms of separation problems, and   …Continue Reading


Obedience Beyond: new dog training course in The Hague

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OhMyDog Dog Training’s latest new course, Obedience Beyond, is starting on (Mondays, 8.10pm) 6 January on our field in The Hague. Thereafter, you can enrol every 5 weeks.  Are you looking for a hobby with lots of variety for you and your dog?  Then Obedience Beyond could be something for you.  Every 5 weeks, we start   …Continue Reading


Why your dog won’t get fat from using food in training

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You don’t need to give your dog EXTRA food in order to use food in training, and dogs who are trained with treats aren’t all morbidly obese. This is my boy, for example. He gets rewarded (with food) a million and a half times / day. He is hardly overweight, is he? Especially when you   …Continue Reading


Well of course he listens. You’re using TREATS

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Grrrrr! In one dog walk, I was told:   – When I had to call my dog a 2nd (not 3rd, not 4th, not 5th; SECOND time) as I called him at a distance while he was playing with another dog.    “Well. What do you expect when you work with treats?”    – When   …Continue Reading


Rescue a pup from a puppy milll?

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Ellie investigates the puppy import from Hungary to the Netherlands – Hungary being the most prominente land of origin of illegal pups. She uncovers a huge business: the illegal puppy trade is actually one of the top 3 most lucrative criminal activities in Europe (after the drugs trade). How does the illegal puppy trade work?   …Continue Reading


Pexion: a drug to help your pet through Dutch New Year’s Eve

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A study recently came out (September 2019) testing the effect of Pexion on fireworks phobia in dogs. The results are extremely promising. http://bit.ly/3207Cr1 Pexion is a drug that is normally used to treat a form of epilepsy in dogs. In recent years, though, its anxiety- and fear-reducing effects have been tested on dogs with a   …Continue Reading