Latest dog book review: Animal madness

Dog book review announcement: Animal madness
By Laure-Anne Visele, February 2015

Braitman Laurel - Animal madness

About the review’s author: certified dog trainer in The Hague


Canis bonus: Laure-Anne Visele

I run Canis bonus, a behaviour therapy  practice for dogs with behaviour problems. I am also the co-founder and head trainer at OhMyDog! (dog training school in The Hague). I graduated in Zoology, and am a licensed dog trainer and certified applied animal behaviourist. After my day job, I review dog books and write about behaviour for my blog and other specialist websites.

If you are near The Hague and have dog behaviour issues, drop me a line to make an appointment. I work in English, French, or Dutch and only use animal-friendly methods. You can find out more on my training page.

Animal Madness

Another fabulous comparative psychiatry book written for the layman. Written by science historian Laurel Braitman, the book follows the journey of Laurel’s dog: Oliver. Oliver is a Bernese Mountain Dog suffering from such profound separation panic that he plunged several storeys out of Braitman’s apartment window rather than staying home alone. Dr. Braitman shares the turmoil and helplessness of living with a mentally disturbed dog.

Upon Oliver’s passing, Laurel Braitman researched the literature and talked to leading figures in animal cognition and behavioural disorders. She came back with a fact-packed but oh-so-human book that you’ll find impossible to put down.

For the full review, click here.

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