Category Archives: Dogs and society

Fraudulent Service Dogs

Blog post by dog behaviourist Laure-Anne Visele, The Hague: on the harm of dropping standards for assistance dogs. Written in: July 2018. 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 […]

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History of psychiatry: what’s it got to do with dogs?

Blog post by dog behaviourist Laure-Anne Visele, The Hague, briefly outlining the history of psychiatry Written in: August 2017. 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! […]

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Can Dutch dog training schools take hordes of unwilling high-risk dog owners?

Blog post about the implications of the proposed 2018 Dutch Breed-Specific Legislation for dog training schools Written in: August 2017. Author: Laure-Anne Visele. Illustration credits at the end of the post. Interested in the ‘Hoog Risico Honden’ topic? Sign in for the OhMyDog seminar on Thursday 26 October 2017 (7.15pm-10.15pm) – in Dutch, 55 euro […]

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Can I report an unethical dog training school?

What you can do if your dog was physically abused at the dog training school or if the training school advises physical abuse, article by Canis bonus. September 2017 Author: Laure-Anne Visele. Illustration credits at the end of the post. Clients’ and schools’ recognizable features have been changed to respect their privacy, and out of […]

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2018 Breed Specific Legislation in the Netherlands: a critical review and suggestions

Blog post about the Breed Specific Legislation in The Netherlands to be put in place in January 2018: Praise, criticism and implications Article by Canis bonus. July 2017. Author: Laure-Anne Visele. Illustration credits and back links at the end of the post. Interested in the ‘Hoog Risico Honden’ topic? We organise a seminar on this […]

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Large scale dog breeders: what can I do about it

Blog post about ‘Broodfokkers, aka large-scale dog breeders’ and how to detect and report them. February 2017 Article by Laure-Anne Visele. References and picture credits at the end of the post. About author: certified dog trainer and applied behaviourist in The Hague My name is Laure-Anne and I am the dog behaviour therapist at Canis […]

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A day in the life of a dog behaviourist in Den Haag

A day in the life of a dog behaviourist in The Hague, article by Canis bonus. November 2016 Details allowing the reader to recognize my clients, like consult dates, dog’s characteristics and training locations, were deliberately mixed up for confidentiality purposes. Author: Laure-Anne Visele. Illustration credits at the end of the post About the author: […]

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Dog park bullies

Article by The Hague dog trainer Laure-Anne Visele about dog park etiquette, published in August 2016 Illustration credits at the end of the post About the author: certified dog trainer and applied behaviourist 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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Want to be a professional dog trainer? Advice to the newbie

Blog post about making the right career choices in dog training. July 2016 Article by Laure-Anne Visele. Where relevant, references and picture credits are at the end of the post About the author: certified dog trainer and applied behaviourist in The Hague My name is Laure-Anne and I am the dog behaviour therapist at Canis […]

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Logical fallacies in dog training

Blog post about logical fallacies in the dog training world. March 2016 Article by Laure-Anne Visele. References and picture credits at the end of the post About author: certified dog trainer and applied behaviourist in The Hague My name is Laure-Anne and I am the dog behaviour therapist at Canis bonus, and Head Trainer at OhMyDog! […]

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