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High-performance agility with force-free methods: meet Canine Nation’s Eric Brad

Interview with agility dog handler, radio personality and author Eric Brad By Laure-Anne Visele, out November 2013. About Eric Brad Meet Eric: dog agility trainer-cum-podcaster-cum-author who dedicates pen and microphone to spreading his message of logic and rationality through the dog training world. Eric is based on Vancouver Island (Canada), where he lives with his […]

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Dog recall: get your dog to come back reliably

Blog post about training a great recall By Laure-Anne Viselé, April 2011 What is a recall? It’s a fancy word meaning: ‘The dog comes back when called’. A good recall means: The dog comes back quickly and enthusiastically The dog stops close to you The dog waits until you allow him to leave again Why is […]

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Dog training shopping list

Blog post about dog training tips wish-list. By Laure-Anne Viselé, July 2010 Right, I’ll stop being lazy and put a training plan together for my dog again, as we’re slacking. Here is my shopping list: Vet’s desensitisation Sep-anx maintenance in case I have to work from the office more often again Desensitise him to tooth […]

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You’re under arrest – Police dogs

Article about police dog trials. By Laure-Anne Viselé, July 2010 On 4 July 2010, I was asked to cover a Police Dog trial held in the South of Holland. With the help of Competition Secretary Rien Visser, I got to find out about this sophisticated training sport. If you’re in a hurry, check the short version […]

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Ethics and dog journalism

Article about ethics when covering canine subjects. By Laure-Anne Viselé, July 2010 The other day, I found myself, not for the first time, in an ethical conundrum while conducting an interview. Another traditional training school I was talking to a representative of a training club which produces guard and police dogs. He was the sweetest […]

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