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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


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


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


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


OhMyDog re-opening phases

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OhMyDog is opening again (in phases)! This is obviously dependent on how the corona situation develops. Important: Keep an eye on your mailbox (including your spam box) so that you can confirm when you have received a mail from us. First wave From Monday 18 May, the following Monday groups can start again (at the   …Continue Reading