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#meetoo 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


Help! I have committed the “It’s OK, he doesn’t bite” crime

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Written by Laure-Anne Visele-Jonkman on 26 June 2020 Blog post about the ‘He doesn’t bite’ brigade I was walking with my super sociable dog on the street and he’d just happily greeted 2-3 people. My dog exudes kindness and sociability so much that people ask me all the time if they can pet him. He   …Continue Reading


Should we really be suing dog shelters?

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Blog post by Laure-Anne Visele, dog behaviourist, 18 June 2020 Should we really be suing dog shelters? The bite incident that started it all On Sunday 31 July 2016, a 6-year old girl got viciously attacked by her neighbour’s dog in Amsterdam. The dog’s owner had recently adopted him from the local shelter, and had,   …Continue Reading


Review article: EVERYTHING research has to say about why puppy needs love

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Written by Laure-Anne Visele-Jonkman on 15 June 2020 Based on Dietz et al’s 2018 article on the importance of early life experiences for the development of behavioural disorders in domestic dogs Summary in layman’s terms of a scientific article about the impact of a sub-optimal early environment in pups Introduction Dietz et al’s article is   …Continue Reading


But surely you have to see the dog’s problem behaviour with your own eyes? 

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Written by Laure-Anne Visele, 19 May 2020. Photo credits at the end of the post.    It’s early in the morning and my coffee hasn’t kicked in. I try to unfog my brains as I wait at my client’s front door. This should go smoothly. I have left safety instructions and I have SMS’ed in   …Continue Reading


Our latest Doggo article about dogs and separation anxiety is out

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Are you curious what a dog behaviourist has to say about separation anxiety?  With the relaxing of the Dutch corona measures, we are going to leave the house more often. This was the perfect moment to write an article about separation anxiety for Doggo.nl (THE Dutch on-line source of information about dogs). The article is   …Continue Reading