Category Archives: Dog breeds

But his parents were champions! My dog must be perfect

What guarantees does a top-notch dog pedigree get you? Article by Canis bonus. December 2016 Author: Laure-Anne Visele. Illustration credits at the end of the post. About the author: certified dog trainer in The Hague My name is Laure-Anne and I am the dog behaviour therapist at Canis bonus, and Head Trainer at OhMyDog! (dog […]

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Pit Bulls: what’s the controversy about?

A rational look at the Pit Bull controversy. Article by Canis bonus. July 2017 Author: Laure-Anne Visele. Illustration credits at the end of the post. About the author: certified dog trainer in The Hague My name is Laure-Anne and I am the dog behaviour therapist at Canis bonus, and Head Trainer at OhMyDog! (dog training school) […]

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Of course he limps: he’s a Jack Russell. Beware of negative assumptions about dog breeds

Beware of negative claims about dog breeds – article by Canis bonus. December 2016 Author: Laure-Anne Visele. Illustration credits at the end of the post. No modifications were made. About the author: certified dog trainer in The Hague My name is Laure-Anne and I am the dog behaviour therapist at Canis bonus, and Head Trainer […]

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He’s good with kids, right? He’s a Labrador – Beware of positive assumptions about dog breeds

Beware of grandiose claims about dog breeds – article by Canis bonus. November 2016 Author: Laure-Anne Visele. Illustration credits at the end of the post. About the author: certified dog trainer in The Hague My name is Laure-Anne and I am the dog behaviour therapist at Canis bonus, and Head Trainer at OhMyDog! (dog training school) […]

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Pit Bulls are Dogs too, guest post by Lori Nanan

Guest post about reward-based training on pit bulls By Lori Nanan, Mar 2013. Intro Lori got on my radar in Facebook, with her great pictures advocating force-free training. All pictures featured Pit Bulls carrying out all sorts of training feats. I approached Lori to ask her to write an article for Canis bonus. Enjoy! The […]

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Anatolian Shepherd breeder: Raising giants

Interview with Anatolian shepherd breeder and published author Gilles Galand. By Laure-Anne Viselé, April 2010 About the interview Mr. Galand has built up a Europe-wide reputation as a dog breeder. He has bred multiple award-winning dogs, and published a book about Anatolian Shepherds. Our family dog came from him, so I came to find out more about […]

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That’ll do, Fly – Sheep herding dogs

Review of sheep herding trial with Etienne Smit. By Laure-Anne Viselé, August 2010 A dog of a day Picture this. A week night, exhausted after a dog’s day at work (pun intended), and still on the road for one last assignment: meet with the Dutch national team for sheep herding, to watch them prepare for […]

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Does your large dog scare people?

Article about responsible dog ownership with large dogs. By Laure-Anne Viselé, July 2010 He’s just a big teddy bear You have a large dog and he’s adorable. I can relate, I have lived with my fair share of giants. But experience has taught me that no-one knows ‘He’s just a big teddy bear’. Sadly, many large-breed […]

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Different dogs: King Charles are not Cavaliers

Article about the difference between King Charles and Cavalier King Charles spaniels. By Laure-Anne Viselé, June 2010 I am often surprised to see that that a lot of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels owners think it is the same breed as King Charles Spaniels. Dog geek that I am, I had to do some research. Here […]

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Photographic Dog Breed Identification Project

Promotion of Canis bonus dog breed photo project. By Laure-Anne Viselé, June 2010 Hear, hear! The BIP (Breed Identification Project) has started. What’s it all about Educative collection of dog photos submitted by individual owners to help professionals and dog fans unambiguously recognize each dog breed, and no longer confuse closely ressembling breeds. The idea […]

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