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Review of Monique Bladder seminar on dogs and dominance

Review of Monique Bladder’s 22 January seminar about dogs and dominance in Maasland, 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 […]

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Canine exorcism: treating fear aggression:

Science popularisation article about fear aggression By Laure-Anne Visele, written Jan 2013. Dog desensitization vs. exorcism Does Rover — normally an angel — turn into the devil incarnate at the mere sight of a jogger (or another dog)? Perhaps a little exorcism is in order. Either that, or… a spot of “Systematic Desensitization and Counter-Conditioning” (aka […]

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Counter-Conditioning and Desensitization: a step-by-step guide

Guide to dog counterconditioning and systematic desensitisation By Laure-Anne Visele, written Jan 2013. Now you’ve done your homework, you know why Rover lunges at joggers/other dogs. Next step: let’s get it to stop! Step 1: Take stock What contributes to sending Rover ‘over-threshold’? Make a list of all the elements (dimensions) that make him worse […]

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Dog Separation Anxiety: prevention tips

Tips for the prevention of separation anxiety in dogs. By Laure-Anne Viselé, July 2012 This article is part of a three-post series on separation anxiety. It focuses on tips and habits to prevent dog from developing separation anxiety, or to prevent a relapse if he is just rehabilitated. Two more articles were written in this […]

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Holistic practitioner: science meets alternative veterinary care

Interview with dog behaviour therapist and author, Monique Bladder By Laure-Anne Viselé, Interviewed May 2011; Released July 2012. This interview is part of a series of talks with dog professionals from around the world. I’ve interviewed behaviour-curious vets, certified dog walkers, assistance dog trainers, dog scientists, etc. The series gives you a fly-on-the-wall view of the […]

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Dogs: the Art of Intelligent Punishment

A rational look at punishment in dog training By Laure-Anne Visele, Nov 2012. The issue of punishment is one of the stickiest issues in the dog world. There are two extremes, and a flurry in the middle: Team right: extremely compulsion-based trainers: You get bonus points for hanging your dog up when he does not sit […]

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A veterinarian on behaviour therapy

Interview with Veterinarian Richard Baeke. By Laure-Anne Viselé, October 2010 About Richard Baeke Richard Baeke is a veterinary doctor in the Netherlands. He has been practising veterinary medicine for 3 years, and likes to keep himself up-to-date on companion animal behaviour issues. We met at the Angela Stockdale workshop, and hit it off discussing the overlap […]

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Independence training for dog separation anxiety

Treatment protocol for dog separation anxiety. By Laure-Anne Viselé, October 2010; Last updated July 2012 Separation anxiety: what to do To hear me talk of separation anxiety on iTalk FM radio, click here. In this article, I give you a detailed treatment programme. This is appropriate for dogs that have started to exhibit separation distress […]

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From veterinary nurse to ground-breaking behaviour specialist

Review of seminar by dog behaviour therapist Angela Stockdale. By Laure-Anne Viselé, September 2010 Angela Stockdale: introduction I am just back from the Angela Stockdale 2-day workshop on dogs and emotions and itching to tell the world about it. Angela’s CV: From veterinary nurse to behaviour specialist Angela Stockdale is an ex-veterinary nurse from the UK. […]

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Dog-dog aggression: a self-help guide

Treatment protocol for dog-dog on-leash aggression By Laure-Anne Viselé, August 2010 Introduction A friend of mine wrote to me from Thailand recently. She’d adopted a starving street dog who is  hopelessly dog-dog aggressive. Given the distance involved, I could only help her educate herself on some specific topics and point her in the right direction. […]

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