Tag Archives: dominance

Dogs and dominance: the fine prints

Counter-counter-counter-counter-counter-counter-apologetics about the dogs and dominance debate By Laure-Anne Visele, Feb 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 in The […]

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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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In the dog house with radio show host Nando Brown

Interview with dog trainer and radio personality Nando Brown By Laure-Anne Visele, written Dec 2012. About Nando Brown Nando is a rather dashing (sorry, Donna) muscles-a-rippin’, arms-a-tattoin’ ex-Royal Marine on a crusade for evidence-based dog training. From his  sunny retreat in Spain’s Costa del Sol, Nando and his other half, Donna Saunders  (sorry, ladies), run a booming dog […]

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New book review out: Dog Sense

Book review: John Bradshaw’s Dog Sense By Laure-Anne Visele, written Dec 2012. This article is part of my collection of book reviews. AUTHOR: John Bradshaw PUBLISHING YEAR: 2011 SUMMARY: Dog Sense is a giant research literature survey, written in layman’s terms, about dogs’ behaviour through: evolution, domestication, cognitive abilities, emotions, genetics, and training methods. REVIEW It […]

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New book review out: Eric Brad’s Dogs as They Are

Book review: Eric Brad’s Dogs as They Are By Laure-Anne Visele, written Nov 2012. This article is part of my collection of book reviews. I review every book that has increased my understanding of dogs. I also review the ones that have decreased my understanding —negative reviews. No point in letting you buy the duds, hey. AUTHOR: Eric […]

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Scientific literature on dogs and dominance

Science popularisation article on domestic dogs and dominance By Laure-Anne Visele, written Nov 2012. Dogs, dominance, and science ‘Writing in the sciences‘ just gave us the greatest assignment: strip down an ethology paper into such a smooth summary that even science newbies are gripped. To hear me talk about dominance in The Doghouse radio show, […]

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Pooches on couches

Blog post about dogs on couches By Laure-Anne Visele, written Oct 2012. Bad influence Awkward moment. My dog lodged somewhere with a puppy. After his visit, their pup started sleeping on the couch. So: furious owner and very embarrassed me. So, today’s question is: “Should we allow them on our couches”? Are dogs on couches […]

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The D-Word: On dogs and dominance

Reference to Helium article about dogs and dominance. By Laure-Anne Viselé, July 2010; Last updated April 2012 Writing for Helium I have just published my first article for Helium. You can find it on: The D-Word. It’s about my favourite subject: debunking the dominance myth. Like the article? Vote for it on Helium. This was the article […]

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