Author Archives: Canis bonus

Jolein van Weperen on creative dog training

Interview with de Laar’s head trainer and author, Jolein van Weperen Interview conducted November 2014 Article by Laure-Anne Visele, December 2014 About the author: certified dog trainer in The Hague I am the co-founder and head trainer at OhMyDog! (dog training school in The Hague). I also own Canis bonus, a behaviour therapy  practice. I graduated in Zoology, and […]

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Mutts on meds

Opinion piece on veterinary psychopharmacology By Laure-Anne Visele, November 2014 Facile use: Just pop him a chill pill I am staunchly against the willy-nilly use of medication. But when the problems are so serious that the dog is suffering severely, or just can’t learn anything – including behavioural therapy – it’s time to do something. Let’s be crystal clear […]

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Latest dog book review: Veterinary psychopharmacology

Dog book review announcement: Veterinary psychopharmacology By Laure-Anne Visele, November 2014 Veterinary psychopharmacology Veterinary psychopharmacology is a 2006 text book on using medication to treat pervasive behavioural disorders in the cat, parrot, horse and dog. The topic is controversial and you may be a staunch psychopharma opponent, but reading the book will ensure you bring informed arguments to the […]

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High expectations and puppy training: a match made in hell

Blog post about turning dog owners away from the demons of perfectionism By Laure-Anne Visele, November 2014 From shameful pup to model student My colleague at OhMyDog! told me something great last night. A student had walked in ready to murder her pup and asked: “Is that behaviour normal for a pup?” Three weeks later, and the next set of overwhelmed beginners come in […]

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The helpdesk syndrome of dog training

Blog post about the sod’s law of dog training By Laure-Anne Visele, November 2014 About the author I am the co-founder and head trainer at OhMyDog! (dog training school in The Hague) and run a behaviour therapy practice at Canis bonus. I graduated in Zoology, certified in dog training, and got a postgrad specialization in applied animal behaviour. When […]

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Latest dog book review is out: 101 dog tricks

Book review announcement on Kyra Sundance’s “101 dog tricks” By Laure-Anne Visele, November 2014 About the author I am the co-founder and head trainer at OhMyDog! (dog training school in The Hague) and run a behaviour therapy practice at Canis bonus. I graduated in Zoology, certified in dog training, and got a postgrad specialization in applied animal behaviour. […]

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Latest book review is out: Do as I do

Book review announcement on “Do as I do” By Laure-Anne Visele, October 2014 About the author I am the co-founder and head trainer at OhMyDog! (dog training school in The Hague) and run a behaviour therapy practice at Canis bonus. I graduated in Zoology, certified in dog training, and got a postgrad specialization in applied animal behaviour. When I […]

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Latest dog book review is out: When pigs fly

Book review announcement on ‘When pigs fly…” dog training manual By Laure-Anne Visele, October 2014 About the author I am the co-founder and head trainer at OhMyDog! (dog training school in The Hague) and run a behaviour therapy practice at Canis bonus. I graduated in Zoology, certified in dog training, and got a postgrad specialization in applied animal behaviour. […]

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Latest book review is out: Clinical behavioral medicine for small animals

Book review announcement on manual for behavioural medicine By Laure-Anne Visele, October 2014 About the author I am the co-founder and head trainer at OhMyDog! (dog training school in The Hague) and run a behaviour therapy practice at Canis bonus. I graduated in Zoology, certified in dog training, and got a postgrad specialization in applied animal behaviour. When I […]

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Dog experts and gynecologists

OpEd piece on qualifications in the dog behaviour professions in the Netherlands By Laure-Anne Visele, Oct 2014. About the author I am the co-founder and head trainer at OhMyDog! (dog training school in The Hague) and run a behaviour therapy practice at Canis bonus. I graduated in Zoology, certified in dog training, and got a postgrad specialization […]

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