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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


Puppy socialisation versus vaccination

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Written by Laure-Anne Viselé-Jonkman On 16 February 2021 Photo credits at the end of this post At what age should my pup start with puppy classes? Puppy owners often struggle with this question: On the one hand, you read everywhere that you should start as soon as possible with socialisation On the other hand, young   …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


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


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


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


‘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


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