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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


Well of course he listens. You’re using TREATS

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Grrrrr! In one dog walk, I was told:   – When I had to call my dog a 2nd (not 3rd, not 4th, not 5th; SECOND time) as I called him at a distance while he was playing with another dog.    “Well. What do you expect when you work with treats?”    – When   …Continue Reading


Pexion: a drug to help your pet through Dutch New Year’s Eve

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A study recently came out (September 2019) testing the effect of Pexion on fireworks phobia in dogs. The results are extremely promising. http://bit.ly/3207Cr1 Pexion is a drug that is normally used to treat a form of epilepsy in dogs. In recent years, though, its anxiety- and fear-reducing effects have been tested on dogs with a   …Continue Reading


Definition, victims and facilitating factors of severe dog on dog aggression (research article summary)

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Schilder, van der Borg, Vinke – 2019 – Intraspecific killing in dogs: Predation behavior or aggression? A study of aggressors, victims, possible causes, and motivations (link to partial view here) – Jnl Vet Beh Vol. 34 Nov-Dec 2019, pp. 52-59  The University of Utrecht’s team of dog behaviour specialists has had another noteworthy article published.   …Continue Reading


Dog chews: safety tips

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Tip: Give your dog tons of opportunities to chew. Do ensure that:  1. It has as little added to it as possible (no added sugar, salt, etc.). Standard raw hide is good. 2. Choose irradiated (bestraald) raw hide over bleached.  3. Choose a size that is too large for your dog to put completely in   …Continue Reading


The little pug that barked…

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And we get another review! This time, about behaviour therapy.  I am particularly proud of Melanie’s words, because it we ((Melanie and I) have worked hard on this case. This was absolutely no quick fix. Gryneth had gotten into the habit of barking on many situations: when she was a little confused, when she was   …Continue Reading


Research summary: Carrots versus sticks

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OhMyDog follows evidence-based principles to advise you on your dog’s behaviour. We keep our finger on the pulse of relevant scientific developments so your dog gets effective possible, reflecting the latest insights into dog behaviour.  For information about making a behaviourist appointment; For a list of our services and courses. We have reviewed this study   …Continue Reading


Fear and aggression: Why just exposing the dog in gradual steps won’t work

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About the author Laure-Anne Visele is a dog behaviourist and zoologist. Laure-Anne is OhMyDog’s behaviourist and gives consults to clients in The Hague, Delft, Westland and region (in Dutch or English).  Laure-Anne is a certified dog behaviourist with a degree in Zoology (University of Newcastle, United Kingdom) and postgraduate diploma in Applied Companion Animal Behaviour   …Continue Reading


Help! My Labrador puppy bites!

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  This little guy, despite his uber-cute face, doesn’t just have the puppy crazy five minutes. He gets the full-blown crazy 24 hours. Why they booked a dog behaviour advice visit His owners were getting conflicting advice from trainers, other dog owners, neighbours, etc. and none of the ‘commonsense’ stuff worked. They wanted an evidence-based   …Continue Reading


When is a dog behaviourist a good idea?

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We often get asked what the difference is between a behaviourist and a dog trainer. And when a dog should see a behaviourist, instead of following a group obedience course. So often, that we’ve made an Infographic for you! Sharing = sweet!