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New study on dog-cat relationships in your house: do pheromone diffusers actually work?

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Written by Laure-Anne Visele (BSc, MSc, PG Dip, O&O), canine behaviourist and dog training instructor 5 March 2021 Photo credits at the end of the post OhMyDog stays on top of scientific developments on dog behaviour. Whenever we find an interesting study, we translate for you in layman’s terms. This study on the use of   …Continue Reading


Trauma in dogs: take-home points from Frank McMillan

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Written by Laure-Anne Viselé-Jonkman February 5, 2021 Photo credits at the end of this post I attended a fascinating webinar about Post Traumatic Stress in dogs last night. As a dog behaviourist, it gave me much food for thought. You can find the points that I found particularly worthy, and a little analysis, below. Beware,   …Continue Reading


The zones of sensitisation

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Blog post by zoologist and dog behaviourist Laure-Anne Viselé, 24 November 2020 The zones of sensitisation are one of the most important concepts you will ever come across about dog behaviour. It tackles so many essentials:  Why your dog’s unwanted behaviour often gets worse if you don’t do anything about it.  Why management (a.k.a. PROACTIVELY   …Continue Reading


‘Tough love’ or ‘tough luck’?

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Written by Laure-Anne Viselé, 13 Nov 2020 Blog about heavy-handed dog training methods I feel so angry. And sad. This week, a client came to our door. He was desperate. The dog had to leave immediately. Why? Because this week, for the first time, their dog has bitten (quite severely, at that). They no longer   …Continue Reading


Dogs adopted from abroad are true Houdini’s

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On November 10 2020, Laure-Anne was interviewed by Omroep West about dogs adopted from abroad (in connection with 14 sheep that were recently killed by two adopted huskies). You can read the full interview transcript below. Adopting a dog from abroad is increasingly popular. Your opinion as a dog trainer and zoologist: is this a   …Continue Reading


#metoo dogs: should we ask for consent when petting dogs?

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Written by Laure-Anne Viselé, zoologist en dog behaviourist 15 Sep 2020 Danny the Yorkshire terrier ‘loves’ kids This morning, I walking to school with my son and we bumped into Danny-the-Yorkshire-terrier and his human mom. My kid got really excited! Finally I would get to meet the famous Danny, who loves kids so much. I   …Continue Reading


Dog behaviour problem: Do I need obedience training or behaviourist advice?

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Written by dog behaviourist, dog trainer and zoologist Laure-Anne Viselé 11 Sep 2020 A bit of disobedience or a real behaviour problem?  I got this in my mailbox this morning: “I would like to register for: Obedience 1″ “Goal: Teaching my dog to stay home alone without crying.” And these are a couple I got   …Continue Reading


The 8 Golden Rules for a great dog-kid relationship

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Laure-Anne’s article about the 8 golden rules for a great dog-kid relationship is coming out on Kwispeltherapie today (in Dutch). Click on the link to read the whole article.   De 8 gouden regels voor een prettige kind-hond relatie


Harness or collar?

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Blog post reviewing claims about dog harnesses and collars written by dog behaviourist Laure-Anne Visele Re-issued from older post by same author Harness zombies Have you ever had an Apple/Mac “zombie” trying to get you to join the anti-Microsoft ranks? The dog world is just as susceptible to extreme product loyalties. Harness fans can call   …Continue Reading


Attachment in dogs: the latest Doggo article is out

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Attachment is all the rage in doggie world at the moment. Laure-Anne has just written an article (in Dutch) for Doggo about the scientific aspects of attachment in dogs.    Photo credits: Shelter dog head through grid: Photographer Eric Pleitez from Flickr. CC BY 2.0. No modifications made. In this feature, you can read about, among other things:  What we   …Continue Reading