Dog Training and Behaviour in The Hague
I help dog owners in Den Haag and surroundings (Rijswijk, Delft, Westland and region) with their dog’s behaviour problems. Many of the dogs I help suffer from fear aggression, or severe anxiety, but I can also help with more minor complaints like incomplete house-training, separation anxiety, pulling on the lead or over-excitement.
Gone are the days where you either accepted the problem or abandonned the dog. Behaviour science has moved on: there is something we can do for most dogs and owners using humane methods.
Dog behaviour therapy
How does it work?
- Understanding the problem: I will read your dog’s detailed history and come to see him/her in your home. Once I have a good idea of what’s going on, I will explain to you what is likely to be wrong and why.
- Giving the recommendations: I’ll then explain the recommendations to you in person and in writing.
- Starting the training: We have a number of training sessions together. I will explain, demonstrate and coach until you can train the dog yourself. Depending on the problem, the dog, and your preferences, some plans are ready in one session, while others take longer.
- Checking progress: I keep a close eye on progress between sessions. Once the plan is completed, we regroup and evaluate progress. I will not disappear into the sunset until you are happy the problem has improved so much you can take it from there.
How much does it cost?
- History taking, in-house evaluation/advice and training plan take 3x hours at 65 euros/hour.
- Practical training sessions: These last 45 minutes and cost 40 euros.
- Follow-up questions and support: Inter-session support is free.
- Closing evaluation and follow-up recommendations: 1x one-hour session at 65 euros/hour.
- Evidence-based: I keep up with the latest research and techniques so you can train your dogs using modern, rational, and effective techniques.
- Humane for you and the dog: I use no intimidation or force in training and try to have you and the dog leave each session relaxed and keen for more.
- Non-judgmental: All I need to know is that you contacted me so you love the dog and want to resolve the problem. Blame has no place in dog training.
- Affordable: I give you the training skills you need to be independent from me as soon as possible.
Walk in confused, walk out relieved
- You’ll walk in finding your dog embarrassing, dominant, spoilt, stubborn, and weird. You’ll walk out understanding why he does what he does.
- You’ll walk in feeling shamed by countless others telling you: “It’s always the owner’s fault”. You’ll walk out understanding the real causes, and aware of what you’ve already accomplished.
- You’ll walk in having no clue how far the problem could go. You’ll walk out with a clear prognosis.
- You’ll walk in thinking nothing can be done. You’ll walk out with a detailed training plan. A plan using no violence or intimidation. A plan based on scientific research and best practice.
(Based on Beata, 2008)
Private dog training
How does it work?
As a head trainer at OhMyDog! I know that some dogs aren’t made for group classes. You can still reach school-quality training level through private lessons, and for a comparable price.
You can either put together:
- A standard package that gets you the training school certificate for the selected level (puppy manners, basic obedience, advanced obedience); or
- Zoom in on one particular skill and go for a 5x week package to perfect the loose leash walking, the recall, or the leave it.
I also throw in surprise tricks like teaching your dog to detect money or find your keys for you or lead you home.
How much does it cost?
For pure obedience training (i.e. with no underlying behaviour problem), I charge 40 euros/45 minutes. I will guide you accordingly if I think your dog needs behaviour therapy evaluation.
Mail me on “info at canisbonus dot com” (or through the contact form) if you would like to find out what the best option is for your dog.