Category Archives: Veterinary care and canine first aid

Dogs also die of heat in Dutch cars and not just in the Summer

Blog post about the dangers of rising temperatures for your dog, even in The Netherlands. May 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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Ouch! When pain is behind your dog’s behaviour problem

Blog post about detecting pain in dogs. January 2016 Article by Laure-Anne Visele. References at the end of the post About 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) in The Hague. I help […]

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Say no to fast food and ditch that dish: Mentally stimulating a dog

Quick tips on mentally stimulating a dog on restricted exercise. By Laure-Anne Visele, August 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 am a dog behaviour therapist for Canis bonus, and Head Trainer at OhMyDog! dog training school. […]

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Dutch dog vaccination schedules

Blog post showing vaccination schedules for Dutch dogs By Laure-Anne Visele, March 2015 About the author: certified dog trainer in The Hague My name is Laure-Anne and I help with dog behaviour problems around The Hague (Canis bonus). I am also Head Trainer at OhMyDog! (dog training school in The Hague). I graduated in Zoology, and am a certified […]

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Canine McCarthyism – Dog owners on an anti-vaccination witch hunt

Anti-antivax opinion piece about dog vaccinations in The Netherlands By Laure-Anne Visele, Jan 2015 Full illustration credits at the end of the post. About the author: certified dog trainer in The Hague I am a behaviour therapist for dogs (Canis bonus, The Hague, Westland, Delft and region) and the co-founder and head trainer at OhMyDog! (dog training school […]

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High-performance agility with force-free methods: meet Canine Nation’s Eric Brad

Interview with agility dog handler, radio personality and author Eric Brad By Laure-Anne Visele, out November 2013. About Eric Brad Meet Eric: dog agility trainer-cum-podcaster-cum-author who dedicates pen and microphone to spreading his message of logic and rationality through the dog training world. Eric is based on Vancouver Island (Canada), where he lives with his […]

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Dog diet: vegan to raw meat

Article about the BARF and vegan diets for dogs. By Laure-Anne Visele, August 2012 Dog nutrition? I have been having this nagging feeling that I am not doing right by my dog by feeding him his good old kibble (premium brand, mind). So, after the so manieth pet food recalls, I buckled up and started […]

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The seven year itch: another dog myth bites the dust

Article about dog years equivalence in human age By Laure-Anne Visele, July 2012 One dog year = seven human years = zero truth If a rule of thumb is too convenient, it’s just too good to be true. The ‘seven-year rule’ is no exception. Here’s a more intelligent way to estimate your dog’s maturity in […]

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Hot vet, cancer scare, tough days

Article about a veterinary cancer scare By Laure-Anne Viselé, Aug 2011 Hiatus from blogging I am on my knees, exhausted, done-for, steam-rolled… My day-job is crazy busy, my studies are demanding, and I just can’t keep up with the writing. In the meanwhile, I am neglecting myself, my dog, and my kid. Something’s got to […]

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Canine First Aid homework

Recommendation for canine first aid homework By Laure-Anne Viselé, Certified Canine First Aider, January 2011 I am finally putting the finishing touches on my canine first aid assignment. Upon submission, it will give me my long-awaited second canine first aid qualification. Canis procrastinatus I guess I should stop procrastinating and actually work on the assignment, […]

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