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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


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


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


Dog behaviour therapy: what?!

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Blog post by The Hague dog behaviourist Laure-Anne Visele about the profession of Hondengedragstherapeut Photo credits at the end of the post My grandmother was born in 1919. She grew up on a farm just after World War One with pigs and cows and… dogs. One of them bit her dad (as he was being   …Continue Reading


OhMyDog is now a partnership

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I am happy to announce that, as of April 2019, Stephanie Neijts is officially co-running the school as partner. I got to work very closely with Stephanie when she was completing her BSc in Animal Management, when she chose us for her internship. We worked together daily and I got a fantastic companion and sounding   …Continue Reading


A look at SATS training in practice – SynAlliance Training System

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Today, we started working on the ‘go-to-your-basket’ exercise, on the request of the dog’s owner. Easy – peasy, right? Not so much in this case, because there’s a twist. The dog in question has Generalized Anxiety, and one of the symptoms is neophobia (fear of unfamiliar situations, persons, animals, locations and objects). How do we   …Continue Reading


Dog behaviour therapy behind the scenes: chasing the cat and dog-dog aggression

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Allow me to lift the veil on behaviour therapy and share a typical progress report. This is one I’ve received this week. These reports illustrate the peaks and troughs of behaviour therapy: rare are the quick solutions and smooth sailing cases. It also illustrates how much we rely on management, particularly at the beginning, when   …Continue Reading