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Een blik naar SATS training – SynAlliance Training System

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[in English below] Vandaag gingen we, op verzoek van de eigenaar, een hond de plaats oefening leren. Makkelijk, denk je al. Maar er is een twist. De hond heeft Generalized Anxiety, en een van de symptomen ervan is neophobie (angst voor onbekende situaties, personen, dieren, locaties en objecten). Hoe doen we dat dan? Met een    …Continue Reading


Dog behaviour therapy behind the scenes: chasing the cat and dog-dog aggression

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Allow me to lift the veil on behaviour therapy and share a typical progress report. This is one I’ve received this week. These reports illustrate the peaks and troughs of behaviour therapy: rare are the quick solutions and smooth sailing cases. It also illustrates how much we rely on management, particularly at the beginning, when   …Continue Reading


How much physical exercise for my pup?

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One of your team members at the dog training school, Elise Legerstee, attended a seminar on physical exertion and puppies last week, given by dog physical therapist Margriet Koopman. What she found out will help us answer our client’s questions on puppy mobility in an informed way. Here it is, in a nutshell: Enough sleep   …Continue Reading


9 November 2018: Kamerbrief over hoogrisico honden

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[in English below] Op 9 november 2018 heeft Minister Carola Schouten de Tweede Kamer met een Kamerbrief geïnformeerd over de recentste ontwikkelingen in de voorgestelde wetgeving over hoogrisico honden. OhMyDog! heeft het vernomen en het wordt hieronder voor jullie samengevat. Kortom: De gemeenten, de politie en de overheid gaan het probleem gezamelijk aanpakken. Minister Schouten   …Continue Reading


blog post ideas

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Leash holding is hand holding Out of the blue? talk of stress signals. essentially all points you make in zoologist’s secret Why we don’t let the pups play together How can you tell whether the dogs are playing? Is it play? The green flags/red flags. why we don’t accept adoptie honden directly Geachte Rein en   …Continue Reading


Teach your puppy to be a great patient

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As a Certified Fear Free Veterinary Handling professional, the “learn to love vet procedures” is my favourite puppy lesson to give. “Fear-Free” stands for reducing the chance that animals are traumatised by veterinary intervention through behavioural prevention, teaching the pet and treatment. We don’t just leave it in the  hands of professional trainers and behaviourists,   …Continue Reading


Dog training: How do I get my dog to ignore skateboards? (and horses, and mopeds, and kids)

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[pictures shared with explicit owner permission] ‘Check!’ dog training exercise: the steps The ‘check’ exercise features in nearly every puppy lesson at OhMyDog!, where we stage different real-life situations for the pups to learn to deal with. When it’s been practised to death, it looks like this: You spot a horse/skateboard/moped/screaming child/fast cyclist/whatever has the   …Continue Reading


Teaching your dog not to jump up

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Why do dogs jump up? In most situations, they want to greet you, but are too rough about it. As innocent as it is, it can be annoying, scary and downright dangerous in some situations. Solution? Snubby princess Bob and his Obedience instructor Samantha demonstrate the *Snubby princess exercise to teach dogs not to jump   …Continue Reading


Training dog trainers: how meta can you get?

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OhMyDog is not just a dog training school for dog owners and their dogs, but is also a teaching organisation for dog professionals. We take candidates under our wings and help them grow into well-rounded dog trainers with: A solid grasp on the theory, Experience in the latest and least invasive methods, Respect and empathy   …Continue Reading


Puppy class in The Hague: socialisation to kids

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Last week was kids’ day at OhMyDog! hondenschool Den Haag. The idea behind the exercise? To expose the pups to as many calm and positive interactions with kids as possible without overwhelming them. This, to teach them that kids are neither something to be afraid of, nor something to get all excited about. We invited   …Continue Reading