Tag Archives: fear aggression

Play therapy for Chihahua with Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Blog post about play therapy for dogs with Generalized Anxiety and stranger-directed aggression, Video and article shared with the owner’s permission. Blog post by Laure-Anne Visele, December 2014. About the author: certified dog trainer in The Hague I am the co-founder and head trainer at OhMyDog! (dog training school in The Hague). I also own Canis bonus, a behaviour therapy  practice. I […]

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Dirty secrets: my dog is not perfect

Confessions of an imperfect dog trainer By Laure-Anne Visele, Aug 2014. About the author I am a dog trainer and canine behaviour therapist. I graduated in Zoology, certified in dog training, then got a postgrad specialization in applied animal behaviour. When I am not training dogs for OhMyDog! (dog training school in The Hague) or helping […]

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Quick and Dirty interview with Jolanta Benal

Interview with Jolanta Benal By Laure-Anne Visele: Interview date Dec 2013. Release date August 2014. About the author I am a dog trainer, canine behaviour therapist and budding researcher. I graduated in Zoology, certified in dog training, then got my postgrad specialization in applied animal behaviour. When I am not training dogs for OhMyDog! (dog training […]

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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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