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When a skeptic talks to an animal communicator

Scientific sceptic Laure-Anne Visele interviews animal communicator Marieke Akgul. Conducted in January 2015. Article by Laure-Anne Visele, published in September 2016 Illustration credits at the end of the post Marieke, animal communicator Marieke lives with her husband and their five cats close to Groningen (North of the Netherlands). What intrigued me was that part of her job […]

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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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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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Latest good review: And still it’s a good dog

My latest book review is out. ‘And still it’s a good dog’ is a book written in Dutch. The authors, a historian and a behaviour veterinarian, interviewed owners of dogs with serious behaviour problems about what they went through. It shares their stories of personal growth and heart break. It talks of the intolerance of the public and the courage of the […]

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Freudian slip: meet Vienna’s dog trainer Bina Lunzer

Interview with Austrian dog trainer Bina Lunzer By Laure-Anne Visele: Interview date Dec 2013. Release date Apr 2014. About Bina Bina is an animal trainer in Vienna. She helps countless families solve their pets’ problems through psychoanalysis. Just kidding. I couldn’t resist the Freud thing because Bina is based in Vienna. And I guess also […]

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New book review out: Feeling Outnumbered?

Book review: Karen B. London’s and Patricia B. McConnell’s “Feeling Outnumbered? How to manage and enjoy your multi-dog household” By Laure-Anne Visele, written Oct 2013. Book review This article is part of my collection of book reviews. AUTHORS: Karen B. London & Patricia B. McConnell PUBLISHING YEAR: 2001 SUMMARY: Step-by-step guide to dealing with common […]

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New book review out: Feisty Fido

Book review: Patricia McConnell’s and Karen B. London Feisty Fido By Laure-Anne Visele, written Dec 2012. This article is part of my collection of book reviews. AUTHORS: Patricia McConnell and Karen B. London   PUBLISHING YEAR: 2005 SUMMARY: Pocket-sized booklet explaining the rehabilitation steps for dogs that are aggressive to other dogs when on-leash. AUDIENCE If […]

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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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