Category Archives: Dog pros: a day in the life

Interview with Doggo’s Debby van Dongen

The Hague-based dog behaviourist Laure-Anne Visele interviews Doggo’s founder, Debby van Dongen. Conducted in January 2016. Published in September 2016 This post is part of a series of interviews of interesting dog professionals. Laure-Anne Visele, dog behaviourist in Den Haag, grills her colleagues from all over the world about their lives behind the scenes. About Debby […]

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Den Haag dog behaviourist gets interviewed by Bristol dog trainer

Shout-out about Nick Benger’s interview of Den Haag dog behaviourist Laure-Anne Visele, September 2016 About Nick: certified dog trainer and dog behaviour graduate in Bristol Nick Benger is a professional dog trainer in Bristol, England. Nick has a degree in Canine Behaviour and Training from the University of Hull and is the host of the […]

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When a skeptic talks to an animal communicator

Scientific sceptic Laure-Anne Visele interviews animal communicator Marieke Akgul. Conducted in January 2015. Article by Laure-Anne Visele, published in September 2016 Illustration credits at the end of the post Marieke, animal communicator Marieke lives with her husband and their five cats close to Groningen (North of the Netherlands). What intrigued me was that part of her job […]

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Joël Dehasse: Dog psychiatrist and psychologist

Interview with veterinarian and animal behaviour specialist Joël Dehasse by Laure-Anne Visele. Interview conducted September 2015; Article published January 2016 Full illustration credits and references at the end of the post. Meet Joël Dehasse Joël Dehasse is a veterinarian who specialises in treating dog behaviour problems in Belgium and Switzerland. Aside from his medical degree, he has extensive training […]

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Meet Anouck Haverbeke: interview with a veterinary ethologist

Interview with veterinary ethologist Anouck Haverbeke, Conducted February 2015, published December 2015. Article by Laure-Anne Visele. References at the end of the post Anouck, veterinary ethologist Anouck was one of my lecturers at the Postgraduate dip. in Applied Companion Animal Behaviour. She is a board-certified veterinary behaviourist and has a doctorate in ethology. To top it all, Anouck is perfectly quadrilingual – […]

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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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Geriatric zootherapy: fighting elderly isolation one dog at a time

Interview with Caroline Kilsdonk, geriatry zootherapist By Laure-Anne Visele: Interview date Aug 2014. Release date Sep 2014. ABOUT THE AUTHOR I am a dog trainer and canine behaviour therapist. I graduated in Zoology, certified in dog training, then got my postgrad specialization in applied animal behaviour. When I am not training dogs for OhMyDog! (dog training school […]

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Quick and Dirty interview with Jolanta Benal

Interview with Jolanta Benal By Laure-Anne Visele: Interview date Dec 2013. Release date August 2014. About the author I am a dog trainer, canine behaviour therapist and budding researcher. I graduated in Zoology, certified in dog training, then got my postgrad specialization in applied animal behaviour. When I am not training dogs for OhMyDog! (dog training […]

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Freudian slip: meet Vienna’s dog trainer Bina Lunzer

Interview with Austrian dog trainer Bina Lunzer By Laure-Anne Visele: Interview date Dec 2013. Release date Apr 2014. About Bina Bina is an animal trainer in Vienna. She helps countless families solve their pets’ problems through psychoanalysis. Just kidding. I couldn’t resist the Freud thing because Bina is based in Vienna. And I guess also […]

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Teenage girl takes on force-based trainers

Interview with Youtube prodigy Lucy Irvine By Laure-Anne Visele: Interview date Nov 2013. Release date Mar 2014. About the author I am a dog trainer, freelance writer and behaviour therapist. I graduated in Zoology, certified in dog training, then specialized in dog behaviour problems. I co-founded OhMyDog! (dog training school in The Hague) and in […]

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