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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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Dog book review: Grisha Stewart’s “Behavior Adjustment Training”

Dog book review announcement: Grisha Stewart’s “Behavior Adjustment Training” By Laure-Anne Visele, November 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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Latest dog book review: Crazy bitch

Dog book review announcement: Crazy bitch By Laure-Anne Visele, April 2015   About the review’s author: certified dog trainer in The Hague My name is Laure-Anne. I am your local dog nerd. I am a dog behaviour therapist in The Hague and region (Canis bonus), and Head Trainer at OhMyDog! dog training school. I graduated in Zoology, and am a fully certified […]

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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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Preventing resource guarding in dogs

Advice on how to prevent resource guarding in your pet dog By Laure-Anne Visele, May 2012. Resource guarding = defending prized objects Resource guarding is the technical word for the dog defending prized objects or places. It can be a chew toy, a rag, a sleeping place, whatever. Signs of (budding) resource guarding can range […]

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