Dog book review announcement: Karen Delise’s “Pit bull placebo”
By Laure-Anne Visele, May 2015
About the review’s author: certified dog trainer in The Hague
My name is Laure-Anne and I can help with your dog’s behaviour questions if you live in The Hague or region.
I graduated in Zoology and certified as a dog training instructor. I also have a Postgraduate in applied animal behaviour (completed Magna cum laude).
In short, I am The Hague’s dog nerd. If you want dog-friendly and evidence-based tips, I am your girl. If you live close to The Hague and have a question about your dog’s behaviour, tell me about the problem here.
Pit bull placebo: the media myths and politics of canine aggression
Pit Bull placebo is another brilliantly scathing book about the mass hysteria surrounding dog bites. The book systematically analyses the circumstances behind severe dog attacks reported in the press, in chronological order. It gives you a sense of the change in journalistic focus from the 1800’s: from looking at the reasons behind the attack to blaming the latest scapegoat breed.
Check the full review here.