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‘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


Puppy goes online

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We wanted to be there for our puppy students to let them continue with socialization and obedience during their pup’s socialisation period. We are proud to unveil our on-line learning environment! This way, our students can pick up where they left off in the puppy class, even in these difficult times.   Existing students get   …Continue Reading


Dog behaviour therapy: when a scared dog falls asleep on your lap!

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What an honour! This young man (English cocker cross) finds visitors VERY stressful. He sees them as dangerous, and he then goes directly into protection mode (protecting his owner). This has reached the stage that receiving guests is really stressful for the family. I carried out a protocol we designed for guest-shy dogs. I was   …Continue Reading


Dog behaviour therapy of a streetdog: a mystery to be solved

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Behaviour therapy cases are often a mystery to be solved. We get a very detailed history from the owners, we have a long conversation with them and ask tons of questions, we test and observe the dog. And then a picture can form. Take this one whom I saw recently. This adorable young man was   …Continue Reading


When is it OK to pick up my dog?

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  Author: Laure-Anne ViselĂ© Written on: 17 Feb 2020   Is it OK to pick up your dog? Actually, that depends.   My dog is scared, and I want to help him In the following situations, it is absolutely a good idea to pick up your dog, as long as…  Your dog does feel safe in   …Continue Reading


The sheltie that barked too much

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Meet Mr. X, a lovely, lovely, lovely Sheltie I have seen in behaviour therapy lately. The problem? Barking of course.   Make a behaviourist appointment Together with his handler, we analysed the various reasons behind that problem. I then put together a training plan that tackles these. A training plan that: 1. Teaches the dog   …Continue Reading


Obedience Beyond: new Agility theme

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A new Obedience Beyond theme is starting on 10 February lessen: introduction to Agility. Obedience Beyond is a course with various shrot themes, for dog owners who want a nice long-term hobby together with their dog, for owners who have successfully completed their Advanced Obedience classes.  Dogs and owners get challenged with exercises from dog   …Continue Reading


Fear Free veterinary handling

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Laure-Anne, one of OhMyDog’s behaviourists, is Fear-Free certified. This means that you can book training sessions to help your dog cope with veterinary procedures and help reduce fear/aggression or stop them from developing.  Without Fear-Free training, many dogs, particularly chronic patients, become scared of veterinary treatments.  Fear-Free training help dogs feel calmer, and even collaborate, during   …Continue Reading


Dog-child: 8 golden rules

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Kid-dog: you can get peace of mind by following 8 golden rules.  Are you wondering when to intervene? And how? And which alternatives to give your kid? And how to easily teach your kid canine body language? And which body language signs are important?  Register for our kind-hond cursus.


Separation anxiety? Different diagnoses

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Summary of the findings of: Santos de Assis et al, 2019: “Developing diagnostic frameworks in veterinary behavioural medicine: disambiguating separation related problems in dogs“       The ‘separation anxiety’ diagnosis gets thrown around quite a lot, but is that justified – or even helpful? There seem to be different forms of separation problems, and   …Continue Reading