Canis BLOGus – Dog blogging: making evidence-based fun
A critical thinking blog about all things dogs for owners, researchers and professionals.
I share insights and techniques about the cases I see in my dog behaviour therapy practice (Den Haag), I review dog books, I discuss findings of important research articles, and I discuss controversial issues. Bursting with pop science, scathing rants, vivid analogies and tongue-in-cheek illustrations.
Who am I
My name is Laure-Anne and I am an English-speaking expat in The Netherlands. I run an evidence-based dog behaviour therapy practice (Canis bonus) and dog training school (OhMyDog!) in The Hague. I graduated in Zoology (University of Newcastle), then specialized in applied companion animal behaviour (postgrad dip). When I am not working on rehabilitating dogs with behaviour problems, I relax by examining ideas in the pet and behaviour world critically.
For more about me, visit the homepage.
What the blog is about
This blog shares evidence-based information about dog behaviour in layman’s terms. I am on a mission to spread fact-based and thought-provoking information about dogs. So I relentlessly:
- bust apocryphal stories, speculation, fallacies and biased tales;
- promote responsible dog ownership;
- question received ideas.
I enjoy delving into technical subjects and re-surfacing with an article that every dog owner can use to make intelligent decisions about their dog.
I cover many subjects, from comparative psychology to behaviour modification techniques, training school practices and dog welfare. And then of course, I interview interesting dog pros and tell you about my latest dog book review.
To find the articles
- Click on a category (panel to the right) such as ‘Dog behaviour’ or
- Enter your search terms in the search bar (top right)
Write a comment
I love comments, no matter how short, off-the-mark, (or contrary). You can leave a comment on each article by:
- clicking on the title for the post you want to read, and
- completing the comments form at the bottom of the article.
Order an article
I can also write for your magazine, blog or website on demand. If you want to order an article on a canine subject of your choice, contact me and I’ll be happy to discuss your needs.
To find out more about my dog writing services, go to my Dog writer page.
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