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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


The new course dates are official

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We have finally managed! After a very unpredictable period, we finally have enough visibility to finalise our summer planning. See below for the dog training lessons this summer (in The Hague):   


Comparing the on-line puppy class with classes on the field

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Author: Laure-Anne Viselé. Written on 17 April 2020 Puppy on-line started as an emergency measure, but now… When the Corona crisis broke out, we worked night and day to transform our puppy classes into an on-line learning experience. We wanted to give our students the opportunity to keep training their pup under our professional guidance   …Continue Reading


The corona puppy generation

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Written by Laure-Anne Visele 27 March 2020 We dog trainers worry about a generation of corona puppies. In these times of social distancing, how on earth do you socialise your puppy?  The socialisation period When it comes to socialisating your puppy, you only have a limited time window (roughly 7 weeks to 3 months old).   …Continue Reading


‘Leave it’ Harry Potter styles

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  Written by Laure-Anne Visele, 24 March 2020 So my kid was annoyed with me as I’d kept using our traditional ‘leave it’ to teach the dog to leave things alone, instead of the new cue we’d replaced it with: ‘Expelliamus’. What did I catch him doing? Only the cutest thing! He is throwing a   …Continue Reading


The RIVM has (positively) reviewed OhMyDog’s corona measures

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Written on 17 March 2020, Laure-Anne Visele We have called the RIVM gebeld today to discuss our specific situation and have them review the measures we took to dampen the progress of the corona virus.   Upon reviewing the specifics, they confirmed that our measures are appropriate and that there is zero risk of contamination. Our   …Continue Reading


Corona virus: special measures

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Last update: 20 March 2020 (cancellation of all group lessons) (For our past measures, see here)   Group lessons inside (theory lessons and seminars, without dog) These are cancelled until further notice.  1-on-1 sessions (private training and behaviour advice sessions) Private training shall take place outside (at a suitable distance) if this can be organised   …Continue Reading