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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


Sleep in puppies versus adult dogs (scientific research)

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Written by Laure-Anne Viselé-Jonkman On February 10, 2021 Photo credits at the end of this post OhMyDog stands for evidence-based information about dog training and behaviour. We do our best to keep up to date with significant research. This is how this interesting piece of research made it to my radar. Reference Kinsman, R. et   …Continue Reading


On-line puppy classes: the little known advantages

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Written by Laure-Anne Viselé-Jonkman (PG Dip, MSc, BSc, O&O KI) On Feb 4, 2021 Illustration credits at the end of the post You’ve been waiting SO long for your puppy to arrive and he’s finally here! You soon find out that that cute fluffy head can get quite naughty and, let’s face it, maddening at   …Continue Reading


Safety and continuity in your dog training classes: it IS possible

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By Laure-Anne Visele-Jonkman, last updated on 21 June 2021 We have adapted our planning to strict corona measures, so that we can continue the lessons with continuity and security even during periods of strict lockdowns. For example, the groups are kept very small (2-4, depending on the lockdown) and late classes are no longer given   …Continue Reading


Puppy classes: where we teach YOU to teach your dog

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Written by Laure-Anne Viselé-Jonkman, Dog Behavior Therapist (MSc, Postgrad. Dip., BSc, KI – O&O), 15 Jan 2021 Illustration credits are listed at the end of the article   Take a look at these e-mails we get from puppy owners interested in joining our puppy class. These are their typical wishes for the puppy class. You   …Continue Reading


Dog treats: It’s not about how big it is. It’s what you do with it that counts

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Blog about the effective use of treats in dog training By zoologist and dog behaviour therapist Laure-Anne Viselé OhMyDog is committed to providing evidence-based advice to help you train your dog. It can be tough to make the scientific consensus sound compelling, but in this case, it has never been easier! What is emerging from   …Continue Reading


Puppy fight club

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Written by Laure-Anne Viselé (BSc, MSc, PG Dip., O&O), Zoologist and dog behaviour therapist 22 September 2020 “I want to lodge a complaint about your puppy class. I expected my pup would be playing around with other pups every week and, not only don’t you do that in class but we are even asked to   …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


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


Greeting other dogs when on the lead: good or bad idea?

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Blog post about on-lead greetings, by Laure-Anne Visele (MSc, dog behaviourist), on 3 June 2020 I got this really cute picture from a puppy student of mine, showing how well socialisation to other pups was going with her adorable girl.  My initial instinct as a behaviourist I directly checked the photo for signs of tension   …Continue Reading